Old Man with a Hat
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- Nov 14, 2010
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I’m in agreement with patrick66. I bought my Newport in Virginia. It fit with the front wheels in the tie down position and not much behind the rear wheels. The Imp, of course, adds another 5” in wheelbase. To say there is over hang off the back is putting it mildly. Once moving, I started getting sway at speeds over 60, which was kind of alarming since I was going through the Appalachians. I’ve pulled different trailers carrying varying weights using different vehicles and was never comfortable going much over 60 anyway, so slowing down a bit didn’t bother me. But I have to say, these big c bodies push the u-haul to its limits. It can be done but if you can, try to get a better trailer or look into other options. View attachment 380671
You’ve got a great truck for the job too. That longer wheelbase helps keep sway to a minimum. One thing I liked about the u-haul was the two piece sliding tongue and the trailer brake. One of my sons had a 32’ boat on a three axle trailer with no trailer brakes. He used his friend’s cummins powered 2500 to pull it and never had a problem. I never asked him how fast he went, though...didn’t want to.
Nope. Not jerking anyone around. The purpose of this exercise was to cut out 15 hours of driving. I do indeed have a 2500 truck and a tilt trailer, and I do not want to tow it empty 15 hours only to turn right around and tow the car back another 15 hours. That trip sucks on a good day. By flying up and renting the Uhaul, I'd only have to drive half the trip. Cost of plane ticket nil, cost of Uhaul worth not driving both ways. And since the car won't fit on the trailer to begin with, it's all moot.
What could I possibly have to gain from asking a bogus question on here? Do you really think I'd spend 2 grand if this trip were a walk in the park?
It doesn't run!
The ‘64 didn’t run and the ‘67 ran but had no brakes and it cost me 500 bucks to get them both from an hour north of Chicago to here in the Detroit area.
When Desoto George sent his "shipper" to my place so we could load the '76 T&C I sold him, there was a '67 XKE on his trailer.
It was a shell with parts strapped to a pallet behind it. I'm sure it didn't run.
When Doc, sent his shipper for the '73 Imperial I sold him, the guy didn't drive it into the trailer. He used his winch that was mounted inside. Car was in neutral and he sucked it ever so gently into the trailer.
Not running is not an issue. IMHO.