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.