U-haul says for ttrailer rental:
Must be equipped with a hard top if it is an SUV or Jeep. U-Haul does
not allow any type of sport-utility vehicle not equipped with a hard
top to tow U-Haul equipment.
I guess the cheap trailer might come forward and injure passengers if
a crash or sudden stop. But, I guess I would be allowed to trailer
with my Datsun 1600 Roadster
convertible.I don't even have a soft top.
On 2/3/2011 5:13 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
And I think we have a winner here. Most SUVs of the traditional sort
have such a high CG and short wheelbase, that 'tail wagging the dog' is
pretty common for experienced tow drivers, much less clueless newbies
making their first long-haul pull.
increased risk of rollover, likely.
U-Haul is trying to cover their a$$... keep in mind that they're
renting shitty trailers (note that most have a max speed of 45 MPH - a
way for them to weasel out of liability because who can drive 45 MPH
on a highway without getting run over?) to for the most part drivers
inexperienced with towing... yeah, some of them are gonna wreck.
That might be their reason all right.
I'd better not tell them about my car, a convertible. When the top is
down, the only thing that holds the front to the back is the floor.
It has some reinforcment that a Chrysler LeBaron sedan doesn't have,
but nonetheless, when I had a cargo carrier in the class A trailer
hitch, and I put on 8 pieces of damp sod, I coudln't shut the door
because the car was bending.
[U-haul won't rent a trailer to an SUV without a top! Maybe because
the SUV is too flimsy to stop a trailer it is towing without folding
in the middle? ]
On Sat, 5 Feb 2011 19:39:00 -0500, "Ed" <> wrote:
I'll have to try that, but I don't think I could do it with the doors
I wanted a Karmann Ghia for my very first car. My parents wouldn't allow
me to buy it. They said it was too dangerous. I guess because it was so
low to the ground. boo hoo . I miss having the car I never bought.
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