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Old 01-20-2013, 07:00 AM   #1
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car rental for year?

Has anyone tried 'rental package for a year'?.....we are looking into NOT towing a vehicle and see if we can obtain a yearly rental package for a car....probably would use it on occasion....for example....3 months in winter?.....couple of destinations in summer....cost?, feasibility? ....convenience of renting?.....etc.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:14 PM   #2
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We were planning the same, but was going to rent by the month. We did not plan to stay more than a month in one spot.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:56 AM   #3
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I guess I don't understand why you'd need to rent for a year if you're only going to use it "occasionally." Before we bought our motorhome, we used to rent them for family vacations. When we got to our destination, we'd call the closest Enterprise rental and they would deliver a vehicle to the campground for us. It worked very well, but we usually were in "touristy" areas where there was access to rental vehicles.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:32 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum.

It sounds like you're talking about an agreement with some car rental agency which would give you discounted rates if you commit to rent cars from them for a minimum of XX number of days over the course of a year?

In a past life, I used Hertz and Enterprise a lot and don't recall ever seeing such an offering nor have I ever heard anyone here on the forum mention one. Not sure how they would work.

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Old 01-21-2013, 12:36 PM   #5
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Even your profile does not list what your RV is, but assuming it is big enough to pull a toad I'd shop for a 5 to 10 year old Jeep Wrangler, you may even be able to find one all set up as a toad already. A year's depreciation on a good used Jeep will be less than one or two months car rental. Insurance per month would be about the same as 3 or 4 days on the rental car. (Don't count on your personal car insurance providing coverage for a long term rental. There are typically limits on how long the coverage will be provided for a non-owned car.)
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:42 PM   #6
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A year's depreciation on a good used Jeep will be less than one or two months car rental. Insurance per month would be about the same as 3 or 4 days on the rental car. (Don't count on your personal car insurance providing coverage for a long term rental. There are typically limits on how long the coverage will be provided for a non-owned car.)
This seems like very good advice.

IMO pulling a toad is no big deal.... and is a great convenience and big part of enjoying the RV experience. If you spent the money on the RV, then you owe it to yourself to anti-up the $$$ for a suitable toad solution.

A "rental" is simply the wrong tool for the job!
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:03 AM   #7
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Rental for year?

thanks to all who replied to my Rental Post.....will probably hook up our 2012 chev equinox.....like u said.........part of the camping experience......our rig (just bought through an estate sale....fixing it up)...is a 97 Beaver Monterey...36 ft.....cat 300 ....allison....
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thanks to all who replied to my Rental Post.....will probably hook up our 2012 chev equinox.....like u said.........part of the camping experience......our rig (just bought through an estate sale....fixing it up)...is a 97 Beaver Monterey...36 ft.....cat 300 ....allison....
Good decision! We tried the rental for 2 years and it was a PITA if you are not at or near a large city or tourist area. Once we had to stop and puck up a rental and my DW had to follow me 60 miles to the campground.

Now we will be traveling with a TOAD. We went the dolly route (Kar Kaddy SS) because it allow us to tow any of our cars without a tow bar set up on all of them.

Your made the right choice with the TOAD!
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:30 AM   #9
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I did rent cars from Hertz for more than a month at a time when I was doing insurance investigations. At day 30 Hertz would charge the value of the vehicle to my credit card, you can imagine my surprise the first time this occurred. Due to the needs of having multiple vehicles renting was acceptable, however, for personal use for a year leasing might be the answer if you do not want to purchase but want a shiny brand new car. Good luck!
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