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Old 07-03-2010, 12:59 PM
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I'm moving from FL to MN. I want to know if there is any way to tow my truck behind a 24' uhaul truck???

When I went to reserve the truck and trailer online, it says you can't do it, but the guy at the uhaul place said you could. Ideally, I would love to tow it, because it would save a lot of money, but I'm not gonna do it if it's not safe.

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Old 07-03-2010, 01:05 PM
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Beats me - I'm no U-haul expert. I'd find out what the max load and towing capacity is for the truck is and go from there.
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:22 PM
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Are you referring to the tow truck or what you'd have to do with the RAM to flat tow (all four wheels on the ground) it?
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:49 PM
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I'm wondering how I can determine if my truck will fit on a the uhaul car trailer or their dolly. I'm confused as to why one person would say, you can haul it and another would say you can't. Just not sure who to believe.
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:09 PM
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A measuring tape will be the easiest way to tell. With a dolly, the only thing you need to worry about is width.
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:11 PM
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UHaul's online site is very helpful. They have specs on what their trucks can tow and the capacities of their dollys and trailers.

If you have a store near you, I'd go visit them with the truck. They know their equipment and what it's capacities are.

That way, you eliminate the unknowns and get an informed decision on what you can and can't tow.
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i think it all depends on the size box truck that you are renting for your move, it may be that you may have to get a bit larger of a truck to tow with.
look at the picture here on U-Haul's website
http://www.uhaul.com/towing/
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I was in the truck rental buisiness for years and the reason they are saying it cant be towed is becuase its not listed as towable in their book. In the world of lawsuits they err on the side of caution especially when dealing with towing. Quite often i rented full auto transporters to people knowing full well they intended to tow something that was not "listed" as being towable...I just played the game ..dont tell me about it therefore im not breaking any rules. One major obstical is if you have oversized tires. Often the straps that come on the dollys and transporter are not large enough to fit over large off road style tires. Another obstical could be the width or length of your truck. Take a tape and have the dealer show you a full(car completely off the ground) transport and take some measurements. if the width is good you should be fine. Having a bit of overhang in the back will be ok. Another trick if the straps dont fit is to use HEAVY ratchet sraps of your own to secure your truck to the transporter. Good luck to you hope it all works out well.
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Here's a wacky idea, if you could get everything in a large, light weight toy hauler type trailer, and tow all your stuff behind the Ram. A friend of mine has a huge aluminum car transporter trailer that he hauls his race car in and tows with his 2500 6L gas GMC. A hemi Ram will tow 10,000 lbs pretty easily. Perhaps buy a second hand trailer, then sell it if you have no use later. Towing behind a big box truck won't be fun.
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How do you plan on towing it, with a dolly or on a flatbed?
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