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Old 11-21-2013, 12:20 PM
 
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Hey, Im alittle nervous and trying to figure out how diffucult it will be to move by myself, I will be moving from Phoenix AZ to Seattle WA, this will be my first time driving a truck and trailer to hold my car, How hard is it to drive? any pointers for me to know? Im just nervous because the biggest thing I have ever driven was a Ford F150, Being a girl and bymyself I definetly dont want to cause damage to the truck or myself trying to figure out how the hell to drive it
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:21 PM
 
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also side not the truck will be 16' and I will be towing a Honda Accord 2001 LX sedan
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:42 PM
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Hey, Im a little nervous and trying to figure out how diffucult it will be
my first time driving a truck and trailer to hold my car ... Phoenix AZ to Seattle WA

How hard is it to drive?
Wind. It's a bich and you'll have a lot of it.

Which route you might drive (snow and whatnot) won't matter much.
Heck, driving the F150 by itself will be a PITA.

Seriously consider SELLING the car in AZ... or hiring a transporter.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:43 PM
 
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Not really giving enough information as to the rig you are driving.

But your Major problem is there is very Big Mountains along the way.

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Old 11-21-2013, 12:49 PM
 
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it would be a 12ft Penske truck Facts & Features12 ft. ..Room Capacity1-2 roomsAvailable for Round-Triphttp://www.pensketruckrental.com/img/checkmark.pnghttp://www.pensketruckrental.com/img/checkmark.pngFlat FloorsCruise ControlSome modelsSeating Option2-person bucket1,000 lb. Loading RampVehicle TowingFuel Efficiency*12 ft.Fuel Tank35 gal.Diesel FuelMiles per Gallon (Est.)12 mpgMeasurements**12 ft.Cargo Interior12' long
6'5" wide
6' highFloor Space73 sq. ft.Storage Space450 cu. ft.Load Capacity3,000 lbs.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:51 PM
 
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Wind. It's a bich and you'll have a lot of it.

Which route you might drive (snow and whatnot) won't matter much.
Heck, driving the F150 by itself will be a PITA.

Seriously consider SELLING the car in AZ... or hiring a transporter.

I will not sell my car and I am going in the summer so no snow will be present at the time ...
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:54 PM
 
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and I dont have money for movers , My fiancee is stationed in Washington so there will be people in WA to help unload in such
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:02 PM
 
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Penske has a list of tips on their website

Driving Tips - Penske Personal Truck Rental
Towing Equipment - Penske Personal Truck Rental
watch the videos re loading car carrier

Main items are
avoid backing, look for "pull-through" parking spots
watch your height, look out for overhangs at gas stops and motels
stopping will take longer

Re route, consider taking I-10 to the I-5 in CA, then I-5 to Seattle. US 93 to I-84 is less than 100 miles shorter, but has many long, lonely miles thru eastern Nevada.

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Old 11-21-2013, 01:09 PM
 
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Penske has a list of tips on their website

[URL="http://www.pensketruckrental.com/plan-your-move/drive.html"]Driving Tips - Penske Personal Truck Rental[/URL]
[URL="http://www.pensketruckrental.com/supplies-and-services/towing-equipment/"]Towing Equipment - Penske Personal Truck Rental[/URL]
watch the videos re loading car carrier

Main items are
avoid backing, look for "pull-through" parking spots
watch your height, look out for overhangs at gas stops and motels
stopping will take longer

Re route, consider taking I-10 to the I-5 in CA, then I-5 to Seattle. US 93 to I-84 is less than 100 miles shorter, but has many long, lonely miles thru eastern Nevada.
yea I planned on taking nevada due to the shortened miles... I think im overthinking this, I figure hell you have to learn somehow?
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:02 PM
 
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They're not hard to drive at all. You'll have to be careful rounding corners, especially with a car in tow and you'll also have to plan ahead when stopping for food, gas, etc… so as to not end up parked in a way you can't get out of. The hardest part is backing up because rear visibility is limited to the 2 side mirrors which makes it even harder to back up a trailer. Other than that, its pretty much like driving a truck, only bigger and slower. I definitely wouldn't say you need to sell your car to avoid having to tow it. If you're really worried about it maybe you can get a friend to drive it for you and pay for their return airfare and gas. Or else hire a moving van for all the stuff and drive yourself out in the car.
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