Region: Florida Region of NASA
Car #: 711
Year : 1999 Posts: 82
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?
Once you get past the gag reflex, the jelly ain't bad!
Car #: 30
Year : 1999 Posts: 652
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.
Car #: 88
Year : 1991 Posts: 2401
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 ]