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Old 11-10-2014, 01:26 AM   #1
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Rent or Tow?

For the budget conscience, I would like your thoughts on towing a car vs. renting one for the day every once in awhile. For short trips, say, under 3 miles one way, we are more likely to ride bikes than drive.

Eagerly looking forward to seeing your responses. Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:15 AM   #2
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Re: Rent or Tow?

Welcome to the site

we have been renting last few trips, we only need a car for specific "tours" or such, we walk, bike or rent
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Re: Rent or Tow?

Really depends on where you go, duration of the trip, weather, etc.

We tow (1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD - 4 down). But it is also our daily driver. We fulltime yet (gaspeth & horrors) stay in once spot for months or years because we (now I) work. I have a co-worker who rides his bike to work in the rain, sleet & snow. We recently picked up a 150cc touring scooter (trying to get it tagged in NM... long story) so David will have transportation if/when he needs it. David says the 150cc is a tad underpowered for what we want it for so once we get to where ever we will be stopping at, it will get sold and replaced with a 250cc The only way David will be riding a bicycle would be if I want to be a widow. I need to get a hitch mounted hauler to haul the silly thing back east with (on the back of the Jeep).

If you decide to tow, I suggest getting a used vehicle. Toweds get beat being dragged behind a bus or RV.

If you get a used scooter (or new) make sure you either get a title or if you only get the Manufacturers Certificate, get the ORIGINAL Sales Invoice (even if printed off the computer) otherwise getting a title is almost impossible. The states want the original sales invoice. Not an easy thing to get.
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:26 PM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome. I'm planning on fulltiming. I'm leaning towards renting instead of towing to avoid the maintenance costs, especially given the wear and tear.
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