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    Boise rental car shortage - need transport to Johnson Creek

    Another by-product of covid....many of the rental car companies sold off some of their fleet to stay afloat. Now there are no cars to be found.

    Our son and his girlfriend are booked to fly into Boise commercially on Thursday the 17. We wont be there yet. Anyone driving up to Johnson Creek that could fit the two of them and their camping gear or have any leads on car availability?

    Any help appreciated!

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    My son couldn't find a rental car for less than $700 a day so he rented a small U Haul truck for $19.95 a day. Not stylish but it works....
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    Wow! That's creative! Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWE View Post
    My son couldn't find a rental car for less than $700 a day so he rented a small U Haul truck for $19.95 a day. Not stylish but it works....
    They can probably make some $$ hauling in toilet paper...etc.
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    Some U Haul locations also rent pickup trucks.

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    Might check the local away from the airport rental locations and Uber there, usually far cheaper too.
    Remember, These are the Good old Days!

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    No rentals anywhere in the area. I checked Nampa, Caldwell....there is just nothing. My son got on the UHaul site and reserved something but they said the p/u might not be available and someone will call him back. Even if he got a small box truck...that could get him closer than Boise.

    Appreciate the feed back. Weird year for everything I guess.

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    Have you tried Turo? www.turo.com ?

    People rent you their private vehicles they're not using.

    Just put in the location and the date and it should pop up with what's available.

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    Same everywhere out here. And, there's some serious price gouging going on. Rental outfits got rid of some cars, and now, limited supply of new cars due to chip shortages.....

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    Yup. Tried Turo, kayak, Expedia....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cafi19 View Post
    Yup. Tried Turo, kayak, Expedia....
    Of late, I have had the best luck calling the LOCAL enterprise locations direct.
    Remember, These are the Good old Days!

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    We will try. Their website showed no cars available but we will try anything!

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    Home Depot rents a pick up also

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    Quote Originally Posted by cafi19 View Post
    Yup. Tried Turo, kayak, Expedia....
    Try Costco.com
    I’ve gotten rental cars there when no one else had them and cheaper rates too
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    If you rent from Home Depot the allowed mileage won’t get you to the edge of town and back. After that you’re paying very high mileage charges. I’d watch out for that with Uhaul too.
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    You can use the U Haul as a camper as well.
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    Problem solved. Uhaul came through with a pick up. Thank you so much for all the suggestions.

    Awesome group. Can always count on you!
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