Towing a 1970 1110

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  1. Afireinside2285

    Afireinside2285 High Wheeler

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    I'm am honestly looking for opinions on the best tow situation. I need to tow a 4x4 1110 pick up roughly 220 miles with posted speed limit between 65-80. Denver to Guernsey Wyoming.
    Currently truck runs and starts. Need tires. I'll take care of that no problem.

    Big question will a u haul trailer carry this thing safely? To be on the safe side it will probably have close to 1000lbs in the bed on the way up?

    Thanks
     
  2. Darrel

    Darrel Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Definitely safe. They use well built trailers. Some issues I've ran into tire ratchet straps too short or not enough space between trailer fenders for oversized tires. IIRC the silver trailers are wider than the orange trailer. But the computer picks the trailer not you. If the u-haul computer rejects your tow rig as being not rated for the load they won't rent to you.
     
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  3. Afireinside2285

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    Should have added it's a 7.3 ford 4 door.
    Thanks
     
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    Tell them your hauling a F-150
     
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    Darrel Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Good to go.
     
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    I hauled my 75 travelall on one last year,about 500 miles round trip,and it wagged the tail a lot if I went over 55,it fit the trailer great.I also hauled my 70 Catalina on one,and I could do 70 without a problem,dont know if it was a trailer problem or the travelall hung over the back to far.Just don't plan on going much over 55
     
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    x2 its an F150.
    I rented them all the time until I bought my own, the uHaul guys knew me and always put F150 on it because "International" was not in the data base. You will be fine with your tow pig, slow and steady wins the race. And like an old trucker told me one time, "if you're worried about your straps you don't have enough"

    JJ in TN
     
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    Keep the most weight to the front of the trailer.
     
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    Darrel Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Just checked uhaul.com and they have the 1110 in the database now. Which is good because the ambulance chasers would be all over any deception. Strangely, it also lets you use a tow dolly for the 1110. At least with a 2000 F250 as the tow rig.
     
  10. Afireinside2285

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    Thank you and oddly I do have a 2000 f250 7.3.. I don't think I would chance a dolly though
    Thanks
     
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    Dollys work good as long as you use common sense. Towed many vehicles with them. But prefer my 18' trailer.
     
  12. Afireinside2285

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    Yeah probably a trailer lol I
     
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    I actually did a test run of trailering my 1210 for the day a couple of weeks ago - I'm on the fence on driving or towing it to the HH. See the attached picture....it barely fit on the U-Haul trailer. The truck is ~4k lbs and the trailer is ~2k and once I played with air pressures in every tire, it motored down the road smoothly. The concern I had was it's too nose heavy on the trailer and I had no way of moving it back. There is a Big Tex trailer dealer in town that offers longer versions to rent, I'm going to test one of those to see if I get a better balance. The VW can max at 7.7k btw so it didn't mind the load.
     

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    I wouldnt do that,maybe if you had electric brakes on the trailer,but with surge brakes,if it starts swaying you will have problems,and that can very easily push you around in bends.Have you ever towed before
     
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    I've personally towed with those u-hauls many times and they are really good trailers that pull straight and true, I just think they are too short for the load in this case, no room for any adjustments on the platform.
     
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    What about putting it on in reverse?
     
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    Ifg you get a load distributing hitch with a sway damper it takes care of the wagging. Harbor freight sells a good weight distributing hitch. I know, harbor freight has a lot of junk. But Ive seen "name brand" load balancing hitches that are quite obviously the exact same hitch. Its one of those gems. Mine has worked .... without a hitch... pun intended.
     
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    Penske has nice trailers. None of the "strap too short BS" like with some U-haul trailers.
     
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    I thought about backing it on but the weight split is pushing 70/30 front to rear, if you draw an imaginary center line, too much of that weight would then be hanging off the end of the trailer up to about the midpoint btw the trailer wheels; too little tongue weight then.
     
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    I know U-Haul trailers are designed to not use them in theory, but that's a heck of a lot of weight for that car not having a Equalization hitch. Have you weighed your pick up?
     

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