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Old 3rd March 2014, 17:00   #181
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Hello all,
I will be travelling to the US in a couple of months. I will be staying in the Detroit area. This thread has answered almost everything I need to know about car rentals.

"However" I would love to rent a motorcycle and do some solo road trips in the summertime. I am not able to find much info regarding the nuances of motorcycle rentals in the US. Any one with any experience having done it?
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Old 6th March 2014, 05:06   #182
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I have been looking out for some of the possible motorcycle rentals and here is what I came across:

http://www.eaglerider.com/?gclid=CMq...FQsSMwodtGQA5g.

In addition, I also know that Harley offers rentals.

Hope that helps.
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Old 6th March 2014, 19:56   #183
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Thanks. Everytime I search for motorcycle rental, I keep coming across Eaglerider. Their motorcycle tour programmes are very interesting!
Also I would love to rent a Triumph Bonneville.. I am not able to find any place other than Chicago where I can rent a Triumph! No other places nearby Detroit?

Have you rented a bike before? Would love to know your experience If you have done it.
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I have not gone in for any rental here so far. Regrets!
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Last January, i had an opportunity to visit my client in Miami (FL) and the trip was for 4 weeks. The 1st weekend, i did what I always wanted to do - Drive a Ford Mustang.

Thanks to the forum & this thread in particular. It was an awesome driving experience.

I rented a Mustang V6 from Alamo and got a fairly good deal. This was on Saturday morning and the rest of the time during the weekend was well spent driving through Miami Downtown, Ocean Drive and Turnpike. Couldn't make it to Key West, due to paucity of time. But, there's always a next time.

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Adding to my 2 cents
1. Be careful and yield while taking left turn if there is no green arrow.
7. Finally simply know all the rules and follow the rules
Back from USA after a short trip. Got a chance to drive in Chicago.

I felt comfortable from the start (I am a defensive driver here) and able to merge into an Interstate Highway easily within 10 minutes.

I goofed up once while taking a left turn in the absence of a signal. In India left turn is natural and we see the right side before accelerating. I tried to intercept (cross the first two lanes before turning left) just by seeing the right side, but suddenly my inner mind told to stop. Looked in front to see cars racing from left to right.

An important lesson learnt in few seconds and I was careful after that.
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Hello Guys,

I am travelling to Florida for a week next week and have booked a car from Hertz for the same time. I however have a question. I already have LDW however was inquiring if I need to have LIS (Liability Insurance Supplement) which covers for claims against me incase I injure or damage third party property ? Is LIS valid for aliens ?

I have rented in the US before however never bothered to pay for LIS. However was wondering if i should.
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I was in Florida recently and the salesperson at DollarRentACar 'strongly recommended' that I buy liability insurance saying it is a mandatory requirement in FL and if stopped by a cop for any violation, it can result in a jail term ;-)

Collision damage is typically covered by US issued credit cards. if you are making an official trip, please check with your company if they have a deal with any of the rental providers. I know companies like Infosys, Wipro have tie-ups that cover collision damage AND liability insurance. Only catch - they may refuse to pay if an incident happens on a travel not related to work.

I found https://www.insuremyrentalcar.com/#0 to be a good alternative though I did not have to use it. Sales persons at the car rental counter try to seed doubts in your mind about the insurance coverage - please call the insurance provider (e.g. your credit card company or insuremyrentalcar) and hand over the phone to the car rental sales person !
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I was in Florida recently and the salesperson at DollarRentACar 'strongly recommended' that I buy liability insurance saying it is a mandatory requirement in FL and if stopped by a cop for any violation, it can result in a jail term ;-)

I found https://www.insuremyrentalcar.com/#0 to be a good alternative though I did not have to use it. Sales persons at the car rental counter try to seed doubts in your mind about the insurance coverage - please call the insurance provider (e.g. your credit card company or insuremyrentalcar) and hand over the phone to the car rental sales person !
Just be aware that credit cards usually provide secondary coverage. Meaning you should have some kind of primary auto insurance.

If you don't have any car insurance in the US, then it's always best to accept the Liability Insurance & the waiver CDW/LDW.

Liability protects you if you're sued in case of an accident. CDW/LDW absolves you of the responsiblity to pay for any damage to the car.
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Details on what a VISA card covers are given at www.visa.com/rewards.
An important point: Within one's own country, rental should not exceed 15 consecutive days. Outside the country, limit is 31 days.
VISA specifically asks that we waive off any other protection (meaning what we can buy from the rental company) for Collision Damage.
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