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Tell her to take a flying leap. Your bumper is rated for way more weight than you are towing AND their web site says nothing to the effect that you have to have a frame mounted hitch. Your bumper might be higher than the 25in stated... Did you tell her your bumper is rated as a class 3 hitch? I'd go to another uhaul and not deal with those dummies... Also I have seen their car dollys hitched to the back of their moving van bumpers... WITH NO 2in RECIEVER Hitch... Try another location...

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Tell her to take a flying leap. Your bumper is rated for way more weight than you are towing AND their web site says nothing to the effect that you have to have a frame mounted hitch. Your bumper might be higher than the 25in stated... Did you tell her your bumper is rated as a class 3 hitch? I'd go to another uhaul and not deal with those dummies... Also I have seen their car dollys hitched to the back of their moving van bumpers... WITH NO 2in RECIEVER Hitch... Try another location...

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Yeah, you are right. Their own website and the ppl on the phone said I could even tow with a 3,500 lb rated hitch.. I was pretty disappointed by her answers. Personally I think she was just talking out of her a$$ and not wanting to look into things properly. I might call ahead another place and ask them point blank about their actual policies, the spec height of the dolly hitch, etc. I could prolly rent from and independent dealer but I really want to only rent one-way.. I don't want an empty dolly bouncing around back there for 750 miles..
 
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i don't blame you. I would suspect if you told them your hitch is rated for 5K they will just rent it to you w/out asking about bumper vs. frame mount... They just don't want someone coming in with a lil' **** class 1, 1500lb 1.25in hitch to pull a car with (ie the ones you see on new SUV's sticking out the back center bumper)...
 
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I'm pretty sure they are going to look at the hitch before they let you leave with the dolly, so if their policy is no bumper ***** you're SOL. Did you mention that you have the owners manual and it specifically says the step bumper is rated for 5k lbs?
 
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I'm pretty sure they are going to look at the hitch before they let you leave with the dolly, so if their policy is no bumper ***** you're SOL. Did you mention that you have the owners manual and it specifically says the step bumper is rated for 5k lbs?
I think the U-Hauls are just all different and make up their own policies and rules. I just called another one on the phone and the woman was totally cool with the idea of the bumper hitch since it's factory built and rated at 5,000 lb. If I reserve it and pick it up there, I should have no problems at all, assuming the 19" height of the bumper plate is not excessive for the dolly... Of course, by now with all the BS, my friend is freaking out, and he is about to sell all his stuff and drive his car to Chicago...
 
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you ever check those codes
 
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you ever check those codes
I'm not sure what codes you mean... My computer has no codes at all, never had any.
 
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o sorry there on the door jamb by where the door latches on the bottom side of the white sticker
 
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Originally Posted by IowanStraight6 View Post
o sorry there on the door jamb by where the door latches on the bottom side of the white sticker
Yes I checked them:

front axle GAWR 3025 lb
rear axle GAWR 3800 lb
GVWR 6050 lb
axle code 19
trans code U

According to some reports the curb weight of my truck is 4186 lb (F150 Supercab)
according to the manual the GCWR is 11,500 lb, max trailer weight 0~7,000 lb

 
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you have a 4R70W and open 3.55 gears
 
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Where do you plan to hook up your safety chains?
 
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Where do you plan to hook up your safety chains?
Good question, probably will attach them to the frame. I'm sure there are several convenient places...
 
 
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