there are loads of companies who'll rent you a van for a while, try yellow pages. Salford Van Hire used to be good as did BRS Truck Rental. It'll cost more if you only want it one way (obviously they have to take it home at some point). For the bigger vans (over 7.5 tonnes) you need a special licence so check out what will suit you best. They're fairly easy to drive - just get them to show you the gears and be careful on corners or your belongings end up on the floor!
Hi, well we could always bring it back with us but we are staying for a week so would really like a national company that wouldn't mind us dropping it off somewhere in the NW (Manchester/Chester area).
I suppose I could also look at local vans for hire with drivers and see what someone would charge for the day, that may work out cheaper.
I hired a van with Kenning (now Sixt) on a one-way hire years ago. It is an expensive way of doing things but I couldn't afford the time to do there & back then a train journey back again IYSWIM. I've just had a look at their FAQ's and they still do it.
Since then I've had a luton van and a 7.5 tonner (largest you can drive without an HGV licence) but both times took it back myself. I've a vague recollection of paying about £150 for the big one but it was about 8 years ago
Ooh! We have just researched this, too. One-way hire seems to be about £300 per van; wherease we can do a roundtrip for less than £50/day. We are going to get 2 Lutons, drive over & back, and train it the next day. Maybe when DH gets a paid job we'll have the luxury of one-way hires, one day in the unforeseeable future. I'm willing to drive a 7.5 tonner, but DH isn't sure he's willing to let me!