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    NZ Van Hire. Can I get a tow bar?

    Hey guys, I've got a week MTB'ing in NZ (Rotorua) and am trying to get hold of a Hi-Ace or equivalent with a tow-bar so I can transport the bikes in a trailer. There's going to be 8 of us so putting the bikes inside the van is out of the question.

    I'm finding it hard to find something as they don't seem to include tow-bars. Anyone know who hires these? For those who go to Rotorua, what do you do?

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    Hey Hertz car rental have Toyota Hiace advertised as having tow balls. Otherwise Pegasus Car Rentals seem to be bike friendly with tow bars. Sorry I havent done enough posts on here to be able to put web addresses up but if you google them you will find them.
    Hope this helps a little and you have a great time in Rotorua

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    Thanks guys. Pegasus sound like a goer. I'll check them out. Really looking forward to it.

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    Also Budget seems to do Vans as well. Budget Trucks & Vans - Budget Rent a Car
    Basically you need to look at the commercial vehicle rentals rather than normal rental car companies.

    Do you need to rent a bike trailer? Natural High has one you can rent from Auckland...
    Bike Trailer/Car Rack Rentals | Bicycle Rentals

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    Kiwimtber, awesome. Thanks for the trailer link. Had a look and I reckon it's ideal.

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    9 of us flew into Christchurch a couple of months ago with our bike bags. We rented a Toyota Hi-Ace 10 seater plus a 4 wheeled box trailer with 10 bike racks on-top. Was a bit
    of a squeeze but managed to fit everyone/thing nicely. On hindsight, we should have gotten the LWB Hi-Ace to give ourself some extra space, but the trailer was great, we managed to fit 8 bike bags/boxes inside. Upon un-packing the bikes, we sometimes
    fit about 7 bikes on top and the remainder in the trailer minus the front wheel.

    Unfortunately, RhodesRentals does not operate in the North Island. Check their website
    to see a picture of the 4 wheel trailer though. Hope this helps.

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    Thanks. Yea I've got a party of 8. We're bringing 6 bikes and hiring 2 but I still need room to carry 8 bikes. I'm thinking of hiring a 10 seater Hi Ace and an 8x4 caged trailer.

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