April 22, 2009I have a 07 NNBS with the 4.8. I''m going to be buying a car and picking it up by trailer (full car trailer from U haul.) I''ve never towed anything before only small trailers at work with company vehicles at low city speeds. I do have the tow package and was wondering if i need to hook anything up like wires for the brake lights to work *or* is everything all ready to go from the factory? Also Is there any advice for towing at interstate speeds (about 65-75 mph) aside from having the tow button on. Any help would be great. Thanks Justin
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April 22, 2009do you have the round trailer lights plug on the back? if so you may need an adaptor for the straight plug wire as most trailers have that...other than that you should be ok whats the weight rating on one of those new trucks for towing?
April 22, 2009Yea, It''s the round type. I''m not sure what the tow rating is, But the cars curb weight is about 3200 pounds.
April 22, 2009You will be fine towing that car. Be sure you drive the car on the trailer, nose first, and don''t be afraid to put it pretty far forward with a bit of weight on your truck. I made the mistake in the past of not having car on trailer far enough forward, and because there wasn''t enough weight on the rear of the truck, the trailer swayed at 50mph. I pulled off the highway, and moved the car up, and towed no problem at 70 good luck!
April 23, 2009you should be fine with that weight. I tow 8500lbs with my tahoe and just do the speed limit. You will be amazed how fast people pass you. Also keep in mind your increased stopping distance. Good luck
April 23, 2009give your self lots of room all all four sides. Be careful when changing lanes, you are a lot longer now. STAY OUT OF OVERDRIVE!!!! Some guys will agree with me some wont. Trust me just stay in 3rd.
April 24, 2009One other thing to look at that I didn''t see anybody mention. You''re getting a trailer from u-haul, be careful with it the surge brakes will want to go on and off as you pull it especially downhill. And most uhaul vehicles aren''t the best maintained in the world so take it easy until you learn the quirks of that particular trailer.
April 29, 2009Thanks for the advice, I will definitely will be careful. The other thing i was wondering was when I''m going to get the car with the trailer empty, Should i have any thing on? Like Drive with it in 3 *or* put the tow/haul button on? Thanks, Justin