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Old 07-29-2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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U-Haul a No Go on renting Trailers

Just ripped all the carpet, tack strips, cushion ect up in my home and needed to rent a small cargo trailer to haul it to the dump and saw this on their website.

Towing vehicle requirements

  • Must be equipped with a hard top if it is an SUV or Jeep. U-Haul does not allow any type of sport-utility vehicle not equipped with a hard top to tow U-Haul equipment.


Ummm....What?! Why, doesn't make much sense to me.


Soooooo, if you have a convertible car, it's okay, but not an SUV or JEEP.....(At least they put us in our own class lol)

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Old 07-29-2013, 02:26 PM   #2
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They just jealous.

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Old 07-29-2013, 02:29 PM   #3
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That's A LOT of potential Customers they could have.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:30 PM   #4
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I would call the local uhaul. They're usually privately owned. The one around here will do it. Not only did I have a soft top on my old jeep, but it wasn't even on when I went to rent a trailer , not to mention it was a 6x12 enclosed which I was pulling behind a 2 door TJ. Was all kinds of wrong, but I was just going a very short distance, kept to back roads and went slow.

Anyways, regardless of what the site says they will probably do it. If not, go to another one.
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Yeah, that is one of their rules....

I have my own trailer, so screw'em.....
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:39 PM   #6
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It's U-haul's corporate policy. You may find a local franchise willing to look the other way, but the paperwork will state a hard top is mandatory. If it's that big a deal, borrow a hard top for when you pick up the trailer, then swap it out for your soft top.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:40 PM   #7
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Seems most of the Privately owned guys around here only have enclosed trailers and car dollies.

Eventually I'll just have my own small trailer though.
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Or rent a pickup from them
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I almost went and picked up the trailer I needed with my Lightning and then switched it over. But I figure if something happened I'd probably get denied insurance claims.

Anwyays, Home Depot and Lowes both rent out pick ups locally for cheaper than a trailer I believe.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:23 PM   #10
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This true I had the same experience when I went to reserve a small 4x6 to drive from Texas to Florida. Counter lady said no go I said I will drive my truck then. Showed up in buddy's f150 towed trailer to my place hooked up and hit the bricks... Figured what would they say in Florida return it to tx? Dropped off in jk with top down not a peep. Weird rule but I assure you it tows fine behind a soft top.
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They also won't rent a trailer to you if you have a Ford Explorer, despite the current vehicle having the sum total of exactly nothing in common with the ones that caused the problems fifteen years ago.
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Call another rental company that rents lawn tractors they will have trailers you can rent.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:47 PM   #13
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Yeah, it's probably a result of a lawsuit with a soft top CJ in 1950 and they carry that thorn in their side to this day.
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Yeah, it's probably a result of a lawsuit with a soft top CJ in 1950 and they carry that thorn in their side to this day.
That is it exactly.

Some dillweed rented a trailer with an open top vehicle and did not secure the load. Hit the brakes hard and part of the load flies through the vehicle.

And they get sued because of the stupid renter. Can't say I blame them from their side.
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If you go to rent from Uhaul, DO NOT ASK about the hard top let them ask you! They may not even be aware of the fine print ...
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:34 AM   #16
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That is it exactly.

Some dillweed rented a trailer with an open top vehicle and did not secure the load. Hit the brakes hard and part of the load flies through the vehicle.

And they get sued because of the stupid renter. Can't say I blame them from their side.
I thought there was a clause about not being responsible for loads not secured correctly.

I can understand this too, but seriously. One person always ruins it for everyone else.

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