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Old 03-03-2013, 09:57 PM   #29
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Good luck, Papa-T! We also have a UHaul VT (which it sounds like you're purchasing). It has a small privacy room with a handheld shower and porta-potty. The surge brake unit on the tongue is hydraulic and does not need a brake controller in the tow vehicle. After you pick it up and start going over it to make it your own, feel free to ask questions. There are quite a few CT and VT owners here! Also, you can check in at UHaulcamper.com for more info.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:56 AM   #30
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Thanks Kevin will do.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:03 PM   #31
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Also about brakes, specifically those on the VT:

If as was posted earlier the brakes on the U-Haul are surge-type, you won't need a brake controller. Surge brakes operate by reaction to the braking/slowing of the tow vehicle.

It's worth noting that they may have to be deactivated/disconnected when backing the trailer up....

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Old 03-04-2013, 12:39 PM   #32
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Also about brakes, specifically those on the VT:

It's worth noting that they may have to be deactivated/disconnected when backing the trailer up....

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I haven't had any problems backing mine up an incline. You can get free backing hydraulic brakes that release when backing up. I suspect that UHaul had lots of experience with surge brakes and trailers backing up before designing the VT and incorporated into the design.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:59 PM   #33
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Smile "Non standard" U Haul

As I understand it, U-Haul made all their trailers non standard to discourage pilferage. That is a consideration you may want to make.
Good luck in whatever you choose.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:04 AM   #34
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As I understand it, U-Haul made all their trailers non standard to discourage pilferage. That is a consideration you may want to make.
Good luck in whatever you choose.
Tis True that UHaul used so somewhat unique parts for their trailers. However it seems that there are quite a few resourceful owners and engineers who have gravitated to this brand and it is their nature and delight to figure out options and workarounds to parts issues. The Good news is that there is a parts cross refrence in the document center. The Bad news is that we all think our way is better, but that is just how we are wired and we can't help it.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:46 PM   #35
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VTs are pretty highly sought after by those who know what they are. They are tough trailers, well built. You will have a good time with it, I'm sure.
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