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Old 02-13-2000, 03:03 PM
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I need to get the 6.9 down to Cincinnati to finish up some work on it at the shop before putting it on the truck to its new owner. I would prefer not to drive it, and I have a Cherokee with the 4.0 HO straight six engine in it which is great for towing. Anyhow, my question is: How does U-Haul charge for their trailer/hitch rentals? I was thinking of going over there tomorrow morning before I head back to Cincinnati and getting the hitch put on the Jeep and renting a flatbed. I'd have it only for a few hours in the day then would return it. Anyone know how much this might set me back? I definitely want a flatbed, NO car dollies. Any info would be greatly appreciated!


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Old 02-14-2000, 10:00 AM
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I just rented an auto transport(full car carrier not just a dolly) at the beginning of January. The fee was $49.95 per day. I already had a class III hitch and wiring for a boat. I did have to purchase a wiring converter. Evidently the U-haul stuff is wired differently than everything else, but it was only $4.00. When I called they told me that I would need a class III hitch so, to my knowledge they don't rent the hitch. They did do a nice job though, they check to verify that the car you will be carrying will fit on the transport, they connected it while I filled out the papers then showed how to lock and unlock the ramps and fenders so you can get out of the car after you drive it on. They made the pick-up and dropoff very easy.

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Old 02-14-2000, 08:08 PM
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Marc,

Thanks alot! I went to the local U-Haul place today and they had a really nice flatbed on the lot. $55 for three days, no mileage penalties. I do need to buy a hitch though. I hear that Reese is a good name. I stopped in at the Jeep dealer as well and was informed that the only necessarry modification for towing would be an auxiliary tranny cooler (kinda figured on that one). No biggie. Ok, thanks again for the info! If anyone sees a 6.9 riding on a flatbed sometime soon going down I-71 then you've spotted me!

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'77 450SL
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'80 300SD
'85 380SE
'89 420SEL
'93 300E 2.8
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