[rescue] advice on rescuing an e10k

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Fri Oct 20 17:59:12 CDT 2006

On Friday 20 October 2006 18:03, Kevin Loch wrote:
> Carl R. Friend wrote:
> >    On Thu, 19 Oct 2006, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> >> I find myself completely unable to recommend Budget.  At least
> >> U-Haul has never charged me when one of their trucks has broken
> >> down.
> >
> >    For what it's worth, the Retro-Computing Society of Rhode Island
> > have moved plenty of pretty big iron on Ryder trucks and have had
> > good luck each and every time.  We're talking dock-height trucks
> > here, and trucks with lift-gates -- which you don't want to be
> > without if you have more than about an inch of vertical gap at
> > either end that cannot be made up with dockplate.
> I have also had great luck with Ryder _commercial_ trucks (the white
> ones).  They also have them with E-track vs the loops that the
> consumer trucks have.  The rates were very reasonable too.  You have
> to find a Ryder commercial rental place though, it's a totally
> separate operation from the consumer (yellow) places.  When I used
> them they did not have any problems renting to an individual with a
> credit card.

In case you didn't realize it, Budget bought out (part of) Ryder a few 
years ago, and now, Ryder has a lot fewer locations, and only does 
Local truck rental now (no more 1-way moves).

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