For Andy check with UHaul as to your particular truck in regard to it being
a 4x4, height and weight with their charts in regard to what is acceptable
in regard to the particular trailer. Tom, in connection with your input, my
towing mishap occured going down hill on the highway in truck ruts causing
the truck and trailer to ocillate to the point that both vehicles were being
torqued over. We reversed the position of the truck so that the trailer
tongue was at the point of just clearing the ground. I did tow to Grand
Bend raced and towed back home to Toronto. Considering I did a complete 180
0n a busy highway with tractor trailers on it I'm extremely lucky.
Hindsight is easy.
Jim Knox, 91 Dak 318LA 4x4
From: "Terrible Tom" <SilverEightynine@aol.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: DML: UHaul trailers?
> Jason Bleazard wrote:
> > andy levy wrote:
> >> On 4/26/2004 9:36 PM, JAMES KNOX wrote:
> >> | Andy, My Dak Flipped on a Uhaul trailer, drive it latter.
> >> Well then! That may be enough to instill fear into my heart about this
> >> stunt.
> > What Jim neglected to mention is that he had his Dak loaded on the
> > trailer bass-ackwards (nose of the truck at the rear of the trailer).
> > U-Haul may not be geniuses, but there is a reason they say to put the
> > heavy end of the vehicle forward.
> > I assume you've checked U-Haul's site? They tell you all the max
> > dimensions for their trailers. There's a safety margin already figured
> > in to those measurements. While you could probably get a slightly
> > larger vehicle on there, they often won't rent to you if they find out
> > what you're up to. Liability and everything.
> *woah* - - de'ja vu! hehehhehe
> Terrible Tom wrote:
> > Jim neglected to mention he was towing his Dak with his Caddie (rear
> > wheel drive wasnt that one Jim?) He had it loaded ass end first (front
> > of the truck facing rear) and the weight bias caused the ass of the
> > Caddie to come up a little. (I assume this was the same incident you
> > meant Jim?)
> > Is this a box van (cargo) that you will be renting or a full size
> > When I moved I towed the 2wd Dakota behind an F-350 super duty with I
> > think - a 14 foot box. The Uhaul was fully loaded and the Dakota was
> > loaded with crap in the bed and cab. Towing a dak on a uhaul trailor
> > isnt a problem if you are going to be pulling it with a fully loaded
> > full size. The weight issue there is a big heavy thing pulling a
> > lighter heavy thing. Trailor wouldnt be as prone to "wagging the tail"
> > and pushing around the truck doing the towing.
> > In short - put the nose of the Dak at the front of the trailor - and
> > fine.
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