Spiral Oasis: Burning Man 2001  

Stuff

Truck Rental
 

Home
 
Co-Campers
People: Attendees
Budget
Payment
Volunteers
 
Suggestions
 
Roadtrip
 
Planning
Tickets
Camp Layout
Camp Registration
BM Stuff
Playa Checklist
Community
   ..Structures
   ..Autonomy
   ..Parties
Low Impact
   ..RVs
   ..Truck Space
   ..Power
   ..Solar
 
Mailing List
Rant Forge
Contact
 
Edit

 

Truck Rental

From: Colin Panisset
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 14:16:59 -0700
Subject: Truck rentals

I've just booked (way in advance) a truck for Moonbase Nevada; I've reserved a 10' yellow Ryder, which will be just big enough to carry our stuff (so we won't be able to take any extras, sorry) -- thought some others could find the info useful.

I looked on www.yellowtruck.com, plugged in my zip code (for a "local" move, which means you return the truck to where you rented it from), and called each of the resulting Ryder franchises in turn. Costs varied hugely between franchises; anything from $1400 to $860 for the same time period and distance.

They vary their daily and per-mile rates; so know how far you're going, and have a calculator handy when you call. They all have the same insurance coverage options, though, at the same rates. Briefly, the insurance options are as follows:

  • cargo & passenger cover:
    • $6.50 / day
    • $45.50 / week
  • truck damage cover:
    • waiver (excess) of $250:
      • $15 / day
      • $105 / week
    • waiver (excess) of $0:
      • $20 / day
      • $140 / week
  • 3rd party vehicle & property damage cover:
    • $14 / day
    • $98 / week
I ended up booking from ALAMEDA AUTO LAB, in Alameda (no, really?) +1 510 769 8171, $40/day, $0.35/mile

Some depots have weird daily pricing structures; generally, the more busy a depot is, the more they'll charge you in daily rates for peak times, like weekends.

Hope someone finds this useful.


 

"I feel like Zsa Zsa Gabor's eighth husband on her wedding night: I know what I'm supposed to do...I just have to figure out a way to make it interesting."
-- many attributions
 
Page most recently soulified: 25-Jun-2001
Kate & Paul