Before hiring a car for an upcoming road trip, most people take into consideration numerous factors ranging from the number of passengers to the potential duration of the road trip. However, another critical factor that people should consider but more often than not forget is whether or not their preferred rental car or SUV can accommodate the luggage that they are planning to carry with them. In this article, we seek to help our customers overcome such troubles and efficiently load their rental cars.
Choice of Luggage Material
This one does not merit a long-drawn-out explanation. If you are planning to carry a lot of luggage with you on your travels, then opt for malleable materials such as nylon, cotton, denim, and leather. The reduced load will not only provide you with more space, but it can also prove helpful when you are packing and unpacking. In short, for a long trip, go with soft-sided luggage.
Ever been in a situation where you did not have enough space and had to place luggage on your passengers’ lap? Neither is such a scenario safe nor comfortable for all parties involved. If your group has more than three members and you are carrying a decent amount of luggage, then go for either a sedan or an SUV to avoid any hassles.
Load the Trunk Properly
How you go about packing your luggage plays a crucial role in deciding how much you can pack within your vehicle. As a start, always place the largest suitcase/luggage in first as it will give you an idea about how much actual space you have. Secondly, keep the corners of your trunk free to pack the smaller items. If you are unable to fit in all that you have in your current rental car, you need to cut down on your luggage or get a new car for the trip.
The Unusual Items
So, you have packed all your luggage expect that baby trolley that is just not fitting in anywhere. If you are planning to carry such peculiar items, it is always better to hire a vehicle with a back seat that can be folded down. Feel free to share your requirements with your chosen budget car rental company, and they are sure to assist you with your needs.
Ever returned from a trip and cleared your suitcase to find unused clothes and other items? The best tip to pack efficiently for your upcoming road trip is only to carry things that you need. Start by creating a list of essentials that you cannot live without and move onto items where you can make a compromise. Be sure not to veer away from the catalog that you’ve created. Stick to it, and you will not face any troubles when it comes to packing for your vacation.