May 28, 2006Hi, all. I am getting out of the Navy soon, and found out that both my Ram and my Durango are too heavy for a rental car hauler. This is a problem, since I have only two drivers, and both cars as well as the rental truck to move. I am wondering how much cost (money and headach wise) it would be to put a tow bar on the Ram and tow it behind the rental truck. I have a '96 2500 4x4. The manual has a section on recreational towing behind an RV, so I know that one trip cross-country won't hurt it. Any suggestions or advice is appreciated.
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May 28, 2006Durango too big? Gimmie a break. Hook up trailer to 2500 and have 2nd driver drive it. I've had full size Chevy p/u on a UHaul car trailer before.
May 28, 2006
May 28, 2006It's not the size, it's the weight...over their 4000lb limit, and they won't let you rent unless they inspect your setup. Although, their online quote thingy said that a '96 1500 and a Dakota were fine.
May 30, 2006What about Penske or that other one?
May 31, 2006I checked all the rental companies. I am now considering buying a trailer (instead of renting a moving truck) to tow all my stuff and selling it when I no longer need it. I figure any loss I take will be less than the $2000+ I'll need to rent a truck anyway.
May 31, 2006relrobber,
I don't know what year durango you have but I just moved from San Diego to CT. I rented my trailer from uhaul, told them I was towing a smaller car. I towed my wife's durango (2003) 3k miles with no problems...I even had the durango and bed of my truck loaded up. The rating they give you for the trailer is just a safe zone they tell their customers for liability issues. My brother in-law has used a uhaul trailer to tow about 6k pounds for over 800miles.
May 31, 2006Ever thought of a dolly, just the 2 front wheels are on the dolly!!
June 6, 2006Thats almost as bad as just flat towing it. Even if the trans has a netural you really should disconnect the drive shaft from the rear end. While in netural sure either would roll freely but the problem is that the bearings suporting the output shaft don't get proper oiling when you tow any rear wheel drive vehical like that.
February 4, 2011i have a 2008 dodge 2500 2wd auto what should i do before i flat tow it behind my motor home
do i need to drop drive shaft or can i just put it in N