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post #1 of 18 Old 09-11-2007, 05:35 AM Thread Starter
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I'm looking to rent a trailer and U-haul won't rent one to me unless I have a hard top... ya, I sold that last year.

I guess they are thinking that crap might fly out and hit me in the head? When I stop?

Anyone run into this issue before?

Anyone got any pointers on where to rent one that won't hassle me about this?

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post #2 of 18 Old 09-11-2007, 05:43 AM
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dude you are a mod now? I'd hire anyone with "jeepforum mod" on their resume. nuff said.

My neighbor's truck is a F-350 dually. LMAO. I could see me pulling a 14' trailer with my yj.

You wouldn't sweat the safety issue there?

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U-haul wouldn't rent me a tow dolly to move a Nissan 3 miles to my house becasue I didn't have a hard top. I asked them what the difference was. They said it was part of thier corporate policy. Aparently it had nothing to do with vehicle weight.

I asked them if thier corporate policy though of the shredded fiberglass going through my head instead of just the bumper of the car in tow hitting my roll bar. I included a comment about not being very confident in thier own equipment.

Dude didn't think it was very funny.

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I see you are in Manassas (I used to live in Centreville). If you are a member of a local club (OCC, NOVAJeepers, etc.) I know several of their members have trailers you could probably borrow. Otherwise the only option you have with U-haul is to either pick up the trailer with a different vehicle or borrow a hardtop.
It is also against their "corporate policy" to rent a trailer to anyone driving a Ford Explorer.

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It is also against their "corporate policy" to rent a trailer to anyone driving a Ford Explorer.

That I can understand.


Seriously, borrow a buddies truck and go grab the trailer.


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yep, may do that.

I hate borrowing though. You run the risk of upsetting people if something goes bad.
I found a place that has a 5X8. Girl at the counter said I didn't need a wiring harness.

Anyone think that a 5X8 is too much???

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depends on what you plan to haul. I tow a 620# m416 trailer with my YJ and load it up to about 1000#'s on a regular basis.

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just need to haul some boxes of junk. We are moving. i'm trying to get out ahead of it and move some boxes ahead of time

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I would think you should be fine, just use common sense and make sure you balance the load.

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yep, may do that.

I hate borrowing though. You run the risk of upsetting people if something goes bad.
I found a place that has a 5X8. Girl at the counter said I didn't need a wiring harness.

Anyone think that a 5X8 is too much???
Should be fine. pepboys has a direct plug in trailer harness that T's into the existing rear brake lights for about $25.00 just so you know.


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I have a little 5x8 utility trailer that I haul stuff around on. No problems. Do you have the swaybar on yet? If not go REAL easy with a trailer. A swaybar is almost a must pulling any kind of weight.

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Thanks for the wisdom guys... I seriously appreciate it. I don't wanna be acting a fool on I95.
guy @ the trailer place said I "Wouldn't have no problem"

We are all set. i will be sure to report back after the trip.

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Thanks for the wisdom guys... I seriously appreciate it. I don't wanna be acting a fool on I95.
guy @ the trailer place said I "Wouldn't have no problem"

We are all set. i will be sure to report back after the trip.
Here's my trailer setup...I use it to carry my dive gear and tanks to and from the coast...

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/c...ter/028_28.jpg
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I haven't pulled it since I lifted the Jeep, but I never had a problem before...BTW, someone once told me that U-Haul won't install a hitch on a Wrangler either.

P.S. That trailer was 350 bucks at Tractor Supply...it's a 4x6...

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I pulled a 5x8 trailer loaded down with 50 2x6x8 boards for about 20 miles with no problems. Of course I didn't act crazy either, I ran about 40-50 mph.
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