U-Haul Car Hauler


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Aug 7, 2016
Tie the axles and wheels down NOT the body.
Any bumps and bounces will be transfered to the suspension which is made for that, the chassis hard points are not meant for long term restraint.
I wanted to come back around to this. The frame should never be used to secure a vehicle when transporting on a trailer. The problem is you cannot fully load the suspension. Hitting a pothole etc might compress the suspension further, allowing for slack in the tiedown and the possibility it may become disconnected.


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Mar 26, 2004
I would tie down the rear axle at both both sides and the front too if it’s not locked down by a winch. The ass end of the truck will move side to side. Plus if you have an accident I would want the Rover still attached to the trailer. State Troopers will feel the same way.

My buddy was pulled over for this very reason a few months ago while towing his monster Can Am buggy. The trooper lectured him on how the buggy would be in the cab of his Ford Raptor if he had to put the brake pedal to the floor or if he hit something.


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I tow my hybrid all over the state tying down each corner of the frame. If you cinch/compress it down very tight you won’t have to worry about a bump popping it lose. Plus having one strap at each corner is a good idea in case one breaks. Done it this way for years and years and no issues ever. I’ll admit the tire mounts or axle mounts might be better.