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Car Rental Question

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Totally Krossed Out, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Moving cross country, and U-Haul is expensive beyond belief. Thinking of renting a van instead...what car rental companies are the cheapest?
     
  2. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    I rented a van from Enterprise for the day at $55. If you think you can do the move in one day, that might be a pretty good deal, since you get unlimited mies. But I nearly fucked up my bed jamming it in there.
     
  3. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    what would you do with your car?
     
  4. My spouse usually prices moving trucks when we need them (because I'm too busy putting everything in bubble wrap), but one thing you want to keep in mind if you get a van from a car rental company is that usually they'll tack on a hefty one-way rental fee, which I'm assuming you'll encounter since you're moving cross-country.
     
  5. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    don't get a small pull-behind rig that you'd attach to your car. Google U-Haul LA times and see what I mean. They just did a gnarly expose on how U-Haul doesn't perform maintenance very well.
     
  6. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    http://www.rentawreck.com/
     
  7. JR

    JR Active Member

    U-Haul has a horrible safety record up here. They're routinely pulling their trucks and vans off the road. And I mean serious stuff, like brakes.
     
  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I've got a U-Haul horror story, short version being that the truck was towed to my destination with all the belongings in it after I refused to drive it. During my haggling to get a refund I discovered the zillions of other U-Haul tales out there. As investigative pieces go, that was slam-dunk easy for the LA Times.
     
  9. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    expedia.com
    kayak.com
     
  10. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    If you can fit all stuff into a van how much value does it really have? Sell it and start fresh.
     
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    If you're moving yourself never, ever use U-Haul.

    They are the Spawn of Satan. Their trucks Suck with a capital S.
     
  12. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I used Budget trucks to move myself cross-country and it was pretty pricey, but a lot cheaper than U-Haul and the truck was relatively new and had no problems climbing the Rockies. I think Penske was cheaper, but they didn't have any dealers where I was moving from.
    If you do rent a truck and are going to tow a car, let me just tell you get the trailer where you put the car up on it. Not the kind where the two front wheels are the air and the back wheels are on the ground.
    Near Amarillo in crazy wind, one of my wheel straps came undone. I am still not sure why my car didn't roll on the trailer. Very lucky that day.
     
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