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Old 10-29-2014, 07:08 AM   #1
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rental truck to tow rv?

Has anyone ever used a rental truck or van to haul there airstream?
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:04 AM   #2
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I've seen a few discussions on this topic on the forum in the past and, as I recall, the general consensus is that most rental contracts do not permit towing. When we first picked up our Airstream we did not have a tow vehicle and borrowed a good friend's truck for the tow home.
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:19 AM   #3
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It's probably not a great idea. If the truck rental contract prohibits towing, and there is a mishap, your insurance company may well deny your claim.

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Old 10-29-2014, 08:41 AM   #4
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Well the thing is that, we are planning to move across the country to idaho, and are going to have to live in the rv till we find a place to buy. We don't currently have a vehicle that will tow it and asking someone to take a week out of their schedule to haul it up there for us, just seems like to much to ask. I know that at least a couple of freinds and family would be more than willing to do it, but adding someone else to our tentative schedule is a hassel in itself. If we are able to take our time and make it a week or more log trip,( and with three kids, the more breaks the better) then that is what we would like to do. Asking someone else to follow that kind of schedule just seems unfair at best!
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:57 AM   #5
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When I gave my motorcycle to a Combat Veteran. He rented a UHaul pickup truck and trailer to pick it up.
You see UHaul box vans pulling trailers with cars etc..
Have you checked with UHaul?


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As far as I know, Uhaul is the only company that rents trucks for towing one-way. I'm not sure about what they allow to be towed though. You may want to call them or visit their website. Another option if you can swing it might be to by a cheap used TV in Texas and sell it when you get to Idaho.
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Whatever you do, with that 34 foot model, make sure you have a properly adjusted anti-sway and weight distributing hitch. That will likely complicate your rental effort somewhat, but please do not tow a 34 footer half way across the country with your family and without a proper hitch!
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