UHAUL - gps rumors? contract rumors?

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UHAUL - gps rumors? contract rumors?

Postby Ever » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:37 pm

I've come across a few stories recently, but not-sure-if rumors. Does anyone have first-hand experience with this?

-Everyone's UHAUL reservations being auto-cancelled the dates of the burn. Sounds exaggerated, but I saw two regarding this so far from 2012

-GPS in cars/trucks

-Sign a wavier that you won't go to Nevada / BM

-Experience with returning a car/truck to uHaul after BM and whether or not you received a fee?

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Re: UHAUL - gps rumors? contract rumors?

Postby motskyroonmatick » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:08 pm

Uhaul rents cars? WTF!
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Re: UHAUL - gps rumors? contract rumors?

Postby Trishntek » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:28 pm

One of our camp mates got his van rental cancelled when he called to confirm about a month ago. Fortunately, he had also booked with Budget. But yes, his notification via email made mention of GPS tracking and the threat of retrieving the vehicle and leaving you without wheels.

The notification explicitly warns the lessee against using the vehicle for Burning Man and threatens repossession and loss of deposit. It also expressed the likelihood to a $1000 surcharge for cleaning.
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Re: UHAUL - gps rumors? contract rumors?

Postby Ever » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:37 pm

Interesting, thanks for sharing this story.

I received my confirmation emails and didn't see anything about this. Hrmmm :shock:
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Postby Trishntek » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:56 am

I'm going with a local construction equipment rental company this year. They charge 30% less than Uhaul and they kinda expect their stuff to be returned dirty.
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Re: UHAUL - gps rumors? contract rumors?

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:11 am

It still amazes me that after all the info that is out there.. that anyone still attempts to rent from Uhaul.

..and a 6 year eplaya veteran no less.. :roll:

YES the cancel contracts.. YES they will charge you monstrous cleaning fees if you manage to sneak one by them.. YES their equipment sucks.. It's all over the interwebz and eplaya! I myself have firsthand experience!



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Re: UHAUL - gps rumors? contract rumors?

Postby Schtev » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:07 am

Can't say I blame them, really. The Playa can really fuck a vehicle up.
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Re: UHAUL - gps rumors? contract rumors?

Postby Ever » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:22 am

[quote="junglesmacks"]It still amazes me that after all the info that is out there.. that anyone still attempts to rent from Uhaul.

..and a 6 year eplaya veteran no less.. :roll:

YES the cancel contracts.. YES they will charge you monstrous cleaning fees if you manage to sneak one by them.. YES their equipment sucks.. It's all over the interwebz and eplaya! I myself have firsthand experience!



[size=200]DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RENT FROM UHAUL UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES[/size][/quote]

9 year vet ;)

Never hurts to ask. "BurningMan uhaul" in Google yielded less concrete results than you'd think.

Thanks for the tips, I'll keep looking for other options.
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Re: UHAUL - gps rumors? contract rumors?

Postby captain mcguiver » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:37 pm

steve.t.sullivan wrote:Can't say I blame them, really. The Playa can really fuck a vehicle up.


Oh so you can't blame them for allowing someone to have a reservation, and at the last minute screwing them over without a warning and cancelling it?

No, that's wrong, and it screws people's burns. They should be up front about it if they are going to do it. I will NEVER rent from UHAUL
on or OFF the Playa because of being douchebags like this. Defending them makes you look like one too.

Oh Whaaaaa... my truck is gonna get dirty. Maybe you shouldn't be in the rental business then. Construction sites get dirty too. It's called
a truck wash derp. I will always rent from Budget because they aren't pricks.

Please go rent from Uhaul if "you don't blame them" so much.
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Re: UHAUL - gps rumors? contract rumors?

Postby captain mcguiver » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:17 pm

Look who got their panties in a bunch. Oh crap it was me.

Sorry for getting personal there Steve, I meant the venom for Uhaul, it just pisses me off when corporations act like jerks.
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Re: UHAUL - gps rumors? contract rumors?

Postby Schtev » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:04 pm

captain mcguiver wrote:Look who got their panties in a bunch. Oh crap it was me.

Sorry for getting personal there Steve, I meant the venom for Uhaul, it just pisses me off when corporations act like jerks.


No biggie. I think they're right to refuse Burners, but you're absolutely right that they should be very up front about that.
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