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Old 08-22-2019, 07:07 AM   #1
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Where to rent an RV with SUV towed behind?

Dears, thank you for a lot of very useful info here, we recently did our first trip from DC to Boston, Niagara Falls and back to DC, at rented Thor Hurricane 34J and it was amazing! Many tricks and tips from the forum we used.

One output I've got after that - it can be more funny if I rented some Class A or Super C (preferably) with some small SUV (Jeep Wrangler e.g.) attached. It will allow us to be more flexible (in that past journey I had to rent small car in additional twice and used Uber a lot).

Does anybody know where I can find that rent? I'm trying to find something via rvshare.com and similar sites, but no offers they have :(

Any ideas how to search or maybe you know some special rental company with that option?
Any location, I'm from Europe, it doesn't matter to which city get a flight.

Thank in advance for your help and advice.
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:51 AM   #2
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We rented a class C and towed a car trailer behind it with our Falcon on board.
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:31 AM   #3
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

I doubt that you will find an RV set up with a toad for flat towing. Renting a trailer to put the car on is probably your best bet.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Sorry, I've never heard of renting a Class A with a towed car.

Several mentioned renting a car trailer but then you'd have to have your own car to put on it so that wouldn't work for you.

Your best option would be to rent a small Class C - 24' to 28' (or A if you can find one small enough) and just use it for your siteseeing. I agree that having a car to sitesee is much better.
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You can rent a car trailer or a car tow dolly from UHaul.

Since you are renting both the car and RV, you should go with a tow dolly and a light (under 3000 pounds) front wheel drive car. That should give you a pretty good experience, and is likely to be within the capabilities of a rental RV. (But you should still check tow ratings and so on.)
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Also check with the RV rental that you are allowed to tow something.
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Old 08-22-2019, 02:03 PM   #7
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Also check with the RV rental that you are allowed to tow something.
Check private motor home rental .com. Rented 2 class A s of ours for 4 yrs. Allowed towing with their own tow equipment. Insurance
Was connected with rental insurance company MLB I think. Trained drivers and family with use of everything. One day. Supplied complete note book
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renting. Worked out very well.
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I rent via RVshare and Outdoorsy. I've seen some that can provide a toad. However renting a car at your destination(s) is also a viable solution.
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I have read that U-Haul will not rent car trailers or dollies to be used with motorhomes for some liability reason. In fact they now require the tow vehicle to be on a approved list to rent trailers of any given size.
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Dears, thank you very much!
I see some new ideas in your responses and will check and try to combine these options (UHaul I missed in my searching previously)!
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We rented a class C and towed a car trailer behind it with our Falcon on board.
That's what I want to get!
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Check private motor home rental .com. Rented 2 class A s of ours for 4 yrs. Allowed towing with their own tow equipment.
Thank you, I've never see that site before!
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I have read that U-Haul will not rent car trailers or dollies to be used with motorhomes for some liability reason. In fact they now require the tow vehicle to be on a approved list to rent trailers of any given size.
They definitely will rent them, but you're right, they do ask questions.

If towing with a motorhome, they will want to know your hitch ratings as well as your total tow capacity. They also want to know what you're towing to make sure that it's compatible with what you're renting. (Neither of my vehicles are. Truck's too long, car's too low.) They probably also look to ensure that you're staying within your MH's limits. In my case, I have a 10,000 pound tow rating, so the lady at the counter just said I could tow anything and stopped asking me any more questions. If you have a 5,000 pound rating instead, like many non-DP MHs do, you might have to do some justification.

I don't fault UHaul at all. These are questions that should be asked before anyone allows you to rent or purchase a trailer. There are a lot of people with too-big travel trailers who would've been saved a lot of money and/or danger if RV salesmen did the same thing, instead of simply being parrots who mindlessly repeat, "Yeah, you can tow this with your truck no problem!"
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You have to watch the weights of UHaul trailers. My 16 ft open deck is 1700lbs. I was looking at their trailers while waiting for propane and their one trailer was almost twice the weight of mine. Those trailers are built to be rented and steel is heavy. I didn't see any dolly to check what they weigh.
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