Here's a multiple choice question for you to answer:
Melody's plans to rent a Uhaul trailer to tow behind her Ford Explorer this summer are not possible because:
A) Uhaul has no more trailers available
B) Uhaul is no longer in the moving business OR
C) U-Haul has chosen not to rent behind this tow vehicle based on our history of excessive costs in defending lawsuits involving Ford Explorer towing combinations. This policy is not related to safety issues. This is an unusual circumstance for U-Haul – we have built our success for over 60 years by saying 'yes' to our customers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and are committed to working with our customers to find alternative options to help with their move.
If you guessed "C"...you win a prize (not really...but good job...you got the right answer).
UGH!!! What are the chances that the ONE vehicle they have a 'policy' about towing is the one vehicle I purchased. The extremely comparable Mercury Mountaineer has no such restrictions...it's essentially the SAME vehicle, just with a different name slapped on the back...So, now I'm trying to come up with a plan B. My attempts to find another trailer rental are not going well...the option of renting a small moving truck is much higher than I want to pay and I don't want to have to deal with getting 2 vehicles up there anyway...I have ONE friend already committed to making the road trip with me, I didn't want to have to try to find more as well :) The cost to purchase a trailer is not one I want to entertain since this is a one time use situation...so I'm looking at SERIOUSLY consolidating what I'm bringing up there and/or shipping up some of the things I wanted to bring which I guess isn't a BAD thing...but it's just nice to have some of your 'stuff' with you, if you know what I mean... :)