Originally Posted by xtruckerbob
I would check inside and out with a very fine tooth comb. Ever scratch, dent, mark burned spot ,or marred spot you see mark it on the rental agreement. And don't forget the windshield. I had a friend that didn't and ended up paying for damage that was already there. I think I would take out the rental insurance if offered.
I do have insurance through my vehicle company as long as I don't have it for longer than 30 days, which I won't. It's already been added on for my rental time period.
And I plan to take good photos of everything, inside and out, when I pick up the rig. I had a similar problem with a car rental regarding the driver's side mirror that hung down within a few miles. I called the place and they told me to duct tape it together and there wouldn't be any problems when I returned it. (I didn't want to return it as it was a very zippy car that was fun to drive, a Cougar.) Yeah, famous last words! I fought that for a long time but they eventually decided I didn't have to pay.
I'm also taking along a check list and will show it to the place to see if there's more I need to add to it (things to check before driving off - stuff like that). I've picked up lots of great tips from various threads on this forum.