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Old Apr 1st 2012, 1:31 pm
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Is there ANY car hire company in the Las Vegas or San Francisco region that does one way car hire to New York without charging ridiculous one way charges?
I've been quoted up to $1000 extra so far on top of the rental charge.
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Old Apr 1st 2012, 1:57 pm
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Think it's all relative to how far it is to get it back (even if it never goes back)
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Old Apr 1st 2012, 2:38 pm
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Default Re: One way car hire

Originally Posted by Sheepdip View Post
Think it's all relative to how far it is to get it back (even if it never goes back)
Oh yes for sure, but with big companies like Avis, Dollar, Alamo, its just a question of moving stock around isn't it.
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Default Re: One way car hire

Originally Posted by Mitzyboy View Post
Oh yes for sure, but with big companies like Avis, Dollar, Alamo, its just a question of moving stock around isn't it.
Things get complicated when you cross state lines. Although it shares the same name it may not be the same company in NY as it was in SF.
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy View Post
Oh yes for sure, but with big companies like Avis, Dollar, Alamo, its just a question of moving stock around isn't it.
Not really because the vehicle is registered to be used in the state the plates are from. Also vehicle testing requirements vary from state to state.

Compare it to renting a car in an EU country and wanting to drop it off in another EU country 3K miles away.
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Not really because the vehicle is registered to be used in the state the plates are from. Also vehicle testing requirements vary from state to state.

Compare it to renting a car in an EU country and wanting to drop it off in another EU country 3K miles away.
Yes, I can do that, well 1500 miles away anway!
I understand what you are saying though, thanks
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Default Re: One way car hire

Originally Posted by Mitzyboy View Post
Is there ANY car hire company in the Las Vegas or San Francisco region that does one way car hire to New York without charging ridiculous one way charges?
I've been quoted up to $1000 extra so far on top of the rental charge.
At the moment in Phoenix, I see great offers for 1-way truck rental to LA. It's the end of the Scottsdale season, and there are a lot of extra rentals that are brought in from LA and need to return there.

But from the West Coast to NY -- would think it less likely.
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Default Re: One way car hire

Originally Posted by Mitzyboy View Post
Is there ANY car hire company in the Las Vegas or San Francisco region that does one way car hire to New York without charging ridiculous one way charges?
I've been quoted up to $1000 extra so far on top of the rental charge.
I use Carrentals.com all the time and often it is a 1 way rental . I just did a quickie search for a 7 day rental 1 way Las Vegas- NYC $ 509.58 Tax included.
Good luck

http://www.carrentals.com/search/las...12-05-09-10-00
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Originally Posted by Oregon4now View Post
I use Carrentals.com all the time and often it is a 1 way rental . I just did a quickie search for a 7 day rental 1 way Las Vegas- NYC $ 509.58 Tax included.
Good luck

http://www.carrentals.com/search/las...12-05-09-10-00
Many thanks
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Years ago there was a scheme where a private car owner wanted his/her car driven across the country. The company paired up one-way potential renters with those owners. I don't know if it still exists or even what it's called. You have a set time period in which you have to deliver the car - might be a few extra days for a long trip than what would be considered a reasonable time frame, might be a few weeks - it all depended on the owner. You couldn't, for example, go from Seattle to San Diego via Denver though - a reasonable extra mileage but not masses.
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Years ago there was a scheme where a private car owner wanted his/her car driven across the country. The company paired up one-way potential renters with those owners. I don't know if it still exists or even what it's called. You have a set time period in which you have to deliver the car - might be a few extra days for a long trip than what would be considered a reasonable time frame, might be a few weeks - it all depended on the owner. You couldn't, for example, go from Seattle to San Diego via Denver though - a reasonable extra mileage but not masses.
Thanks ..... I'm looking at 20 days so they probably wouldnt be too happy with that :-).

I could end up like that guy in the film Vanishing Point
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Years ago there was a scheme where a private car owner wanted his/her car driven across the country. The company paired up one-way potential renters with those owners. I don't know if it still exists or even what it's called. You have a set time period in which you have to deliver the car - might be a few extra days for a long trip than what would be considered a reasonable time frame, might be a few weeks - it all depended on the owner. You couldn't, for example, go from Seattle to San Diego via Denver though - a reasonable extra mileage but not masses.
Yes I did this with some friends when I was a student. They are called driveaways or something similar. Worked out great for us - Virginia to the West Coast in 2 weeks.
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy View Post
Thanks ..... I'm looking at 20 days so they probably wouldnt be too happy with that :-).
I don't know, it's not beyond the realms of possibility. It all depended on what the owner wanted.

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I could end up like that guy in the film Vanishing Point
Never seen it.

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Yes I did this with some friends when I was a student. They are called driveaways or something similar. Worked out great for us - Virginia to the West Coast in 2 weeks.
Aha!
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Not really because the vehicle is registered to be used in the state the plates are from. Also vehicle testing requirements vary from state to state.
Aren't most of them registered in the state where the company is registered?

UHaul and all those trucks are at least.

Anyway, if doing a coastal one way trip, perhaps google out car delivery services, where you deliver the car from one coast to the other...the only downside being not quite so flexible, so you might not have as much time to do the sites you want to do. Just a thought though
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Aren't most of them registered in the state where the company is registered?

UHaul and all those trucks are at least.

Anyway, if doing a coastal one way trip, perhaps google out car delivery services, where you deliver the car from one coast to the other...the only downside being not quite so flexible, so you might not have as much time to do the sites you want to do. Just a thought though
I've seen UHaul plates from many states.
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