Moving in a couple months and planning on using one of these for the roadster.
The website makes you list the make and model car and imagine that, ffr isnt listed.
Anyways, just wondering if anyone has used one before and did you have any troubles with it? by troubles I mean either loading/unloading/fitment issues or troiuble with the uhaul agents over towing these cars..
I have the 17" wheels by the way if that makes a difference.
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We used a Uhaul trailer last month when we took the car to Jeff for paint. If I remember correctly, AC Shelby Cobra was on the list of cars on the site. I figured that would give them a general idea of what it was. Anyway, the car fit fine. There were no clearance issues at all. We have 17" wheels. My only problem was that the tracks for loading are kinda wide compared to the wheelbase. It's definitely doable, just made me uncomfortable. If I'm mistaken in any of this info, hopefully Mike will get on and correct me. I want to say he wished there was a better way to secure the rear portion. The front hooks over the tires with pretty hefty supports, but the back was more awkward.
I've used one, twice. Listed the car as an 1989 Mustang GT. Pulled it with my 2000 Silverado, and didn't have any troubles.
I would suggest taking some materials to extend the ramps. The angle from the top of the ramps to the flat part of the hauler is too steep for our cars. I stacked a couple 16" square paving stones on each side under the ramps, then used a 2x12 on each side (I think about 4' long) to the ground. Basically, it doubled the length of the ramps. I had the wood already, but you could use 2x4's or similar. My driveway has a dip in it too, which helped so I didn't need all of that stuff loading up at the house. Have somebody watch it as you go but it can be done.
I've used the UHaul trailer quite a few times. DO NOT count on the front wheel cradles only to secure your car! Go to Home Depot or any car part store and buy 4 tie downs. I tie the car off at the front through the tow eyes on the frame and through the LCA's on my IRS in the rear, PLUS the wheel cradles AND the supplied chain. You can't be too safe!
Used these trailers from U-Haul 4 times during my build -- once when I picked it up and three times back and forth to the painter. Handles the Roadster just fine. I didn't have any problems with the pipes using the supplied ramps.
On the "What is being towed?" question on the U-Haul website, answer 1965 Ford Cobra427. It's listed there. I used the supplied tire basket straps on the front and also tied down the frame in the back for my delivery. For the short drives to the painter, only used the basket straps and parking brake. Drove carefully. It wasn't going anywhere.
Now have my own Serpent Express, and glad those days are behind me though. Really don't like dealing with U-Haul...
I rented a U Haul car hauler three weeks ago and after going through every possible name combination, the car was listed as a Cobra AC. Then they asked if it was a 289 or a 427. Good luck and be prepared, the lady who rented it to me had never heard of the car but the guy who hooked up the trailer was pretty excited.
Mine fit just fine on the transport and towed with no problems. As Jeff mentioned, you may need to jack up the front of the trailer to lessen the angle of the transition from the ramps to the trailer. So you don't bottom out. But this also will depend on your ride height. Or you can raise the base of the ramps. One suggestion. When you pick up the equipment from uhaul, get the name of the regional manager and their contact info in case you have any problems. That's the only person who will be able to get you any resolution.
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