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Unread 06-15-2009, 05:52 PM
 
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Default Moving trailer besides U-Haul?

We decided rather than get a truck and car trailer, we are going to just rent a small cargo trailer and pull it behind our SUV. But the only option we have found is U-haul. I am looking for alternatives, as while they are not bad, I would pay a little more for a nicer trailer (that is recommended for more than 45 MPH, that would be a long 2,300 mile move). Looking for something in the range of 4'X8', or around that. Anybody know of other rental companies that rent trailers besides U-haul?
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Unread 06-15-2009, 06:55 PM
 
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The car trailers have that sticker on them too. The speed limitation probably has more to do with their insurance and liability issues than the way the trailer was manufactured. As long as you've loaded the trailer correctly, you shouldn't have any issues pulling them at normal freeway speeds.

If U-Haul wants more than a couple hundred dollars to rent the trailer, you might want to consider buying a used trailer and then selling it at the other end of your move.
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Unread 06-15-2009, 08:09 PM
 
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There are other companies that rent trailers but they're usually only for local use. UHaul is pretty much the only national equipment rental company left that rents small trailers. Their inventory is dwindling because of the company's finances.

Most of the other truck rental companies abandoned their support because of the number of law suits involved with the high accident rate associated with the units. The rated MPH tells the story.
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Unread 06-15-2009, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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I second just buying a trailer, home depot used to sell a folding one. When you are done you keep it or sell it and recover your cash.
I found Ryder cheaper than u-haul by half.
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Unread 06-15-2009, 08:47 PM
 
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I was not aware Ryder rented trailers? The 4'X4'X8' U-haul trailer is $300 for 8 days, one way. Not too bad, but still.
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Unread 06-16-2009, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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NO ONE rents trailers for one way rentals other than U-Haul, and you can travel at high speeds with no problems. I have driven cross country and traveled at 70 + MPH no problem, they track just fine as long as they have good tires
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Unread 03-16-2013, 07:05 PM
 
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I bought a used ford explorer to pull a trailer from Phoenix to Michigan. Guess what? U-Haul will not rent to me because I own an explorer. What a delema. I'm reading here that no one else rents trailers for one way travel. What can I do? Other than buy one.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Wandering in the West
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I would just buy a used one and sell it later. I thought the reason they had slower speed limits on those trailers was because of the crappy tires?
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