Day 0: Preparations for the Easter trip

Preparations for the Easter trip Day 0

The PLAN for RVing during Easter

Here is our plan for the coming eastern holiday of what we are going to do. We will be driving from Shanghai to the Huang (Yellow) Mountains, estimated time of 8 days.

The route would be something like Shanghai – Qiandao Lake (overnight) – Jiangling (Jiangxi Shangrao) (overnight) – Sightseeing around Jiangling (overnight) – Huang (Yellow) Mountain (overnight) – Sightseeing around Huang (Yellow) Mountain   (overnight) – Continue Huang (Yellow) Mountain (overnight) – Shanghai.

The route is not carved in stone and depending on how we feel we will modify it. This is the freedom with motor-home 🙂

If you have any recommendations on where to stop we will gladly take advice’s.

  • Sightseeing spots
  • Camping places
  • Hiking
  • Restaurants on the way
  • Authentic old towns
  • Anything else interesting

The RENTAL

On Saturday 27th March we visited a couple of new motor-home rentals and checked the pricing and availability.

Saturday’s visit to RV rental was not promising at the first sight, but the ending of this story is good.

We drove yesterday 168km in Shanghai traffic and needed to spend the whole day on this issue.

The first shop we visited only has one RV on the site, their main business scope is RV renovation and decoration. The shop looked very shady and the single motor-home that they had was dirty inside. They declared that it has just been returned, and a total clean-up will be done before the next rental. The only positive thing was the layout inside. Double bed at rear and bed on top of the dining table that could be lowered so the dining area was big when not using the bed. According to the worker they have 11 of these and all rented out to some film team, doubt that. Also, on the parking lot, there was a caravan that has seen better days. As the decision was made that we will not rent from here, I’ll just put a couple of pictures here from that place.

As it was Saturday, we had plenty of time and the sales rep. called some other rental and that was almost 20km away and we decide to go and take a look. Arriving at the next place did not give a good impression. Some sort of truck stop/warehouse and two RV’s.

Not look like a respectable RV rental at all. Found the owner between the RVs as he was cleaning them. He was very friendly, helpful and they have done the cleaning well. And this was equipped with all that we wanted. At this date this is the best RV that we have rented in China, all others have been sort of compromise. Missing this and lacking that.

  • Microwave oven
  • Washing machine
  • Bed arrangement
  • Bicycle rack
  • Electrical and gas cooking possibility
  • Included camping chairs and tables
  • Plenty of storage places
  • Good design of toilet
  • TV with USB media possibility
  • Reasonable prizing 1100CNY/day + 50CNY/day commercial insurance
  • Generator
  • Refrigerator with freezer

Decided to go ahead, but before any payment is done, he needs to send us pictures for all documentation (update from today 30 March, all documents have been seen and we have paid the down payment). Traffic Insurance, recommended by us is Commercial insurance (additional 50CNY/day), and a vehicle inspection report.

The TRIP

Next day

2 thoughts on “Preparations for the Easter trip Day 0”

  1. You’ve changed your original plan 😁 Your new plan looks fantastic, have a nice trip and take pics
    BTW I prefer translate Yellow mountain as Huang mountain, since the mountain is not yellow😂

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