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Old 02-28-2011, 07:23 PM   #1
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Advice on Wrangler rental in Phoenix

I'm flying to Phoenix with a friend in a couple of months for a week long vacation. We are planning to rent a 2 door Wrangler from Fox Rent a Car at the airport, then drive to Sedona and the Grand Canyon.

Is there anything I need to know about renting a Jeep for this kind of trip? I believe they are going to provide a base Sport model. I asked what kind of tires it would have, but they didn't know.

I don't plan on doing any serious offroad trails, just some basic trails in the Sedona area. I don't think Fox Rent a Car prohibits offroad driving, but I obviously have to be careful not to do any damage.

Any roads/trails that are a must see?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-28-2011, 07:26 PM   #2
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My advice, pack lightly, there is no room for luggage and pay for the extra rental insurance!

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Old 02-28-2011, 07:59 PM   #3
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Ask if it will be 4 wheel drive, most rental places on rent out the low end models, I never heard of fox rental.
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Yeah, bring your camera. Both are eye openers.

Oh yeah, and bring shorts and tee's. It's in the 80's and only going up!
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I don't know about shorts and tees. It gets kinda cool in the higher elevations. Went in May to Montizumas castle, Sedona, Prescotte, Up to Jerome. Was really cold. Just rent a car and when you get to Sedona do a jeep tour. Pretty rough country to rent without tools ect. and being prepared. Plenty of sights from the road. Take a hike!
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:04 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. Do you guys think a Wrangler Sport will be ok for the Sedona trails? I believe that's what Fox Rent a Car provides. I would prefer to just rent a Sport and keep it for the entire week, as long as it will get me through the trails ok.

Or do you think it's better to just rent a car at Phoenix airport, drive to Sedona and rent a Rubicon for the Sedona trails?
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However you do it be prepared. Wild country there.
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Google the name of the company and the word jeep, and read the comments..

Also, the insurance probably has fine print regarding offroading, probably a good idea to read it all..
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:57 PM   #9
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Thanks guys. At this point I'm leaning towards renting a cheap car at Phoenix airport, driving to Sedona and renting a properly equipped Wrangler for a day from one of the local Jeep rental companies.

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