Practicar (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)

Practicar (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)

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227 S Terminal Ave
Nanaimo, BC V9R5J6

(250) 753-7518

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Standard Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 8 am - 4 pm
  • Sat: 9 am - 4 pm
  • Sun: 9 am - 3 pm


  • 24 hour dropoff

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Trailer Rental & Towing in Nanaimo, BC at Practicar

Moving to or from Nanaimo, BC? U-Haul cargo and enclosed trailers are intelligently designed to protect and secure your precious belongings, while our open utility trailers are perfect for hauling building supplies, landscaping materials or bulky items. U-Haul car trailers have EZ load ramps for effortless loading of vehicles while our motorcycle trailers are lightweight and easy to tow. Get FREE trailer rental rate quotes in Nanaimo, BC, V9R5J6 today.

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Cargo trailers

Cargo trailers in Nanaimo, BC are lightweight, aerodynamic, and engineered for better fuel economy which makes it easy to tow behind any vehicle. Millions of families use our enclosed cargo trailers to move every year. U-Haul has a large selection of enclosed trailers to rent in-town or one way, review our cargo trailer sizes and reserve a trailer rental online at Practicar!

Utility trailers

Utility trailers are perfect for towing large or oversize cargo in Nanaimo, BC, V9R5J6. Many utility trailer rentals come equipped with a loading ramp for easy convenience. The utility trailer selection at Practicar provides an affordable solution for home improvement projects, furniture delivery and for towing recreational vehicles. Utility trailer rentals are also popular with businesses for deliveries and trade-show events. Utility trailers come in a wide range of sizes and styles so that any car can tow.

Car trailers

Moving cross-country with your vehicle on a car trailer is a smart way to save gas and eliminate miles of wear and tear on your vehicle. Our Tow Dolly is a low-cost option for towing front wheel drive vehicles, while auto transports are ideal for long distance moves. Both car haulers fit most sized vehicles in Nanaimo, BC and are also an economical alternative to calling a tow truck in the case of a break-down. Whether towing behind a U-Haul moving van or your own personal vehicle, you can rent a car hauler for both in-town and one way moves.

Motorcycle trailers

Motorcycle trailers in are lightweight, easy to tow and have an easy-access loading ramp. Each motorcycle trailer also comes equipped with an integrated chock for the front wheel and with heavy-duty tie-down rings to support even the heaviest of motorcycles. Reserve your motorcycle trailer rental in Nanaimo, BC online today!

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Transporting vehicles with low ground clearance

Sports cars and specialty vehicles with unusually low ground clearance cannot be loaded and unloaded onto the Auto Transport in the conventional manner.

Customer reviews

Frank T. on 11/20/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The assistance hooking up and removing the trailer was way beyond any of my expectations! Kudos to the staff for all their help, would certainly recommend them to everyone I know.

DIANE M. on 11/20/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Location was hard to find and parking to just get to the office was difficult. However, the pleasant helpful staff made up for the shortcomings of the location.

CHRIS L. on 11/11/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Better signage Dirty and messy office Agent seemed uninterested Pickup and drop off at separate location from office creating extra step in process

BALJIT S. on 11/10/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I was given wrong truck to begin with and then the associate could change my name on the contract!!

DENNIS O. on 11/10/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Drop off was a breeze, the service rep was excellent and more than willing to make you want to return. I would however question where I would have parked the truck if they were not open. This has been an issue in past where you are told to drop it at an address that can not accommodate the truck. Because they were open and the neighbour was not I was able to park next door and turn in the vehicle. All good.

CHRIS W. on 11/7/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I thought my card was for a deposit only but it was charged. I wanted to pay cash.

ELMER R. on 10/27/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Everything was great

BALJIT S. on 10/21/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

We use this location often and always receive great service

TOM J. on 10/13/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Why are there no 6 x 12 trailers on central Van island. I had travel from Campbell River to Naniamo and back to get one just

ROLAND T. on 10/10/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The 'Best' !

MICHAEL O. on 10/5/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This is our second or third time renting from this group - the staff is always GREAT and helpful!

RAY Z. on 9/13/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Location problematic - little parking, congested; however, the service was superb, including trouble-shooting by the mechanic at the trailer yard.- excellent indeed!

MICHAEL JOSEPH S. on 9/9/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Although this is not the actual "drop-off point", the manager was very helpful and let us delever the truck to his location on Terminal Avenue. I would recommend anyone to use their service.

STEPHEN C. on 8/24/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Everything was very organized and no delay on picking up the trailer. Thanks

ALLAN P. on 8/23/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Everything was perfect....Thank you!! Especially bringing out the blankets that we forgot!! The flat dolly was very helpful. Could not have done our move without it.

JENN J. on 8/18/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The staff had an amazing positive attitude and we're extremely helpful. As well as they had taken the time to show me how to hook up the trailer. I would recommend this company to family and friends anytime.

ED S. on 8/17/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I was given a phone based confirmation the day that I reserved a truck, telling me that I was to pick up the truck at this location (on Terminal). I had specifically asked for an email notification, but was given the phone call instead. When I went down to pick up the vehicle (about 10 extra minutes out of my way) I was told that, since I had reserved at the uLock location on Wellington, that I was supposed to pick it up there, which is where I wanted to in the first place. Things worked out in the end, as the owner at Terminal was able to move the reservation over, but that kind of stress at the beginning of your moving day is really unnecessary and frustrating. Overall, I was able to make things work, but the day would have gone much easier without such hassle.

STEPHANIE K. on 8/15/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

They were very helpful.

JAMES B. on 8/6/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I did not drop off here.

DEVON D. on 7/28/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Rent-A-Wreck. How apropos... The owner of the location (Steve) was extremely rude and hostile. We were told we could return the vehicle to a different location when we booked. When I confirmed that during pickup, the receptionist called Steve over. The first words to me out of his mouth were that it wasn't possible, and if I didn't like it, he would deny me the rental and I could try to get a truck elsewhere. You know it's bad when the receptionist whispers an apology for her manager's behaviour. On top of all that, the pickup and dropoff location were about 10km away from the location we had requested when booking, so we had to pay extra mileage for the privilege of using their vehicle. The truck we got was a beat up disaster. There was damage everywhere, even though the slip showed 'no damage'. When I questioned them on it, I was told "if we marked down all the damage each time we'd get nothing done." Based on the recent interaction with the owner, I decided to take pictures of the vehicle before taking it. I should not have had to do this. It barely started and even light braking felt like a jackhammer. It did steer nicely, however. I spoke with the u-haul location on Wellington road while loading items from our storage locker. They were a stark contrast to the Terminal location. They were helpful and polite. They apologized when I told them about the difficulties at Terminal and how we had wanted to drop the truck off to them - even though it wasn't their fault. They also provided the 1-800 customer service number, which I will likely also be calling. They were a little surprised about the state of the truck we were issued as well, remarking on the age and disrepair when I parked out front of their office. Being treated so poorly on the morning of a large move is completely not what you want when you are already stressed out as is. If I hadn't taken the day off work and arranged help loading and unloading, I would have told the owner where to go and what to do with it. But I suppose I'm the one in the weak position here since I need the rental, so I guess I should just suck it up and take it. Walking away being afraid that you are about to be screwed on "vehicle damage" or "mileage use" or whatever other charge they can tack on isn't a good feeling. All of our interactions with the Wellington road location have been fantastic, but this encounter with Terminal ave has really soured my opinion. I can't in good conscience recommend anyone have dealings with them. U-haul might be great, but stay far, far away from this dealership.

PHILIP F. on 7/27/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

An easy to read pamphlet with vehicle options and pricing, along with other services and products for the customer to take away.