[Vwdiesel] Jetta Weight
dhayden at charter.net
Tue Apr 30 00:30:55 EDT 2002
I've towed a car a lot of miles over the years using various methods.
Personally I would buck up the extra $15 for the dolly as opposed to the 6 x
12 trailer. (Assuming the 6 x 12 is a single axle) My first choice would
be the tandem axle car trailer, but I understand you are trying to get by as
inexpensive as possible. A single axle trailer with a car on it could get
into a very bad whip situation under certain circumstances, and cause you to
lose control of everything and cause a bad accident. Having experienced
extreme whip, believe me when I say it is not worth it to save a few bucks.
Also, in this day of litigation and lawsuits the fact that you misrepresent
to U Haul the intended purpose for renting the trailer could come back to
haunt you in the event of an accident.
Just my opinion based on some bad experiences :^)
> >I have a dead A2 Jetta on my hands, and it died in
> >South Houston, some 25 miles from my VW mechanic. I've
> >spoken to some wrecker drivers, and they tell me that
> >it will cost about a hundred dollars to haul it over
> >there. Since I don't have a high opinion of wrecker
> >drivers (or wreckers), it is against my religion to
> >monetarily enrich them. Therefore, I'm looking at
> >options to get it over there myself.
> >One such option is renting a U-Haul to take it over
> >there. They have trailers specifically for this
> >purpose, however they want $40 for the tow dolly (tows
> >both front tires above the ground), and a full vehicle
> >trailer (you drive the entire car on it) for $50.
> >However, they also have a 6x12 open trailer for $25.
> >My thought is to place the entire vehicle on it, and
> >move it that way. I told them I planned to haul an
> >entire load of appliances, totaling over 2,000 pounds.
> >They said that was fine, as long as the weight didn't
> >exceed the total trailer capacity of 2,950 pounds. So
> >my question is this: how much does a 1985 Jetta 1.9 TD
> >automatic weigh, approximately?
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