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Has anyone used Uhaul's car transport trailer before? I'm renting one tomorrow to tow my wife's vw rabbit from Sunnyvale to my mechanic's in San Bruno.
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Is it a dolly or the flat bed hauler
I would use the dolly make sure you get there Insurance and check the tires every u haul I have rent either pulled amazing or pulled like crap.
I have used there dolly to tow a older VW Jetta TDI.


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Is it a dolly or the flat bed hauler
I would use the dolly make sure you get there Insurance and check the tires every u haul I have rent either pulled amazing or pulled like crap.
I have used there dolly to tow a older VW Jetta TDI.


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I rented a flat bed, would that be too heavy for our trucks?

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If you are a V6 it should be fine the rabbit they weigh really nothing, just watch your speed keep it under 60 and keep a safe distance since breaking will be slower also the larger Uhual trailer have surge breaks.

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Not to be an *** but it is braking not breaking. You will be fine using the flat bed u haul trailer. Just remember to take it easy and give yourself more braking room.

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Not to be an *** but it is braking not breaking. You will be fine using the flat bed u haul trailer. Just remember to take it easy and give yourself more braking room.

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ive towed a pretty built truggy jeep on mine through east coast mountains. i had it up to 70 on the highway with no issues, and stopping was simple.
you can feel it but its wasnt bad.

those trailers if i remember right are all aluminum.
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I'm a little late here, but maybe it will help someone out who finds this thread in the future.

I've towed the uhaul auto transport (double axle flatbed) with my frontier 5 or 6 times now AND it handled it with no problems and the last time was cross country from Florida to California. I've got an '07 V6 CC LB 6MT and every time I've used this trailer was towing either mine or a friends 240Z which weighs in around 2400 lbs + the trailer which comes in at 2000 lbs + stuff in the bed and the car for a total of approx 5000 lbs. Depending on terrain mpg drops to about 12-14. I also added the Firestone ride rite airbags which helped immensely. I find 30-35 psi to be perfect when loaded. On the wide open empty highways of the west I pulled it at a constant 70-75mph with no problems.

The truck is fine, but the trailer has it's shortcomings. These trailers are overbuilt to handle the abuse they will see, therefore they are heavy. In order to connect to as many vehicles as possible they have surge brakes... Which work, but electric would be way better. Always check the trailer and tires yourself.

I do have a few mods, but the truck was stock for the first two tows which were each about 1000 miles and done in one day each time and the truck did great. The best towing mod by far was the airbags.

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I'll add to this as well, the heaviest I've towed with my stock '12 V6 CC SB was my father in law's '00 Lexus LS400 which weighs in right at 6,000 pounds car and trailer. Truck and trailer handled all 400 miles just fine but if I would have to do it again I would borrow a bigger truck. The engine pulled it all wonderfully but the brakes would definitely need to be upgraded.

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