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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Rocket View Post
    You are forgetting the PITA factor in rental.

    Plus, I have had my trailer since 2004 and it has been back and forth all across the country, paying for itself many times over.
    And how heavy a u haul trailer is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Rocket View Post
    You are forgetting the PITA factor in rental.

    Plus, I have had my trailer since 2004 and it has been back and forth all across the country, paying for itself many times over.
    Quote Originally Posted by drinkingmymilk View Post
    And how heavy a u haul trailer is.
    And if you factor resale value in for a lot off scenarios it's a moot point
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    Quote Originally Posted by adouglas View Post
    U-Haul rents bike trailers for $15/day.

    Do the math. How many years of track days will it take before owning one becomes cost-effective?
    Got an f150 I can use to go pick one up?
    Thats the bare min they will let you use to drive away with one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ct1200 View Post
    Got an f150 I can use to go pick one up?
    Thats the bare min they will let you use to drive away with one.
    Not according to the U-haul website....

    Capacity

    Max load: 950 lbs.
    Gross vehicle weight: 1,500 lbs. max.
    Empty weight: 550 lbs.
    29 sq. ft.
    When I specified my vehicle (a Honda Fit, which ain't no F150!) with a Class 1 hitch and a motorcycle trailer, it gave me this:
    This towing combination will work with your setup.
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    I'm thinking of selling my HF foldable trailer that I tow with my Focus.

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    I did the I haul rental a few times its not worth it by any means unless u only need a trailer once.. You're better off buying a cheap 300-500 utility trailer

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    Quote Originally Posted by y3v View Post
    I'm thinking of selling my HF foldable trailer that I tow with my Focus.
    Don't really get why towing with your focus makes you want to sell it
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctbandit View Post
    Don't really get why towing with your focus makes you want to sell it
    I was just throwing that in there to show that I tow it easily with a Focus... Matt's Camaro should do just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFChop View Post
    I did the I haul rental a few times its not worth it by any means unless u only need a trailer once.. You're better off buying a cheap 300-500 utility trailer
    Could you be more specific?

    Curious because I'm trying to avoid buying a trailer in the short term.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adouglas View Post
    U-Haul rents bike trailers for $15/day.

    Do the math. How many years of track days will it take before owning one becomes cost-effective?
    A two-day event is three days' worth of rental, if not four. Pick up the trailer on a Sunday (if the U-Haul place that has trailers is open on Sunday), drive to track. Do the Mon and Tues track days...arrive back home at 9pm on Tuesday, too late to return. Have to work the next day, so you don't return it until 6pm....but for ha-ha's let's assume you return it at 730am and they charged you three days @ $15/day = $45. A Harbor Freight trailer brand new will run you about $400. Less than 10 trackday events. Depending on your track day attendance, that could be less than a full season; for some, it might be 10 years.
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