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JAC1982

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Posted: 10/08/18 01:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm not sure where in CO you are going, but none of it is THAT far from TX, especially if you're driving a car.... it's 12 hours from Dallas to Denver so technically you could do it all in a day... my sister in law did San Antonio to Denver in one day in a car with a kid, a bird, and a dog. So I'd just suck it up for the 2 days it takes to get to CO and haul all the pets in your car with just a small overnight bag. I'm sure you can find a hotel or Air BnB somewhere along the way that will allow all the pets.

It wouldn't be the most fun 2 days but spending 10-20k on an older RV and then either having it break down along the way or realizing you don't like RVing sounds way less fun to me.


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Also, look into the cost of moveable "pods" instead of a moving truck. the PODS brand is expensive, but other companies do something similar. When I moved to CO from CA, the U-Pack pod from ABF ended up being cheaper than renting a moving truck once gas was factored in, and it only took about a week to arrive at my new location. My parents did the same thing, only they did a U-Pack ABF trailer.

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saffikeagan, as someone else said, a Jeep Wrangler is NOT a good tow vehicle for a travel trailer. Maybe a egg ot teardrop shaped trailer or popup/A-frame trailer.
By the way, the term RV can refer to a travel trailer, 5th wheel, popup or truck camper, not just Motorhomes. They are all recreational vehicles.

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I think you should rent a U-Haul.


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saffikeagan wrote:

Do you know a place that will rent cargo vans for one way long distance? If so, pleas share! I've looked into that option, but can't find any company willing to do that. Best I could find is a passenger van with a "don't leave a single shred of pet hair in the vehicle or we will charge you out the a** to clean it" pet policy. *eye roll* my critters definitely aren't Sphynx's and shaved Chinese Crested.

Please keep the ideas and suggestions coming; the help is very much appreciated!


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2gypsies wrote:

I think you should rent a U-Haul.


And based on past experiences, if your finances allow, bypass UHaul and get something from Penske/Ryder. UHaul equipment has been junk more times than not when I've used them.
Been a while, may be their better now?

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