2008 OBXT Newport Blue Pearl, 2" Hidden Hitch, Derale tranny cooler, KYB Excel G-2 shocks, Mobile1 Synthetic
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I'm planning on driving from Colorado to Maine with my 08 OBXT. I don't have much, but it will not all fit in the wagon. More of an issue of size, not weight. Anyway, I originally thought I could use a UHaul Sport Trailer, but they are near impossible to find and are apparently being phased out. So, I think that will bump me to the next smallest UHaul, which is a 4x8. I'm aware of the weight limitations for towing, since my car is rated at 1000lbs without trailer brakes and the 4x8 is 850 lbs empty. Since brakes are my concern, I'm planning on upgrading to Hawk HPS all the way around. Other than that, I was wondering if weight limitations for towing are calculated based on the car being at max weight allowed, which on mine is 900 lbs including driver. If so, I would be well under that, so I would hope that I could maybe go a little heavier on the trailer weight... safely. I figure I will only load about 250 - 300 lbs max in the nose of the trailer and won't come close to filling it up anyway. Any thoughts? I'm kind of in a bind, since UHaul doesn't have any other options. BTW, they do have a 5x10 with trailer brakes, but they don't have any of those around either and that would really be over kill for what I need. I've never towed before, so any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!