Hello RV Community. My name is Allie and I'm starting with General RVing and hoping to get some guidance because I have no idea where else to start. My family and I would like to rent a RV (Class A or C) for the Christmas holidays. We live in Pensacola - my husband is a Navy pilot and just got home last week from a one year deployment to the Middle East. We had always hoped to do a family vacation traveling in an RV to the Grand Canyon - I know, not very original. My son is a Sr. in HS and this is his last year at home, and my husband is going to actually be home for Christmas this year so we feel like this is the year to do it. I was thinking we would drive from Pensacola to say, Oklahoma City, and pick up and return the RV there. I think it would be fun to travel Route 66 and stop at ghost towns, etc along the way to the Grand Canyon. I'm opening this up to the RV wide community - how do I start to plan this? Where do I look for RV Rentals (that are not the Cruise America rentals). What's a good rate to pay? How much should we budget for gas? I don't expect to have these questions answered but if someone can point me to a resource, website, person, book, that can make this planning process as easy and cost effective as possible, I would greatly appreciate it. We have been talking about purchasing a RV when he retires from the Navy in 2017, so we're looking at this as sort of a trail run!