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Old 06-12-2008, 05:47 PM   #1
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Hi friends,
I am looking to buy my first Bambi 16'. I am not going to hit the road yet. Have to wait on the truck. Who rents trucks, with the right hitch to mover her around until I can afford the truck?

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Old 06-12-2008, 08:41 PM   #2
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Hello Mezzo - Welcome to the Forums!

We've had this question come up in the past. There are always professional transporters who will move RVs from one location to the next. I'd probably contact an RV dealership and ask for references.

That's not really your question. U-Haul and other big truck rental companies don't make it easy. Fitting a 10K pound capacity shank and 2 5/16" ball is not in their program. You're asking a tough question. A medium-large SUV or a 1/2-ton truck would fill the bill. Would it have a 2" receiver installed? And then you'd want to install a brake controller for the trailer and that may be more than a rental company would want you to do.

Guess I'd throw the question out to anybody who has tried this. More responses?


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Stay away from all the "chain" rental companies, as they do not allow towing (at least not anything but their own car dollies).

I ran into this issue when my Excursion was in the shop.

I found a small local company in Austin that specialized in rental and leasing. They had "work trucks" (3/4 ton and 1 ton pickups, including duallies) all with brake controllers too. Not a fancy truck, but did the job.

So I'd look for a company that specializes in construction equipment leasing, they usually have the pickups that are rigged correctly and don't care (and expect) you tow with them.

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