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Old 07-19-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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need info on where to rent a truck to haul 5th wheel

HI EVERYONE. I am looking to rent a truck to haul a fifth wheeL. IDOES ANYONE know of a place to do this. i live in the cleveland, ohio area.
Can u please let me know where i might find a place that would renet me a truck rigged up to haul a 5th wheel? Thanks!
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I noticed that this is your first post, so

I've been towing 5th wheels for a long time (I started when we lived in Mount Vernon, Ohio) and have never seen a facility that rented out pickups that were equipped with the 5th wheel hitch and trailer brake controller needed to tow a 5th wheel. Perhaps there may be some, but I've never run into them. Good luck in your search! I guess you could check with truck rental places as well as RV dealers in your area to see if any of them could point you to a source.

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Old 07-19-2012, 09:09 PM   #3
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Welcome to iRV2. Like Rusty, I have never seen a truck rigged to pull a 5er. You may have to hire a commercial driver to move the trailer.

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Maybe call a moving company ?!?
They loaded up my monster truck into the back of one of their box vans and drove away....


or check with your local rv dealer... there are people hauling their inventory all the time...
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In 2000 when our PU was wrecked, I tried to rent a PU with a hitch because we live on a farm and use trailers quite often. I could not get one with a hitch.
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On a trip with our pickup and 5th Wheel, the engine on the pickup blew requiring a new engine whicjh would require it to stay at a shop about 200 miles from home. I called a RV dealer near our home (United RV in Ft Worth, TX ) about towing the trailer to our home. They charged us a mileage fee to tow the trailer and park it at our home. If I remember correctly there was an unloaded mileage rate to get to the trailer and a loaded rate to bring it home. The rate was reasonable and was well worth the peace of mind in having the trailer home. Check with your local RV dealers and it helps to deal with someone you have dealt with before IMHO. Good luck.
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Ryder and Hertz both have a heavy truck division that rent 5th-wheel equipped single and double axel tractors. Be prepared to declare the equity in your house and anything else you own to qualify for the rental agreement. They will give you a driving test before you leave with the tractor.

I have rented them for pulling bigger trailers than a 5th-wheel travel trailer in the past.

I have had commercial haulers of 5th-wheel travel trailers tell me about damage that can be done to the trailer because of the suspension system on this type of tractor being setup for much heaver weights than you will be pulling.

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