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Old 03-27-2020, 02:58 PM   #1
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Renting a tow vehicle

Let's say I have my fw/conversion to goose box set up in a remote park 1500 miles from my home. I leave in my tv to explore the country side, have an accident that will require major repairs to my tv. May take several weeks to month, I need to get home take care of business. I do not want to leave my trailer behind. Anyone know if there are rental tv's with proper hitches available ? Nation wide? Other solution other than leaving in storage until can return ?
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Old 03-27-2020, 03:28 PM   #2
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I think you'll have a very difficult time finding a rental truck setup for 5th/gooseneck towing.
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Old 03-27-2020, 03:37 PM   #3
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I would say your chances of finding a rental tow vehicle set up to tow a camper are slim to none.

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Old 03-27-2020, 04:11 PM   #4
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I think you might need to hire a Hotshot/RV delivery to haul your 5th wheel home. The cost of the long distance tow for your 5th wheel might be covered by insurance.
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Old 03-27-2020, 04:32 PM   #5
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One option might be to contact an RV Dealer either near where your trailer currently is, or near your home and see if they can arrange transport. The Dealer themselves may be equipped if they do pickups/delivery on their own.

Another option, depending on financial ability, is to find a suitable used truck and purchase it. Remove the hitch from your damaged vehicle, install in the newly purchased truck, haul trailer home, and then sell the extra truck (less the hitch).

Depending on purchase price, which can often be a great deal compared to what you'd pay at home, you might even break even.

Remember for a one-way trip it doesn't need to be anything fancy. Just what you need to get the job done.

Since this was a hypothetical question, I hope you never have the need to do this.
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Old 03-28-2020, 01:20 PM   #6
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POST A HELP NEEDED on this forum and maybe Craigslist and see if anyone local to you responds...
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Old 03-28-2020, 01:23 PM   #7
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For a pickup set up to tow a gooseneck trailer, call Enterprise Rent A Truck.
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