I towed one of those trailers from Lubbock, TX to Dallas once in my SuperCrew. The trailer kept 'lurching' as if the brakes were occasionally grabbing when I was maintaining speed. It seemed to occur when the roadway changed elevation back and forth quickly (i.e. miniature hills along the highway). Not sure what the problem was. I bought towing mirrors for the drive but they really weren't too useful. Make sure the doors on the trailer are closed and locked. I was flagged down by a motorist who said that the back doors were flapping in the breeze just after I left the Uhaul place. I hope you have good luck with Uhaul, I will never do business with them again. I had to drive over an hour out of my way to pick one up after they didn't have one (I reserved several weeks in advance). The Uhaul place also sold me at full price used trailer light leads that failed midway through the trip when the ground wire separated from the spring clip. I had to wait at the Uhaul place for over an hour while the owner called corporate to figure how he could place the trailer in his stock for him to rent it to me as it was a phantom unit in his system. All of this caused me to have to load without assistance as the people who were going to help me had to leave town as I was starting approximately 4 hours later than planned. I also had to load everything after nightfall which made it a much more difficult task due to my circumstances.
They were not apologetic at all and only gave me a discount on a rental storage unit after I had them on the phone for a long time complaining about my experience. Also, I think you should be allowed to remove some of the items from the rental that you don't plan on using. They won't let you take them out and will charge you for them if you use them. Everyone I have talked to that has used Uhaul has had a bad experience one way or another. Usually has to do with Uhaul making reservations but not keeping them. Remember that Seinfeld episode?
I hope you have a more pleasant experience.
Last edited by robjohn; 04-08-2003 at 02:10 PM.