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Old 05-09-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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Default Any options besides U-Haul trailers?

I'm going to be moving across the country and I've been looking into all the options. Unfortunately I have a ford explorer which means that U-Haul won't rent a trailer for me to pull behind my suv ...

Are there any other options for places to rent trailers from?
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:05 AM
 
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Is there any way you could do a penske truck and a car hauler ? I mean that is how i moved from florida to another state and it did not cost me anywhere near what uhaul wanted to charge me and I also got a triple a discount . I know it is hard to do a cross country move but do check out what a truck and car hauler from Penske would cost .
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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yeah, Explorer Sport Trac here, Uhaul is odd.
I like Ryder Rents, they do not care about Explorers, cheaper than Uhaul as well.
You might want to look into purchasing a trailer, in some areas you can sell them for twice your purchase price when you are done. I have a friend who buys up a half dozen and sells them for twice on the west central coast only 300 miles away.

On Uhaul, you could pick it up with a different truck. Check the odd uhaul dealer, some do not enforce the rule as much. Try storage yards, some rent trucks and trailers.
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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If you do rent, check and see what drop off point gives you a cheaper rate. Some are in dead zones and they charge more because the trailer will never leave again.
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:36 AM
 
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No, U-Haul still will not allow Ford Explorers to tow their equipment. Would a car top carrier hold enough stuff? You can purchase those many places. Some are soft and some are hard material.
Or would a U-Box work? U-Haul has something called U-Box now. This container is brought out, packed by you, picked up and shipped to your destination.
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:12 AM
 
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If you buy a trailer, don't you have to worry about registering it?

I've been debating between pulling a small U-Haul trailer with the 4Runner vs renting the smallest Penske truck and caravaning with the 4Runner. U-Haul trailers don't inspire confidence based on the stories I've heard. U-Haul's two smallest trailers don't even have brakes.
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