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Old 12-01-2017, 09:07 AM
 
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There is a very simple solution........call U Haul. Every year, we rent a car hauler from them, and they put our tow vehicle into a database and tell us if it is suitable to tow that trailer. Call them, they will tell you if they will rent you one for your particular car. They are the final deciders on this subject.
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Towing limit has nothing to do with pulling weight, but everything about STOPPING!
Rent the truck and pull the car on a tow dolly is my suggestion.
Lots of sources for towing capacity by make and model:
https://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-...city-chart.htm
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:12 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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There is a very simple solution........call U Haul. Every year, we rent a car hauler from them, and they put our tow vehicle into a database and tell us if it is suitable to tow that trailer. Call them, they will tell you if they will rent you one for your particular car. They are the final deciders on this subject.
Just go online to www.uhaul.com and enter your cars info. I think there is a pretty good chance that they won't rent a trailer to you.
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Old 12-02-2017, 10:45 AM
 
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Uhaul rental trailers are heavy.

Uhaul's "smallest cargo trailer" as stated by the OP is the 4x8. It's empty weight is 850 pounds.

https://www.uhaul.com/Trailers/4x8-C...ler-Rental/UV/
I couldn't believe it was that heavy but you're right! I towed the largest once and that's a bit more than 2x the weight. But that's with a SUV with a 7,700 pound towing capacity.

I second people saying that the biggest issue is stopping. DO NOT exceed the safe towing amount for your car. I would rent a truck and dolly the car. Why put the extra wear and tear on your vehicle if it's not meant to tow that much?
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