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i don't know anything about towing

Discussion in 'Towing' started by MacTruck, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Feb 13, 2009 at 10:04 PM
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    MacTruck

    MacTruck [OP] New Member

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    I am getting ready to move and i will be towing a trailer from UHaul. I have a 07 TRD sport with factory tow package and am curious about what i need to safely tow a trailer. I have read that the rating for my truck i class IV, i hope this is true! If i am wrong let me know. Are there any specific needs for the hitch ball and connector, or is there any other advice i might need. i am pretty uninformed when it comes to this stuff so any help would be appriciated. Thanks in advanced
     
  2. Feb 13, 2009 at 10:38 PM
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    Janster

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    Your towing capacity is 6500lbs.

    In terms of hitch/ball/receiver etc - that would depend on the Uhaul trailer.

    You should pay a visit to the place you'll be renting the trailer from and get some information about the trailer itself. For instance - height of the trailer at the tonque so you know what type of hitch receiver you need to buy (and if you need a drop or raise receiver and how much).

    Take notice to the type of plug/wiring the Uhaul trailer has - to make sure it'll hook up to your truck properly (there are differences in wiring/plugs).

    It should have trailer brakes which would require a brake controller. I don't know if Uhaul rents brake controllers or not...or whether you'll have to buy one.

    And honestly? After you get the Uhaul trailer home - I'd inspect it thoroughly. Inspect all tires for proper pressure. Does it have a spare tire? Are the bearings OK? Is the tread on the tires OK? Do all the lights work properly? Do the trailer brakes work with your brake controller etc.
    Never trust a rental trailer - always do your homework and check everything.
     
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