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Old 08-08-2011, 10:53 AM   #1
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Toad Rental

I will be making a 4 or 5 month trip down the west coast in Sept. I currently have a big heavy car and am not going to tow it with my RV because it's to heavy.
Has any one heard about Toad Rentals???????
I really don't want another car sitting around waiting for a trip, or the extra cost of insurance for a part time car.

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I have seen a number of posts from people who do just that. I have seen car rental offices at only a couple of CGs. I assume you're talking about renting a car once you reach a destination rather than renting one to tow on the trip with you?

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Old 08-08-2011, 01:29 PM   #3
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I'm sure you could rent a car and a tow dolly. Not sure how all that pencils out?

If you are going to just rent at destinations then you give up some flexibility while on the road for impromtu things where the MH would be too big to move around---a side trip somewhere. But with planning and if in fact you have all the time you want then anything can be accomodated.

Enterprise used to advertise delivering a car to a site----I have also seen this done at a place by another RV'er---they were staying put for several weeks.
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We have rented at the sites from Enterprise (Great people)
What I want this time is a towable already with tow bar, ready to go.
This trip will be at some remote sites with no avail. to any rental source, so I thought-Bring it along with us.
I need to know if this is avail. from a commercial company ?
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Probably be very hard to find a 4 down tow with tow bar.

Like another post. Rent a small car from enterprise or a used rent a car with FWD.
Then go to U haul and rent a Dolly.

But to rent for 4-5 months both of them. May be cheaper to buy that car to sit around between trips.

Or a small scooter may work.
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[QUOTE=Triker56;]Probably be very hard to find a 4 down tow with tow bar.

I think that would be next to impossible, considering the expense for the rental agency installing the baseplate. Plus, you would have to have a matching yoke or towbar, for each car you rented. That means, you would have to rent the car from the same company each time. The suggestion to buy a car dolly is the best solution, IMHO.
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I believe that it will be impossible to find a car suitable for towing. You can't even find one with a trailer hitch, as popular as they are.
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Probably be very hard to find a 4 down tow with tow bar.

Like another post. Rent a small car from enterprise or a used rent a car with FWD.
Then go to U haul and rent a Dolly.

But to rent for 4-5 months both of them. May be cheaper to buy that car to sit around between trips.

Or a small scooter may work.


Car rental---4 months-- 120 days at $40 a day=$4800
Cheaper to buy a used tow dolly and a used car, then sell it when you get back.
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What about trading cars with a family member for the 4 mothns?
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