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Old 09-02-2014, 08:05 AM   #1
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Towing a u-haul with a 'stang

I'm moving from Michigan to Texas in 10 days. My 2012 v6 is my only vehicle. Has anyone here towed a trailer with a 11-14 v6 before? Of course the engine can more than handle it, but I have concerns about the suspension. Love my car and don't want it to be hurt in any way. Good idea? Bad idea?

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Towing a u-haul with a 'stang

If you do it, please post pictures.

For the record, I figure you can probably rent a U-Haul truck for your belongings and a flatbed for the car. It may be worth it for your piece of mind to go that route.


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or you could tow your car with the uhaul.. might be a better idea haha they rent car haulers for the back of there uhaul trucks
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That would work, thanks! Anyone have opinions on directly towing the trailer with the stang? Obviously if that is safe it is the preferred option, since I'm assuming it's cheaper.

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lol much better option to tow the stang and not the uhaul.. they have the trailor like the one posted and also a car dollie. Its easy, just take corners wide like you would towing anything.
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That would work, thanks! Anyone have opinions on directly towing the trailer with the stang? Obviously if that is safe it is the preferred option, since I'm assuming it's cheaper.

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It seems like a no brainer to me not to bother towing anything with the mustang when you have the option of putting it on a trailer.


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I would NEVER do this. I've towed everything from a 12K pound trailer with 1 ton Diesel truck to a small boat trailer with a Ford Ranger. The manual for my 14 V6 shows a max of 1K lbs for both the V6 and GT. I think this is over rated. Handling and braking would be your problem. I personally would never tow anything without a tow vehicle with a real full frame.
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The cheaper route isn't always the best route. I'd go with pulling the mustang in the trailer instead of pulling the uhaul with the mustang. It's better to pay extra for that option than having to pay the damages on the mustang due to pulling the uhaul


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please don't disrespect the mustang like that..lol
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Don't pull anything with the Mustang. It's just not designed to tow. It's not the motor. F150 with same motor is rated at 6500 pounds. It's the frame, suspension, and brakes. My Mazda CX-9 has same motor weighs 4500 pounds and is rated at 2000 towing capacity.
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Don't take a chance on destroying your Mustang for a few dollars

Take our advice and just get a U-Haul and a trailer for the Mustang. If you don't need the regular U-haul box truck you can probably rent a Pickup with a trailer.
Mustang are really not designed for trailer towing and why would you want to splice into your wires to hook up the lights?
It would be cheaper in the long run to just rent truck & trailor one way and move on.
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If you do it, please post pictures.

For the record, I figure you can probably rent a U-Haul truck for your belongings and a flatbed for the car. It may be worth it for your piece of mind to go that route.


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+1 pics if you do it lol

Seriously though, like its been said by many just rent a U-Haul and a flatbed/car dolly, more peace of mind.

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Ok looks like the feedback is unanimous so how can I go against that! Actually I am a minimalist and I will attempt to fit my entire life into the stang. I already packed ALL of my clothes into a single medium suitcase. The move will be a good opportunity for me to eliminate excessive and unnecessary things from my life. Will definitely document this in pictures and post here.

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Plus it will cost you more to buy a receiver, wiring kit and a ball than the trouble to rent a trailer.
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Ok looks like the feedback is unanimous so how can I go against that! Actually I am a minimalist and I will attempt to fit my entire life into the stang. I already packed ALL of my clothes into a single medium suitcase. The move will be a good opportunity for me to eliminate excessive and unnecessary things from my life. Will definitely document this in pictures and post here.

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