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Chawkins 09-17-2017 06:16 PM

Rental cars
 
Please give advice on renting a car when we use our MH.

dcbenny 09-17-2017 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Chawkins (Post 88752)
Please give advice on renting a car when we use our MH.

I always use Enterprise several times I got their weekend special. Rent Friday thru Monday 9.99 per day pick you up and drop you off

gmc 09-17-2017 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Chawkins (Post 88752)
Please give advice on renting a car when we use our MH.

Before we started towing, I rented a car on a couple of trips...
Enterprise typically had the best prices... And "they'll pick you up" (and drop you off after).

Your car insurance and/or credit card company will often cover your rental - so no need to buy the optional insurance.
(And unfortunately I know it works from a recent 1.5 mile rental.... That's how far I got away from Enterprise before being rear ended... Normal auto insurance covered it all.)

Laco 09-17-2017 07:26 PM

When we first got our DP we rented, usually but not always, from Enterprise. Then we towed for years, and now with the Gemini, we are renting again. Pro's and con's to both sides, I like not having the hassle of not being able to back up, having to find space to disconnect and re-connect, but truthfully renting can sometimes be a hassle, too. Setting up a car and motorhome to tow, correctly and safely is not exactly inexpensive, and I am not in favor of cost saving shortcuts, which are almost always going to compromise safety. Renting can be convenient, as can towing your own wheels, and frankly you can find yourself in a remote area, when rentals are not available, and there you are with no spare wheels. We are rarely that remote, so for us renting is working well for us, at least for now. You just have to decide which works best for your particular travel style.

Chawkins 09-17-2017 10:54 PM

Thank you everyone for sharing your advice & your experience. This really helps us to begin our journey.
We would appreciate any help.

Joe-FL 09-22-2017 12:39 PM

This last summer we only pulled the Harley and was on the road for about 4 months. There were numerous times we had to have a car. We found that if we planned ahead and booked online (advance pay) we could get the best deals. Probably the best advance pay deals ended up costing us around $14.00 to $17.00 a day.

Chawkins 09-22-2017 11:05 PM

We really appreciate the information. Thank you!

Mattie1 10-18-2017 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Chawkins (Post 88752)
Please give advice on renting a car when we use our MH.



We use Enterprise they deliver to u.

Chawkins 10-18-2017 11:50 PM

Thank you!

Murph 10-19-2017 02:26 AM

If you belong to Costco you can save big money on rentals, I do it all the time.

jpmihalk 10-19-2017 01:13 PM

We use Enterprise and joined the club. We get upgrades and specials when we use them.

Chawkins 10-19-2017 03:47 PM

Thank you for letting us know. I will check into joining the club.

Dbadger777 10-19-2017 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by dcbenny (Post 88753)
I always use Enterprise several times I got their weekend special. Rent Friday thru Monday 9.99 per day pick you up and drop you off

Does it matter what area of the country your in? We are going to be staying in Lebanon, Tennessee for a couple months. It's just east of Nashville. I have called and the best I was quoted for a small to mid sized car was, 28 bucks a day with unlimited mileage.

Laco 10-19-2017 05:15 PM

Rates vary quite a bit for the same car in different locals. Guess its all about, whatever the market will bear.

Chawkins 10-20-2017 04:25 PM

Thank you for the good advice.


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