Originally Posted by mtndriver
I will be pulling a 6x12' U-Haul cargo trailer (dual axle) for 700 miles end of the month. The width of the trailer box is 6' and wondering if the mirrors on my 2012 GJ Overland 5.7 will be sufficient or need auxiliary mirrors? I towed a 4' wide U-Haul awhile back and normal mirrors were ok but 6', I don't know?
Also the total weight of trailer and its load will be around 4500 lbs. Probably have 300 lbs. in the GJ vehicle with my weight and cargo. Will this total load be a problem? Will be crossing the Continental Divide in CO at 10,500 ft. but then mostly downhill and plains on I-70 to Kansas City. Thanks.
I moved a daughter and a couple roommates about 500 miles using the largest U-Haul trailer, stuffed full. Didn't notice it was there except for the occasional rattle from the trailer. You could see the sides in the mirrors but did not block much. You will need a drop hitch to bring the top of the ball to about 18 inches.
I saved some cash by returning the trailer instead of renting one way, and found the trailer rattles annoyingly when empty. They seem to have a lot of play in their surge brake hitch. Don't think I'll do that again.