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Old 05-29-2014, 01:54 PM   #1
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Renting a Trailer - HELP!

Hey y'all! Brand new here, so please be kind.....

My husband and I planned to move to Seattle from Austin last year. In the process we traded in our 20yo Wrangler for a 2014 soft-top - having no clue that UHaul doesn't rent to soft-tops. I have called every Uhaul, Sunbelt, etc. in my area and the best suggestion (from the Uhaul renter) is to have a friend pick one up and switch it at my house. (We're moving at the end of June.) My biggest concern with this is the drop off process. Will they know that my friend picked it up? Will I be penalized for this in the end with a fee? If I am pulled over, will this cause issues? I would really appreciate any help. Thanks for reading!! Meagan

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Old 05-29-2014, 03:10 PM   #2
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Just have a friend pick it up. I had to do the same thing. Hauled it home with my father in laws truck and hooked the jeep up to it. Their is no law about pulling a trailer with a soft top, that's just uhauls policy. You will also not have any problem at the other end.

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Of course you could rent a uhaul truck and trailer and just trailer the jeep.
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:43 PM   #4
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Thanks wayne d!! I can start to wipe the sweat off my brow... We are trying to save the extra $800 and not trailer the Jeep, but that is Plan B right now. You have been very helpful!
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Old 05-29-2014, 04:58 PM   #6
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If you rent the trailer and have it hooked to your Jeep and have an accident UHaul will have a field day with you. Your insurance wont cover it and UHauls insurance wont either. I wouldn't do it. I would rent a truck and trailer the Jeep.
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buy a used trailer and sell it when you get there
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:36 PM   #8
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You could also, just rent a truck that holds about as much as the trailer and drive both. Would probably be cheaper than renting one of their big trucks and a carrier.
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I'm about to move from Florida to new York and we reserved a 16' truck and trailer from budget rental for just over a 1000. Not sure how many miles your trip is but mins is over 1400. So I didn't think a grand was too bad of a price
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Mowrangler - You are in my brain. This was my biggest concern regarding using a friend's truck... Thank you for your reply!!
Timberwolf - We've been stalking Craigslist for about a month for this reason... Just waiting for the right one to pop up! Thanks for your post!!
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trailer

if anything happens to the the trailer or anything,you would be reliable for weather its your fault or not
damage to the trailer or your vehical or anyone elses.

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