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Old 04-07-2013, 12:13 PM   #11
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all availability issues aside, the main issue i see here is that camping is supposed to be fun and hopefully, but not nearly always as much as it should be, a stress just seems to me that trying to locate a TV every and anytime you want to take a trip would pretty much be the biggest hassle in the history of camping!

trailers are honestly a LOT of work in and of themselves...maintenance, storage, modding, winterizing, packing,

if you are unwilling or uninterested in getting the proper tow vehicle, then maybe you should take a step back and look at the options availabe for the vehicle you drive now?

Its easy for some of us to say "eh, just get you a nice used 1/2 ton, and go from there.......but while an honest suggestion, may not be one that fits your current budget or lifestyle.....and honestly i think EVERYONE should be able to get out and enjoy the outdoors with thier family regardless of budget!.....its does NOT have to be this 100k Tv/TT that many on here have the LUXURY of enjoying......

but i answer your question, I asked my father in law who used to work for far as he knew, NONE of the major rental places INTENTIONALLY supplied trucks/suv with tow options......of course SOME may have that functionality as supplied from the dealer..... also to that, towing is not specifically allowed, and if any damage to the vehicle or breakdown occurs while towing, then the renter is responsible for all repairs regardless of insurance if you called and asked for a vehicle WITH tow hitch and brake controller, not only would they not know SPECIFICALLY, they would probably not even rent you the vehicle......of course some may, as each office is kinda would be a gamble either way.....

the larger truck rental places such as ryder/uhaul/penske ect i am sure have options for towing....but i cant imagine the cost to use that as a TV.....not to mention, the uncomfortable ride that would every rental i have ever got from them was BARE bones.......{think work truck}

might i offer another solution? How about renting a motorhome? we have several places here that rent small and large motorhomes (and trailers too)...then you dont have to buy anything, nor maintain anything, nor worry about towing ramifications if somehting happens???

just a any case i hope you are out there camping soon!

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Old 04-07-2013, 12:41 PM   #12
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I would also suggest looking at Class C campers. Used units can be had for reasonable prices comparable to TT.


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Old 04-07-2013, 12:49 PM   #13
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yep, i agree about renting a class C.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:29 PM   #14
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I had suggested in a previous thread the OP made about renting. He could rent one that is within specs of his TVs capability and see how it feels. Or, he could also rent a class C.

Last year, I rented because I didn't know how the rest of my family would like camping. Since I have owned trailers and truck campers before, I figured I would rent one before jumping in and buying. I think renting worked great. I also found out what my TV was capable of towing.

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