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Old 12-29-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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I need to tow an 18 ft boat from Houston to Miami in mid January 2009.
Where can I find a rental vehicle with a trailer hitch and electrical connections to do the one way tow? I will fly from Costa Rica to Houston, rent the vehicle and pick up the 2,300 lb. boat and outboard motor on a trailer and drive it to a roll on roll off shipper in Fort Lauderdale or Miami.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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If I were you, I'd get on the phone and call the leading car rental companies, and give them the specifics. Since trailer hitches have to be welded to the chassis, I'm sure they'll have some specific ideas and recommendations. On, Avis! On, Hertz! And of they don't rent such vehicles, they can tell you who does.
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Arizona/Nevada
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Most new SUV's come with the towing package. All you should need to buy is a hitch receiver($30). A couple of cans of fix-a-flat might be a good investment also.
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:07 AM
 
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need to rent a car one way and be able to pull a trailer from uhaul anyone have any ideas or know what to do?
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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You may have a difficult time finding a car rental company that will allow you to tow something with one of their vehicles. Good luck.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:42 PM
 
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Most new SUV's come with the towing package. All you should need to buy is a hitch receiver($30). A couple of cans of fix-a-flat might be a good investment also.
I must agree with you. They now offering the towing package. I just bought my hitch Acme Hitch Parts.
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Lansing, MI
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Correction of information: Hitches are not welded to the chasis in most cases, they are bolted to the chasis. Big difference.

You will not find a car rental company that has a vehicle equipped with a tow package because they do not want the liability associated with an driver who has no experience towing.
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Old 10-16-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Reality
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Correction of information: Hitches are not welded to the chasis in most cases, they are bolted to the chasis. Big difference.

You will not find a car rental company that has a vehicle equipped with a tow package because they do not want the liability associated with an driver who has no experience towing.
I rent SUVs from National and AVIS weekly and they all have standard 2" receiver hitches and 7 round lighting connectors, some also have a standard 4 flat lighting connector as well on the bumper. All you need is a 2" hitch with a ball and you're good to go. Any Chevy Tahoe, Suburban or similar size rental is going to have a tow package.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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FYI Both Avis, national and Enterprise DO NOT rent vehicles for towing per Avis and National websites and agent with Enterprise. I'm a travel agent and verified this. Contrary to all those people who think they can just do it online themselves, there is a lot of incorrect and screwed up information out there.
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:56 AM
 
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Backspace,

I'm just an uneducated libtard but I called National and AVIS and they were extremely clear that NONE of the vehicles they rent are equipped for towing. Please let me know your Conservative secret to get around this problem. Thanks.
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