Originally Posted by mbernbach
just to be sure here. Do I need any extra equipment besides my hitch?
Do you have the proper drop in the draw bar?
Does U-haul supply you with ratchet straps? They might rent straps for an additional rental fee. I'd atleast get 2 straps in the front and 2 straps in the back. If you're using U-haul straps....inspect them FULLY and don't hesitate to give them back if you aren't happy with them.
The U-haul trailers have surge brakes.... I've never had experience with surge brakes and I don't know if there's any type of SETUP involved. Do some research on that or perhaps someone will chime in.
Depending on the trailer and the vehicle - you might not have a lot of room to play with .... but where the vehicle is on the trailer is KEY in how it handles (tonque weight). Too little tonque weight and you'll have swaying. Too much tonque weight and you'll have unsafe steering response.
After you adjust everything, drive around for a bit....check the straps.... and if you feel the trailer swaying....move the vehicle forward on the trailer a couple inches. If the front end is LIGHT....you'll wanna move the vehicle back on the trailer a bit.