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Old 06-14-2006, 03:02 PM   #21
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Whoa... Morty and I were able to get a trailer for the parts car. Only thing was the truck had to be large enough to handle it becauseit'* a large car.
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Call and confirm. I was told I could not be rented a dolly or trailer to haul my 97, and I had a Dodge 3/4 ton truck to pull it.
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Call and confirm. I was told I could not be rented a dolly or trailer to haul my 97, and I had a Dodge 3/4 ton truck to pull it.
Oh.. Yeah you're referring to the weight issue. Bill and I caught crap initially even though the lady on the phone said it was ok. Once the person behind the desk figured out that we had the extended cab, it worked.
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Call and confirm. I was told I could not be rented a dolly or trailer to haul my 97, and I had a Dodge 3/4 ton truck to pull it.
Oh.. Yeah you're referring to the weight issue. Bill and I caught crap initially even though the lady on the phone said it was ok. Once the person behind the desk figured out that we had the extended cab, it worked.
this truck hauls cattle trailors, with cattle of course. she didn't care what I had to pull the trailor, she said my car wasn't on the approved cargo list for both the dolly and trailor.
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Yes, Call and confirm Moose...that'* the only way to be sure. Get a name while you are on the phone too.
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You can also research the approved towing and tower vehicles on uhaul.com.
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Alright, I copied all the important info down from this, i'm glad to know what questions to ask. Thanks again guys
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Also, in my limited experience, Ryder has their act together, while U-haul can't find their way out of a paper bag. The example above of U-haul refusing to rent a trailer even though you have a suitable truck, just because they can't find the Bonneville on an official list being a prime example. I had a similar experience with U-haul wanting to refuse to rent me a tow bar to pull my old 1978 Bonneville (with driveshaft removed). Eventually we talked them into it, but I swear, it'* like they just like to mess with people, and find an excuse to tell you "no". I think part of this is because many U-haul dealers have some other primary business and do U-haul on the side, so they don't really care what they do.

I had no problems renting a tow dolly to tow my wife'* Grand Prix, *and* a truck to tow it with, from Ryder. YMMV.
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Bugsi has a good point. I've rented personally from U haul once. It was that bad (nearly putting the truck through their window due to it'* mechanical state...that was funny)

Ramp didn't work right..needed a prybar to use it. Almost drove back dragging the damn thing.

Ryder on the other hand... nice clean truck in great shape. If you have a choice and it'* a "little" more or the same..I suggest ryder.
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picked up a truck from budget, with a car carrier. I'm going in this weekend to make sure it'll all fit on correctly before we pay them anything. It should work fine it seems like (I hope)
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