Thank you to all who respond to this post. I need advice ASAP! I am living in Illinois and moving to San Diego in a month. My original plan was to get a 5X8 U-haul trailer and tow behind my car. I have a 2009 Dodge Charger. My dad is concerned about driving through the mountains. He is afraid that I might blow my transmission. Any advice, comments, concerns, ANYTHING as to what options I have. I am trying to spend the less amount of money possible. Moving this way will cost me about $800.00. I have family in Phoenix so the plan is to travel to Amarillo, TX the first day and from there to Phoenix, AZ then onto San Diego.Has anybody taken this trip before? Does anybody have experience towing behind a charger?