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Old 10-08-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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Towing VW Jetta on UHAUL dolly

Steering wheel locked or unlocked? Transmission in PARK right?
Any need for additional lights/turn signals?
Do UHAUL dollies have any type of brakes?
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Steering wheel locked or unlocked? Transmission in PARK right?
Any need for additional lights/turn signals?
Do UHAUL dollies have any type of brakes?
Thanks
~Steering can be locked - U-Haul dolly's have a pivot pan.
~Transaxle in park/PARKING BRAKE RELEASED - only the rear wheels turn.
~Add'l lighting is not usually needed, but ask the U-Haul dealer about local laws.

I have never seen a U-Haul dolly with brakes...I think that is why sometimes the dealer will tell you that your tow/towed set-up is not allowed - and they point you to the auto-carrier trailers.

Others on this forum disagree about brakes on U-Haul dolly's...but it is easy to see if it has brakes when you get there, with a big brake control set-up on the tongue/above the hitch connection.

The dealer should walk you through set-up and loading. If they don't, call a manager.

I rented a dolly 3 times before buying my own dolly...it's a great way to see if you want to use a dolly vs. flat towing.

Best luck
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Thank you so much.. Got it all hooked up now.
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Thank you so much.. Got it all hooked up now.
CONGRATS - So does the dolly you rented, have brakes?
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Nope, no brakes. Don't really feel it back there. Shouldn't have any issues driving across the country that I can foresee. Fingers crossed
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Saw my first U-Haul dolly without brakes just last week. Out here they're required, if for nothing more than breakaway stopping and holding. I rented a dolly in MN and it had surge brakes on it.
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