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Old 01-01-2011, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default Can I put a car in the back of a U-haul truck?

Just trying to figure out the best way to get myself out to my new job with all my stuff.

I have a Tahoe and my 69 vette and about 50 boxes with miscellaneous stuff.
O and I forgot my motorcycle if i wan to take that too...


I can't fit everything in the two cars and have one tow the other.
It seems their trailers have a max load of 2,480lbs which I assume my vette weighs 3k+

I could rent a big truck and put the vette in with the stuff, and have it haul the tahoe?

If not it seems I either have to shell out a ton for someone to move the stuff for me or I'll have to make 2 trips at 700miles 1 way.

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Old 01-01-2011, 11:02 AM   #2
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I think people do it, but getting the car in the back of the truck and tied down securely has to be tricky? You will need a BIG Uhaul.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:03 AM   #3
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i wouldnt put a car in the back of a truck. that's asking for trouble, especially on a long drive like the one you're making.

it may actually be cheaper to buy an open trailer from someone on a site like racingjunk.com and sell it when you get there.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:03 AM   #4
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you can if you have aloading dock, but once you put the car in you have to brace and hold the car inplace. dont know that the uhaul trucks have bracing to hold a car from moving.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:04 AM   #5
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Play it safe make 2 trips
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:06 AM   #6
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I paid around $100 for a four-day one-way car dolly rental from U-Haul back in '03.

That's one he££ of a lot cheaper than ruining a van which you would be responsible for if you break it.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:07 AM   #7
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Rent a u-haul and a race car trailer. Put the Vette on the trailer and pull with either the u-haul or the Tahoe. Have a friend or relative drive the second vehicle and pay for their one-way ticket to fly home.
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Get the truck, screw some 4 x4's to the floor of the truck to block the wheels on front and back of each tire. Unloading docks are everywhere and easy to find. To put your mind at ease, look in the truck you plan to rent and you'll probably see nail holes where it was done before.
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Get the truck, screw some 4 x4's to the floor of the truck to block the wheels on front and back of each tire. Unloading docks are everywhere and easy to find. To put your mind at ease, look in the truck you plan to rent and you'll probably see nail holes where it was done before.
Don't do this.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:20 AM   #10
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While a car will fit in the back of a truck, you'll have a problem getting out of the car once inside the truck (the doors won't open wide enough). Either tow the car on a dolly or put it on a car trailer; it's a lot safer and more convenient to load/unload.
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You can rent a tow dolly and tow a car with the uhaul. I imagine it is pretty painful to drive that slow though.
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You can rent a tow dolly and tow a car with the uhaul. I imagine it is pretty painful to drive that slow though.
He has 2 vehicles......trying to avoid making 2 trips.
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You can rent a tow dolly and tow a car with the uhaul. I imagine it is pretty painful to drive that slow though.
its not that bad.
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Trying to figure out how I can store your '69 at my house until Spring, and drive it to you when the weather is nice again.
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Looking at the prices of the large U-Haul trucks it probably won't be worth it as they still want almost a $1000 for the truck+ $300 for the car trailer.

I do get mileage reimbursement if I have to drive but I'm unsure yet what that includes and it that comes out of my max moving stipend.
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I do get mileage reimbursement if I have to drive but I'm unsure yet what that includes and it that comes out of my max moving stipend.
My brother shipped his GTO from Seattle WA to FL. I don't think it was cheap however.

Would your new job consider that expense?
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Looking at the prices of the large U-Haul trucks it probably won't be worth it as they still want almost a $1000 for the truck+ $300 for the car trailer.

I do get mileage reimbursement if I have to drive but I'm unsure yet what that includes and it that comes out of my max moving stipend.


What about getting a huge "Pod" and putting all your crap and the car in that?
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Trying to figure out how I can store your '69 at my house until Spring, and drive it to you when the weather is nice again.
lol. You DO NOT want to have to drive it more then around town right now unless you have a death wish.

I had a LOT of plans for working on it this winter that were mid progress when I got this job. So I've gotten it running again but the seats aren't bolted in, no seat belts, no interior stuff...

car has 20yo tires still, no alignment done after suspension install...
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A car dolly is the way to do this. It's rather inexpensive as well - cost me about $60 last time I rented one.
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I can't fit everything in the two cars and have one tow the other.
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A car dolly is the way to do this. It's rather inexpensive as well - cost me about $60 last time I rented one.
Some of you must be hungover this morning
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