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Deb and Ed M

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Posted: 11/24/17 06:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We own a Transit, medium-roof van with the 3.5 ecoboost motor, and LOVE driving it. It also gets almost 18 mpg. Personally, I would try to rent a full-size wagon like a Transit?

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Posted: 11/24/17 04:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Double-check with your insurance company re larger vehicle rental (e.g., full-size vsn). Thought I read somewhere that some insurance companies exclude certain rental vehicles from your regular car insurance coverage.

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Posted: 11/27/17 06:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I own a business and have commercial business insurance. My daily is a 2500 Cummins Mega Cab. I am not sure where we would even rent a GMC 1 Ton Passenger van?

The 3.5 EB is a fun motor for sure. That's about what we get with ours unloaded. Maybe with some weight in it, they would drive better. Ours is pretty much empty all the time, and a work van so no seats inside.

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Posted: 11/28/17 06:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The good news is I scored a nice cargo box on sale for 20% off last night. The bad news is, I don't know if the rental minivan has cross bars or not. Apparently the new vans (Pacifica) are a new design so they don't have the clamps for the factory bars yet. I have an assortment of cross bars and clamps, but if they don't have the parts to attach to the van, then they will do no good. I'll call em this afternoon and see what the vans come with.

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Posted: 11/28/17 01:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There's a lot of difference in the driving experience between a cargo van vs passenger van. Six people and luggage I'd pick a full size van ten times out of ten.


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