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Old 08-12-2015, 03:40 PM
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Re: Transporting Couch That Doesn't Fit Inside JGC?

IMHO, i wouldn't get a uhaul hitch. I do in fact like the idea of renting a uhaul trailer to transport the couch. Shouldn't be that expensive.

Now i'm assuming you don't have factory tow, well in that case i would definitely get an aftermarket hitch (curt, draw tite...etc). Only thing is uhaul wont install a hitch if its not theirs unless your in real good with one of the employees, so you would need to install yourself and get trailer wiring flash from dealer.

My last resort would be renting a pick up but why have a Wk2 if you can't use it for what it's capable.

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Re: Transporting Couch That Doesn't Fit Inside JGC?

I have a '15 Overland. Comes with factory tow package.
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Re: Transporting Couch That Doesn't Fit Inside JGC?

Oh well, you're set then. Get a uhaul trailer and call it a day and put that gc to good use. I'm sure it gonna do more than phenomenal.
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Re: Transporting Couch That Doesn't Fit Inside JGC?

I would not put any such large object on the roof rack. Wind drag from a large object would concern me, even if the object is within weight limits.
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Got a buddy with a small trailer? Time to pay with beer? 😀


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Re: Transporting Couch That Doesn't Fit Inside JGC?

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Thanks for the replies.

<BFS>I bought a hitch carrier at Harbor Freight that others have said is decent enough quality (even for Harbor Freight). Less than $50. I can save up for a nice one with ramps another day.
I have the black steel one that HF sells. I can't imagine balancing a sofa on it and taking it any further than around the block. YMMV.

If we are voting, count another vote for the U-Haul. Open or closed, I would take the open one and if I were worried about weather, I would cover all 6 sides of the box with tarps...From HF... On the other hand, If you are going to leave the trailer loaded overnight in a hotel parking lot for next day move-in, I would get the enlcosed one. Beauty of the trailer is that you can also offload a lot of the crap that will be cramping the interior of the vehicle so the occupants can have a more leisurely ride.

Good luck with the fall semester. Got two going back over the next few weeks. One for her last semester and the other for year 2. Costs are killing me!

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Re: Transporting Couch That Doesn't Fit Inside JGC?

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I have the black steel one that HF sells. I can't imagine balancing a sofa on it and taking it any further than around the block. YMMV.

If we are voting, count another vote for the U-Haul. Open or closed, I would take the open one and if I were worried about weather, I would cover all 6 sides of the box with tarps...From HF... On the other hand, If you are going to leave the trailer loaded overnight in a hotel parking lot for next day move-in, I would get the enlcosed one. Beauty of the trailer is that you can also offload a lot of the crap that will be cramping the interior of the vehicle so the occupants can have a more leisurely ride.

Good luck with the fall semester. Got two going back over the next few weeks. One for her last semester and the other for year 2. Costs are killing me!

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I feel your pain! ;-)

The couch weighs 82.5 lbs. The HF hitch rack holds up to 500 lbs. It's more of small dorm couch than a living room sofa.

The rack is 53.5 inches long (side to side) and 19.5 inches wide (front to back). The couch is 80.75 inches long (armrest to armrest) and 65 or 35 inches wide (depending on which side I rest on the rack).

So I'm thinking that with 4 straps wrapping around the couch (2 front to back and 2 side to side), all secured firmly to the rack, it should work. The car is wider than the couch is long, so it won't be sticking out on either side. If I measured correctly, the Jeep's rear lights won't be blocked by the couch.

I'll do a test mount this weekend. If it works, great. If not, MeHaul it is.
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Re: Transporting Couch That Doesn't Fit Inside JGC?

+1 for Uhaul - if you have a local store call them directly and attempt to make the reservation. If they force you through the central system just call them the night before and confirm availability. With the bigger/dedicated Uhaul locations you shouldn't have an issue.
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Re: Transporting Couch That Doesn't Fit Inside JGC?

Get one of these



I use it ALL the time

Mine is a 1ft narrower than the one in the video and single axle.
Just dump the kids stuff and run
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+1 Uhaul if can't return and buy closer to school.
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