start navigation end navigation

U-Haul auto transport trailers are car trailers that are ideal for long-distance moves and have a maximum load towing capacity of 5,290 lbs. Our auto transport trailers are equipped with an easy-access loading ramp, security chains and ratchet-operated tire straps to transport your car safely and securely with ease.

  • Affordable car hauler
  • Easy access loading ramp
  • Numerous safety features

Instruction manual

How to load your vehicle onto a U-Haul car hauler

Zip/postal code or city, state/province
Zip/postal code or city, state/province

There are many types of car trailers for rent; however the U-Haul patented auto transport trailer design outweighs the competition in more than one area. It is equipped with automatic brakes, an easy-access loading ramp as well as tilt-out fenders that allows for trouble-free door access. Renting this premier vehicle trailer will truly make moving easier.

Another U-Haul exclusive is that our auto transport rentals are available for both in-town and one way moves behind your own personal tow vehicle as well as behind our moving trucks. When towing with your own vehicle, the car trailer will require a 1 7/8” or 2” hitch ball, the appropriately rated hitch system, as well as external mirrors and fully functional lighting. During the reservation process, U-Haul will provide an exact recommendation for your particular vehicle combination. Rent one of our state-of-the-art car trailer rentals today.

We suggest watching this short 5 minute video on How to Load your Vehicle onto a U-Haul Auto Transport Trailer to ensure a stress-free loading process and towing experience.

Features

  • Easy-access loading ramp
  • Tilt-out fender allows vehicle door access
  • Ratchet-operated tire straps
  • Vehicle security chains
  • Automatic hydraulic surge brake

Capacity

  • Max load: 5,290 lbs.
  • Gross vehicle weight: 7,500 lbs. max.
  • Empty weight: 2,210 lbs.

Towing vehicle requirements

  • Must be equipped with a hard top if it is an SUV. U-Haul does not allow any type of sport-utility vehicle not equipped with a hard top to tow U-Haul equipment.
  • Tow vehicle and trailer lighting must be operational at all times, day and night. All U-Haul trailers and towing are wired with a 4-way flat light connector.
  • Must weigh at least 3,500 lbs. (curb weight), and must equal or exceed 80% of the combined weight of the trailer (2,210 lbs.) and the vehicle being towed (up to 5,290 lbs.).
  • Must have a towing system that has a 5,000 lbs. minimum weight-carrying rating
  • Must have 1-7/8" or 2" hitch ball (5,000 lbs. minimum)
  • Must not exceed maximum allowable hitch ball height of 25"
  • Must have external mirrors on both sides
  • Must have fully operational lighting
  • Maximum recommended speed is 55 MPH
  • Load trailers heavier in front.
  • Reduce normal driving speed.
  • Wear a seatbelt.

Towed vehicle requirements

  • Must not weigh in excess of 5,290 lbs.
  • Must have a maximum outside-to-outside tire width of 79.25" Note: outside tire width over 75" must use late-model U-Haul Auto Transport (identifiable by silver galvanized color).
  • Must have a maximum wheelbase (distance from front axle to rear axle, usually posted on the driver's side door jamb) of 133 inches.
  • Low-hanging equipment on the vehicle being towed such as spoilers, air dams, ground effects, etc., may be damaged by contact with the Auto Transport during loading and unloading. Make sure there is enough clearance for these items.

All rental truck and trailer measurements are approximate. The equipment you receive may vary in size, based on the engineering/design specifications of multiple-production models.


Trailer and towing tips

story
Select-A-Hitch Guide

This guide will help you select the proper hitch for your vehicle depending on what you want to tow and your vehicle's capabilities

story
Transporting vehicles with low ground clearance

Sports cars and specialty vehicles with unusually low ground clearance cannot be loaded and unloaded onto the Auto Transport in the conventional manner.