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Anyone ever put a K5 on a UHaul......

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Pugsley, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    ....car trailer? The logistics of the upcoming move are getting really rough. According to UHaul's specs it can't be done, but I'm sure that someone here has been willing to bend the rules a little so, is it possible?

    Of the 5 toughest dogs in the neighborhood, my cat's ranked #3
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  2. Triaged

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    Matt (Baby Blue) has put his on a 2 wheel car dolly He said he had to remove the fenders (on the dolly) and it still just fit.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  3. jcg

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    If you have the full trailer it should fit if you back the truck on since the rear axle is narrower. My fuel pump died on the way to a weekend trail ride so we had to put my truck on one of my friends trailers which was pretty much the same size (I got to drive his custom suspension cherokee rock crawler on 38's for 4 hours, that was pretty scary!). The first time we got it up we realized it wouldn't fit so we had to pull it down and turn it around, then back it on... the entire time it was running on starter fluid that my friend was spraying in the throttle body while sitting on the fender. It was also on the side of the NY state thruway with traffic going by at 75. I hope I never have to do that again, talk about detonation!! I'm just waiting for my head gaskets to go any day now.

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    I hauled my parts blazer minus front fender with a nations rent car dolly. The front tires just barely fit I doubt it would have fit with the fenders on.
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    Butch

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  5. Pugsley

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    Cool deal[​IMG] I was concerned I'd have to go and find a set of factory Nissan tires/rims to be able to get it on a trailer.

    Of the 5 toughest dogs in the neighborhood, my cat's ranked #3
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    Down south to Tucson - fun in the sun, Mexico, and an actual fulltime job[​IMG]

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  8. ChevyCaGal

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    I think Rene might know a bit about towing a rig like that [​IMG]

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  9. tRustyK5

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    I used a tow bar...which is fine for a stripped K5. Most car trailers are built too narrow for K5's though.

    Rene

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    it can be done, o might master pugs, i have once trailered my 76 K5 w/ a 4in lift and 33's with a car dolley, might i add it takes a big truck and a good spotter. Just tell em you're pullin a maxima cause last time they wouldnt let me rent the trailer when i said i was towing the K5.

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    i put mine on a penske trailer to do the tellico ck5 run in may. it barely fits, but it fits. my main concern was the weight, the trailer is rated for a maximum 4000#, and at the time the k5 weighed 4800#. tires on the trailer were lookin a little stressed but i had no problems round trip from florida.
    good luck!
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    I hauled my Blazer from San Diego, Ca to Florida a couple of months ago. I used the car hauler and pulled it with their 24' truck. I had to take the boggers off and put on some street tires and it just barely squeezed on the trailer. I also had to air the tires on the trailer up to their max as it flattened the tires when I first drove it up on there. It made it 4 days and 3000 miles without any problems though.
     
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    well good luck with your move pugs!

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    Thanks a bunch all!![​IMG] I went out to the rental places tonight and found out that Ryder's trailers are a little wider than UHaul's - 77½" at the front compared to 75"...So it looks like we'll be going Ryder for this move.

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    I know it takes all 83" of my trailer width on the front axle of my Jimmy. Make sure you pump the tires all the way up it will help to fit the truck on there. I hope you have 15x8 wheels or it will be tight even at the back.

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    Can you grab a set of rims from a junkyard, just to throw on the front in place of the tires? That'll keep hieght a little lower, and make it possible to secure it a little tighter to the dolly, i'd think. If you can get a tow bar, I'd sy that's the absolute safest bet...

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    Go to Nations rent or any large rental place (Places that rent large equipment) they have dollies that are quite wide, we have used a regular car dolly before, just put on some dinky lit'l tires on the front, or haul it backwards the wheel base is narrower.

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    Perhaps a tow bar would better suit you?

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    I had to put mine on a trailer. I popped the front wheels off, jacked the front axle up far enough for the hubs to clear the fenders of the trailer, and rolled it forward. (floor jack) once I cleared the fenders, I put the tires back on, and dropped it down.

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    I was thinking about that - I'm close to needing new tires/rims anyway, so I might switch to 33X10.50's on 15 or 16X8's to make it a little easier. Barring that, I might see about the temporary acquisition of a large flatbed this weekend, and tow the Blazer and Jeep with the dually.

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