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Old 09-21-2012, 10:01 AM
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Will a Waggie or NT Cherokee fit on a Uhaul Tow Dolly?

Have a lead on a Chero but would prefer using the dolly for the short trip.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:49 AM
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I had a '74 J10 on a tow dolly in California. Disconnected the rear driveshaft because it was a QT and didn't feel like scattering the parts all over SoCal. Towed it from LA to Camp Pendleton Auto Hobby Shop. As I was taking off the staps I realized the vehicle was in park but I had no rear driveshaft and the parking brakes were non-existant. Never ran so fast in my life catching that vehicle before it crashed into something.
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I towed a Grand Wag on a Uhaul dolly. With a Grand Wag.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:55 AM
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Yes, if you have narrow tires. I bought a Uhaul trailer to haul mine, then the wife got an AWD and it couldn't be towed so I sold it and started to build a trailer (on my projects to be completed list. Just needed more steel and a gas powered welder due to no power at my cabin. I'm going to build an LPG powered one since it's used infrequently).
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:41 AM
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It should but if you tell them what it really is, they wont rent you the dolly. At least that has been my experience with UHAUL. They told me that a Wagoneer is too wide for their dollies.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:33 PM
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tell them the vehicle being towed is a 1990 Cherokee XJ so they don't give you any grief.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:33 PM
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Thanks, I hope to have a new NT Chero hooked up and headed home by lunch Sunday if all goes well.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:47 PM
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If it has 31" or larger tires the straps will be too short, bring smaller tires or your own tie down straps.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:28 PM
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I towed a Grand Wag on a Uhaul dolly. With a Grand Wag.

I like this.
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It should but if you tell them what it really is, they wont rent you the dolly. At least that has been my experience with UHAUL. They told me that a Wagoneer is too wide for their dollies.

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UHaul is a PITA when it comes to renting dollies and trailers. They get uptight about both what you're hauling and what you're hauling it with. I wouldn't even tell them you're hauling a XJ. Tell them you're towing an Escort or a Kia or something tiny. They tried to tell me that a 2007 1/2ton Chevy wasn't strong enough to pull a 78 Wag on a flatbed. Not that a 1/2 Chevy is all that great for the task, but come on. I have a 35 year old Jeep, I'm familiar with the right lane on the highway!
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:08 PM
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Around here uhaul doesn't even ask!!! They know they'd never get any business if they did lol If your towing anything around here, its something you shouldn't be
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:03 PM
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Yep, been down the UHaul road many times. It is a PIA but they are looking out for those who don't know how to get out of their own way.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:35 PM
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They would not rent any sort of trailer to me when I did not have the hard top on my CJ. Imagine my surprise when I showed up to rent a trailer on a Friday night for a Saturday practice session (motorcycle roadrace) and a Sunday race. No trailer = no bike, no bike = no race, no race = $150 down the drain.
So I built a motorycle carrier to fit on the back of my Jeep. Was really sweet. 6" channel for the tires to fit in. 2" square tube bolted to the frame and the u channel laid on it. Short board to ride the bike up. Auxiliary lights and staps that were ~45 degrees down. Bike rode great but front end of Jeep was a bit light.
Doubt this helps you with towing a Cherokee. Man I really miss that Jeep. I hope the person who stole it crashed from the quirky steering or went up in flames from the electrical problems it had.
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Yup, a NT will fit on a Uhaul trailer


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That's the trailer. Not the dolley.



'91 E350 cube van fits. <G>
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:19 AM
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I towed a Grand Wag on a Uhaul dolly. With a Grand Wag.

X too many times to count..........until I got my F350 and car trailer.....
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:40 PM
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If you are in the mountains I would highly advise a trailer with brakes. A dolly can be used in the flat lands, but going down a steep grade you will smoke your brakes.
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It barely fit the dolly but I made it home fine. The trailer is much better with the brakes but the Frontier would not do well with the additional 1000-1500 lbs. Mileage was 13.9 and normally 22.9 unloaded.

This is the replacement for the 76 I sold back around 2003, the Cherokee is the only vehicle I have sold where I felt sick for weeks.

I am not sure what I will do with it, I do like the LSx engines but I have not researched trans and xfer cases to know if the passenger side front axle will be a problem.




I am 98% complete with my CJ, my intent was to refinish the 76 Cherokee to the same level but I was short on tools and money ten years ago.





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Nice pair ya got there
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:54 AM
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Thanks, I think they will compliment each other very well. Pretty cool the Cherokee came with a *nice* set of slots compared to the set I picked up for the CJ.
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