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post #11 of (permalink) Old 06-25-2007, 01:20 PM
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We rented a trailer last summer to take the Jeep to Michigan instead of the usual minivan trip. As ridiculous as the U-Haul rep could describe it, it is that if you were to be in an accident and the trailer were to flip up and onto the Jeep, the hard top would provide more safety. We though about putting the hard top on just to pick up the trailer, but decided that was not the best idea. We found another rental location that did not care. But that may be harder with a round trip rental.

Since we were just taking camping gear, we only needed a 4x6 trailer. If you are traveling a greater distance, I would not think that you would want anything larger or heavier. A 5x8 may be possible, but if you were to load it up like I do when moving items, the weight may start to have the tail wagging the Jeep.

If you have a lot of stuff to move, rent a U-Haul truck and flat tow the Jeep behind.

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post #12 of (permalink) Old 06-25-2007, 01:57 PM
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Small utility trailers are a dime a dozen. How 'bout just buying a used one then selling it at the destination. It'd probably be cheaper anyway, and you won't have to rush to keep the number of days down.

U-Haul locations are usually distributors - prices and policies differ location to location.
They wouldn't rent me a car hauler to put behind my motorhome one day - they said I had to rent their truck with it.
But right down the street an other location had no problem with renting just the trailer - and at about 1/2 the price of just the trailer at the first place!

Check several - also don't forget to call the U'Haul 800 number - often they are cheaper than over the counter locations.

I was renting a truck one time - a location told me a price for 1 day. The 800 number quoted a price for 2 days that was less than the location quoted for 1.
Then they told me to pick it up AT THAT SAME LOCATION! The guy was pi-- - but so what!
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