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Old 01-02-2008, 04:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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U-Haul Car Trailer??

Hello All,

Has anyone used the car trailer that U-Haul rents for a finished car? Does it require special ramps or tie downs? Does it come with ramps that are low enough to get the car on?

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Old 01-02-2008, 05:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I used the u-haul trailer to tow my completed to car to its maiden car show at Knott's in 2006. Worked out well. It should already come with tie downs. Nothing special required.



I heard about bottoming-out issues with the steep ramps and our low cars, so I built these
ramps to put under the ramps of the trailer to lessen the steepness. My car did not bottom out and my ride height is 4".

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Do not tell U-Haul that you are hauling a Cobra. Their database does not know what that is, and so many of their places won't rent you the trailer. Tell them you are hauling a 1990 mustang.
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Do not tell U-Haul that you are hauling a Cobra. Their database does not know what that is, and so many of their places won't rent you the trailer. Tell them you are hauling a 1990 mustang.
That's strange, this past Saturday I rented a trailer and told them I was towing a 1965 Cobra and it was in there data base. I actually had seen it on there computer screen. Weird!
I wonder that maybe mine was loaded into the database because there are a bunch of Cobras in my area. Give it try, you'll never know unless you do, then if they don't, take Bill's advise.

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Old 01-02-2008, 01:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Before we purchased our own car hauler we used U-Haul a number of times.

Their computer did not idetify the 1965 Cobra and we inputed a Fox body mustang and it worked.

I never needed ramps but did find I had to jack up the front using the trailers jack.

Good to go.
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Both the local store and the u-haul website does have a Cobra.

It is under COBRA as the manufact. It then lists 289 and 427 as models.

I rented one last week. If you are worried about the ramp clearance, use a 2x4 under the end of the ramp to raise it a bit. I had no problems.
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I used one when towing to the MVA for inspection. Told them it would be a Mustang.
You may have a problem if wanting to tow with certain SUV's.
My ride ht was set at 4 3/4" and loaded with out any problems.
These trailers are size about perfect for these cars
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It's a good ide to put blocks of wood under the trailer tail while loading so it doesn't put a lot of stress on the ball/hitch connection. In my case, U-Haul didn't secure the hitch well to the ball so the weight of the car on the ramps made the hitch jump off the ball and the nose of the trailer shot straight up. No damage but a few tense moments.
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I have used the U-Haul trailer and one from another local rental yard. I preferred the way the U-Haul trailer secured the front wheels versus the competition.
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