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does anybody know an affordable way to rent high-clearence 4X4 vehicles near death valley? or on the way from SF

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1. Re: car rentals

Farrabees Jeep Rentals has a location right near Furnace Creek in DV.

They actually encourage you to use it off pavement, unlike normal rental car agencies.

www.farabeesjeeprentals.com

Edited: 06 March 2013, 04:12
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thank you so much

yes, i saw farrabees but am hesitating at their prices. do you know of any another option that may be more affordable and won't require breaking any rental agreements?

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None that I know of. Where in DV were you planning on driving? A lot of the park can be seen from paved roads.

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our biggest concern is in saline valley where i know for the hike we want to go on we'll need to cross some poor road conditions requiring clearance

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You will need to pay for the Farabees rental if you really want to go to Saline Valley.

You might consider that the cost of a tow truck into Saline Valley might exceed $800 as the tow truck has a drive of nearly 2 hours to get there and another 2 hours to get out.

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And the tow company doesn't take credit cards, as I recall.

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Farabee’s is the only choice in the park. They rent Wranglers for $175 a day, for one-day periods only (no taking it for extended backpacking trips). Las Vegas is the closest with a large selection, but it isn’t on the way from San Francisco.

Ridgecrest and Bishop have Enterprise RAC branches that have SUVs. They might have a limited supply, so reservations would be advisable. I didn’t check to see if they are actually 4wd, or the fashion-statement 2wd country club wagons that some companies make for folks who just want a nice way to carry their golf bags. Bakersfield has all the major agencies.

If you rent outside DV, you’ll be using the vehicle for the duration of your trip to Death Valley. Based on how long you’re staying, do the arithmetic and decide if you’d rather rent in a town or in the park. Also, be aware that some rental contracts (even for SUVs) stipulate that you stay on paved roads, and some rental SUVs have standard road tires that may not be suitable for backcountry roads where you want to go. All in all, you’re probably better off renting from Farabee’s where they know the customers are going to the backcountry, the vehicles are equipped for off-pavement use, and they will even give you travel tips, maps, and a loaner ice chest.

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