Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by frostfell, Jan 9, 2014.
Not an option, unfortunately
My intentions were to be helpful, not to suggest you were an idiot. It's going to be hard to find someone to spend two days driving you somewhere if you're offering $100 as compensation. Also, you'll want to have a better idea of what you need to budget for so you're ready when that time comes. I have driven to NYC and Connecticut a few times in the past, which is approximately the same distance. My gas budget is usually around $300 (I don't keep exact numbers though), but that includes minimal driving around town for a day or two. Also, some of your route is via the Ohio Turnpike, so figure in tolls both ways.
I try to help when I can. I could not take two days off, especially on such short notice. I live alone and couldn't leave the pets for that long. Also, when I drove to NYC/CT, I shared driving responsibilities. Driving 3, 4, 5 hours is mind numbing. And exhausting. I couldn't do a ten hour drive, crash, and do it all over the next day. However, depending on the day, I wouldn't necessarily be opposed to driving part of the way. I could get you to Sandusky, OH... maybe as far as the Cleveland area. It'd be a 4-hour drive one way for me, so I would be gone about the same time as if I was at work. Or if you did find someone travelling beneath Michigan, I could probably give you a lift to Toledo.
There's a lot of things to think about that can be helpful. People pointing out that your calculations are vastly unrealistic and mentioning things you hadn't considered (overnight stay, how long your average person can drive in a straight line, vehicle wear & tear, the inability to cut through Ontario, etc) are in no way attempts to call you an idiot.
Noted, thank you Amber. Im looking at feb or if I can manage to drag my heels and delay that long, March 1ish. either way is just delaying the inevitable, but hopefully gives me time to save more money
Sorry to bump old news, but Iv been thinking more about this and doing more research, and I HAD been pricing rental cars for a one way trip, Detroit to Albany, and Enterprise quoted me $300 something-- but that doesnt help my driver get back to MI, so I looked at roundtrip rentals and they are actually much less, $208 for an SUV like a Ford Escape. Which would fit all my stuff save the bed and bike. So do you all think this might be a good option to persue, pay for a car rental and hotel, and then pay the driver extra for their driving? If I can get the whole thing under 400 I think Id be able to manage that and still come out the other side with rent money
I love how you jump into a thread where everyone in here is trying to figure out how to say a hard truth in a super nice way and just SLAM it with what everyone else is trying to say but can't quite say nicely. My hero.
Frostfell, I'm just going to throw this one out there, but I don't think you're going to find a chazzer willing to do this. Definitely not for $300 bucks when we've already proven that a rental is cheaper and easier. Getting a DL takes a day and costs less than $100. Renting a truck will be cheaper, and you wont be begging for rides on a forum. Go do that.
err yes, thats what i kind of just said, minus the me driving part. i cant get a license. thats just not an option. whats wrong with brainstorming with chazzers to find a solution? this board has already helped refine my plans and what i can and cant do, by pointing out things. shove the nastiness, im not *begging* for anything. im more than prepared to pay for whatever needs paying for, whatever i am made aware of needs paying for. im not begging for ****ing charity. forgive me for never having moved across state lines by car before, and not really knowing what all goes into it, like tolls and road fatigue
Humanity kind of saddens me.
People donate tons of time, money, and wear/tear on their cars to transport dogs all over the country. People donate money for gas for a dog they don't know to get pulled/transported from a shelter.
But they think helping a HUMAN out is a waste of time and ridiculous to fathom unless heavily compensated?
I just... don't understand. OP, if I had the money for an oil change and some extra for making a trip, I would help you out. My car isn't the most reliable unfortunately. :/
Thanks, you Im not in panic mode yet but we will see. Wear and tear is why I think paying for a rental just for this is going to be the best option for me, provided I can rope somebody into being pilot
Beanie, reasons. Not going to get into it, just not an option right now for me
You driving involves you not expecting someone else to do it. You've posted publicly about how broke you are and how you can't pay your bills, there's reason #1 it's unlikely. Even if I lived 5 minutes away from you and you got a rental, I'd never be certain enough about it to do it. The person with valid, full-coverage insurance and a valid DL is the one on the hook there.
The only way you can't get a DL is if there's a physical disability or you've done enough stupid stuff to get it taken away.
Second, the other reason I say it's unlikely that a chazzer would help you is because you're a BYB who breeds dogs with questionable conformation and no health testing. This is a board of dog lovers, and everyone on here saw that thread. Yes, we're willing to help rescue dog transports and even keep those dogs in our homes and feed and care for them. But you're the one planning to breed those dogs! I don't feel any great warmth to you because of that, and I doubt I'm in the minority.
Double check with car rental agencies - I may be wrong but I think a credit card is required and there might be restrictions on who can drive the vehicle. So if you are getting someone else to drive it be careful because you will be financially responsible for the vehicle until it is returned in the same condition it was picked up in.
Are you sure you don't want to move to Ohio? I'm going there next weekend-lol. I travel for model horse shows every month or so but not as far as NY (I'm in northwest Indiana).
You can use a debit card with some agencies, but they usually hold double the amount. You can also add another driver, but there is a fee for that as well.
One must possess a valid DL and proof of current insurance to rent a vehicle, even before getting to the "how to pay for it" portion. But yes, they do require some type of credit card as security.