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Old 06-21-2009, 03:21 PM   #1
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Question considering rental tow vehicle

i just bought a '79 30 ' argosy but haven't yet found a truck yet, and i need to move the trailer. anyone out there have experience with which truck rental places can help me. please advise. thanks

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Old 06-21-2009, 03:28 PM   #2
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Don`t know of any rental co. that would have a brake controller,you may be better off hiring an rv hauler move it for you.Where is it at,and where do you need it moved to?

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Old 06-21-2009, 03:37 PM   #3
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Most automobile rental places (Hertz, National, etc..) don't allow trailer towing. You may check with U-Haul, or some local places in your area. Do you have a friend, or relative with truck?

As Dave said...your other option is a carrier.



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Old 06-21-2009, 04:22 PM   #4
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I've rented trucks from U-haul & Budget with car carriers & tow dollies. Check 1st to see if they'll let you tow your own trailer with the same truck. Not all trucks have tow packages so you'll need to make sure you get one.

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Old 06-21-2009, 05:35 PM   #5
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considering rental tow vehicle

One issue that you are likely to run into with U-Haul is that their trucks (unless things have changed very recently) have 2" balls welded to their hitches -- the '79 Argosy coaches all had 2 5/16" couplers.

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Old 06-21-2009, 06:47 PM   #6
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Tow rental

I checked as recently as a week ago with enterprise because I needed some warranty work done on the TV, they told me nobody wants to touch towing because of the liability. After they explained it that way it made sense.
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:06 PM   #8
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thanks to every one for your responses, food for thought.
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:44 PM   #9
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I'm with Kevin 245 - ask (or make) a friend who'll loan you their truck for a few days. I know we'd try and help out if we were in your area - maybe someone on this board will help out a fellow new Airstreamer. Good luck!
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:39 AM   #11
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actually i am in california, need to bring the argo from san diego area up to the modesto area. anyone out there can help?? ps. this is my 1st post as i am new to this, and thanks for all the replies so far. i love this whole community of airstreamers. in fact my wife is calling me officially addicted, but what she doesnt know is that i've only just begun...wait till i actually get the trailer here....

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