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Old 03-14-2013, 11:31 PM   #1
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Dolly rental for car pulled with RV????

After buying the 1997 38 foot Monaco Dynasty want to rent a dolly or a trailer to bring the 2007 Honda Odyssey back, U haul says not recommended and the web site won't let me progress any further. Dynasty has a 10,000 lb hitch, what do I do? Hate to buy a dolly right now since not sure how we will tow the vehicles. Thanks
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:10 AM   #2
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We tow our '05 Odyssey on a Demco KK-460 and have had no problems.
As you no doubt know, Honda says not to tow an '05 or newer Ody four down.

Most of U-Hauls car dollies are Demco's commercial version. Demco used a Odyssey when shooting for their advertisements, but the Ody is as wide as I'd ever try to dollie and the new ones are wider than ours so they won't fit.

However, I also see Ody being towed four down quite often and I've towed ours four down. But after the last trip through CA and over to Phoenix towing four down I decided to stick with the dolly. Ran the battery down several times since you have to leave the key in the ignition and that leaves accessories powered up. Also got a lot more rock chips and needed an alignment and new tires when we got back.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:37 AM   #3
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Try Penske. Have used their car-hauler trailers (not a dolly) several times. Their equipment and maintenance is first rate. Unfortunately, they may only rent you one to be towed behind one of their rental trucks....but it would be worth a call to determine that one way or the other. If they still have the AAA relationship and will rent you one, a nice discount should also be available.

I would also contact a local U-haul store and discuss. Or better yet, go there in person....they seem to be everywhere. They have a lot more flexibility than the website. I have used their car-hauler trailers to transport large domestic vehicles several times with no problem....but I went physically to their store to arrange it. They did require that the tow vehicle be at least a half-ton pickup truck (i.e., F-250 or larger) to ensure adequate braking, power, etc. Certainly, your coach is up to the job. And all of the trailers I have rented over the years have had surge brakes, so you won't get into brake controllers, wiring, etc.

Please let us know how you make out....thanks!
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:04 AM   #4
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Will got to local Uhaul this morning. Also, my daughter suggested we rent a car with the one way option, but then don't have wheels if we break down. It is 9 hours on a "new to us" mh. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:17 AM   #5
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Rent a trailer and haul it back with that .U haul have them . My friend did that with his ford Escape ,it worked well .
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I have been told (by the agencies themselves) and read it in numerous places, that U-Haul is the only place that will rent you a dolly, without requiring you to also rent their truck to pull it with. FWIW.

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Old 03-15-2013, 07:55 AM   #7
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After buying the 1997 38 foot Monaco Dynasty want to rent a dolly or a trailer to bring the 2007 Honda Odyssey back, U haul says not recommended and the web site won't let me progress any further. Dynasty has a 10,000 lb hitch, what do I do? Hate to buy a dolly right now since not sure how we will tow the vehicles. Thanks
Seems to me if your going to use the Odyssey as a toad, a dolly or trailer is your only option. How about asking the selling dealer to get you a good deal on one, he probably knows how to do it. OOPS, don't know if you bought it from a dealer or not.
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I think the U-Haul problem is simply that the motorhome doesn't appear in their online database of tow vehicles and they won't approve the rental unless they can verify that your tow vehicle is rated for that use. It's a contract problem, not an issue with the dolly itself. You might call the U Haul dealer and ask if there is a way to get an exception for a tow vehicle like yours. He has a special dealer number to call at the UHaul corporation and will likley get further, faster, than if you call their public number yourself.
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I think the U-Haul problem is simply that the motorhome doesn't appear in their online database of tow vehicles and they won't approve the rental unless they can verify that your tow vehicle is rated for that use. It's a contract problem, not an issue with the dolly itself. You might call the U Haul dealer and ask if there is a way to get an exception for a tow vehicle like yours. He has a special dealer number to call at the UHaul corporation and will likley get further, faster, than if you call their public number yourself.
The "it's not authorized because it's not in our dadtabase" thing (above) is exactly what I found at U-Haul. So, I just told them I was gonna tow with my pick-up instead of the motorhome and they said OK.

The "rent before you buy" idea is FANTASTIC! I did this 3 times to be sure...money well spent in my opinion. I have moved-on and bought a dolly now.


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Old 03-15-2013, 09:54 PM   #10
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Uhaul said can't use RV to tow, so wouldn't rent to me dolly or trailer. I have read where some have been able to rent but not this time. Buying from individual and really need more time to figure out toad situation for the long haul. Have two vehicle would like to be able to take along, somehow, 2007 Honda Odyssey when traveling with grand kids, and 2007 4 door, 4wd GMC truck when we go deer hunting. Soooo-have rented car to drive down to look at the MH this weekend, and if buy it will turn in the rental at nearest Avis. Have joined Coachnet for roadside service as well as the little extra on Progressive for emergency service. Heard good things about Coachnet, don't know anything about Progressives emergency service. Thanks
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Tell uhaul you're towing witb a 2500 chevy or a f250.
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I put the 50 dollars a day to rent into the purchase of a dolly. Tow dollies are great. (if you have the space to store them)
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Tell them you are towing it with a 3500HD. That what we did to rent from U-Haul when needing to tow our Astro van home from AZ. Also go to a independent U-Haul dealer. They will rent it with fewer questions.
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Bought my A from a private seller and called the local U-Haul for a dolly to bring my civic home. Told them what I was pulling with(34' DP) they had zero issues with that.
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