Myrtle Seaside tourists driving U-Hauls amid rental auto shortage

MYRTLE Seaside, S.C. (WBTW) — Myrtle Seaside spot U-Haul Community Dealers explained a lot more people are making use of U-Haul vans and trucks as an option to conventional rental autos simply because of the lower price tag. Billie Gibbs is in Myrtle Beach front for the week from West […]

MYRTLE Seaside, S.C. (WBTW) — Myrtle Seaside spot U-Haul Community Dealers explained a lot more people are making use of U-Haul vans and trucks as an option to conventional rental autos simply because of the lower price tag.

Billie Gibbs is in Myrtle Beach front for the week from West Virginia and rented a choose up truck from U-Haul Wednesday.

“I determined it was low-priced plenty of that I just saved it for the added 4 times that I’m likely to be below,” Gibbs stated.

Gibbs flew to Myrtle Beach front and experienced been driving about in a golf cart. She stated just one of her mates saw a loved ones past week carrying out the identical factor.

“She was even laughing mainly because someone at the vacation resort she stayed at was driving a U-Haul truck…because it was more affordable for them to do that than to rent a automobile,” Gibbs stated. “Hey, if they saved a number of hundreds of pounds it’d be worthy of it correct?”

Data from Kayak, an online journey company, showed a 95% enhance in rental automobile prices in Myrtle Beach around 2019. The typical selling price for a rental motor vehicle in Myrtle Seaside in the earlier 7 days was $132 for every day.

U-Haul rentals begin at $19.95 per day.

Coastline Pet Source in Socastee and Strand Storage Centre in Myrtle Beach front both provide as U-Haul Neighborhood Dealers. Coastline mentioned June was its busiest thirty day period of rentals at any time and has had a couple clients end in for a rental right from the airport. Strand Storage estimates it rented pickups or smaller box vans to 20 individuals on vacation in the past thirty day period when helping other individuals make equivalent reservations at nearby areas when none were being accessible to hire.

The U-Haul locations all echoed each individual other and pointed out that the decide up vehicles, cargo vans and 10-foot box vans were being the most well-liked options for folks who just wanted a set of wheels to get about town.

Coastline proprietor Tommy Morris has been a U-Haul dealer for 12 many years and explained they present a cheap option for individuals in a crunch.

“A large amount of spots will have a number of pickups and various cargo vans, and if you can not discover any other style of transportation, that is effective,” Morris said.

A person of the 10-foot box vans returned to Shoreline Pet Supply late Wednesday afternoon was rented and driven all around city by a pair of vacationers, according to Morris. He said they had all their luggage and remaining the keep in an Uber. Morris guessed they have been on their way to the airport.

Elida Schollmeyer

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