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Old 02-09-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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Does anyone rent a vehicle for towing?

I am sure that this question has been asked before but I am having no luck finding a company that allows towing on their rental vehicles. ( I live in NY City...and Enterprise says they will do it but does not have any available vehicles in my area.)

I have four passengers. If you guys cant solve this problem no one can!

Thanks for your help.

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Old 02-09-2012, 02:56 PM   #2
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Some people have been successful renting trucks from U-Haul and similar places that rent trucks and trailers for moving. Rates can be prohibitive for longer trips however.

You may find that services that haul trailers for a fee are cheaper, especially for longer runs.

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Old 02-20-2012, 08:44 PM   #3
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It can be done. Actual modern trucks & SUVs, with tow packages & insurance that allows towing. We've done it a few times in northern California-mind you it's not cheap, but you can actually take a trip this way with smiling passengers & all. I don't have any specific companies for you in NYC, but try the more mom & pop companies or prestige/luxury car rental places in NYC that don't have all those automatic "no towing" clauses like hertz, enterprise, etc.

If on the other hand you're looking to drag a new purchase one-way then there are the hook it to the back of a big uhaul box truck (won't seat >2 & miserable ride!) or the pay a towing or furrier service that more likely caters to trailering horses or classic cars.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:35 PM   #4
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nowhere in the NYC metro area that I can think of....

if your "Currently Looking..." status is changing to "I found one & need to bring it home", maybe one of us could help with that trip, depending on the logistics??

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Old 02-25-2012, 05:13 PM   #5
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Went down to the Rio Grande Valley last weekend to look over a pair of older A/S trailers, one of which was under consideration for purchase by a man from here. He'd rented a 1T Chevrolet diesel/automatic in Austin from CAPPS.
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:34 PM   #6
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I agree with jm2... Someone is surely willing to help out. If I lived nearby and had the flexibility in my schedule, I would gladly make the tow for a fellow 'Streamer if they would be willing to pay for the fuel.

I don't know if you can easily rent from Hertz, Enterprise, etc. but Home Depot rents trucks that might have a receiver hitch on them.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:09 AM   #7
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I want to thank you all for your advice and kindness. I had a friend help me out. He did exactly what some of you would has done. He took the time and all it cost me was fuel and tolls. I am going to address this issue in the future. But for now I'm good. Thank you.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:11 AM   #8
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Wally. To answer your question. Yes I'm still looking. Thanks.

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