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Old 10-10-2020, 04:12 PM
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Hi,

Working on finding my next boat and may end up with one in NJ or even further (I live on Massachusetts south shore) Where can I rent a F250/350 or similar, equipped for towing that I can use to get it home? I have an F150 now and will need to sort out what I'm gonna do long term. In the meantime I just want to get the boat home.

Thanks, as always...

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Old 10-10-2020, 04:23 PM
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Enterprise truck rental
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Originally Posted by Eightpter View Post
Enterprise truck rental
I used Enterprise also.
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Nice... Thanks. I had no idea...
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Uhaul is an option as well

Make sure you are fully insured and in compliance
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Not sure what boat your looking at however my 150 is rated to tow up to 13k your 150 may be rated high enough to tow what your looking at.
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Originally Posted by Eightpter View Post
Enterprise truck rental
Enterprise told me that you are not allowed to tow a trailer with their trucks.
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Remember that Enterprise Truck Rental is not exactly the same as Enterprise Car Rental. There's often just one commercial location in most towns, and their trucks are even different from those at the car rental location. Most of their rentals go to commercial accounts.

I rented an Enterprise F150 at a car rental, and it was SuperCrew with 5.5 foot bed and a bumper hitch. Their longer bed trucks with receiver hitch was only available at the truck rental operation.

In my city, the commercial truck rental is at the airport and it's next door to their car rental office. It's not clear if they offer one way rentals at the truck rentals, however.
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Originally Posted by icecreamman View Post
Enterprise told me that you are not allowed to tow a trailer with their trucks.
I had to rent an F250 with a diesel last year from Enterprise in Woburn, MA to tow my 30-ft travel trailer up to NH when one of the transmission cooling lines ruptured on my truck. I told them what I was doing and they even helped me set up the hitch receiver properly.
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Originally Posted by icecreamman View Post
Enterprise told me that you are not allowed to tow a trailer with their trucks.
don’t tell them
Old 10-11-2020, 06:05 AM
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I also use Enterprise - been doing it for 2 years. In Phila area, it's usually a 3/4 ton only and last time it was a brand new Ram diesel - usually between $85 & $99 depending on day I guess because miles are included
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Never done it, but I’ve seen some 3/4 tons at Home Depot. Not sure if they have hitches or towing rules, but may be worth looking at.
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Allied or hertz equipment rental too. Also american rentals.

i think hertz and american are in abington. There is also a place on wood road in braintree but i cant remember the name of it.
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Enterprise Truck Rental shows trucks available to tow, subject to limits by model - Ford, Chevy, Ram 12k-9k.
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I was given a loaner F-150 at an Enterprise car rental place and was told no towing.
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Originally Posted by Cobalt 25 View Post
I was given a loaner F-150 at an Enterprise car rental place and was told no towing.
Believe it has to be a 3/4 ton or higher for towing. No towing with 1/2 ton
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Enterprise in Woburn had to give me an F250 diesel two years ago when my silverado was in the shop. I told them an f150 would tow no problem but they said their insurance only covers f250 and higher. I didn’t complain as towing 4K with a diesel gave me better mileage than my gasser.
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I recently rented 1 ton pick up to tow my boat to northshore for repower couldnt have been more haapy. The savings from towing with a diesel took a big chunk out rental cost got 14.5mpg towing 7500 lbs. I used enterprise commercial in bridgewater
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Originally Posted by icecreamman View Post
Enterprise told me that you are not allowed to tow a trailer with their trucks.
It must depend on the location. I called Enterprise for this purpose in southern NJ. I asked about renting an F-350 for towing a boat. He told me their F-250 could do the job and save me some money.
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I Googled Enterprise Truck Rental. Website was clear they rent for towing.

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