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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-27-2011, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone used a Uhaul dolly to tow a RMW that can give some input here such as tips or if the wagon will actually fit or not?

I want to use my 1996 RMW non-tow package car to tow another 1994 RMW. Uhaul's website says the car can't be any wider than 72" apart and body no wider than 75" at the doors.

The wheels are right at 72" and I think the door to door measurement was like 78" or something.
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This is my dolly and I used it twice before I stepped up and bought a trailer. While on the way to the track that day I decided to grab a burger and while pulling into the parking lot my right front wheel came off the dolly. Anyway I think you are asking for trouble.

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Is that a Uhaul trailer?
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-27-2011, 10:33 PM
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Just rember if you haul it with the rear wheels on the ground you have to disconnect the driveshaft unless you want to buy a new tranny. Rear wheels should be up and front ones locked straight
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This dolly is not a U haul.



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The B body is too wide and too heavy. Dollies dont have brakes, so your brakes will have to stop two RMWs.

I wouldn't do it, unless I had my own dolly and was only going a short distance. UHaul probably wont even rent to you, unless you lie about what you're towing.

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Rent the auto transport if you must do it (assuming the wagon fits - I'm not even sure). I wouldn't put a wagon on a u-haul tow dolly....
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If you attempt to make reservations on the uhaul website it will ask for the tow vehicle and the towed vehicle and will let you know if it will work or not. I'm thinking it is not a good idea. I did use my wagon to haul my Grand Prix on a uhaul dolly and it worked great. I think I'd find another way if I were you. If uhaul says it is ok and you do it, be sure and buy their insurance just in case it doesn't work so well

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Just rember if you haul it with the rear wheels on the ground you have to disconnect the driveshaft unless you want to buy a new tranny. Rear wheels should be up and front ones locked straight
Thanks for reminding me about the drive shaft. I'd love to tow it by the ass end (with the steering wheel wrapped) but I wonder how much overhang there will be considering the wagon has all of the extra body after the axle.

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This dolly is not a U haul.


Thanks for the pictures. How hard was it to stop while pulling the other wagon?
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 01:58 AM
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U-Haul won't rent a dolly, or a car trailer to tow a wagon with another wagon. You will need a larger tow vehicle to meet there criteria. U-Haul has a couple of different trailers for cars from what I remember, you will want the trailer with the fold down fenders so you can open the doors on the wagon once it's up on the trailer.

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