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Re: Trailering a classic truck question [Re: GMTK] #1113427
Mon Jul 13 2015 11:39 AM
Mon Jul 13 2015 11:39 AM
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Old GM Guy  Offline
New Guy
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 85
SE Vermont
That's interesting. I've always heard that 10% of the loaded trailer weight should be on the tongue. Maybe they err on the high side because most people are not going to be able to get so close, and too much weight on the tongue is way better than negative weight?

I'll never forget the trip I once made hauling some lumber on a (U-Haul) car hauler. The lumber was up to 2' longer than the deck, and since it had that railing both sides and across the front I couldn't move the lumber far enough forward to get any weight on the tongue. VT to WV I couldn't exceed 50 MPH without getting terrible trailer sway. Thankfully, at the time the speed limit was still the Federal double nickle so I wasn't too much of a road block.


Thanks,
David
Re: Trailering a classic truck question [Re: GMTK] #1113481
Mon Jul 13 2015 06:12 PM
Mon Jul 13 2015 06:12 PM
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GMTK  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 154
San Antonio, Texas
So after all this, turns out my AAA membership will tow the truck 200 miles for me, on a flat bed. So my yearly membership just paid for itself.


1955 GMC 100 Series 2
Re: Trailering a classic truck question [Re: GMTK] #1113485
Mon Jul 13 2015 06:28 PM
Mon Jul 13 2015 06:28 PM
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Gooberdog  Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 43
Kansas City, MO
Really? I thought about doing that but since my truck was 1. not registered and 2 Running I figured it was not within the realm. I assumed that the towing was for the case of a breakdown. Can you give details?
Thanks
Chuck

Re: Trailering a classic truck question [Re: GMTK] #1113542
Mon Jul 13 2015 10:50 PM
Mon Jul 13 2015 10:50 PM
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GMTK  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 154
San Antonio, Texas
We have the "premier" account with AAA, have been with them for over a decade. With that account, each account holder (my wife and I) get 4 tows per person, per year, and one of those tows can be up to 200 miles one way. I've used them before to take the truck to the local shop when I had a bunch of work done, and there is no charge.

It doesn't have to be running either, and it doesn't even matter if you are the owner of the vehicle. The AAA service follows the member, not the vehicle.

Towing Service
With AAA Premier, each household can have an auto towed up to 200 driving miles from the point of breakdown, as one of the four allowable service calls per membership year, and up to 100 driving miles on the remaining allowable service calls.

http://ww1.texas.aaa.com/en-tx/become-member/online-member-kit/Pages/premier-benefits-guide.aspx



1955 GMC 100 Series 2
Re: Trailering a classic truck question [Re: GMTK] #1113612
Tue Jul 14 2015 03:30 AM
Tue Jul 14 2015 03:30 AM
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Gooberdog  Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 43
Kansas City, MO
Live and learn. Thanks for the info, may come in handy next time.
Chuck

Re: Trailering a classic truck question [Re: GMTK] #1113670
Tue Jul 14 2015 02:20 PM
Tue Jul 14 2015 02:20 PM
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Larry_58_Burb  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 530
Kaiserslautern, Germany
GMTK;

How much is your annual membership. I couldn't find pricing on the web site you posted. I'm logging in from Kuwait, so that may be part of the problem.

When I return to the states next summer I plan to drive my 58 Suburban from KC MO to Rhode Island. Good AAA coverage sounds like a must have.



Thanks

Larry
Re: Trailering a classic truck question [Re: GMTK] #1113681
Tue Jul 14 2015 04:09 PM
Tue Jul 14 2015 04:09 PM
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keithfielder  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 282
michigan
i just used uhaul this weekend
and pulled a 1954 gmc long box
with my 2012 gmc sierra 1500 crew cab
drove 800 miles with no problem
you have to tell them your truck will
pull it.
they told me it would not work
i told them i had truck built to
put my 30 foot trailer
6.0 eng 6 speed trans
it worked fine for me

Re: Trailering a classic truck question [Re: Larry_58_Burb] #1113774
Wed Jul 15 2015 03:13 AM
Wed Jul 15 2015 03:13 AM
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GMTK  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 154
San Antonio, Texas
Originally Posted by Larry_58_Burb
GMTK;

How much is your annual membership. I couldn't find pricing on the web site you posted. I'm logging in from Kuwait, so that may be part of the problem.

When I return to the states next summer I plan to drive my 58 Suburban from KC MO to Rhode Island. Good AAA coverage sounds like a must have.



I think we pay $125 a year for my wife and I. And the coverage follows us, not just the car. So if I'm in a buddies truck as the passenger and we break down, or (hypothetically) get stuck in a lot of mud because we made bad decisions - then AAA pulls us out for free.

http://www.texas.aaa.com/home/membership/become-a-member/benefit-comparison.html


1955 GMC 100 Series 2
Re: Trailering a classic truck question [Re: GMTK] #1113887
Wed Jul 15 2015 08:25 PM
Wed Jul 15 2015 08:25 PM
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jremig  Offline
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Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 153
Nevada
Who ever it was at u-haul didn't know what they were talking about. I transported my 52 on a u-haul back in 04 on one of their trailers from Cali to Las Vegas. Pulled it with a half ton 2003 gmc

Re: Trailering a classic truck question [Re: GMTK] #1113928
Thu Jul 16 2015 01:37 AM
Thu Jul 16 2015 01:37 AM
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Spotbiltxo  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,171
San Antonio, Texas, USA
In 2008 I used one of their auto transporters to bring home my 1950 Chevy half ton. Pulled it with a 2006 Jeep Cherokee. No hastles at the dealership and no problems at all driving from Davenport, IA to San Antonio TX. Must be a dealer issue and not an edict from the U-haul home office.


Chuck
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