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Old May 29th, 2007, 03:21 PM   #1
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called them to get a tow dolly and they said that my 96 blazer can not tow the dolly and and my 98 xj do you think this is true cause i will just say i am towing something else. but want to be safe as well
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Old May 29th, 2007, 06:43 PM   #2
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they do this weight ratio thing for there insurance. Are you going far? Short run I would think of but not for a long trip. Like to get it from your house to the fix it shop. A long trip I would worry about over heating the trans and the brakes. Just my .02
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Old May 29th, 2007, 07:59 PM   #3
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My son in law tow dolllied a full size K5 blazer behind an F150 for a couple years. Never had a problem.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 07:24 AM   #4
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i wanted to go from carleton to grayling, thinking about just driving it there and wait till i get a real truck to tow it.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 07:26 AM   #5
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hey xj you can borrow my trailer, I live in willis about 20 minutes from you. pm me if you want to borrow it.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 08:06 AM   #6
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If you are going to tow dolly, why not just flat tow?


I knew a guy that did it for 7 years without a problem........then...well, nevermind.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 08:29 AM   #7
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As muddy paws was saying, he totaled his van and couldn't sell it but got money from the insurance company to buy a real tow rig....


Getting anything from U haul that isn't a closed trailer or towed behind one of there vans is a bitch, I couldn't tow a 89 Cadillac with my F150 on a dolly, but my dad could of with his Silverodo 1500, what a PITA find a mom and pop company if you can.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 08:31 AM   #8
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If you are going to tow dolly, why not just flat tow?


I knew a guy that did it for 7 years without a problem........then...well, nevermind.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 08:16 PM   #9
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The couple places I used to rent U-haul car haulers from used to let me do whatever. I told them I was towing a lifted Jeep and they looked at me and said "Ok, that was a 1992 Ford Escort, right?"
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Old May 30th, 2007, 08:46 PM   #10
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The couple places I used to rent U-haul car haulers from used to let me do whatever. I told them I was towing a lifted Jeep and they looked at me and said "Ok, that was a 1992 Ford Escort, right?"
yeah, we got pissed off so we went to a different store and said we were towing an 89 S10 2wd stick shift, then somehow talked us into insurance that wouldn't cover us.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 05:23 PM   #11
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they flat out told me no
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Old May 31st, 2007, 05:25 PM   #12
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i am just going to drive it up there and hope nothing breaks
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Old May 31st, 2007, 05:28 PM   #13
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my pos crashed up blazer couldnt tow a neon much less the jeep
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Old June 10th, 2007, 05:01 PM   #14
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I have a 2500 ram van I've pulled my xj behind using one of thier car-haulers. I tell them it's a conversion van (its a passenger van) and that usually works. also, if they give you shit tell them that the vehicle being towed is a competition rig, has no interior and no engine at the moment. They were cool with that.

They didnt want the trailer heavier than the two rig.........
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Old June 10th, 2007, 05:27 PM   #15
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when i was still renting trailers i used to tell them i am towing a Yugo...
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Old June 10th, 2007, 05:43 PM   #16
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If you are going to tow dolly, why not just flat tow?


I knew a guy that did it for 7 years without a problem........then...well, nevermind.
then his tow rig got ass phucked by the towed vehical
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