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Hi Guys!

We have a SM driver that needs to rent/borrow a trailer for this coming weekend, May 21-23. He lives in Sanibel, FL but would travel a small distance if there is anyone that could help him out.

He would have to transport his Spec Miata from Sanibel to Homestead Miami Speedway and back.

Please let me know if you or anyone can help us get this guy on track this weekend!

We appreciate it, thanks!

Steve Nix

[ 05-19-2010, 01:07 PM: Message edited by: NASA Florida ]

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Get a U-haul car trailer

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Paul McLester

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Yeah, that was one of my recommendations to him, but he already tried and was told his Dodge Magnum did not weigh enough to carry the weight of the U Haul trailer and the car. From the U Haul web site:
Your towing vehicle:

* Must be equipped with a hard top if it is an SUV. U-Haul does not allow any type of sport-utility vehicle not equipped with a hard top to tow U-Haul equipment.
* Must weigh at least 3,500 lbs. (curb weight), and must equal or exceed 80% of the combined weight of the trailer (2,210 lbs.) and the vehicle being towed (up to 5,290 lbs.).
* Must have a towing system that has a 5,000 lbs. minimum weight-carrying rating

Any other ideas?

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quote:
Originally posted by Gatoratty:
Get a U-haul truck AND car trailer

Fixed it for you based on the later info that he is trying to tow with a station wagon. Yikes.

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Heads-up on U-Hell trailer. If your buddy goes that route it is wise to pick-up a couple 2"x6"x8' boards at your local home improvement store. Most U-Hell trailers have an incredibly tall vertical lip on the inside of the rails. I've heard of someone who punched a hole in their floorboard while driving onto the trailer. Add a plank and that guy Clarence shows up.

In Ohio, at least, several car rental agencies rent pick-ups that meet U-Hell's requirements

[ 05-19-2010, 01:13 PM: Message edited by: d mathias ]

   

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