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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-18-2015, 12:41 PM
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Just throwing in my 02c, but I've had no trouble towing a large car on a large trailer. I know I was pretty close to the capacity of my truck, but my Frontier didn't seem to complain. This is a borrowed trailer (~1000lb) and a 4000lb car, granted, a double-axle trailer is pretty good at evening out the load, so the tongue weight remained pretty low.

I, personally, don't see any problem using a 2-axle trailer from U-haul, I'm familiar with them. Keep in mind, though, U haul will ask your towing vehicle and the vehicle being towed. If their system doesn't add up, they will deny you rental.


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Make sure you check the tires. The last uhaul trailer I towed had a rusted out hole in one of the wheels. It's a good thing I checked it when we were loading the trailer at home, they just sent a tow truck over to swap the tire. It could have been a lot worse on the highway.
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Make sure you check the tires. The last uhaul trailer I towed had a rusted out hole in one of the wheels. It's a good thing I checked it when we were loading the trailer at home, they just sent a tow truck over to swap the tire. It could have been a lot worse on the highway.
Yes!!! I second this advice.

I would also add that if the worker at uhaul connects the trailer to your truck, or even if it's their truck, that you double and triple check their work. The one time that I did not follow my own rule was at a place in Indiana that sold snow plows and truck equipment. It was cold and raining and I thought "this guy's a good ol' boy that's always around trucks, I'm sure he did it right." This story could've ended worse than the dent in my tailgate when the trailer lifted off the ball WHILE loading my 240Z. Thankfully that was the only damage and uhaul covered it. It was still stupid/lazy of me not to check. Never again.

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This story could've ended worse than the dent in my tailgate when the trailer lifted off the ball WHILE loading my 240Z. Thankfully that was the only damage and uhaul covered it. It was still stupid/lazy of me not to check. Never again.
I've done this MYSELF! Double-check others, and triple-check your own work! Nowadays, after loading a car, I make sure to walk around the trailer, tap all the straps with my hand for tightness, and lastly tap the hitch, chains, and light harness so that my eyes would follow and check - makes for happy trailering.

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Bringing this thread back from the dead.

Hauled this on Saturday! I kept it to 60-65 MPH which it maintained with the exception of some pretty tall hills b/w SC and GA on 85. Hindsight, I should've flipped my trailer hitch for some add'l height but I didn't hit anything.

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Makes me a bit more confident in hauling my ride to the track, since my Abarth only weighs 2600lbs

How was fuel mileage when towing?

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Makes me a bit more confident in hauling my ride to the track, since my Abarth only weighs 2600lbs

How was fuel mileage when towing?

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Well it's hard to say exactly b/c I had some non towing mileage on the tank. The tank MPG was about 13 so I'm guessing hauling the car was 11-12. You hauling your car probably wouldn't be so bad for the reason that it weighs less but also, if you have your own trailer it would probably weigh less than the UHaul trailer.
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