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Towing an open 5x9 uhaul trailler

Discussion in 'Towing' started by trufunk, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. Apr 24, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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    trufunk

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  2. Apr 24, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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    empty trailers bounce around a little bit more than loaded trailers, from my experience, but its not that noticeable. Its just like towing a loaded trailer, dont go above 55, smooth turns and lane changes, watch the road, and pay attention to what your trailer is doing...
     
  3. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:39 AM
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    Thanks for the reply trooper12. This will be the second time I have ever towed something. 1st in the Tacoma so I just was not sure about going that far with an empty trailer.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:47 AM
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    Not enough
    Easy deal man. I pull a 7x12 regularly(usually loaded with Quads) and at normal operating speeds. I agree with Trooper12 about 55mph on the uhaul though, tires on their trailers are low grade. Good luck.
     
  5. Apr 25, 2013 at 7:27 AM
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    yeah I ain't gonna rush, just take my time with it. pit will be @ 600 lbs so I figure I should be fine once it's loaded on the trailer.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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    just got back from my trip to Houston. no problems at all I was worried driving that far with an empty trailer no sway no bounce. When I got to Houston had the pit loaded actual weight was @800#. Driving back home I could barely feel any weight back there again no sway no bounce. The truck handled flawlessly. On the way up empty trailer drove in D the whole way. On the way back drove in 4, I do like the feel of 4 vs. D with the load. I would not hesitate to tow again.....just not that pit anywhere too heavy to get out the backyard. I'll post up some pictures tomorrow.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2013 at 4:09 AM
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    Sweet deal man! Congrats on the new pit
     
  8. May 1, 2013 at 7:50 PM
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    So I made it home no problems at all.

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  9. May 2, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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    how heavy was it?
     
  10. May 2, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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    The pit is quarter inch steel 24x40. It took 3 of us big boys to lift 4 inches over a 2x4 to get it in the back yard I think @600-800 lbs
     
  11. May 2, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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    Just like folks said, no problemo :)

    Shitty mileage I imagine but what do you expect.
     
  12. May 3, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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    This
     
  13. May 4, 2013 at 9:58 PM
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    how about some info on that badass grill!!? pics.
     
  14. May 5, 2013 at 4:34 AM
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    We were towing a friend's double-axle loaded up. I'm guessing between 4,000-5,000lbs. Including a few mountain passes, I probably got 10MPG best case scenario. Funny thing is that I can tow my 16' boat which is much lighter and the mileage is better, but still pretty close.
     
  15. May 5, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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    Here are a few more pics

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  16. May 6, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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    that grill is badass..wish i live closer to texas to pick one up.

    those things have gotten super expensive.
     
  17. May 8, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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    LOVE THE PIT One thing I FORGOT TO MENTION was that I COULD not back up with the trailer took me about 4 tries to get it where I needed it on the drive way. My hand was at the bottom of the wheel seemed like I would get it going in the right direction then I'd almost end up at a funky angle before I Would have to straighten out and start over???What was I doing wrong?
     
  18. May 8, 2013 at 8:20 PM
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    you should have had your hands at 9 and 2 and when you reverse you have to turn the wheel to the right to turn left
     
  19. May 8, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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    easier with just 1 hand, turn the wheel to the trouble spot.
     
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