Rent a tow rig?

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Petevb
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Rent a tow rig?

#1 Post by Petevb » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:24 pm

So if one had trailer, but didn't have a tow rig to tow it, and needed something for nearly two weeks and 5000 miles (San Francisco to Michigan and back)... what could someone rent to tow a trailer and car with? Any ideas other than a U-haul box van?

-Pete

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Re: Rent a tow rig?

#2 Post by dant » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:08 pm

Pete, check with Enterprise rental and Hertz. They both rent trucks of various types...that could pull a car hauler...
for a typical open two axle trailer and even a 20' enclosed trailer, a decently equipped 1/2 ton pickup will work great...A Tahoe, Suburban, Expedition will work well also...
I have pulled fairly large open and enclosed trailers with my 2 past Suburbans with great success. A Ford E350 van would work also, just not quite as comfortable for long hauls.
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Re: Rent a tow rig?

#3 Post by Petevb » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:23 am

dant wrote:Pete, check with Enterprise rental and Hertz. They both rent trucks of various types...that could pull a car hauler...
for a typical open two axle trailer and even a 20' enclosed trailer, a decently equipped 1/2 ton pickup will work great...A Tahoe, Suburban, Expedition will work well also...
I have pulled fairly large open and enclosed trailers with my 2 past Suburbans with great success. A Ford E350 van would work also, just not quite as comfortable for long hauls.
Thanks Dan, will do...

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Re: Rent a tow rig?

#4 Post by Phat B » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:01 pm

Penske as well. They have well developed nationwide network just in case something happens and you need repair.

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