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Home Depot Truck Rental Questions

chenw87 99 December 8, 2012 at 08:34 PM in Home & Home Improvement
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I recently purchased some furniture and I am looking for a way to transport it from the store to my house which is about 40 miles away. I was looking in to renting a truck from a car rental place but that would cost me about $100 + gas.

I was thinking about renting a truck from Home Depot instead which is right next to the furniture store. I estimate it'd take me about 2 hours to load the furniture, drive it to my house, unload, and then back to Home Depot. If the truck costs $20 for the first 75 minutes and each additional 15 minutes is $5, I figured the total cost would only be $35 or so.

I have never used their truck rental service before but I've seen several people here who have. Anybody ever tried something like this? I also had some questions:

Can you confirm that I don't need to purchase anything from Home Depot to use the truck rental services?

Are there any mileage limitations? I will need to travel roughly 80 miles round trip.

Do you have to pay for gas?

Anyone happen to have the dimensions of the trucks?

Are there any other fees or is it solely time-based?

Am I missing anything?

Thanks!

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Can you confirm that I don't need to purchase anything from Home Depot to use the truck rental services?
Correct, no purchase necessary

Are there any mileage limitations? I will need to travel roughly 80 miles round trip.
no, mileage is not tracked

Do you have to pay for gas?
yes, you have to return it with the same amount of gas

Anyone happen to have the dimensions of the trucks?
not really, estimation of flat bed just over 5' by 10', estimation of van 4' by 8'

Are there any other fees or is it solely time-based?
solely time based

Am I missing anything?
just need drivers license, proof of current insurance, and credit card for deposit... dont remember the exact amount but under $50
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Thanks! Repped.
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Quote from takumi8187 View Post :
truck costs $20 for the first 75 minutes and each additional 15 minutes is $5, I figured the total cost would only be $35 or so.

Thanks!
last month i rented from HD, i was told its 10 bux for next hr of rental. pretty good i thought. we got dinged once by menards where our lazy contractor worked two 5 mile trips for 4 or so hrs.
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last month i rented from HD, i was told its 10 bux for next hr of rental. pretty good i thought. we got dinged once by menards where our lazy contractor worked two 5 mile trips for 4 or so hrs.
That's even better than I had thought. Thanks and repped!
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My local HD would only allow truck rental with purchase, so it may be up to the manager's discretion. I was ready to purchase a long PVC pipe, but luckily the lowes truck had returned by then.

Definitely the way to go if you need one for a trip or two.
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My local HD would only allow truck rental with purchase, so it may be up to the manager's discretion. I was ready to purchase a long PVC pipe, but luckily the lowes truck had returned by then.

Definitely the way to go if you need one for a trip or two.
Thanks!
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