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Old 02-28-2016, 08:23 PM
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Default Best option for a rental truck for towing.

I need to rent a truck this weekend to tow a vw beetle back from Moab. Plan was to drive it back, but my girlfriends aunt says the clutch doesn't work. I'm sure its just out of adjustment, but I want a back up plan. Plan B was to drive my new c20 and tow it back, but the motor I had lined up for it fell through.

I have a tow bar for the bug, but I'm not opposed to putting it on a car trailer.

Uhaul is about $500 to rent a truck for the weekend. Pretty sure you are not allowed to tow a vehicle with a truck from enterprise or the like.

Anybody know a good option?
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Old 02-28-2016, 08:29 PM
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Four bolts, a couple of wires, fuel line, and throttle cable is all that you need to get to the clutch. Buy the clutch kit, and do it in the driveway! I used to be pretty good at engine/clutch swaps with VW's. Fastest by myself was just under 45 minutes. But that was over 30 years ago...
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Old 02-28-2016, 08:33 PM
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Four bolts, a couple of wires, fuel line, and throttle cable is all that you need to get to the clutch. Buy the clutch kit, and do it in the driveway! I used to be pretty good at engine/clutch swaps with VW's. Fastest by myself was just under 45 minutes. But that was over 30 years ago...
That is still my plan, just looking to see if there are an easy back up options.
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I needed a 3/4 ton to tow a skid steer last summer because the skid steer rental place wouldn't let me tow with my 1/2 ton (for good reason, that would have been way too much weight for my 1/2t). I found Enterprise to be the best option and they had no issues with me towing. It came ready to tow. It was somewhere in the $300 range for the weekend IIRC. Home Depot definitely doesn't allow towing with their rentals, going as far as welding pins in the receivers (not that it would be an option for a multi-day rental)
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:06 PM
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Found a great option.
Enterprise commercial truck rental in Lakewood. $70/day no questions asked other than, how big of truck to do want? They put me in a 2016 Ford F-350 1 ton diesel with 77 miles on it. Woodsurfcruiser told me about them and it worked out great. Way cheaper than renting a u-haul.

Thanks to Travis for letting me borrow the car hauler. Worked out great!
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:24 AM
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Looks like you had 'enough truck' for the job!
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Thanks to Travis for letting me borrow the car hauler. Worked out great!
You got it buddy
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So how you gonna get that engine inside that VW?
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So how you gonna get that engine inside that VW?
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:09 AM
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That trailer queen v-8 is getting in some miles, I last saw it in Central City, now it's been to Moab... guess I need to get out more when Travis' junk is makin' me jealous with all it's adventures.

Great tip on the big truck rental, lots of us could use that one day.
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