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Old October 15th, 2014, 04:46 PM
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Towing a 110 with uhaul trailer

I have searched to find how the best way to tie down my 110 on a u haul trailer but can't find what I'm looking for. The tires are too big for the straps they provide. Do I air them down, or tie it down with chains? Another newbie question, i know.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 04:51 PM
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I have searched to find how the best way to tie down my 110 on a u haul trailer but can't find what I'm looking for. The tires are too big for the straps they provide. Do I air them down, or tie it down with chains? Another newbie question, i know.
Which uhaul trailer? Its AWD so I am not sure you want to tow one on a car hauler (though you might be able to put the Tcase in neutral?). Strap the axles IMO, let the suspension do its job
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Old October 15th, 2014, 04:55 PM
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Which uhaul trailer? Its AWD so I am not sure you want to tow one on a car hauler (though you might be able to put the Tcase in neutral?). Strap the axles IMO, let the suspension do its job
I am towing my 110 on an Auto Transport with my Ford Expedition EL. The last time I towed a Jeep JK Unlimited, i had to air down the tires.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 05:15 PM
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Buy your own straps? I mean you kind of answered your own question it looks like
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Old October 15th, 2014, 05:27 PM
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Buy your own straps? I mean you kind of answered your own question it looks like
No bad idea. Air down or fit smaller tires.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 05:37 PM
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Chain binders. The racheting kind.
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No bad idea. Air down or fit smaller tires.
Is that from a liability perspective? I trust uhaul equipment to do one thing well... fail
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Old October 15th, 2014, 06:08 PM
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Is that from a liability perspective? I trust uhaul equipment to do one thing well... fail
No; the way the straps are in the front they go around the tires and are built into the trailer. Stand alone straps would not work.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 06:59 PM
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The several times I have done this, I aired down the tires and used the straps on the trailer. Worked like a champ.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 07:33 PM
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U-Haul is fine

I used their straps plus some that I bought to move my D90. Obviously the Auto Transporter, and I have extra oversized tires. No problems. Drive carefully. Common sense, blah blah blah
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Old October 15th, 2014, 07:49 PM
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I just did this with a 110 rolling chassis a few weeks back. Did not air down. Looped their strap over the top of the tires, which will be short. Ran my straps through the front loop and their ratchet, basically extending their strap. Tightened it down all the way, then looped the axels with their chains. Also using my straps I ran a few loops over the chassis. Didn't move an inch. Obviously on just the chassis I had plenty of room to work, but similar approach should work on a complete truck.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 08:26 PM
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Isn't Towing a 110 with a Uhaul trailer a bit like putting the cart before the horse?
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Old October 15th, 2014, 08:26 PM
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AFAIK these trailers also have two chains which you can attach to the chassis. The front straps will be short. They are only there to prevent the front tires from leaving the chocks built into the trailer.

Despite some of the negative comments listed here, I successfully trailered a car on one 1000 miles from Minneapolis, MN to Knoxville, TN and had zero problems. It was fantastic.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 10:42 PM
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I did this recently and I just put my straps over the axles and connected them to the trailer. It worked like a charm and the truck didn't move an inch.

I didn't think about letting some air out of the tires to use their straps which would have been really smart.

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Old October 15th, 2014, 10:43 PM
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I once put a 130 with 35's on a uhaul trailer so it can be done.
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I haul a LOT of land rovers...




In the front I cross the straps, in the back I don't. Even if a strap breaks the truck will barely move. Don't air your tires down and/or daisy chain straps together.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 10:51 PM
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I have those same straps in yellow although they are about worn out
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I have hauled my 110 both ways with a U-Haul trailer. Chains and binders directly to the trailer and augmented their wheel straps with my own HD straps over my 33x12.5-15's. When you strap directly to the trailer you get no suspension movement/leaning of the truck in corners, off ramps and what not when you use the wheel straps the truck will lean and move around. Make sure you get the larger trailer they offer.
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Before I unhook mine, here is an illustration.



I've tried all different ways, by far this has been the safest and strongest arrangement for my trailer. In front one of the "loops" is set up a big bigger because it comes over the other one. Strapping to the frame I only ever do on a short distance haul.
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