Ugh. Sorry to hear that. 600+ miles across the Appalachians in a u-haul was bad enough for me. I don't even want to think about what you described. Tried to get a 24' automatic. Got stuck with a 26' manual. Pulling a full auto transport caring my pickup. Two tires blew out at different times. The hitch broke leaving me dragging the tongue through the asphalt like a plow. The ride was so loud, rough, and unresponsive that I didn't even know it had happened. Going up the hill to Monteagle, TN, the 18 wheelers were passing me like a motorcycle passing a Yugo. I'd rather do three times the distance nonstop in a passenger vehicle than any length trip in a junky moving truck.