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Old 01-03-2013, 11:30 PM   #1
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Can you transport a bike in a U-Haul?

Hey Forum,
I'm moving to Lubbock for school, and I need to transport my car, bike and a big table.
Is it safe to transport a bike inside the uhaul truck? They have wood rails on the sides attached to the walls by 5 bolts each, will they come off or break if I strap the bike to them with like 8 ratchet straps?

Do you have any other ideas as to how to transport all this at once?

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Old 01-03-2013, 11:32 PM   #2
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Yes you can. Use the pitbull strapless restraints.

http://www.pit-bull.com/trailer-restraint.shtml

Dont need any straps. Best way to haul your bike. Another good thing is not having to put one strap on the bike and compressing the forks. Love mine
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sell table. use money to buy hitch and trailer. Pull with car lol
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It wouldn't help much with the table, but U Haul does or did rent motorcycle trailers.
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Yes you can. Use the pitbull strapless restraints.

http://www.pit-bull.com/trailer-restraint.shtml

Dont need any straps. Best way to haul your bike. Another good thing is not having to put one strap on the bike and compressing the forks. Love mine
Are you seriously recommending him to buy that and install it into a Uhaul trailer?

The bike will be fine if the Uhaul has low mounting rails (like, floor level).
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Are you seriously recommending him to buy that and install it into a Uhaul trailer?

The bike will be fine if the Uhaul has low mounting rails (like, floor level).

Why not?

I have 2 of em. Swap em out in multiple trailers. Easy to install. Not like its permanent. Also very good stands to have.

What's your issue with having it? Explain.
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It will be fine. I moved my bike in the back of one from Manhattan Kansas to Galveston with NO problems at all. Just take the time to secure it and maybe evenpad around it with blankets and youll be set
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Why not?

I have 2 of em. Swap em out in multiple trailers. Easy to install. Not like its permanent. Also very good stands to have.

What's your issue with having it? Explain.
I don't have an issue with the pitbull restraints, but he's a college student, and if he's anything like me, doesn't have money to blow on he's going to use once (other than condoms).
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I don't have an issue with the pitbull restraints, but he's a college student, and if he's anything like me, doesn't have money to blow on he's going to use once (other than condoms).
and i dont think uhaul approves of him bolting to the floor lol
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I don't have an issue with the pitbull restraints, but he's a college student, and if he's anything like me, doesn't have money to blow on he's going to use once (other than condoms).
Well your assuming a'lot.

He asked for suggestions and I offered mine.

Lol @ condoms. If money is tight wrap that with Saran Wrap
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and i dont think uhaul approves of him bolting to the floor lol
They wouldn't even tell. Look up how this is installed.
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I bolted stuff to the floor of a Uhaul to haul my bike when moving from Indiana to Texas.
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if youre worried about strapping it in with the uhaul connections I would just get your mattress lean it up on the left side of the uhaul bed, park the bike on its kickstand right up against mattress and buy a couple of tie downs to keep the bike from falling over the right side. It should be fine. youre not going 4wheeling with this uhaul right?
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Yes you can. Use the pitbull strapless restraints.

http://www.pit-bull.com/trailer-restraint.shtml

Dont need any straps. Best way to haul your bike. Another good thing is not having to put one strap on the bike and compressing the forks. Love mine
Good link! I will look to buy a set when ever I get the truck running.
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Good link! I will look to buy a set when ever I get the truck running.
Once you use one you will fall in love
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Once you use one you will fall in love
Yea they are awesome! Quick load and unload
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You cold always buy some big boards and bolt those pitbul things to it
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I'd still worry about it bouncing/vibrating around. I think it would walk front or rear if there was any slope to the floor.
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