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I rented a car dolley from them when we bought my wife's 69 Grande and towed it 150 miles. I would say the car you want to tow is about 3500 pounds. U-Haul is going to ask you what you are going to use to tow with, they have there own guide lines and will not rent it to you if they don't think it's going to work. I would say you'll need a full size pick-up at least.

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Huskinhano is right. Uhaul will look up your tow vehicle and ask you the weight of fastback. The trailers are very nice and a good value. Have a nice trip.


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When I bought my '65, I rented a trailer from uhaul, and towed the car from Detroit to Akron behind a chevy astro van. Uhaul did check it out, but had no problem with it. However, my car weighs 2800 lbs.

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I rented a Uhaul trailer to tow a 67 Dodge A/100 to Vegas from California.

The other posters are right about not renting if it's a heavy vehicle. The dodge weighed in at 4000 lbs. I picked up the trailer with my full size pickup because they wouldn't let me use my mini van, even though I had a class 3 hitch, and I lied about what I was towing. I told them I was towing an M.G.

I took the trailer home, hitched it to my Mini Van, pulled the dodge truck up on the trailer and went to Vegas.

Even though their policy wont allow you to haul heavy cars on the trailer, The trailer specs. shows the trailer is more than adequate to handle it.

I'm not saying what I did was right, but my other plans fell through and I had a short amount of time to come up with something before I lost the sale of the truck.



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I've done the same thing. Just use common sense. If you have a full size truck, you'll be okay. I wouldn't do it in a Ranger or S10 or something though.


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I used a U-haul trailer to transport my 67 S-code(390) Fastback from Fresno Ca. to Ontario Ca. roughly 250mi.With no problems at all. In addition I had the entire interior stuffed floor to roof with spare parts and equipment, so the weight far surpassed that of a standard Fastback. I used a Ford F-350 diesel crewcab dually which helped. And I told U-haul what car I was using their trailer to haul, minus the stuffing the interior part though. Have fun.

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Here's a related question. I was thinking about using a Uhaul trailer to pick up my 4 post lift
from the trucking terminal. It only runs about 1500 pounds, no where near a whole car. Is there
antyhing about one of these trailers that would keep me from using it in this way?
I assume they would use some kind of forklift to drop it on the trailer.
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They don't have floors. Just tire tracks thingies.


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I imagine this thing is going to go about 13-14 feet long. I could lay it diagonal corner to corner or something?

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I use U-haul trailers all the time..the car transport type..not a car dolly type..I recently towed a '70 Mustang Convert from Maryland to Connecticut..about 275 miles..I use my full size Chevy Pick-up..no problems at all..as for the weight issue..I also used a trailer to tow a '59 T-Bird. that weighs in excess of 3800 pounds..U-Haul is more concerned with the towing vehicle then the towed..their trailers alone weigh about 2500 pounds...

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I traded my 70 fastback to a guy in Wisconsin for his 69 convertible last Aug. I rented a uhaul trailer and used my F150 to haul it. One caution, Make sure that you disengage your overdrive while towing. If forgot and it cost me a new transmission ~2 weeks after I got back from my trip. Take it slow and easy and you should be ok. Uhaul checks to see if your tow vehicle can handle the trailer and the car that you want to haul.

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