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Old 02-10-2019, 10:54 PM
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I tow 6X12s all the time, and I've put king size mattresses in them. It'll fit, but you have to put it in at an angle. Load the mattress first or you won't be able to maneuver it around the other stuff.
Thanks for the Info. I measured the door way, my king will fit, at a angle. Not to get off subject. How do you like your N-Gauge? I am looking at the same 5 star with N-gauge myself.
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I pulled the 6x12 300mi. Moved my mother it was packed full and put stuff in truck bed. My 2.7 pulled, braked and handles no problem. Also fill truck tires to max air. I have stock Michelins 18".
Surge brakes dont use the plug. They are not elect. they sense pressure when you apply your brakes.

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Originally Posted by Liv'nbytheBungie74 View Post
Thanks for the Info. I measured the door way, my king will fit, at a angle. Not to get off subject. How do you like your N-Gauge? I am looking at the same 5 star with N-gauge myself.
I like it. Definite improvement over stock and pretty easy to load tunes. I'm sure there's more on the table, but I haven't datalogged and had them fine tune it yet.
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I went today and really checked out the 6x12.. I noticed it only has a 4 pin plug... Shouldn't it have the 7 pin plug for the brakes..????? I'm leaning more now to just getting the 6x12 trailer. But, this plug thing really threw me.. What am I missing?
U-Haul trailers have surge brakes, not electric brakes. Surge brakes are completely self-contained and don't have a connection to the tow vehicle. A 4 pin connector is the correct one for a trailer with surge brakes.
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Originally Posted by Liv'nbytheBungie74 View Post
I went today and really checked out the 6x12.. I noticed it only has a 4 pin plug... Shouldn't it have the 7 pin plug for the brakes..????? I'm leaning more now to just getting the 6x12 trailer. But, this plug thing really threw me.. What am I missing?
What you're missing is reading posts 4, 11, ...
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What you're missing is reading posts 4, 11, ...
Or, possibly, just don't understand the difference between electric brakes and surge brakes.
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I have pulled a fully loaded uhaul 6x12 enclosed (including full bed and cab) with both my 2015 and 2018.... stability and braking wise, it's a non issue, have confidence... my 2018 Tows it like there was nothing there, blasts up to 120kmh and holds it without skipping a beat...

my 2015 Coyote however struggles in comparison... does well, but doesn't pull it without significant RPMs.... what do you expect (high strong V8 vs Turbos)

in the end I will always prefer to tow with my EcoBoost
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Originally Posted by Liv'nbytheBungie74 View Post
Hey Guys. I'm moving from Louisiana to Washington State. Was wondering if anyone pulled a 5x8 or 6x12 Uhaul Trailer? How well do they travel? Any issues with the 6x12? I know it has its own brakes. My issue is the largest thing I have to move is a king size mattress. And I'm not sure how the 6x12 trailer, does being pulled with a F150? I'll admit I am a rookie when it comes to pulling/Hauling. The larger trailer is a little intimidating. As soon as a 5x8 trailer is available in my town, to go look at. I'll have to pull some measurements too see if a king will fit. Uhaul Advertises a queen will fit. Any experience that any one may have had with these trailers would be appreciated. Thanks in Advance.
I've pulled 5x8 & 6x12 UHaul trailers all over the country at various times in my life. My last long tow was with my old 2004 SCREW FX4 about a year ago. As many others have said, you won't really know it's back there, although you'll want to keep an eye in your rear-view mirrors as the 6x12 fills up the lane on a narrow road. I'm especially watchful when crossing bridges with guardrails on 2-lane rural roads. Yes, you'll need a 6x12 for a King-size bed. The surge brakes are fine unless you have to back the trailer up a steep hill or driveway. The trailer tongue will compress, applying the surge brakes and forcing you into using 4-Low (if you have 4WD). As for loading, try to keep about 10% of your loaded weight on the trailer tongue to minimize sway.

Good luck on your move!
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