Jeep Wranglers and Luggage Capacity?
Posted 05 February 2011 - 09:07 PM
Its been a very LONG time since I have rented or driven on one of these. Blueway's website is showing a luggage capacity of "1", compared to standard cars with a luggage capacity of "3". I'm concerned if we get one of these, we might need an alternate method of getting our luggage from the CZM to our hotel!
Thanks in advance!
Posted 05 February 2011 - 09:29 PM
Posted 05 February 2011 - 09:37 PM
Plan A for me would be to rent a car. Four door with AC and a trunk that locks. Much more practical than a Jeep and normally less expensive, and holds a lot more luggage. Feeling the wind on your face is great but with the sun beating down and virtually no shade you will be wishing for AC in short order.
Posted 06 February 2011 - 09:15 AM
Not sure if Blueway rent them, but you can rent a 4 door, hard top (real glass windows) Jeeps here.
As mentioned, security will be an issue for the soft tops (no tops) Jeeps, or VW's. The other descriptions of heat, and wind is also true. I have an open Jeep and I can't talk to anyone because of the road and wind noise.
You have a couple options as I see it.
1. Ask Blueway to delivery the vehicle to your hotel
2. Send the wife, kids and luggage on the Taxi Suttle to the hotel, and you go get the car
3. Take the rental and the luggage to the hotel, then go back and get the "Peeps"
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:39 AM
Posted 06 February 2011 - 01:42 PM
Posted 06 February 2011 - 03:59 PM
We would only need to transport luggage between the airport to our hotel (HC&R), and then at the end of the trip from the hotel to the pier. During the vacation, we'd only be transporting us 4 peeps, and our snorkel gear.
I'd like to avoid two trips if we can (Is it about 15 minutes each way from the airport to HC&R?) I checked our hotel web site, and they say because of the Taxi union, we would expect to pay about $9 per person to get from the airport to the hotel. Do you think the taxi will have a problem taking 1 peep with 4 peeps of luggage?
Posted 06 February 2011 - 07:48 PM
A taxi (Not the ones at the aiport) would be good for you but they are not welcome at the airport so you are gonna have to get out of the airport and walk at least 3 blocks in order to get a taxi.
If you take the airport's vans, yes there will be a problem. I worked before with a company meeting people at the airport and trust me, they won't allow that to happen! The best thing for you to do is take the whole service, you know... 3 people with their luggage.}
Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:05 PM
Do you think the shuttle would take my wife with just one suitcase, her purse, and a camera? That would leave a seat open on the vehcile where we can pile on the rest of the luggage...
Or what if we rent a car at the airport where we can take all the luggage and the peeps to the hotel, and while they unpack and get settled I could run over to Blueway's downtown/pier location and see if they will upgrade to a jeep?
Posted 07 February 2011 - 09:07 PM
Your wife can take for sure a couple of luggage with her(make sure they are the biggest), that lagguge would go in back of the van and her purse and camara would go on top of her legs.
you can always buy two tickets and take 2 luggage per person so you can take one of your children with you and the rest of the luggage in the jeep, otherwise... Plan B... you will have to take the second option you mentioned before with the car rental thing.
Posted 20 February 2011 - 05:38 PM
Who knows, maybe when we are there she might consider an upgrade....
Posted 20 February 2011 - 06:40 PM
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