View Full Version : Looking to borrow / rent a car hauler
02-12-2012, 08:42 PM
I'm in need of a way to transport my Vic. If anyone near Chicago land has one they'd be willing to let me use for a weekend I'd be forever grateful. I'd even be willing to pay if the price is reasonable. I realize uhaul and such places have them but rental for one is ridiculous and I refuse to pay that much.
please call or PM me. 708-259-4677
Thank you for your time!
02-14-2012, 04:37 AM
i dont know how much it would be,but we do have a car hualer,and a nice v-10 powered van that we could transport the vic with.
02-14-2012, 06:47 AM
getting the car down to scotts?
02-14-2012, 09:47 PM
I've got a car that could stand to go to Scott's ... :bolt:
02-15-2012, 12:22 AM
I have a complete Reese tow bar setup if you're interested, lightly used. Tow bar, chains, magnetic lights, receiver+ball, etc. Not having to use a trailer or tow dolly might bring the weight down enough to expand your tow vehicle options considerably.
02-15-2012, 12:59 PM
Yes, this is for towing the car to scotts. How safe are those Reese bars for long distances? I assume those keep all four wheels on the ground of the vehicle being towed? On the Vic it's not too bad as I can easily remove the driveshaft. I just want to make sure it's safe for the haul lol, this is my baby we're talking about
02-15-2012, 03:06 PM
I towed my Fusion from here to upstate NY up and down mountains and even off road (Adirondack National Park). No worries aside from a safety pin that came loose. It is made of box stock unlike the cheaper u-section one from Harbor Freight. Tracks a lot better than a tow dolley, and a lot less weight and sway than a typical 2-axle trailer. I put in stainless HD u-bolts for the safety chains as well.
All bolts get the torque wrench and paint for quick inspection at stops. You will need to pull the shaft or install a lube pump for your trans (auto I assume?).
I have some pics the install here:
02-15-2012, 05:22 PM
I know Gabe tows his Geo all over the place with one of those things. Last I talked to him, we worked out that it probably had close to 20k miles "on the hook".
02-15-2012, 08:08 PM
Yeah, he was telling me about the amusement of the tires wearing whilst driving something else.
02-16-2012, 08:02 AM
i have a tow dolly but that dont do you much good being out there lol
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