Free State Project Forum

FSP Community => Porcupine Festival => Topic started by: schismatized on March 19, 2009, 01:24:14 am

Title: Rental vehicles under 21
Post by: schismatized on March 19, 2009, 01:24:14 am
We have a group of three coming from AZ. We are all 18 and don't want to drive 3k if we dont have to. Does anyone know of somewhere we can rent some motorized scooters? We would be willing to rent these vehicles fro free state members too.
Title: Re: Rental vehicles under 21
Post by: Keyser Soce on March 19, 2009, 12:58:59 pm
Are you coming for porcfest or permanent movers? Is 3k referring to the mileage to get here? Some clarification would help.

I moved from AZ 9 mo. ago. Thrived the first winter. I'm sure you'll love it here.
Title: Re: Rental vehicles under 21
Post by: rabbit20 on March 19, 2009, 02:30:02 pm
I moved from AZ 9 mo. ago. Thrived the first winter. I'm sure you'll love it here.

How was the drive, how long did it take you? Im coming from Cali
Title: Re: Rental vehicles under 21
Post by: freedomroad on March 19, 2009, 03:40:31 pm
Are you coming for porcfest or permanent movers? Is 3k referring to the mileage to get here? Some clarification would help.

I moved from AZ 9 mo. ago. Thrived the first winter. I'm sure you'll love it here.

There are 3 folks under 21.  They have a car that they can drive from AZ but they don't want to drive all the way to Porcfest.  They would rather just fly to Manchester and then drive from there, on scooters.

That is what I got from the message.  Schismatized, if you don't find something to rent, flying to Manchester and then getting a ride to Porcfest might make sense.  It will cost you a little money to carpool with someone else but it will be a lot less then renting scooters.  Depending on what day you go to Porcfest, I may even be able to take you up.
Title: Re: Rental vehicles under 21
Post by: schismatized on March 19, 2009, 06:28:42 pm
Keith you are spot on.

We would rather rent a vehicle though, because two of us are planning on moving in the near future and we would like to explore the state a bit. I am wondering if I should post something on the NH craigslist? Is there any way we could rent a car or is the over 21 regulation everywhere?
Title: Re: Rental vehicles under 21
Post by: Porcupine Realtor on March 19, 2009, 06:30:12 pm
Rabbit:  I drove here 18 mos ago from Las Vegas, NV.  Took 5 days and 4 nights, visiting fun people/places on the way.  About 2,800 miles, I think.  Add another 100-200 from Cali.  It's a great drive if you're not in a hurry -- see the places along the way that you've always wanted to see!

I'd discourage anyone from renting scooters and then riding them 150 miles on the back roads of NH up to Lancaster.  Rent a car or just fly into Manchester and bum a ride from some of us local Porcupines.  See you at PorcFest!
Title: Re: Rental vehicles under 21
Post by: sonio on March 19, 2009, 06:55:00 pm
In most places I've been the minimum age to rent is 25....
Title: Re: Rental vehicles under 21
Post by: freedomroad on March 19, 2009, 06:58:34 pm
Keith you are spot on.

We would rather rent a vehicle though, because two of us are planning on moving in the near future and we would like to explore the state a bit. I am wondering if I should post something on the NH craigslist? Is there any way we could rent a car or is the over 21 regulation everywhere?

I never rented or know anyone who rented a car under 21.  The quickest way to find out is to find a list of rental companies at the Manchester airport, http://www.flymanchester.com/transportation/map_data.php?id=0&type=3&view_all=true and then call their 800 numbers.

I'd never let someone rent my car but maybe others are different.  If you have no luck on the Manchester airport website, maybe try craigslist.

Don't forget that there will likely be tours of some of the parts of NH available during Porcfest so you may not need to rent a car to see some areas.
Title: Re: Rental vehicles under 21
Post by: freedomroad on March 19, 2009, 07:00:23 pm
In most places I've been the minimum age to rent is 25....

Right, but unless that is a new law, you can rent a car at 21 in NH.  Actually, I've found every state I've tried has worked out fine from 21 on but they charged me an extra daily fee.
Title: Re: Rental vehicles under 21
Post by: schismatized on March 19, 2009, 07:46:06 pm
Yeah I just realized how much riding it would be if we got scooters... Not a good idea. I wouldn't want to rent someones personal car either.

Where do the planned tours go? Maybe me and my pals can pitch in some gas money and lunch to someone who would show us NH for a day.
Title: Re: Rental vehicles under 21
Post by: Keyser Soce on March 20, 2009, 04:09:31 pm
Do you have tickets already? I have a friend coming to visit from AZ for porcfest. Maybe we could book her on the  same flight?
Title: Re: Rental vehicles under 21
Post by: rabbit20 on March 20, 2009, 05:22:42 pm
ok atually you can rent at 21 but the rate for insurance is through the roof when you are under 25...but it may be different in NH...im coming form cali so if i do come im going to try and get a PM flight out from there that will get me in NH in the AM on the 25th
Title: Re: Rental vehicles under 21
Post by: schismatized on March 21, 2009, 01:28:41 am
just booked em!

leaving the June 22 at 10:30pm arriving in Manchester at 9:30am #434. We are returning June 29 at 4:40pm arriving in Phoenix at 11:00pm #2473.

We plan on exploring NH for a day or two and then heading to Porcfest. I posted a want ad to rent something motorized on craigslist, maybe that will pick up some leads. As I said we would be will to pay to rent a vehicle, even smaller ones for a couple of days. Also we would be open to chipping in for someone to show us around the major cities.