Can a uhaul truck tow a 31ft travel trailer for 20-35 miles?

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  1. Ddr1992 579

    Ddr1992 579 Medium Load Member

    Sep 10, 2018
    I'll be using a 10ft uhaul truck or a 15ft uhaul to tow a 31ft travel trailer for 20-35 miles... Uhaul says there 10ft can tow 8600lbs and there 15ft can tow 10,000lbs... It should be fine, but i would like professional driver opinions and any help would be appreciated thank u
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  3. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

    Dec 23, 2016
    As long as the engine and the hitch can handle it, go for it. Just be very careful hooking it up, and don't skip any steps. My family found that out the hard way when I was a kid. Lol
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  4. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    I'm sure U-Haul employees could tell you horror stories of what people tried to pull with their trucks. Travel trailers generally don't weigh a lot, unlike, say a load of steel, you should be fine. Those things have the power of a moped, so it will be slow going, and probably for the best.
  5. Hulld

    Hulld Road Train Member

    Oct 19, 2015
    Upstate NY
    I think I can answer this as one of my businesses is a u-haul dealership.
    Although u-haul has trucks capable of pulling that size camper (15ft, 17ft, 20ft, and 26ft trucks) the problem I think your going to run in to is the ball size.
    Most all U-haul trucks have a fixed 2” ball that is welded in to the bumper and not changeable.
    Most campers of the size you are talking about use a
    2 5/16” ball.
    U-haul has the welded 2” ball because most every size u-hall trailer uses a 2” ball hitch.
  6. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

    Apr 9, 2009
    Humboldt, Sk
    It you have an equalizer hitch, no problem.
    Other wise , keep the speed down. For that short of a distance. No more than 55, maybe even 45. A speed wobble you do not want to experience.
  7. misterG

    misterG Road Train Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    ask my dispatcher
    You'd probably be better off calling a friend, and using their truck.
  8. baerpath

    baerpath Bobtail Member

    Nov 2, 2019
    Another thing is be very careful if it's a box truck when you turn. Camper fronts are not that strong
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  9. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    And that big ### trailer is going to seriously wag the dog. Please whatever you do do not put the little 10 foot puppy on there.
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  10. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Dec 11, 2010
    West Monroe, La
    So you need to find out how much the trailer weighs. You'll have your answer. As long as the trailer weight is under the max towing weight of the truck you're using & the ball size is correct...... (oh, & you lay off the Tequila)..... I don't see any reason you can't tow it.
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  11. jeffman164

    jeffman164 Medium Load Member

    Dec 4, 2012
    Listen to what Hulld said before you waste your time.
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