> A few months ago, I paid no attention to a topic and now I am
>kicking myself for it. I am moving and I need to get my MGB, and everything
>that whould normally go into the car (my parts are on the garage floor) to
>Columbus, OH from Van Wert, OH. I need Ideas. I was pondering the use of a
>U-Haul, but I am leary of how to get it inside, what size of truck I will
>need, and the cost of renting this beastly Ford.
U-Haul also rents auto carriers. I pulled out TD from Florida to Virginia
driving a U-Haul van and pulling a carrier. These are not the car tow
dollies that only accept one pair of wheels, but full-length trailers that
carry the entire vehicle. U-Haul has two types. one only has tracks for
the tires and won't accept cars with a narrow stance. The other has a full
floor of heavy duty steel mesh. The U-Haul rep I spoke with said I could
not use the first type with the TD, but I don't know if the B has a
sufficient width between the wheels.
This arrangement gives you a 12-foot truck into which to put your parts and
enough towing power to handle the trailer & B. It's a good idea to have a
car cover if you're towing.
I would not recommend putting the car inside the truck. You would need
ramps and, if the road was bumpy, your car could bounce around -- maybe up
against a wall or two. There aren't any convenient ways of tying the car
down properly inside a U-Haul that I could discover.
Of course, I had the TD moved inside the moving company's semi-trailer when
I came to Connecticut, but they had equipment to tie it down properly.
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