Moving in New York: Parkway Restrictions

If you are moving in New York, then you have probably rented a moving truck, cargo van or trailer.  In New York, moving equipment rentals are classified as commercial vehicles, so there are parkway restrictions you must be aware of.  One of the reasons moving equipment is considered commercial,  is that it is branded with a […]

What to Do When the Straps Don’t Fit

  Auto Transports and Tow Dollies are a great way to get a vehicle from A to B when doing a DIY move. Whether it’s on the back of your own truck, or on the hitch of a moving van, towing a vehicle is a simple thing to do — but making sure the vehicle […]

Trailer Safety Basics

Recently, I had to move all of my belongings from Pennsylvania to Arizona for college. After narrowing down my options, I realized that renting a trailer to tow behind my truck would be the best option. The only problem was, I had never experienced towing a trailer rental before, and I wasn’t sure what to […]

Towing a Trailer: Safe Towing Checklist

Whether it’s a rental trailer or one you own, towing a trailer for the first time might be a little daunting. If you’re anything like me, you’ll have a million questions. After figuring out what kind of hitch is right for my vehicle and how to safely load a trailer, my next concern would be […]

How to Load a Vehicle Onto a Car Carrier

One thing that can easily get overlooked when planning a move is how to get your vehicle to your new home. If you go the do-it-yourself route, which can save you A LOT of money, there are a couple options: a tow dolly or a car carrier. A tow dolly lifts only the front two […]

Get Hitched Contest

Valentine’s Day is about here, and love is in the air! Don’t let your vehicle miss out on all of the romance. U-Haul is sponsoring a contest this month to help your car or truck  “Get Hitched”. Imagine the world of towing fun that awaits you. You can hook a trailer to your hitch, take […]

How to Choose the Right Size Trailer Rental

When it comes to DIY moving, one of the most important ways to ensure you have an easy and smooth move is to select the right size trailer rental. Trailers can be a great option for your DIY move because they allow you to use your own vehicle. Follow the steps below to select the […]

Safety Tips for Loading a Trailer

Loading a trailer correctly is one of the most important steps in your DIY move. Safe driving operations and maneuvering are very important components, but safety truly begins with the proper loading of your trailer. Below, we share the two most important tips you should follow the next time you’re loading a trailer. Tip #1 […]

How To Hook Up a Hitch

Do you know how to hook up a hitch? It is not a difficult process. Anyone can learn how to hook up a hitch for their trailer, but it is very important to learn how to do so properly and safely. You definitely do not want your trailer to come un-hitched when you are driving […]

How to Park and Back Up a Moving Trailer: A Lesson from a Pro

  Backing up your car while hauling a trailer doesn’t have to be intimidating. All you need for success are a few helpful tips. Whether you are backing up for parking or loading, it is important to learn the proper technique. Practice makes it easier. Before You Start Driving Make sure you trailer is attached properly to your vehicle Verify […]

Understanding Your Towing Capabilities: An Interview with Bob De Kruyff

When it comes to renting a trailer, it is very important to have a good understanding of your vehicle’s towing capabilities. We sat down with moving and safety expert, Bob De Kruyff from U-Haul to get answers to the most important questions you may have when it comes to understanding your towing capacity. Review our […]

How to Transport your Vehicle to Your New Home

If you are planning on driving a moving truck to your new home, you are probably considering how you will transport your vehicle there too. If you don’t have a few extra drivers to spare, you will need to either Tow, Ship or Store your vehicle. Tow: This is often one of the easiest and most affordable options, especially when towed […]