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Gosh, it sure is hard to rent a pickup truck with a hitch
Posted by: Speedy
Date: March 23, 2011 09:45PM
Just a rant.

I need to haul a riding lawn mower. I don't have a hitch on any of my functioning casr and the two friends with pickups that I can ask to help out have plans on Saturday. None of the rental places in my 100,000 population area will rent a pickup truck with a hitch. Enterprise Rentals has pickup trucks but no hitch. I'll end up renting a 16 foot van designed for moving from Budget. Not even an SUV.



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Re: Gosh, it sure is hard to rent a pickup truck with a hitch
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: March 23, 2011 09:49PM
Home Depot.



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Re: Gosh, it sure is hard to rent a pickup truck with a hitch
Posted by: Tofer
Date: March 23, 2011 09:54PM
Is it a small enough mower to fit in the truck bed? You could probably fashion a ramp out of something (strong) to get it onto the bed.
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Re: Gosh, it sure is hard to rent a pickup truck with a hitch
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: March 23, 2011 09:57PM
Put an ad on craigslist. You can probably find someone who will do it cheaper than you can rent the truck for.



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Re: Gosh, it sure is hard to rent a pickup truck with a hitch
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 23, 2011 10:39PM
Yep- Home Depot if you're local. Cheap and easy.
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Re: Gosh, it sure is hard to rent a pickup truck with a hitch
Posted by: Black
Date: March 23, 2011 10:41PM
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Speedy
Just a rant.

I need to haul a riding lawn mower. I don't have a hitch on any of my functioning casr and the two friends with pickups that I can ask to help out have plans on Saturday. None of the rental places in my 100,000 population area will rent a pickup truck with a hitch. Enterprise Rentals has pickup trucks but no hitch. I'll end up renting a 16 foot van designed for moving from Budget. Not even an SUV.

If you're in Chicago I know someone with a trailer it will fit on.




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Re: Gosh, it sure is hard to rent a pickup truck with a hitch
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: March 24, 2011 08:25AM
Are you saying that they won't rent one with (that provides) the hitch ball or mount?

Is it that they have trucks with a round tube/receiver style hitch package installed, but you need to supply your own ball/ball mount, yes? Wal-Mart or any place...$10 or less for a basic ball or mount.

It does seem odd they wouldn't have a any truck available without the tow package on it, but you always have to supply your own balls/mounts or purchase it from them (inflated price).



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Re: Gosh, it sure is hard to rent a pickup truck with a hitch
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: March 24, 2011 10:54AM
doesn't seem odd to me. they know how people treat rentals...that DON'T have a tow package.




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Re: Gosh, it sure is hard to rent a pickup truck with a hitch
Posted by: billb
Date: March 24, 2011 11:02AM
they don't have the bolt on frame and bolt on reese bumper hitches propped up against the office wall any more ? :-)
It's been a few decades since I walked into a Ryder type rental place.



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Re: Gosh, it sure is hard to rent a pickup truck with a hitch
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 24, 2011 04:58PM
....if you don't have a HITCH.....what about SON of a HITCH.....???



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