Originally Posted by kickstand
I'm glad to see you rented a truck and got your parts instead of trying to be a cheapass buying and selling and flipping s10's and rangers in each state on your way there and back.
that definitely wasn't the plan.... but it's certainly an interesting summary of it. at best, I'd have bought a decent truck up here, tooled around in it for a week, and taken it down there. maybe not the best plan.
was also considering buying a truck down there after taking a bus/train there and take that back up here. Only advantage of that is the truck wouldn't be rusty, and needs to go half the distance as the michigan truck.
No big deal, renting it ended up being a good option. just not from uhaul, penske, budget, avis, or hertz