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Old 12-10-2013, 09:21 AM   #31
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Metal scrap yards also have scales. You could just drive up on it see your weight and leave. They'd be pretty confused haha

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Old 12-10-2013, 01:20 PM   #32
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I just used the UHaul trailer to pull my TJ to the shop. It worked great. A JKU can be towed on the UHaul auto transport trailer according to the UHaul website: U-Haul

The issue you might have is the Penske truck. I pulled my Jeep with an F150 (8500 lbs tow rating) with no problem, but a loaded Penske + an auto trailer might be too much for the Penske truck and maybe that's why they said no at Penske.

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I just used the UHaul trailer to pull my TJ to the shop. It worked great. A JKU can be towed on the UHaul auto transport trailer according to the UHaul website: U-Haul

The issue you might have is the Penske truck. I pulled my Jeep with an F150 (8500 lbs tow rating) with no problem, but a loaded Penske + an auto trailer might be too much for the Penske truck and maybe that's why they said no at Penske.
Which UHaul branch did you use? I assume you abandoned the tire straps and tied down with chain and load binders due to your tires being too large? (Not certain what size tires you have though.) Was the quality of the equipment road worthy for a 1000 mile round trip? I need to rent one in a couple weeks but have been leery of UHaul due to some of the crap I have rented from them in the past.
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:41 AM   #34
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Thx. I called/reserved a uhaul truck and transport. Thx guys. We PCS outta here Feb. 28.
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:31 PM   #35
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Good luck and have a safe trip!
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:43 PM   #36
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Kinda sux to move back to OK with no mtns to jeep in. I will have plenty of mud pits though with no real scenery. Lol. I'll post some pics of a place down there called Disney. Suppose to be the gem if the area
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:44 PM   #37
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It is pretty well stated in the Manual:

No Dolly Towing, Flat Towing is OK:

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(NOT in NEUTRAL [N])
• Transfer case in NEUTRAL (N)
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:32 AM   #38
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It is pretty well stated in the Manual: No Dolly Towing, Flat Towing is OK:
My understanding is a dolly is fine if you remove the rear driveshaft. Please correct me if I am wrong g so misinformation isn't floating around
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Yes you would need to remove the drive shaft.
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Which UHaul branch did you use? I assume you abandoned the tire straps and tied down with chain and load binders due to your tires being too large? (Not certain what size tires you have though.) Was the quality of the equipment road worthy for a 1000 mile round trip? I need to rent one in a couple weeks but have been leery of UHaul due to some of the crap I have rented from them in the past.
I used Potestio Brothers Equipment in Parker. I did not use the tire straps because 35" tires were too big. I used the provided chains and 4 ratchet straps. The ratchet straps I used were good enough for across town, but I wouldn't go 1000 miles with them. However, some heavy duty ones like what is used for the tire straps would work. Just hook them through D-rings at your tow points (front and back).
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I used Potestio Brothers Equipment in Parker. I did not use the tire straps because 35" tires were too big. I used the provided chains and 4 ratchet straps. The ratchet straps I used were good enough for across town, but I wouldn't go 1000 miles with them. However, some heavy duty ones like what is used for the tire straps would work. Just hook them through D-rings at your tow points (front and back).
I ended up renting a trailer from Uhaul. Despite some previous bad experiences with their equipment, the trailer I rented appeared to have recently been refurbished. It pulled great. I have a co-worker who let me use the ratchet straps that he uses to trailer his race car and the Jeep never moved. My Jeep BARELY fit on the trailer width wise. Really surprised how well it trailered.
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I ended up renting a trailer from Uhaul. Despite some previous bad experiences with their equipment, the trailer I rented appeared to have recently been refurbished. It pulled great. I have a co-worker who let me use the ratchet straps that he uses to trailer his race car and the Jeep never moved. My Jeep BARELY fit on the trailer width wise. Really surprised how well it trailered.
How wide is your jeep (widest point outer tire to outer tire) be good to know if mine will fit in case I ever need to go that route! (Haven't tried with the current configuration; thanks to a few borrowable trailers)
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How wide is your jeep (widest point outer tire to outer tire) be good to know if mine will fit in case I ever need to go that route! (Haven't tried with the current configuration; thanks to a few borrowable trailers)
I think it is right at 80". There was a little bit of tire hanging over the edge of the trailer on either side. (I will measure it once I go outside.) Here is info on the trailer from the Uhaul site:
"Must have a maximum outside-to-outside tire width of 79.25" Note: outside tire width over 75" must use late-model U-Haul Auto Transport (identifiable by silver galvanized color)."

Pretty sure I was pushing out the trailer fenders as I squeeze the Jeep between.
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:18 PM   #44
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Thanks. I'm not going to be using one of those unless I drive over the fenders :/
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Thought I'd share the Cat Scale results of my JKU for future reference. This is with half tank of fuel and my 230lbs.

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