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    Need a trailer

    Hello to all. Never posted before, but been a member for several years. Love all the information and the MOA.
    I need to trailer a bike to Dallas, TX in mid April and was wondering if anyone would rent me a trailer. I live in Lodi and would need the trailer for about a week. The bike in question is a K1600GT.
    If anyone is up for the offer, would you please contact me at: rdferris@tds.net or better still, phone: 214.577.4397.
    Thanks for listening,

    Robert Ferris

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    You can rent a 5x9 motorcycle trailer from U-Haul.

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    Trailer

    Hey Lee, thanks, but U Haul wants $548 to go one way, and that's the better part of purchasing one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Londoner View Post
    Hello to all. Never posted before, but been a member for several years. Love all the information and the MOA.
    I need to trailer a bike to Dallas, TX in mid April and was wondering if anyone would rent me a trailer. I live in Lodi and would need the trailer for about a week. The bike in question is a K1600GT.
    If anyone is up for the offer, would you please contact me at: rdferris@tds.net or better still, phone: 214.577.4397.
    Thanks for listening,

    Robert Ferris
    Hey Londoner, I'm retired and have some time on my hands in April, so I'd be glad to ride it down for you and catch a bus back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Londoner View Post
    Hey Lee, thanks, but U Haul wants $548 to go one way, and that's the better part of purchasing one.

    Not trying to dispute your word but...are you sure ? My local U-Haul center quoted me $18.00 p/day????
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    Quote Originally Posted by weschmann View Post
    Hey Londoner, I'm retired and have some time on my hands in April, so I'd be glad to ride it down for you and catch a bus back...
    Thanks for the offer, but I need to be with it as I plan to ride to see my brother while the wife visits family in Dallas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71243 View Post
    Not trying to dispute your word but...are you sure ? My local U-Haul center quoted me $18.00 p/day????
    No worries Lee. Yes I checked on line, and then phoned them and the price was that high. It's a thousand miles from here to there.
    I've used them many times for other rentals, so I was shocked at the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Londoner View Post
    No worries Lee. Yes I checked on line, and then phoned them and the price was that high. It's a thousand miles from here to there.
    I've used them many times for other rentals, so I was shocked at the price.
    I've found that it's the "one-way" part of a rental that is the croaker. Somehow they need to get the rental unit back in "position".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Londoner View Post
    Hello to all. Never posted before, but been a member for several years. Love all the information and the MOA.
    I need to trailer a bike to Dallas, TX in mid April and was wondering if anyone would rent me a trailer. I live in Lodi and would need the trailer for about a week. The bike in question is a K1600GT.
    If anyone is up for the offer, would you please contact me at: rdferris@tds.net or better still, phone: 214.577.4397.
    Thanks for listening,

    Robert Ferris
    Hey Londoner,
    I have a tandem tow trailer you can use it you want to. Its a combo tow dolly and bike trailer. Let me know and I will send some pics. Or forward your email and I will send them there.
    I live just south of Dayton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    I've found that it's the "one-way" part of a rental that is the croaker. Somehow they need to get the rental unit back in "position".
    OM
    Yeah, I had trouble with one way pricing in the 70's, was supposed to drop the truck off in Indiana and left it in Seattle instead. $700 was the fee. My employer was not too happy about that.
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    It's been a long time-maybe 20 years ago, I guess but I paid around $450 for my "Gator Trailer" new w/o floor(I did my own by choice). Get a HF wheel chock,bolt it down & in business for all uses- mines in the woods full of firewood right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Londoner View Post
    Hey Lee, thanks, but U Haul wants $548 to go one way, and that's the better part of purchasing one.
    Ouch, that's a bit much.
    Last year a friend used a small U-Haul bike trailer when he bought a old Guzzi in Minnesota. I don't remember the charge, but it seems like it was reasonably for the round trip from Plano Texas to Minnesota.
    For some reason they would not let him rent the bike trailer one way and he had to pull the empty trailer to Minnesota empty.
    Here's a picture of it in our driveway.

    It looks like the small U-Haul bike trailer may be too small for a 1600GT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Last year a friend used a small U-Haul bike trailer when he bought a old Guzzi in Minnesota. I don't remember the charge, but it seems like it was reasonably for the round trip from Plano Texas to Minnesota. It looks like the small U-Haul bike trailer may be too small for a 1600GT.
    I've rented one of these before for my CBR1000RR. My RT will fit on this one, so there should be enough length for a K1600GT (7-1/2 ft). I didn't realize that U-Haul would let you take this particular trailer out of state.
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    Need Trailer

    Thanks to all for the response. I was lucky enough to find a very nice MC trailer not far from my home. Actually a member contacted me after seeing my post and offered his trailer. Very nice guy, and very helpful. That's the MOA for you.
    Again thanks,
    Robert

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    Quote Originally Posted by Londoner View Post
    a member contacted me after seeing my post and offered his trailer.
    Good deal.
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