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Old 06-14-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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What would be the cheapest way for me to get my stuff from Dallas to Chicago?

UHaul?
I drive a 2 door Honda Accord, is it possible to tow a trailor with a car so small??
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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^No you almost certainly can't tow a trailer with the car. You need to rent a U-Haul truck and tow the car behind it.

Are you driving yourself? That's a loooong drive.

In most situations like these I would recommend a Pod, which you can fill up, a truck will pick up, and then drop it at your new place in Chicago. But that really only works if you have your own driveway at both points, which you probably don't.
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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yeah, I've made the drive before. I will be with a friend. I've seen cars my size tow smaller trailers. I'm not bringing much, just mainly electronics and a mattress
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Does your car have a hitch?
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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no, but thinking about getting one installed if it is cheap enough.
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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^Probably about $200

Also, the smallest trailer U-Haul rents weighs over 800 lbs on its own before you put any stuff in it. So I feel like your car would need to be able to tow about 1,300 minimum -- I doubt the towing capacity of a 4-banger Accord is much more than 1,000.
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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It's a 6 cylinder but I think I'm going to just rent a truck. Seems like it will be cheaper in the long run. I don't have much stuff to move but mainly just want to get my bed up there.
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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A 6 cylinder probably could do it, but I still agree with doing the truck honestly. That's a lot of unecessary wear and tear on your car, and that little trailer of U-haul's is really small.

At least you can get the little truck. My dear SO drove a 17-foot U-Haul towing our car behind from Chicago to Kansas City -- about half the distance you're travelling, but a very long stressful day nonetheless.
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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thank your for your advice and help!
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