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Old 04-09-2014, 08:16 PM   #1
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Renting a tow vehicle

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I am wondering if anyone knows of a company that might rent a truck capable of towing my RW. If it comes down to it and the RW is delivered before my truck I'd like to see if I have any options how to retrieve it.

TIA for any pointers.
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:06 PM   #2
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I looked at commercial transport company when I bought mine. My cost to drive 2,000 miles roundtrip vs transport was very close. As I remember I would save about 20% picking up myself.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:07 PM   #3
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You probably won't be able to rent a 5er ready truck,
but you can hire a transport or sweet talk one of us into doing it for you

if you hire transport make SURE it is bonded and easy to work with - I had issues with two car haulers - one even dropped the car off the side of the transports ramps when I was WATCHING then tried to say that didn't happen !!!

Thank goodness I had pics of his bent over plumbers crack trying to figure out how to fix the mess !
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:19 AM   #4
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Where are you located? I made a crap ton of calls to RV dealers asking if they would rent a truck to me. Of everyone I called, only one said yes and they wanted an astronomical number for the rental. How badly do you want it? More importantly, why isn't the factory delivering to your dealer? Maybe I'm confused.
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:50 AM   #5
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I am located in the Nashville area. I bought the RW from Lazydays in Tampa. The truck which I have ordered from Ford dealer here in Nashville has not yet arrived. If the RW arrives before the truck I'm trying to figure out my options.

I may look at a commercial transport, that's not a bad idea or I may just park it at the Lazydays campground and wait until the truck arrives. I'll know more how this will play out in the next week or 3.

Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:41 AM   #6
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We have used a couple of haulers to move our rig. Very responsible and not to expensive. Found them at our campground front desk. Try yellow pages. RV haulers? Or RV service center. Most are happy to assist.
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I am located in the Nashville area. I bought the RW from Lazydays in Tampa. The truck which I have ordered from Ford dealer here in Nashville has not yet arrived. If the RW arrives before the truck I'm trying to figure out my options.

I may look at a commercial transport, that's not a bad idea or I may just park it at the Lazydays campground and wait until the truck arrives. I'll know more how this will play out in the next week or 3.

Thanks for the feedback.
Either Redwood or Lazy days have professional haulers that haul these 5ers to Lazy Days. When the hauler leaves Lazy Days he/she has nothing hitched to their truck.
Why don't you check with Lazy Days to find out if one of their haulers would work for you. It's nice for a hauler to be able to make money (even half way) driving back to Indiana to pick up another 5er.
I'm sure the hauler would appreciate it.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:52 AM   #8
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That's true if they can pick up a load on their way home when they were initially going home empty they just might say yes, hey money talks! I'm also waiting for mine at lazydays can't wait
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