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03-02-2005, 12:40 PM
At the present time I have more students than I have available seats in a vehicle. Does anyone have any ideas on renting a large van? I've checked all the local rental companies and no luck. I need 8 additional seats besides the driver and the van I have access to only seats the driver plus 6. We are from SD and are traveling to the Midwest Regional in Chicago. I realize I could simply go with another vehicle but I only have myself and one other adult chaperon and would prefer everyone in the same vehicle.
03-02-2005, 01:13 PM
I know down in Ft. Lauderdale the rental car places by the airport have like 14 person passanger vans. When i was on 710 those are the ones we used to rent. If you have a major airport around you, thats were i would check.
03-02-2005, 02:00 PM
Check with your school district first, though.
In South Carolina, it's illegal to transport K-12 students in a 15-passenger van (Ford E-series, Chevy Express, etc.). (This was after a student was killed in a wreck involving a private school's van years ago.)
However, I'm not sure if that rule applies for other states bringing their students here (such as a slew of high school robotics kids coming to Columbia for Palmetto).
03-02-2005, 10:17 PM
It is getting very difficult to find and rent vans bigger than 8 passenger.
Insurance issues because of some major accidents, as indicated above.
When you can find a 15 passenger, they are usually 3x the cost of an 8,
so it is cheaper to get 2 smaller ones, anyway.
If you still want big, try Ace Renta A Car, Enterprise, or Budget Truck Rental.
03-03-2005, 09:31 PM
they can run, after all those nonhealthy eating suring build season it should be nice to actually do some exercise other than drill 1000000 holes in one night. is there a reason you cant have more drivers?
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