RV and Cargo Trailer Rental Tips
- Make sure you bring the right size ball
Rule of thumb is, all single axle trailers use a 2inch ball and tandems are 2 5/16
- Find out what your towing capacity is BEFORE you book
- Test your trailer light receptacle.
This is the number one hold up when it comes to the rental experience and can throw your entire day off schedule. If you don’t have a trailer to test your lights with ask a friend or drop into any RV or Trailer sales location or Auto dealership prior to your rental date.
- Do you need trailer brakes? (certain trailers require you to have a brake controller installed in your vehicle)
- If you are not an experienced trailer operator, we suggest you bring a friend as this will help you to reverse your rental trailer, assist in lane changes, judge distances and possibly save you money by avoiding any accidents. Always check your mirrors
- Check your insurance to see if your Rental trailer is covered.
We only supply third party liability. If you have Roadstar or some other type of good driving coverage you are likely covered.
- Always load your heavy boxes and appliances to the front of the trailer.
- DO NOT over load your trailer. All load capacities are located on the trailer.
If you over load your rental trailer you could be in for a very expensive bill, as overloading can bend axles or cause accidents, which would NOT be covered by any insurance. It is better to be safe than sorry.
- Check all lights, tires and hook-ups before you set out on your trip.
- Damage is always a sticky point in any rental. With the advent of cell phones that have the ability to take photos, we suggest that you take pictures at the rental location. Our representative will go over the trailer with you before you leave, but there is a chance that something could be missed. It is your responsibility to thoroughly inspect your rental unit BEFORE you leave.
- Make sure your load is secure. You do not want to incur any further expenses due to items falling inside your trailer or out of your trailer causing damage to your property, the inside of a trailer or in the case of an open trailer (flat deck, dump, or utility trailer) anything falling off and causing an accident.
- Bring trailer back washed and swept out.
- Please know your return time and if you are going to be late, let us know an hour or two ahead in case we have rented your unit out.