I understand this may be a stupid question. I'm pretty sure the answer is "no" but figured I'd ask just in case...
We have two trailers, two drivers, and one truck. We need to move several horses (more than fit in one of our trailers) on about an 11 hour trip. I would much rather not make two trips, but can certainly do that if necessary.
The question - are there places that rent tow vehicles for hauling a horse trailer? We would haul our larger GN trailer with our own truck, and would need another vehicle for a 2H BP. I'd prefer a 2500 or larger truck. This is not a commercial or "for hire" haul.
Even if they do rent trucks for hauling and allow hauling of such a large load... I have several major concerns, including finding a truck with a tow package, an appropriate class hitch/receiver, and a brake controller. Then there are also concerns like making sure the trailer is level, etc. It might be more trouble than it's worth or a really bad idea- if it's even possible.
So, is it even possible or is this the worst idea ever?
You might have more luck hiring a hauler. I had a similar situation when I moved to Michigan, and I hired an insured horse hauler to bring just her truck (not her big gooseneck) to haul my horse + trailer. It wasn't cheap, but it was cheaper than hiring a hauler with their own trailer and once I accounted for gas and time to make two trips, it was worth the expense.
Around here you can rent 2500 & 3500's from U-haul. They don't have gooseneck hitches but do have class IV bumper pulls on them. They also will sell you just about any converter under the sun to make your trailer and their truck work. Heard it isn't cheap though!
Any friends who might have a suitable tow vehicle that would be willing to either tow the trailer or let your borrow their vehicle? Otherwise I'd check into a professional. Personally I wouldn't want to tow such important cargo with a rented truck, especially a u-haul.
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