Myrtle Seashore visitors driving U-Hauls amid rental motor vehicle lack

MYRTLE Seashore, S.C. (WBTW) — Myrtle Beach spot U-Haul Neighborhood Dealers reported a lot more

MYRTLE Seashore, S.C. (WBTW) — Myrtle Beach spot U-Haul Neighborhood Dealers reported a lot more men and women are employing U-Haul vans and trucks as an alternative to common rental automobiles due to the fact of the lower price.

Billie Gibbs is in Myrtle Seashore for the week from West Virginia and rented a select up truck from U-Haul Wednesday.

“I resolved it was affordable more than enough that I just saved it for the added 4 days that I’m likely to be here,” Gibbs mentioned.

Gibbs flew to Myrtle Seashore and had been driving about in a golf cart. She mentioned 1 of her pals observed a family members last week doing the exact same factor.

“She was even laughing since somebody at the resort she stayed at was driving a U-Haul truck…because it was much less expensive for them to do that than to lease a car or truck,” Gibbs explained. “Hey, if they saved various hundreds of bucks it’d be well worth it proper?”

Knowledge from Kayak, an on the web travel agency, confirmed a 95% increase in rental vehicle charges in Myrtle Seashore more than 2019. The normal selling price for a rental motor vehicle in Myrtle Seaside in the earlier 7 days was $132 for every working day.

U-Haul rentals start at $19.95 for every working day.

Coastline Pet Provide in Socastee and Strand Storage Heart in Myrtle Seaside both equally provide as U-Haul Community Sellers. Shoreline stated June was its busiest thirty day period of rentals ever and has had a handful of customers halt in for a rental straight from the airport. Strand Storage estimates it rented pickups or compact box vans to 20 people today on holiday in the previous month whilst assisting others make comparable reservations at close by spots when none were offered to lease.

The U-Haul spots all echoed each individual other and pointed out that the pick up vehicles, cargo vans and 10-foot box trucks were the most well-known selections for people today who just wanted a set of wheels to get all around town.

Coastline owner Tommy Morris has been a U-Haul seller for 12 a long time and explained they supply a cheap answer for men and women in a crunch.

“A good deal of spots will have multiple pickups and various cargo vans, and if you just can’t obtain any other kind of transportation, that functions,” Morris stated.

One particular of the 10-foot box trucks returned to Coastline Pet Supply late Wednesday afternoon was rented and pushed all-around town by a pair of vacationers, in accordance to Morris. He mentioned they had all their luggage and remaining the retail store in an Uber. Morris guessed they had been on their way to the airport.