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Old 10-19-2017, 10:29 PM   #1
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Question Help - Moving Out of State

Relocating 2 states north of texas and need to move my bike...

Considering multiple options and not sure which way to go...
  • Riding 750ish miles over a weekend
  • Get it shipped
  • Take it in the truck along with other household items

Not sure if I can tow it in a trailer to the truck, as its the first time driving a 16foot truck...

Could you please suggest which is the best way to handle the situation, keeping the budget low...

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-20-2017, 03:56 AM   #2
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Towing motorcycle in a trailer hitched to the truck you wouldn't even feel a thing. I once drove 26-foot U-Haul truck with a car towed behind from Minnesota to Texas. Not an experience I would want to do again but it's do able. For a bike, no problem. Just drive carefully. Shipping would cost far more than renting a motorcycle trailer. Riding might actually cost more than trailer due to gas and wear and tear on the bike.
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Relocating 2 states north of texas and need to move my bike...

Considering multiple options and not sure which way to go...
  • Riding 750ish miles over a weekend
  • Get it shipped
  • Take it in the truck along with other household items

Not sure if I can tow it in a trailer to the truck, as its the first time driving a 16foot truck...

Could you please suggest which is the best way to handle the situation, keeping the budget low...

Thanks in advance!

If the trailer has a good front wheel chock itís hard to screw it up
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:53 AM   #4
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Sounds like you're renting a box truck to take your other stuff. I can't imagine why you wouldn't put it in the truck.
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Thanx...

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Sounds like you're renting a box truck to take your other stuff. I can't imagine why you wouldn't put it in the truck.
Considering this option too...
Not sure it holds well!!!

Any recommendations on where can I find/rent a good chock to handle it?
Would you think there would be enough setup to fix the chock to truck bed??
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if you are renting a uhaul or similar, there should be tie down points all over the walls and such. tie it down to the boards that run along the sides, and tie the front brake lever down- unless you can bolt a front wheel chock in place, that is...
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The truck likely has wooden floors, and there's a good possibility that there are already screw holes or damage to the floor. Rent the truck, buy a chock, screw it down and haul the bike to your new home, and then remove the chock before turning in the truck.
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When I separated from the Army they loaded our entire house in about 24' of space in a 18 wheeler box trailer. The bike was strapped to the wall that had tie downs. The guy ran 3 different straps and used my sons toddler bed mattress to provide some cushion while the bike was secured to the wall.

Bike made it from NC to TX without a scratch.
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if you are renting a uhaul or similar, there should be tie down points all over the walls and such. tie it down to the boards that run along the sides, and tie the front brake lever down- unless you can bolt a front wheel chock in place, that is...
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The truck likely has wooden floors, and there's a good possibility that there are already screw holes or damage to the floor. Rent the truck, buy a chock, screw it down and haul the bike to your new home, and then remove the chock before turning in the truck.
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When I separated from the Army they loaded our entire house in about 24' of space in a 18 wheeler box trailer. The bike was strapped to the wall that had tie downs. The guy ran 3 different straps and used my sons toddler bed mattress to provide some cushion while the bike was secured to the wall.

Bike made it from NC to TX without a scratch.
Thanks for the replies guys..

Planning to haul it in the truck along with other household items.

Any suggestions on where I can rent/buy a decent chock.

Thanks!
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Thanks for the replies guys..

Planning to haul it in the truck along with other household items.

Any suggestions on where I can rent/buy a decent chock.

Thanks!
Harbor freight if you have one close, or cycle gear.
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Out of curiosity how are you moving your other vehicles?
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:07 AM   #13
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Out of curiosity how are you moving your other vehicles?
I drove my car there last weekend.
So my motorbike is the only vehicle to be moved...

Decided to take it in the truck now... Got the chock already...

Will see how it goes next weekend!
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FYI. I have been renting lots of U haul trucks over the past several weeks to pick up flood damaged furniture. Everything from 15 to 26 foot trucks. They all have metal floors and no D rings or anything in the flooring. All they have are wood slats on the walls to tie off to.
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FYI. I have been renting lots of U haul trucks over the past several weeks to pick up flood damaged furniture. Everything from 15 to 26 foot trucks. They all have metal floors and no D rings or anything in the flooring. All they have are wood slats on the walls to tie off to.
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Thanx everyone for your tips and suggestions.
Successfully moved the bike in box truck along with other household stuff.
Not a single scratch.

Used chock and tiedowns to balance the bike and mattress along the truck wall for safety.

Bye Bye Houston!
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