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afidel

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Posted: 09/25/20 08:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Enterprise truck rental (NOT regular Enterprise locations!) will let you tow with a 2500 or 3500 rental. They're the only national chain other than U-haul that explicitly allows it in their contact, and unlike U-haul they rent crew cabs so you can take the family. If you have the ability to setup a business account Herc and United rentals are also options.

As far as insurance coverage, no mine does not have nearly a high enough daily limit on rental coverage to get a truck, though I could probably just do it and cover the difference.


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my insurance company in case of accident provides a "like kind" vehicle if that's what I want. So, if it was my 3/4 diesel crew cab, that's what they would provide.


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ktmrfs wrote:

my insurance company in case of accident provides a "like kind" vehicle if that's what I want. So, if it was my 3/4 diesel crew cab, that's what they would provide.


Are you sure? I explicitly asked my agent to look for a carrier and plan that would cover a vehicle capable of towing and he was not able to find one, his recommendation was to self-insure for the eventuality that I might have a breakdown or accident while on the road far from home.

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Like a few others have said Enterprise has HD trucks. I got a price if $59 a day for a Ram 2500 BigHorn gasser. I thought about renting one for a camping trip as an extended test drive.
The just sold of a bunch of the a couple of months ago.


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plasticmaster wrote:

This is just a general question, but what if you were to get in a traffic accident with your tow vehicle a day or two before a big camping trip? I'm talking about a well planned trip of a lifetime type of trip with hard to get campsite reservations and all. Would the auto insurance provide a loaner vehicle capable of pulling your travel trailer so you could still go on your trip? Has anyone here ever experienced this?


[emoticon] Hi, my neighbor has a Toyota Tacoma and it was hit in the rear and bent the frame down making his reciever un-usable. He tows a pop up tent trailer. He was only a few days from a trip planned a year in advance. I towed my 25' Airstream for over ten years with my 2000 Lincoln Navigator before I bought a new 2014 F-150. We were also going on a trip at the same time. I gave my neighbor the keys to my Navigator so he could still take his family camping.


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I'd go to Enterprise straight away and rent a Cummins on my dime. Let the insurance company deal with everything else and possibly coving the rental after the fact.


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Lwiddis wrote:

Where would the auto insurer go to find available loaner vehicles capable of pulling a moderate to large TT?

Why are you answering a question with a question?


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plasticmaster wrote:

This is just a general question, but what if you were to get in a traffic accident with your tow vehicle a day or two before a big camping trip? I'm talking about a well planned trip of a lifetime type of trip with hard to get campsite reservations and all. Would the auto insurance provide a loaner vehicle capable of pulling your travel trailer so you could still go on your trip? Has anyone here ever experienced this?


Since we don’t know or have your policy, we cannot possibly say what your insurance company will rent you if anything at all.

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ROBERTSUNRUS wrote:

plasticmaster wrote:

This is just a general question, but what if you were to get in a traffic accident with your tow vehicle a day or two before a big camping trip? I'm talking about a well planned trip of a lifetime type of trip with hard to get campsite reservations and all. Would the auto insurance provide a loaner vehicle capable of pulling your travel trailer so you could still go on your trip? Has anyone here ever experienced this?


[emoticon] Hi, my neighbor has a Toyota Tacoma and it was hit in the rear and bent the frame down making his reciever un-usable. He tows a pop up tent trailer. He was only a few days from a trip planned a year in advance. I towed my 25' Airstream for over ten years with my 2000 Lincoln Navigator before I bought a new 2014 F-150. We were also going on a trip at the same time. I gave my neighbor the keys to my Navigator so he could still take his family camping.


That’s a nice story. Doesn’t even begin to address the OPs question.

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afidel wrote:

ktmrfs wrote:

my insurance company in case of accident provides a "like kind" vehicle if that's what I want. So, if it was my 3/4 diesel crew cab, that's what they would provide.


Are you sure? I explicitly asked my agent to look for a carrier and plan that would cover a vehicle capable of towing and he was not able to find one, his recommendation was to self-insure for the eventuality that I might have a breakdown or accident while on the road far from home.


You can tell who his carrier is and what the policy says by telepathy?

This is the stupid thread of the week thread. Right from the get go.

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