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How do you rent a good one-way moving trailer?

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To rent a good one-way moving trailer, check for a few key things on the cargo trailer that indicate its condition: body damage and rust, condition and rating of tires, and working lights and wiring. The only company in the United States that still offers one-way cargo or car trailer rentals is U-Haul. Trailer availability varies from location to location, potentially limiting size and style choices.

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None of the other national equipment and truck rental companies offer trailers of any kind of one-way moves as of 2015. Budget, Penske and Hertz may have rental trailers for local moves, but inventory varies by location. Local rentals require equipment be returned to the location from which it was rented.

Before renting any trailer, verify the tread depth of the tires and the weight rating. U-Haul recommends that travel speed be kept under 55 MPH while pulling one of its rental trailers. U-Haul may also require installation of a U-Haul trailer hitch on your vehicle. Properly inflated tires loaded within recommended capacity, driven at recommended speeds and hitched to a compatible trailer hitch all help ensure the trailer will safely complete the move. Trailer lights and wiring are important safety features that should be checked before beginning the move.

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