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Pete M

CC PowWow friday June 15th in Castle Rock, CO

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Hmm... Only 22 hours away from me, and I'll have a three-day weekend. 

Maybe if the MJ's back on the road by then... 

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about the same for me!  :D   I only have to do the one way though as I'm helping my folks get their trailer out west for their trip and then I'm flying out of denver.  

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I'm in Littleton, a southern suburb of Denver.  I'm down to meet up and shoot the $#!& with ya or something.

 

I'll PM you my number, hit me up when you know your schedule when in town!

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holy CRAP have car rental prices gone up since last I did such a thing.  :crazy:  

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Look into a weekly rate at enterprise. We usually get like unlimited miles for 7 days and additional insurance for around $200 to 250 after the steep taxes.

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out of denver international it appears a week is 800.  maybe I need to rent from a different location.  

 

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Pete,

 

I just checked  Enterprise at the Denver airport.  $380 for a Toyota Camry from June 14 to June 17th.  Airports charge big time taxes or concession fees to rent a car.   Five years ago, we tried to avoid those fees in Boston.  Wound up making a reservation at an off airport site.  PROBLEM was the $110 cab ride to get there!!!

 

Advise more price shopping.

Costco generally has some of the cheapest rental rates, if you are a member.  Also try your AAA club for better rates.

 

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I found that enterprise has some great specials for weekends ... buuuuut that deal only goes through May so I have no idea what june would bring.  maybe I can rent a uhaul van :D  

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we have a tentative new plan.  I didn't realize my folks were staying 3 days in Estes Park.  it'll mean even more driving for me, but I might be able to drop them and the trailer off at the park and then borrow the Durango for the weekend. :D   

 

But if I find a great deal on a rental, I think I'd prefer that.  

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I could meetup in that timeframe. I might also be able to hook you it with a corporate rate code for avis that might make a rental ~60 a day.

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Shoot everywhere in Colorado has good beer and great views. I never came home disappointed except for leaving. I wish I moved there and skipped college, buying a house, getting married all that. I turn full on midlife crisis every time I enter Denver International. Fly Frontier it never dissapointed me and check rental rates outside the airport. Airports are usually much higher than in town. Uber it there or get a pick up. They do here within a certain distance. Denver is and has beeb a hotspot since right before legalization. That city was crazy that winter. Golden is a place to go. The views were great. Longmont, Leadville was one of my favorites, Estes wow and I just drove through no time that trip. 1st thing you do after stepping off that plane is get a beer and take off to Red Rocks and check out your first view of the mile hile and let the adrenile flow. I was so amped I felt like a 13 year old ready to take on the world and every young woman I could get my hands on.

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Rent from somewhere other than DIA, they rape and pilage your there. We do have a fancy new train from the Airport that will drop you off at all sorts of places. Hotwire has done me solid a few times for car rentals.

 

Shouldn't have football that weekend so might be down for a beer or something. I'll PM you my #. 

 

Don't hang out with Yella, that guy's a jerk! :D

 

 

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On 3/30/2018 at 9:50 AM, Pete M said:

we have a tentative new plan.  I didn't realize my folks were staying 3 days in Estes Park.  it'll mean even more driving for me, but I might be able to drop them and the trailer off at the park and then borrow the Durango for the weekend. :D   

 

But if I find a great deal on a rental, I think I'd prefer that.  

 

Avis seems reasonable to me for picking up at airport and returning to airport:

 

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Those prices are crazy high for car rentals.  I go through Enterprise in Longmont, Loveland, and Fort Collins, depending on who is the cheapest.  I can usually get a car for around $15-$20/ day with unlimited miles.  I do this to save fuel on long trips.  Usually ends up being cheaper to rent car then use my XJ and get less than 15mpg.   Twice I have rented a Tahoe from them for family vacations.  $450 for a week in 2014 and we towed our boat with it to Lake Powell.  There are deals out there.

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I'd be down for a meet, it sounds like you're driving in and flying out, if that's the case I'd rent from a non airport location and have the return location to the airport. Like others have said the airport locations charges higher taxes and fees.

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ok, the time is approaching. :D   what all are we doing?  I need to find some campsites but don't know where in the state we are going to be.

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ok, if I stay with my folks in estes park friday night and rent from ft collins on saturday, then sat-tues brings me to ~$300.  still too much but much better than that outrageous 800 dollar number.  dammit.  I do have hopes that a new weekends special will appear after the old one expires on the 22nd.  

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