My neighbor/friend wants to get a 94' Dodge Neon ACR from a friend in NJ, about a 250 mile journey. I have a 2006 DC SB TRD Off Road 4x4 V6 Auto with the factory Tow Package, so a dolly from U-Haul should do the trick. I baby my truck and have yet to tow anything with it, and have only done a few drives with a landscaping trailer in a ~2004 Dodge Dakota V8 4x4 with after market tow package, but that was about 6+ years ago, so I am a novice at towing. I bought my truck thinking if I needed to tow short distances I would, but don't plan on doing long hauls with it, again I baby the thing.
Anyway, I don't think this will be a big deal, wanted some input. The issue is, my wife says NO, big time doesnt want me to do it, is afraid I will hurt the transmission, or that something will go wrong and my truck will be hurt. Also my friend that wants the Neon does not have the money to fix my truck if something were to happen, my insurance might take care of it, not sure how that works.
Finally the Neon is $650 and doesnt drive because the brake lines are rusted out, not the hoses, but the actual steel lines front to back. A car that costs this much almost seems not worth the risk, or hassle of convincing my wife to let me help a friend, but I have issues saying no to a friend...
From another angle, looks like the dolly will be $85 + taxes to rent, or I could just tell my buddy to rent a truck and dolly from U-Haul (then it is a rental transmission) for $300 + taxes.