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Towing a Ford Ranger behind a Uhaul truck.

 
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PostPosted: Mon, Apr 20 2015, 6:21 pm    Post subject: Towing a Ford Ranger behind a Uhaul truck. Reply with quote

My daughter is moving to Texas next month, and will be towing my old Ranger on a tow dolly. Will the trans lose a lot of fluid by removing the driveshaft? Or, should I tie it up with a ratchet strap?
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PostPosted: Mon, Apr 20 2015, 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leave it in and tie it up. Use a couple to be sure.
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PostPosted: Mon, Apr 20 2015, 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I was thinking too.
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PostPosted: Mon, Apr 20 2015, 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watch the U joint... unless it is one of the flange type design drive shafts, the U joint caps are not loose
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PostPosted: Tue, Apr 21 2015, 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a little more expense, but much safer, and easier to just get a car trailer with the U-Haul; I hauled my '59 Chevy pickup on one several times for lomg distances, and they all trailed well and were no problem.
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PostPosted: Tue, Apr 21 2015, 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What he said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^.....

I have moved my Kidd the AF brat's car all over the country multiple times ... Rolling Eyes

The trailer is by far the safest way ... Just look it over for tires, lights & wheel bearing play before you accept it ... My record is turning down three of them before finding one that I would accept .... Shocked

That ride was from Tucson to Louisiana... At 85 MPH across Texas ..... Wheeeeeeeeeee.......... Embarassed

It towed like it was on rails ... Cool

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PostPosted: Sat, Apr 25 2015, 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My recent experience with a U Haul 2 axle car trailer was great. The thing was easy to use and performed like a champ. Their trailers literally weigh a ton, so depending on what you put on it you could be towing close to 6,000# real easily.
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