Our car tow dolly option is an affordable way to tow your car. Tow dollies have a lightweight and durable design as well as heavy-duty security chains and ratchet tire straps for extra towing security. Towing a car on a U-Haul tow dolly can save you time, money and effort.

  • Lightweight durable design
  • Vehicle security chains
  • One-way car dolly

Instruction manual

How to load your car on a U-Haul car dolly

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A U-Haul patented design, the tow dolly is considered top of the line for vehicle towing. It is a perfect low cost option to transport vehicles for either in-town or long distance moves. Tow dolly trailers are available for rent either behind a U-Haul moving truck or behind your own tow capable vehicle. Reserve your car trailer with U-Haul today!

U-Haul car dolly rentals can tow most FWD vehicles and many RWD vehicles. When towing a RWD vehicle on a tow dolly, you must disconnect the driveshaft, please refer to your owner’s manual prior to loading and towing a vehicle. When towing with a personal tow vehicle, the tow dolly requires either a 1-7/8” or 2” hitch ball as well as an appropriately rated hitch. During the reservation process, U-Haul will provide an exact recommendation for your particular vehicle combination.

We suggest watching this short five minute video on How to Load your Car on a U-Haul Car Towing Dolly to ensure a stress-free loading process and towing experience.


  • Ratchet-operated tire straps
  • Vehicle security chains


  • Max Load: 3,450 lbs. when towing a front-wheel drive vehicle, 3,900 lbs. when towing a rear-wheel drive vehicle.
  • Empty weight: 750 lbs.

Towing vehicle requirements

  • Must be equipped with a full hard top if it is a sport utility type vehicle. If the top or any portion of the top is removed, or is not a hard top, your sport utility type vehicle cannot be used for towing U-Haul equipment. A full hard top must be in place.
  • 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 750 lbs. more than the vehicle being towed
  • Must have Class 2 tow hitch (3,500 lbs. minimum weight-carrying rating)
  • Must have 1-7/8" or 2" hitch ball (3,500 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

  • Front-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicles must not weigh in excess of 3,450 lbs.
  • Rear-wheel or four-wheel drive vehicles must not weigh in excess of 3,900 lbs and you must disconnect your driveshaft.
  • Must have a maximum outside-to-outside tire width of 72"
  • Must not exceed a body width (at the doors) of 75" Note: body widths over 72" must use late-model U-Haul Tow Dolly (identifiable by silver galvanized color)
  • Low-hanging equipment on the vehicle being towed such as spoilers, air dams, ground effects, etc., may be damaged by contact with the tow dolly during loading and unloading. Make sure there is enough clearance for these items.
  • Tow lights (tail/stop/turn) required at rear of vehicle being towed

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.

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