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Hey guys I'm may be going to Florida and a buddy is going with me. I wanted to transport 2 R's in a UHAUL but have no idea what size. Has anyone ever done this.

Anyone have any other ideas? I will be moving so I want an enclosed trailer, not an open motorcycle one. Here's the prices and dimensions I found.

All enclosed:
5'X8' - $621
4'X8" - $466
4"X6" - $466

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5x8 minimum.... You could probably fit 2 bikes in a 4x8, but it would be a VERY tight fit and I wouldn't do it w/ 2 nice bikes. I have a 5x8 open trailer and I can fit 2 bikes in it, albeit they are still pretty tight...

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stunteR1 said:
Hey guys I'm may be going to Florida and a buddy is going with me. I wanted to transport 2 R's in a UHAUL but have no idea what size. Has anyone ever done this.

Anyone have any other ideas? I will be moving so I want an enclosed trailer, not an open motorcycle one. Here's the prices and dimensions I found.

All enclosed:
5'X8' - $621
4'X8" - $466
4"X6" - $466

Thanks Bruthas:hellobye
Damn those prices are high! Depending on how much will be in the trailer with the bikes, you may need the 5x8. The 4x8 is going to be way too small. Believe me, I've tried.
 

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Yeah I never thought it would be that much either. But those are just quotes I got at uhaul.com. Probably high because I put in for a one way trip from New Hampshire to Orlando, Florida. :eek:
 

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I would not even think about the trailers that are 4' wide...
The thing that you have to remember that the bike will rock side to side while driving no matter how tight you get them.
 

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%X* - Also - DO NOT tie the bike down to the sides of the trailer - install anchors and tie DOWN, compressing the suspension - I recently had a buddy who didn't know better trailer to my place, open the trailer, and find his bike had been sliding around on it's side with the side rails from the trailer on top of it for several hundreb miles!! The side rails are not rated to tie it down!
 

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For that kind of moneyt I would just got to The Home Depot or Lowes and buy a flat bed trailer that has a ramp on it and not worry about it not being covered
 

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well here's the deal. I may be moving to Florida with a new job. And they are paying for my relocation so it's kinda free anyways. Plus I need to bring as much as I can with me for my apartment/house or whatever.
 

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Hey man, you did'nt tell me you got the job!! Good deal.
 

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not yet. I had another phone interview with them today and they need a price tag on how much I'd need to "relocate." So I'm pricing UHAULS. I told 'em it would only cost $10,599 exlcuding tax and stuff but they wouldn't buy it:lol
 

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Well, if they are paying for it then go for it :lol
Then again you can come out with a free trailer in the process ;)
 

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Believe it or not, but I have open trailered one of my bikes and had a blown small block with transmission beside it and I thought, jeez no cover. So after strapping the bike down and tying the small block in place, I wrapped the lot in shrink plastic (you know the stuff you wrap your lunch in), I used a fair bit of it, but it lasted the whole trip and I just cut it off when I got there. Oh, yeah, that was a 4,500 km trip. It will work for you, if you do it right.
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stunteR1 said:
yeah I've thought about that but talk about starting off on the wrong foot.
Hey for sure, do it better if you can, but then I only had the box trailer and a small budget..:fact:dollar
 
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