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Old 04-21-2012, 09:04 AM
 
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I need to rent a small box truck to move someone from a small apartment in NY. When she moved up there we used an Enterprise cargo van, which worked well because they don't charge mileage for vans, but now she has more stuff, and we'll need at least a small box truck, or a cargo van with the capability to tow a uhaul trailer (Enterprise doesn't have hitches on their vans). So I'm trying to figure out what the options are, didn't know if there are any local rental places that are cheaper than the big companies?
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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I need to rent a small box truck to move someone from a small apartment in NY. When she moved up there we used an Enterprise cargo van, which worked well because they don't charge mileage for vans, but now she has more stuff, and we'll need at least a small box truck, or a cargo van with the capability to tow a uhaul trailer (Enterprise doesn't have hitches on their vans). So I'm trying to figure out what the options are, didn't know if there are any local rental places that are cheaper than the big companies?
According to Enterprise Truck Rental - Household Moving Trucks Enterprise rents box trucks also. Did you call them ??

What cities and what distance are you moving to/from ?? Can you make 2 trips with the van ??
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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I've had the best luck with u-haul and they always make me a good deal.
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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Enterprise charges per mile for box trucks. BUT I was looking at Budget, and for whatever reason when I put in that I was going to return to the same location it charged per mile, but when I put in one way it said unlimited miles?! If that's the case, then it will be the cheapest option by far!
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Big Sky
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Enterprise charges per mile for box trucks. BUT I was looking at Budget, and for whatever reason when I put in that I was going to return to the same location it charged per mile, but when I put in one way it said unlimited miles?! If that's the case, then it will be the cheapest option by far!
Budget's one way are always unlimited miles and after making tons of moves myself, there is no other company that I will use. Uhaul is always the highest price and their trucks are not always in the best shape. Penske is pretty good but their prices are always much higher than Budget.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:59 AM
 
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Budget's one way are always unlimited miles and after making tons of moves myself, there is no other company that I will use. Uhaul is always the highest price and their trucks are not always in the best shape. Penske is pretty good but their prices are always much higher than Budget.
I agree, Budget is the best choice as U-Haul's trucks are hit or miss, plus the mileage charge is staggering sometimes. Hertz Penske can be a good choice and would probably most recommend their trucks if you can get a price match from them.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:09 AM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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You need to be very careful with budget.

One time, I made a reservation with them and when I went to pick it up, they said I have traffic tickets and won't rent to me". They are awful to deal with. PRior to that went renting a car, they refused to honor the price on the contract when I returned the car.

When you rent a u-haul one way, they don't charge you by the mile.
They give you a certain number of miles included but it's more than enough and if you don't think it is, you can always negotiate with them. That's the thing with u-haul... it's all negotiable.

Call up to get a quote and tell them "I'll think about it" but leave them your name and number and when you plan to move. Someone on their sales force will call you back and these people are like closers... they'll do whatever it takes to get you to make the reservation. Tell them you got a lower price elsewhere and they will lower it to whatever you tell them it is.

I've had them lower 26' trucks to $200 one way over 600 miles before. And while they aren't known for having the newest equipment, the fact is, you can request a new truck. I would suggest renting from a corporate owned uhaul center not an affiliate so you can have more of a selection. Call the local center a few days before your pickup date and tell them that you have a reservation and want to make sure it will actually be there. And thats when you ask them what the newest truck is that they have and can you please have that one. LAst time I did that, I got a brand new, never rented truck with less than a thousand miles on it. Beside that, I've found the local uhaul center employees to be to be very helpful and super friendly. I go get propane fillups there from time to time and there's like an army of people to help with the large tanks that I have.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:48 PM
 
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Checked Uhaul's one way rate, and it's $300 more than Budget, plus they charge for a car tow dolly and it looks like Budget does not. Looks like Budget is the way to go!
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:59 PM
 
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Checked Uhaul's one way rate, and it's $300 more than Budget, plus they charge for a car tow dolly and it looks like Budget does not. Looks like Budget is the way to go!
Good luck!
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:47 AM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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Checked Uhaul's one way rate, and it's $300 more than Budget, plus they charge for a car tow dolly and it looks like Budget does not. Looks like Budget is the way to go!
didn't you read what I wrote?

Tell them you found a lower price. They will beat it.
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