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Towing a 5X8 UHaul trailer 1600 miles

Discussion in 'Towing' started by alongtheway1, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Jun 26, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    alongtheway1

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    I have a 2001 DC 4x4 with flat leaf springs in the back, I will be moving from Tuscaloosa to Tempe, AZ at the end of next month and I am planning on pulling a trailer. I wont have much in the way of heavy stuff in the trailer, about 700 LP's 600 cd's, a chair, books, one metal shelf, clothes, stereo reciever, turntable no bed or other furniture to speak of. I am not sure of the weight of the trailer, but it seems that it will be safe for me to pull with flat leaf springs. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Jun 26, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    28Gauge

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    I would check into an add a leaf if it were me.
     
  3. Jun 26, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    You shouldn't have any problem with that setup. Don't forget to balance it out with heavy things in the nose so you don't get any swaying from the trailer. I pulled a 5x10 from Reno, NV to Allentown, PA and then back again two years later with a stock '99 taco with a four banger, trailer and bed of truck fully loaded.
     
  4. Jun 26, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    Weigh the truck and trailer fully loaded to make sure you are not over your GVWR and GCVWR. Anything over 1000lbs and you need a brake controller for the trailer (unless the trailer has surge brakes)
    Take it easy... Stopping fast is nowhere in your future;)
     
  5. Jun 26, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    I forgot to add, make sure you're not over your individual axle weight limits too.
    Short distance overloads are somewhat ok. Long distance overloads are an invitation to disaster.
    Happy towing!
     
  6. Jun 28, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    aficianado

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    when i moved to cali..i rented a larger Penske box truck, and a trailer. i towed my truck. i had very little belongings. it just felt safer that way.

    hey, you have no furniture? buy a small trailer! use it and then sell it once you get to AZ. i had a friend do just that. he bought a used BIGTEX 6-foot long trailer. he moved, and sold the trailer for the same money..it sold fast!
     
  7. Jun 28, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Good idea! Unfortunately, for me, I can't ever seem to sell a tool/toy once I acquire it:)
     
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