I just installed a Curt trailer hitch on my 04 TJ. I see that uhal won't rent trailers to soft tops though. I have seen this thread and realize that the risk is pretty much the same for hard top and for soft top SUVs. I know someone that actually had a trailer accident that killed 5 people and he was using a hart top.
Anyway, since uhal won't rent me a trailer and I just paid $150 to get the hitch, what are some uhal alternatives that will rent a trailer to someone like me who has a soft top? I am in Portland, OR - but I would like some national companies so this wont be such a localized thread... Even though there are a lot of Jeeps here in portald
As they say, easier to get forgiveness then permission.
Also, when it comes to U-haul, just call a few agents. Some are less scrupulous than others.
Sent from my TJ
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
- Samuel Adams
I did the exact same thing a couple years ago. Picked it up in my buddy's Tacoma, dropped it off after hours in the jeep.
Be careful, I seem to recall a section in their rental agreement that says you'll only use it with the vehicle you pick it up with. Could have insurance or liability issues if something happens. I know this because we wanted to pick a trailer up with my dad's blazer that could easily handle the weight empty and use it fully loaded behind my brother's full size truck one time (for logistical issues in picking up the trailer).
I have the harbor freight folding trailer that is easy for me to store in the garage. I realize your situation might be different, but even though you think you will only use it twice, you never can tell how often it might come in handy in the future. A few times a year I think "hey I need to haul something and don't need to borrow a truck".