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Postby wallmanwill » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:45 pm

I was thinking of renting a U haul in Reno. Are they burner friendly? Are should I keep that hush hush.

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Postby junglesmacks » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:54 pm

NO, they are not. The ONLY burner friendly rental truck service is Budget on Gentry Way. Listen to me on this one.

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Postby zorro sings » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:55 pm

However they are getting less friendly when it comes to rates.A new manager last year told me his policy was not to "Hammer Burners".Voila prices went down 25% from 2009.Virtually the same price we paid in 2001 when renting trucks for The Project was somewhat rare.

Went in last month to reserve and found the prices had gone up....way up.When I aked the manager,a new one again,why the big jump he told me it was the new policy to "Raise rates during Burning Man".

Hard to blame them as no competition but still disapointing
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Postby junglesmacks » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:57 pm

That's why you reserve online and find a coupon code. I got my 16' for 11 days for $350 and $0.16/mile
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Postby Sic Pup » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:01 pm

Before I commited to drive from the east coast again I researched this.
Didn't I read somewhere that if you book online at the commercial rate you could still use online coupons and that no proof of business association was needed? I seemed to recall coming up with a rate comparable to JS.
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Postby junglesmacks » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:14 pm

Yes exactly. You don't need to show proof of business, and those are business rates. The only stipulation is that you are required to carry the insurance..
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Postby lucky420 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:07 am

HOw much did the insurance run you? We used a 25 footer last year but got it for the 15 ft price. I have a hexayurt but may just end up camping out of the box truck. How cool did it stay inside it during the day? Were able to sleep during the day in it. We spent monday night of last year in the truck but monday/tuesday weather was fairly mild so....

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Postby junglesmacks » Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:49 am

Read through that link I posted up top for my review on box truck living. Long story short, it rocks.
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Postby joejoejoe » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:50 pm

I too am interested in how you worked out insurance.

I'd be concerned that renting it as a business might cause trouble in that department.


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