Do you have the right vehicle?
Our trailer is lighter than many others in its class, however, you'll still need the right vehicle to tow our 2,500 lbs trailers. We actually recommend that your vehicle can tow 2,700-3,500 lbs depending on how full you pack it with food, water, clothes, and gear. Many small SUV/crossovers fit the bill, including (but not limited to) these:
Acura MDX V6
Buick Enclave V6
Ford Edge V6 & Escape
Honda Odyssey & Pilot V6
Hyundai Santa Fe V6
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Land Rover LR2/4
Lexus 350 V6
Mazda CX9 V4 & V6
Mitsubishi Outlander V6
Nissan Murano V6
Nissan Xterra V6
Subaru Outback V6
Toyota 4Runner V6
Toyota Highlander V6
Of course, larger SUVs and trucks work too. To check your vehicle, we recommend Trailer Life's helpful web tool.
RENTING TOW VEHICLES
Some of you have vehicles that are capable of towing our trailers or can borrow one from a friend or family member during your trip. However, if you need to rent a vehicle, here are a few options. Check the individual sites below for availability and pricing (FYI, quotes often depend on estimated miles traveled).
Enterprise Truck Rentals - There are three Puget Sound locations---Seattle (SoDo), Kent/Tukwila, and Tacoma/Fife---although on a case-by-case basis they will deliver a truck to a nearby Kirkland, WA Enterprise Rent-a-Car location. Let us know if you're interested in this great option!
U-Haul - There are numerous corporate and franchise locations around the Puget Sound area, including in Kirkland.
Del's Truck Rentals - A local option over in Woodinville, WA.
NEED A TOW HITCH FOR YOUR VEHICLE?
We have partnered with tow hitch installer Rack N Road to give our customers a 20% discount on all towing related products such as hitches, wiring, ball mount, and balls. You'll want a Class II receiver with a 2" ball hitch that's about 16" off the ground, and a 4-pin wire connector. Please tell them that Homegrown Trailers sent you to receive your discount. They have two Puget Sound locations:
7918 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, (206) 528-8090
11635 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98005, (425) 957-7225
Some U-Haul locations also provide this service. Click link to check their pricing and locations.