OK, U-haul has updated their web site after many years (at least I think they have), and says that my 2002 Jeep Liberty with a class 3 tow hitch will pull their car trailer, and a 1925 T is on the approved list of cars that can be hauled.
Please give me recommendations on how YOU would secure it. I know how U-haul says they recommend to secure a car, not necessarily a T (they show no videos of tying a T to one of these), and I've read that the over-the-tire tie-downs don't work on the T wheels anyway.
I appreciate the input, as I plan to haul the car 11.5 hours one way within the next month and want to make it as pleasant and safe as possible.
I use over-the-tire tiedowns on all my cars in my trailer and they work fine. I ordered the tiedowns for 30x3 or 30x3-1/2 from Mac's Custom Tiedowns (NOT the same Macs as the Model T supplier).
I go right perch to left anchor, and left perch to right anchor. Same story on the rear. On a flat bed, I haul my touring backward so the top, as it lays down, dosen't balloon out like a parachute. Gotta tie the top down so it dosen't swing up and need to keep the top fabric from "flapping" as you move.
The economy way to go is UHAUL's 6' X 12' landscape open box trailer. Can easily handle a full size T and a bunch of goodies. Done it many times. Never an issue. $39.00 including insurance with no mileage charges added on.
Mark, how is it secured into the landscape trailer? Maybe I'll go look at one of those.
Gil's over-the-tire straps may be OK, but don't depend on the ones U-Haul supplies with the trailer.
The box trailer has large metal rings at each corner. I put the front tires against the front wall and use one strap up over the wall through the driver's side wheel then behind the spring perches then out the other side to the opposite corner hook then cinch tight with ratchet. Repeat the same at the rear. Never had one move an inch. Can't beat the price. About half the cost of the traditional car hauler trailer and it's dual axle!
I used the UHaul and four straps . The over the tire tie down needs to be checked every 20'30 miles for the first day. I found they liked to move around til they settled in After that I had no issues from Missouri to L.A. But i always checked
them again at stops for fuel,food and nite.
The over the tire straps can also be problematic if your tubes and tires loose air along the way. Had that happen a few times.
Learn from my mistake!
I am embarrassed to admit I once trusted U-Haul's woven basket wheel tie downs on their auto hauler. This was a short move to a temporary storage facility. The first time I stopped, the T rolled over the front of the trailer and landed on the tongue. It took a lot of guys and a lot of effort to get it back on the trailer correctly. Afterwards. I tied it properly with axle straps and ratchet tie downs. I believe Steve Jelf has posted a similar photo, but I was too upset to take a picture of my episode.
I do not tie my Model T's down at all. My custom built enclosed trailer has channels pressed into the floor about 3 inches deep, ( the pressed in channels are effectively the chassis of the trailer)I winch the car in up to front chocks about centre of the wheel high put the rear chocks in place release the strain on the winch close the door and away we go. I have been doing it this way for about 15 years now, the T just sits there minding its own business. I don't have to check the load at all it can't go anywhere, the load is well balanced and cruising at any legal speed is no problem. Of course I use a modern Ford to tow the trailer any other badge would be risking contamination of the gene pool. It doesn't require rocket science, and you don't risk stretching the guts out of the poor little ball at the end of the front radius rod.
I feel it is important to tie it DOWN, not just keep it from rolling. To each his own. I tried the U-Haul over the tire tie downs on a Model A once and they were too short to fasten.