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Old 07-11-2018, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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I am going to have a 5 x 8 enclosed uhaul trailer for fifty miles of my trip it will be empty. Can you drive on highway with empty trailer?? I read there needs to be minimum wieght on tongue and got confused . Is there any precaution when driving empty trailer .
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:00 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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You will be fine.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Chasing horses and watching circuses in Atropia.
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You will be fine.
yep and those uhaul trailers are heavy enough they barely bounce when empty.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I hauled one empty just far enough to load it, and then after I unloaded it, and I honestly didn't feel any difference hauling it empty or full. I didn't drive it on a highway empty, but unless you were in super high winds or something like that, I don't think you'd have any trouble. You can always just slow down, if you do.

But, they aren't like the trailers I remember from my younger days, when they would really sway a vehicle. Now, they really are like just an extension of your vehicle. You barely notice you're pulling a trailer. I hauled the smallest enclosed U-Haul trailer last year with my little 93 Nissan pickup (4 cylinder, automatic, rear wheel drive) and it just really followed the truck like a dream.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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I have a 2010. Altima the transmission overheated today I was going 65 this is with full load . The light did not come on but I could not speed up. I slowed down to 50 and turned off air conditioner and it want back to normal going to check transmission fluid in morning this happened couple hours ago. Freaked me out never happened before .
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:11 AM
 
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I have a 2010. Altima the transmission overheated today I was going 65 this is with full load . The light did not come on but I could not speed up. I slowed down to 50 and turned off air conditioner and it want back to normal going to check transmission fluid in morning this happened couple hours ago. Freaked me out never happened before .
If you are continuing, slow to a max of 55 and lockout the overdrive if you can. And when you get to your destination, have the tranny fluid changed, along with the filters in the tranny. A good shop will be able to tell you if any damage has been done.
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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If you are continuing, slow to a max of 55 and lockout the overdrive if you can. And when you get to your destination, have the tranny fluid changed, along with the filters in the tranny. A good shop will be able to tell you if any damage has been done.
Thanks I finished trip today going 55 no problems checked trans oil looked clear but will have to get checked.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:27 PM
 
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One critical factor empty. A cross wind can lift and send the trailer and you off road. Seen it happen.
Ask any Semi driver about being empty in the wind.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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It actually was smoother empty ...... But there was no wind
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