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Old 12-04-2013, 10:17 PM   #1
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Rental Tow Vehicle ???

Anyone know a company that rents trucks that are ready to tow? I rented a truck a few years back but I am having trouble finding one now. I want to take a trip with the Argosy but the girlfriends Jeep is iffy and I have no other option now... Any help is appreciated.
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:36 PM   #2
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Uhaul has pick-up trucks at some locations for a daily rate of about $20. I'm not sure about the specs, but the ones that I have seen are 1/2 tons set up with a receiver hitch. You would have to check with them for their policy on towing with them, but it seems likely that they would allow it.
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:46 PM   #3
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Rugged Rental in Salt Lake City. That's all I could find.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:01 PM   #4
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Try Enterprise, I've seen some of their trucks with hitches and brake controllers.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:36 PM   #5
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drew05 - that is what I am looking for. Thanks. I will give them a call in the AM.
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:08 AM   #6
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So I checked with Enterprise and they want $2300 for a month rental plus that only covers 3300 miles... Bummer. The search continues.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:09 AM   #7
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For an Argosy 22" of that age, why would you need a truck? That's a fairly light trailer, no?
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:28 AM   #8
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This has come up a couple times...unfortunately, no one has been able to provide a great solution in the past. And when you're talking about needing it for a month and over 3300 miles, that's going to get even more expensive...
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:39 AM   #9
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For $2,300 you could buy something or fix the Jeep.
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:01 PM   #10
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Yeah I understand that $2300 is a waste. That's not an options at that price but at under $1000, it is looking better. I found out that Toyota rents their vehicles at select dealerships and for a Tundra for 1 month is less than $800. That might be the route. I need to find out if they have tow packages on them...

Another option I found is Hertz but their price is $1300. Still a bit too high.

andreasduess - it may be light but I can't pull it with my NIssan 350z. What are you suggesting?

m.hony - After I saw the $2300 figure, I actually offered my girlfriend the money for her Jeep. It is only valued around $2500 anyway. She is considering it, but then she would have to get a new car and take on payments. She isn't sure if that is what she wants to do yet...
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:20 PM   #11
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Well I called Toyota and here is the deal.

I can only rent a Toyota Tacoma 4 cyl. which has a max towing ability of 3400 lbs according to the website. The employee I spoke with said it does come with a hitch receiver installed. Not sure about a built in brake controller. The cost for a one month rental is only $745 and comes with 3000 miles.

Not a bad deal but I cannot get a better truck through them. They don't rent a the 6 cyl ver nor do they rent the Tundra... Bummer again.
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:34 PM   #12
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The Toyota Tacoma will not have an electric brake controller.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:21 PM   #13
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rented uhaul couple months ago as my new truck wasn't in yet. paid $19.95 day plus 68 cents a mile. Towed my 25' Classic just fine. it was a F150
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Good idea if I was staying local but for about 7000 miles that will get pricey...
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