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Old 09-17-2013, 08:35 AM
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Fly in tow home

a friend of mine is buying a boat out of state. he wants to fly into town, rent a vehicle and tow the boat home with the rented vehicle. all the rental companies he talks to say he can't tow with their vehicles. he can't even get them to tell them if they have a receiver so he can bring his own hitch. any suggestions or what does everyone else do in this situation?
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:39 AM
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Maybe U-Haul or Budget? They rent trucks that can pull trailers and/or tow dolly. Might be kinda costly for a oneway rental though. Most of the full size SUVs I have seen thru rental places like Hertz, Avis, etc. have receiver hitches but as noted, they state they are rented for towing...
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:43 AM
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National has trucks, Enterprise does as well. One way costs were enormous though when I was looking.

A lot of the larger class SUV's have hitches but I've seen cable locks through them often. If you were to get into an accident it'll be $$$.

I found it was cheaper to simply put a bid out on uship and have someone haul it back for me.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:43 AM
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About a month ago I saw some guys dropping sea couch jetskis into lake lanier with a uhaul F-150.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:46 AM
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http://www.uhaul.com/Reservations/Eq....aspx?model=BP
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:57 AM
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I towed with a truck I rented from avis. The guy said technically you werent supposed to tow with their trucks but as long as you didnt show up in his lot with the boat he wasnt going to say anything. Also contract said nothing about not towing.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:54 AM
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UShip or make the round-trip drive himself. Probably will be cheaper in the end.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:57 AM
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You can tow a boat with u haul. I work there. A 10 footer will do the job just fine and will be the cheapest. All of the u haul f150s are property of each store, so they can not be taken one way.
My college job is u haul so if you want I could get some pricing.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:13 AM
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Thanks Aric, I'll pass on the information
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:22 AM
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fly in fly out and paying for shipping will cost less than renting a 1 way truck with fuel.
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