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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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so moving to just north of phinx AZ in bout 6 months. going back to stay with wife's family. so the point in my post is. one is my 03x able to pull a uhaul all the way from NC to AZ? i alrdy have a tranny cooler and a oil cooler they were on the car when i got it. if im going to be towing i know i need a oil gauge and at lest a tranny temp gauge. 2nd i was woundering wat the forester/subie sceen is like in AZ. like is it more off road r xcross r lowrider? any input from anyone in AZ r from there is welcomed r anyone that has towed anything with the foz's would be awesome.



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you can certainly tow a trailer that far but you dont mention what trailer

they have everything from 100# to 100000# trailers.

Hard to help without you providing basic info needed.

most of the bigger uhaul trailers pull badly with high drag
and are build heavy.

I'd consider an open style utility trailer and tarping for weight savings.
or perhaps rent a truck and tow your car on a car hauler.


you might also consider buying a trailer, then selling it when you get there. It could end up being cheaper than uhaul.

the major problem you will have is subaru's 1000lb unbraked requirement.

and all the trailers with brakes are imo too heavy with any load in them.

you also dont list what kind of towing setup you have on your car.

anything with surge brakes only requires a 4pin
electronic brakes would require a brake controller and 7pin

edit: after some research

uhaul has a 5x10 enclosed with surge brakes that weighs 1250#
http://www.uhaul.com/Reservations/Eq....aspx?model=MV
that is probably the best. However that leaves you aprox 1000# capacity

they have a 5x8 thats 300# lighter which would be better but.. with no brakes thats not good.

and finally they have a 6x12 but at 1920 empty weight its too heavy.

how much stuff do you have to move(more basic info needed)

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so just an update... had a bit of change of plans and moved to to AZ a few days ago. full load but no trailer she still did just fine tell i hit heavy traffic that was running 100+ mph and had to keep up. so she over heated and shot a plug out so now were both here in AZ. Im going to try to chace the threads and try that way to fix it if not next step is a heli-coil fix.

my expreice on the road going to 65 mph i got ruffly 29mpg.
had a bit of problems with side winds tho. partly due to heavy cross winds in NM but algood.



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so just an update... had a bit of change of plans and moved to to AZ a few days ago. full load but no trailer she still did just fine tell i hit heavy traffic that was running 100+ mph and had to keep up. so she over heated and shot a plug out so now were both here in AZ. Im going to try to chace the threads and try that way to fix it if not next step is a heli-coil fix.

my expreice on the road going to 65 mph i got ruffly 29mpg.
had a bit of problems with side winds tho. partly due to heavy cross winds in NM but algood.



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I'd like to know WHERE in the USA do you have to run 100+ MPH to keep up with traffic?
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I'd like to know WHERE in the USA do you have to run 100+ MPH to keep up with traffic?
YES!!! And, not on a NASCAR track on the weekend....

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I'd like to know WHERE in the USA do you have to run 100+ MPH to keep up with traffic?
Can't speak for the OP, but I think there are a few places... My hubby once delivered an SVX from CA to Nebraska, and on I-80 going through Wyoming and thereabouts he had trucks towing livestock trailers chasing him at 90+ mph. I've also seen similar prevailing speeds on I-40 in AZ and I-15 in NV (with a few "packs" of cars going 115-120 mph there).

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it was just west on Albuquerque on i-40w.
but speed aside, she is back on the road thx to save-a-thread and the parts house.

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Yeah, I do remember being with my dad back in 1995, right after I turned 16. He sold his 1984 911 to a college buddy in Phoenix and we were in Seattle. So, for the thanksgiving break, the two of us drove it down...there were a few stretches where the traffic was cruising at 90 or so. We ate turkey lunchables at a 7-11 on Thanksgiving Day lol

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on a side note. i hit some very light trails last night and it seamed to be just fine but seams to have very high tourge at low gear range. just making sure that's how its sapost to be and it did felt like i lost brakes for a sec but had all the fluid still in the MC.
other then those little bits she still did some rodes in the dirt lol that's right the awd can still cut a donuts lol

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