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garmp

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We've had a 21' Class B+ and now are moving up to a 26' unit.
Wanting to camp & sight see near some congested areas and are leery of taking the larger unit into the locals. Thusly thinking of renting a car while there (Pensacola, FL). Question is are car rental companies willing to bring the car to the campground and days later pick it up? I heard that this is a common practice. Which company is your preferred one?
Thought I'd post this here rather than calling half a dozen companies.
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Enterprise claims,,,
"We'll pick you up"

When I needed a rental car a couple of years ago, they did pick me up, and I live over 20 miles out of town and away from their location, with a mile long gravel driveway.

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Enterprise rent a car will pick up, and you drive it back to them and they give you a ride back. So.e larger campgrounds have local rental cars onsite too. It usually will state this on the campground website


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some Enterprise locations will pick you up to get the car and some will take you back to your RV when returning the car. you’ll need to call first. other rental outfits may as well. again, call. while we were toad-less it was quite the hassle to rent. seemed to take forever. once i waited at the office for about an hour for another staffer to show up so we could get a ride back. your other option might be to uber/lyft to/from the office.


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Enterprise is the one most likely to pick you up and drop you off as that is part of their philosophy. But it is an office by office, staffing by staffing decision. During peak rental times and periods, they just may not be able to accommodate you on your schedule so call and speak to them in advance.

If your flexible and willing to work with them, you'll be surprised what you can get. I reserved for a busy Friday and returning Monday. They offered to pick me up late on Thursday (I mean 9pm), but only charge me for weekend special if I agreed. And I got a full size luxury car at midsize car rates just because it was a special rental that was returned and it wasn't schedule for picked up back to the pool until Tuesday so to them it was banked money. Flexibility get the best results.

Also check local shuttles in touristy areas as they may stop near the campground and where the rental cars are located. And as said, check with the campground office as there could be some arrangements they can make for you.


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Last time I rented an Enterprise it was (with insurance) something like 300 bucks for the weekend. I later found my existing vehicle insurance (The RV policy) would NOT have covered it so .... good thing.

My Towed. Is a bit older (2001) and cost me 2000 dollars when I bought it
Plus about another 2000 to make it towable

And I've put about 1000 in it since 2013 not counting oil, filters, tires and gasoline. I'd say it is way way way cheaper to tow.


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Turo is another option. The cars are less expensive to rent too. We used them a few times, without a hiccup.

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Posted: 02/05/20 05:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We tried going without a toad and depending on rental companies. Alas we found areas where there were no rental companies. Rentals also aren’t a lot of help if you break down in the middle of nowhere.


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If you just want to get around and you don't care about look or ride or keeping up with the Joneses, a toad is way cheaper then renting.





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We quit using a toad in favor of Enterprise. So much easier getting around and finding places to park. No worrying about having to unhook if you have to back up somewhere.

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