Tow a trailer with car on it

Redfish

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I have towEd some big loads but not for any distance, I have pulled big boats out of the water and I’m talking 38 foot plus center consoles then towed them a couple miles and dropped them off. The gallons to mile ratio stinks with just the truck alone but my question is as much as I do not want to I might be asked to haul a car from Texas all the way to South Kadota!! (Inside joke between myself and my niece when she was young) I don’t want to stress me nor my truck that far so should I go for it or just rent a U-Haul and haul it that way and save the wear and tear on me and my vehicle!! It’s just a hell of a long way and I get wore out easy and then I have to make it back on top of it?? The gas consumption is really going to stink on the way there that is why I’m thinking of spending the extra cash and putting the wear on a rental. Putting it out there to see what others would do?? I’m not 25 anymore either so please take that into consideration!!???:)
 
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Panundra

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If you tow with a rental can you return it there and rent a more comfortable MPG friendly vehicle for the drive back?
 

Redfish

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If you tow with a rental can you return it there and rent a more comfortable MPG friendly vehicle for the drive back?
Yup sure can,,, was going to get a caddy and take the long way home!!:). I know the truck can handle it but what gets me is the gallons of gas I would use going there. I would not mind the trip back because I love how the truck rides and it has room. For some reason the mpg is getting to me now???
 
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Redfish

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Got it!!! Been working on a solution all day. Going to haul a bunch of stuff there which will call for me to rent a moving truck and a car trailer. I will drive the rental vehicle towing the car and the wife will drive the Tundra North as well. Then that give us an excuse ( provided I stay up to it) to continue westward to Wyoming and we can come south thru Colorado and see some mountains taking our time on the way home!!!:)!! This came on suddenly,, kind of. My mother has been getting worse and I can’t take care of her so we are taking her to the Kadotas where there is a bigger family pool that she can draw from. Now we have to hope we get on our way before she changes her mind :)??? Getting old ain’t for weenies!!!!
 

Racingjohndeere55

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So what would you think the max weight would be on the long haul? I'm gonna guess anything over 3500 would be the max for comfortable towing?
 

Bmf4069

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So what would you think the max weight would be on the long haul? I'm gonna guess anything over 3500 would be the max for comfortable towing?
That trip was fine, and my truck weighs in at 4500lb, so I'm guessing 5k total. Just shitty mileage and 70 tops.
 

Redfish

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Things have changed I worked it so my mother made the decision to give up the car!! I was expecting a fight but somehow I kept my cool and made subtle hints and we are good to go. I even let her tell us that she is leaving everything for myself and wife to clean up!!!!:) (she was very happy to let us know this)!!!!!’:) I tried to get her to go with someone else so I would not even have to make that trip but that wasn’t happening. We will stop when needed and stop at night so it will be all good, she even got say goodbye to her grand daughter because she got tested and Results were done early this morning so they got to hug each other and now grandma (my mom) will be good to go the next few days till we leave!!! No towing just get to haul mom, and the wife!!!!:) LOL!!!!:)
 

Foolsgold

Truck Gang
Things have changed I worked it so my mother made the decision to give up the car!! I was expecting a fight but somehow I kept my cool and made subtle hints and we are good to go. I even let her tell us that she is leaving everything for myself and wife to clean up!!!!:) (she was very happy to let us know this)!!!!!’:) I tried to get her to go with someone else so I would not even have to make that trip but that wasn’t happening. We will stop when needed and stop at night so it will be all good, she even got say goodbye to her grand daughter because she got tested and Results were done early this morning so they got to hug each other and now grandma (my mom) will be good to go the next few days till we leave!!! No towing just get to haul mom, and the wife!!!!:) LOL!!!!:)
Glad everything worked out
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