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In a couple weeks I'm doing a round trip from Vancouver BC to Grande Prairie, AB (1,200KM/744MI) through the Canadian Rockies. I'll be towing a Uhaul for the return trip - here is my question:

A one way uhaul rental is $250 but if I tow the uhaul both ways (returning at the same location) it would be $80. Call me cheap but that's a significant savings.

Would you do a one way tow or returned tow?

I'm driving a '15 OB 3.6R
 

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Brucey
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One way.

Any savings on the U haul will be negated by the extra fuel used to tow a trailer 600+ miles.

Especially if it's a larger one you would likely be in the hole.

When I towed a large trailer I averaged around 12 mpg.

Typically in the mid 20's on the highway with the 3.6.
 

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You might want to factor in your gas cost. Towing drops your mileage 4+ mpg. 744 miles is a lot of miles. Well, like Brucey said..
 

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Agree with one-way. The gas mileage on the Sub is greatly affected by towing, especially over the mountains.
If you were pulling with a diesel truck, it would barely be any different with the trailer so in that case it may make sense to do a 2-way pull.
Yeah, I get being cheap. I'd ponder over it too.
 

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Definitely do some math on this but I think unfortunately with gas and wear and tear you are going to come out about the same either way. I would just do 1 way at that point.
 

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Find a brand where the chain, not the individual franchise owner, owns the trailer. There will be very little surcharge for a one-way rental. They exist, at least here in the US.
 
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