4wd with towbar rental

Submitted: Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 20:23
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goodday all
does anybody know how much extra to hire a 4b with a towbar no1 son wants to come away with us in sept and is talking about buying a 4b but we wondered what a rental with towbar (to pull our camper trailer)would cost

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Reply By: Dave from P7OFFROAD Accredited Driver Training - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 20:32

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 20:32
depends on where you are...

Around here (Hervey Bay) near new 4bys (actually an increaing % are new) can be had for ~$150 a day over a week long period, less per day for longer rentals. Most of these have towbars!

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Reply By: Member - Wilgadene (Bundaberg) - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 20:55

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 20:55
Hi Steve,
not sure what weight trailer you have but I went through the same thing recently. There was plenty with towbars but no electric brakes. I was told there was a few at Hervey Bay (Budget) but at the time I needed one they were all stuck on Fraser Island when the bad weather was around in January. Avis, Thrifty and Network rental all told me they didn't have vehicles with electric brakes...??

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Reply By: Member - Paul S (VIC) - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 21:27

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 21:27
G'day Steve,

We camped near a family in Mt Isa last year and due to gearbox problems with their vehicle and deadlines to get home, they hired a landcruiser to tow their small campervan back.

As well as a very expensive exercise, it turned out to be a heap of bleep . Could not travel over 80kms an hour or have the aircon on without it overheating.

I cannot recall the hire company's name, but it's a case of hirer beware. If time allows, have a test drive with the CT on or at least quiz them on the vehicles condition/suitability for the job.

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