Most major car rental agencies don’t typically equip their cars with trailer hitches, like they do with GPS units. For one thing, this could be a very difficult feat to accomplish. A company that has a very large fleet would have quite a time keeping up with all of the hitch receiver locks for all of their vehicles. Additionally, it might be very difficult for a large rental company to really check the background of a car renter to be sure that person is capable of actually towing a trailer or boat.
We need to learn about how to use rental car towing hitches. We will be renting a car and will need to know how to use the towing hitches. This isn’t something we have ever used before.
We plan to tow our other car, with Allways Towing in Clearwater, to our new home which is why we needed to rent this car in the first place. I know it will be an interesting thing to do but it was the advice given to use about how to get that car there. If you have other towing questions check the Allways Towing Facebook page or the Allways Towing Twitter page and they will respond.
Our older car was my Grandpas and I don’t want anything to happen to it. It needs some work and we just don’t have the money to fix it right now but I hope we will someday. Until that time, we need to store it in our garage.
Since we are moving that means we need to take the car from our old house to our new one. It is a twenty-minute drive so not too far but impossible to do without towing it. We needed to rent a car with towing hitches to be able to do this.
After we get our car moved over to the new house we can work on everything else. We have a lot of things so we had to hire someone to move everything for us. They will pack everything up in the moving truck and unpack as well. This cost us some money but glad to not have to do it all myself.
Before we are able to rent the car with the towing hitches we wanted to learn about how they worked. Since we don’t have any experience with them we would need to figure out what needed to be done. Luckily we were able to have access to a few training videos to help us.
Since we will be renting the vehicle to tow our car we don’t want to mess anything up. If we did, we might have to pay the company and that would not be in our budget. We want to do everything correctly so there are not any issues.
It will feel good once we have everything at the new house. I don’t want to have to stress about it anymore. Moving is always so stressful and I will be glad once the car and all our belongs are where they are supposed to be.
If you drive a small economy car, you may find yourself at a loss when you want to take a family vacation or move house. It makes good sense to drive a little, economical car for everyday commuting and errands, but when you need more power, what can you do?
You don’t want to go to all the expense and bother of keeping a big, powerful car, truck or SUV sitting around doing nothing. You’ll have to insure it, house it and gas it up from time to time. All this can cost quite a bundle, and if you aren’t really getting good use out of that big vehicle, it just isn’t worth it.
That’s why it’s such a good idea to rent a car with a trailer hitch when you need to move or when you want to enjoy a relaxing family vacation. A larger vehicle equipped with a trailer hitch will give you and your family plenty of space to spread out and travel in comfort. If you are vacationing, you can save money on lodging by renting a travel trailer to pull along. You could even hitch up your economy car if you want to travel long distance in the comfort of a large vehicle and then save gas money once you arrive at your destination.
If you are moving, you may very well find that you can save a great deal of money by renting a car with a trailer hitch and a trailer to pull rather than hiring a moving company. If you are moving across the country, this is a better option than renting a moving van because you can park your moving trailer at your motel and unhitch your vehicle. Then you can go out for dinner, enjoy the sights and have a little vacation as you make your way from your old home to your new home.
Whenever you rent any vehicle or conveyance, there are a few precautions you should take:
1. Choose a rental company that is well-known and has a good reputation and high ratings with consumer advocacy organizations.
2. Be open and up-front about your destination and your route. This will help the company match you up with an appropriate vehicle.
3. Be sure the vehicle and/or trailer you rent is up to date in inspections and other requirements for all the states where you will be traveling.
4. Check with your own vehicle insurance company to see if you can add coverage while driving a rental. This may make it unnecessary to purchase insurance from the rental company, or it may make a nice, affordable addition to that insurance.
5. Double check the weather along your intended route and take precautions as needed to avoid problems.
Many people wonder if it is alright to tow when using a rental car. The ability to do so would make it very handy to tow a boat or RV when you rent an SUV for a weekend or holiday trip. In the past, rental agencies always secured a locking pin in the receiver. This made it impossible for renters to attach a tow ball and hitch. Is this always the case now? In this article, we will explore this question. Read on to learn more.
It’s easy to see why many car rental agencies would not allow towing. It’s a risky business that is prone to mechanical problems. Additionally, the liability costs are very high. Still, it seems as if there should be some sort of waiver available to vehicle renters who have a solid background, good driving record and are well insured. This is especially true if the person in question is a solid repeat customer of the rental agency.
Unfortunately, at this time this kind of arrangement doesn’t seem to be an option, but luckily, there are a few places where you can rent a vehicle that is equipped with a tow hitch. The trucks rented through Lowes by the Hertz company are one example. These are three-quarter ton pickup trucks and Sprinter vans. U-Haul also rents vehicles with trailer hitches. Other companies that rent utility type vehicles will surely make towing arrangements available to renters with a solid driving record.
When you rent a vehicle equipped for towing from a good car rental system, you will be provided with complete instructions regarding how to drive while towing and how to ensure safety in general. This is a valuable resource, so don’t just toss these instructions under the seat! Be sure to review all of the instructions and follow them closely. This will reduce your chance of having an accident, minimize your liability and the liability of the rental company and help keep your driving record safe and sound.