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Old 05-03-2003, 06:54 AM   #1
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Will a full size p/u fit on a u-haul tow dolly?

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Old 05-03-2003, 07:15 AM   #2
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Re: Will a full size p/u fit on a u-haul tow dolly?

A K5 won't, so since the full size pickup is the same width, then it won't fit either. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Old 05-03-2003, 07:33 AM   #3
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Re: Will a full size p/u fit on a u-haul tow dolly?

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A K5 won't, so since the full size pickup is the same width, then it won't fit either. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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Are phords narrower at all? Cause that's what I'll be pulling
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Old 05-03-2003, 07:49 AM   #4
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Re: Will a full size p/u fit on a u-haul tow dolly?

Can't help with that. I dumped my last Ferd in 1980. Haven't owned one since!
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Old 05-03-2003, 11:34 AM   #5
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Re: Will a full size p/u fit on a u-haul tow dolly?

Are you talkin about the drive on or just the two front wheels. I pulled my truck from St Petersburg, Florida to the Texas line on the drive on one. Used stock GM 8 lug steel wheels with real small tires and aired em down after I got it on.
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Old 05-03-2003, 12:30 PM   #6
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Re: Will a full size p/u fit on a u-haul tow dolly?

Yes, they will fit, with only the stock rims & tires. Just strap them down over the axle tubes instead of the tires.You might scratch your hubs a little.
My local U-haul has two diff. dollys one is a little bigger. Laters [img]/forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif[/img]
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Old 05-03-2003, 12:44 PM   #7
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Re: Will a full size p/u fit on a u-haul tow dolly?

Fords are wider. The trailer we put my K30 on was too narrow to haul an F250 w/ a TTB front axle.
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Old 05-04-2003, 09:57 PM   #8
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Re: Will a full size p/u fit on a u-haul tow dolly?

I tried to rent a U-Haul trailer a while back to tow a parts truck.

The person on the phone asked me several questions...

"Does your vehicle have a weight distributing hitch?"

Yes.

"What are you towing?"

85 Chevy 3/4-ton 2wd... unladen, less engine

<long pause>

"Sorry... we don't have anything for you."

What about those flatbed tandem trailers you have with surge brakes?

"They're not meant for anything that large"

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Granted, I was unprepared for this line of questioning. Things have changed from the time you could just show up with cash in-hand and drive away with a trailer for the day. (Or maybe you can still do this at some places)
Next time you can be certain I'll be towing a Pontiac Firefly [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]


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Old 05-04-2003, 11:32 PM   #9
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Re: Will a full size p/u fit on a u-haul tow dolly?

I will tell you about my adventures with Uhaul. I rented a tandem axle trailer from them to tow the blazer from Wa. to Moab, about 1200mi. one way. I had a hell of a time getting it to fit between the fenders even with small a$$ tires on the front. The hubs were hanging up on the fenders. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif[/img]Also after total desperation and the 4th Uhaul store the K5 turned into a CJ5 [img]/forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif[/img]
I will have to say the trailer did ok on that trip but I think I would not do it again(I'm looking to buy my own trailer)
I have also pulled their dollys. I have pulled a Datsun very very good idea [img]/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]More recently I pulled a '82 K20 [img]/forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif[/img], very very very BAD idea! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif[/img]When they say do NOT back up they mean it! I put the rear on the dolly as it is narrower, still not a good idea. I only had about 10mi. to go and I was thinking I wanted to take it half that distance.
So there is my Uhaul experances, take them as you will, and stay off the roads when you see me at your local Uhaul. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif[/img]
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Old 05-04-2003, 11:37 PM   #10
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Re: Will a full size p/u fit on a u-haul tow dolly?

Did the U-Haul full trailer with the Blazer on it from Dallas to Portland.
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