For the 2nd Flashback Friday of the day, we're going back to Autumnn's post about why U-Haul won't rent a trailer for a Ford Explorer. It's a subject people have strong opinions about (on both sides of the issue). Check out the comments and tell us what you think!
Why U-Haul Won't Rent a Trailer for a Ford Explorer
SUVs have been one of the most popular vehicles of choice in the last decade, and the Ford Explorer is no exception. It's perfect for getting the whole family where they need to go, with lots of options and features to make the trip comfortable. So why won't U-Haul rent a trailer for a Ford Explorer? There have been lots of rumors and speculation, but here's the party line directly from the U-Haul website:
"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."
So there you have it: that's why U-Haul won't rent a trailer to a Ford Explorer. While it's great to know that potential customers wouldn't be in danger due to safety issues, it's certainly frustrating when you think you might be left without any moving options.
If U-Haul won't rent a trailer for your Ford Explorer, you can still complete a self-move that's within your moving budget. Did you know that U-Pack rates are actually comparable to truck rental? And you don't have to drive! Or worry about towing a trailer or another vehicle (with or without safety issues). Leave the confusing policies behind and get a free moving quote from U-Pack to find out which moving services will work best for your situation.