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Old 06-03-2008, 06:25 PM   #1
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Moving truck rental with 4 seats that could also tow Element?

I'm moving from Bakersfield, California to Ithaca, New York this summer for
grad school. I need to move a ton of luggage and belongings (no way could
they fit in my vehicle), as well as my car (a Honda Element), and 3 friends
of mine all together.

The ideal way to handle this is to rent a small moving truck (don't have too
much stuff, just lots of luggages, no furnitures etc, a 10' truck is more
than enough) from Budget/UHaul/Penske, with a car towing kit. But the
problem is none of the trucks I find fit 4 people, and I think it's illegal
to sit inside of car being towed by state laws.

Is there a solution for this? Another way that might work is to rent a truck
/suv/mini Van from car rental companies like Avis/Enterprise/Hertz, they fit
4 people pretty comfortably and they are capable of towing my Honda Element
, and I could spread the luggages across my element and the rental suv/truck
/mini van. But I think most of the car rental companies prohibits me from
towing a car or any heavy trailers with their rental suv/truck/mini van, is
that true?
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:49 PM   #2
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1. Rent the truck, tow your E. Rent a subcompact car to carry your extra people.

2. Rent a truck, tow your E, fly the extra people to "point B" to help you there.

3. Rent a truck, tow your E, take just 2 people, and make it work.

4. Put your stuff in storage in CA. Rent a trailer and drive your Element. Take a minimal amount of stuff and buy cheap furniture in NY, sell it when you finish grad school. Move your stuff in CA to the place where you get your job after grad school.
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:28 PM   #3
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http://www.enterprisetrucks.com/truckDetailsPickup.html


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Old 06-03-2008, 08:45 PM   #4
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5. Whats the matter with renting a truck/van and driving the Element?:confused:

The truck would only need to be a large van, 'cause the E could handle one or two people and some luggage.

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What happens to the friends after they get there? Are they returning home?
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:31 PM   #5
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5. Whats the matter with renting a truck/van and driving the Element?:confused:

The truck would only need to be a large van, 'cause the E could handle one or two people and some luggage.

Wha did I miss?


What happens to the friends after they get there? Are they returning home?
And that is why you want to have cheesy friends. Thanks Will, just call me Captain Obvious. :rolleyes:
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:39 PM   #6
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I think they're trying to keep from buying gas for two vehicles. I say get a hitch, rent a trailer and drive the E. The hitch will always come in handy in the future and the gas savings will offset the price.:cool:
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:30 AM   #7
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We'll be doing the same thing in about a year- moving from glorious CA to who knows what hell hole for a phd program... I'm leaning towards getting one of those pack it yourself storage boxes, pack it up, have them move it to our new location, sell the accord, then drive the E with our most precious items packed in to the new location. No way in hell I would be caught trying to drive some humongous POS rental truck thousands of miles... but thats just me :)
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:16 AM   #8
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I think they're trying to keep from buying gas for two vehicles....
Yeah, but I'm guessin' that the gas for the E + gas for rental + the rental expense for smaller rental will be a lower total than the cost of fuel + truck rental + trailer rental as mentioned as ideal by the OP. :wink:

Two seperate vehices can be a pain when traveling long distances....but it can come in handy too. To me it is 6 of one...1/2 dozen of another.

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I say get a hitch, rent a trailer and drive the E.
I personally like this idea of just getting a small trailer and towing it w/ the E. Rent or just buy one and sell it after getting to school. Even if you sell if for 1/2 what you pay for it it'll prolly cost less than the other rental options.

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Old 06-04-2008, 01:27 PM   #9
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Most rental places only have the box truck styles for out of state moving and the mileage on those is about half that of the E. My in-laws rented a small one to haul some things from S. FL while my family and I drove the E back on our vacation. It seemed that we would stop at the same times for gas but they would put in about twice what we did. It was a nice truck but if you really don't have much to haul get a hitch and rent a trailer. It would be more fun that way too.

The Enterprise truck looks like a good option as well but that could get pricey when you add the rental cost of the truck and the vehicle dolly to the cost of gas.
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Old 06-04-2008, 07:12 PM   #10
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Enterprise.

http://www.enterprisetrucks.com/truckDetailsPickup.html


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Thanks for the info, unfortuantely I called them up they don't do any one-way rental :mad:
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