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I will be relocating from Chicago to San Diego in 2 weeks! I just got a promotion and will be receiving a relocation package from my company. However, I was told by my new manager that the relocation company does not move "toys" including the Monster, 2 dirtbikes, a pocket bike and my 5X10 open trailer. They will ship up to 2 vehicles, one is my wifes Honda Civic. I drive a company 2500HD Silverado that I use for towing the bikes around, but it will be staying in Chicago. I will get a new company truck when I arrive to Cali. So I'm trying to figure out how I can move the bikes and trailer to San Diego. I called all the rental car places for a large SUV and they all disallow and may not be equipped for towing! I called all the rental moving trucks, i.e. Uhaul; and they wont allow towing with MY trailer. And the trip to Cali would be uncomfortable in those 2 seater trucks for my wife, our lab and me. I did think about renting a large enough truck and loading the toys inside, but that could be a pain in the ass and pricey! I also tried calling for a 1-way RV rental which DOES allow towing, but it has a ridiculous $2K return fee!

So until I get the full details from the relocation company to see what I can work out for my toys, I'm kinda out of ideas! Can anyone think of something? Thanks.

Also, this part of the move will be out of pocket.
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I will bike sit just ,eave all the keys.

Contact shipping companies there are plenty out there that do bikes.

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My suggestion is that you go to your company and give them a big WTF. They are either paying for you to move or they are not. Your possessions are your possessions, period.

When I moved, the moving company absolutely insisted and made a HUGE deal out of me not touching ANYTHING. They wanted to do it all, from start to finish. It's an insurance thing. I think you may have been misinformed by an idiot at the moving company. Check again-- ask nicely and calmly.

My move was so easy and trouble-free that I left for chicago before they packed up, hired a maid to clean the place (covered by expenses), flew from chicago to my new place, and everything was there. Not a stitch of work on my part. badda bing.
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already looked into shipping all the bikes, it would be cheaper to rent a big ass moving truck and load everything in that.

sorry paladin, no bike sittin, how about purchasing?
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My suggestion is that you go to your company and give them a big WTF. They are either paying for you to move or they are not. Your possessions are your possessions, period.

When I moved, the moving company absolutely insisted and made a HUGE deal out of me not touching ANYTHING. They wanted to do it all, from start to finish. It's an insurance thing. I think you may have been misinformed by an idiot at the moving company. Check again-- ask nicely and calmly.

My move was so easy and trouble-free that I left for chicago before they packed up, hired a maid to clean the place (covered by expenses), flew from chicago to my new place, and everything was there. Not a stitch of work on my part. badda bing.
thats exactly how it was when they moved me here! but i did not own bikes yet. i do remember there where 2 separate companies for the move, 1 for my vehicles (limit 2 cars), and 1 for all my household goods. I do remember they wouldn't take any thing with chemicals in it, i.e. lawn mower. so I know they wont take the bikes. i might be able to pass the Ducati as part of the vehicles but not the dirtbikes or the pocketbike. I haven't gotten all my relocation details yet, but i want to be prepared since we only have 2 weeks. thanks!
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If it was me, I'd say fuck it and tow it using Uhaul anyway. How are they gonna know what you pulled?
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I do remember they wouldn't take any thing with chemicals in it
That IS true, I do remember that. Well, then I'd go with what bwa said. F*ck UHaul; they screwed me so bad once my ass still hurts. They don't know up from down...they'd never know what you did.
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If it was me, I'd say fuck it and tow it using Uhaul anyway. How are they gonna know what you pulled?
thats what i'm leaning towards! its just gonna be an uncomfortable 2200 miles.
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thats what i'm leaning towards! its just gonna be an uncomfortable 2200 miles.
First off let me just say that YOU SUCK!!!!!

Find the biggest UHaul truck you can find. Put your bikes in there along with the rest of your possessions. Trailer your car. I helped my friend move from Chicago to Phoenix in a UHaul truck with no AC in the middle of summer. He had the big UHaul truck and a trailer for his Civic. 26 hour drive. We got on each others nerves. We almost killed each other. Yes it SUCKED and so do you for moving to San Diego. But when it is all said and done and you are in SD sipping Corona's in La Jolla beach (in January mind you), you are going to look back and say - CHICAGO WEATHER SUCKS!!!

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That IS true, I do remember that. Well, then I'd go with what bwa said. F*ck UHaul; they screwed me so bad once my ass still hurts. They don't know up from down...they'd never know what you did.
this dude on the DML board sent me this setup he made from pallets for a uhaul, pretty neat- i'll probably do this:

In a 17" truck, you can get 3 across. These pics are of a Uhaul trailer, but it's the same thing (you just have more roof space in the truck)







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First off let me just say that YOU SUCK!!!!!

Find the biggest UHaul truck you can find. Put your bikes in there along with the rest of your possessions. Trailer your car. I helped my friend move from Chicago to Phoenix in a UHaul truck with no AC in the middle of summer. He had the big UHaul truck and a trailer for his Civic. 26 hour drive. We got on each others nerves. We almost killed each other. Yes it SUCKED and so do you for moving to San Diego. But when it is all said and done and you are in SD sipping Corona's in La Jolla beach (in January mind you), you are going to look back and say - CHICAGO WEATHER SUCKS!!!
yup, that pretty much sums up what i'm expecting! and yeah, i'm going to RIDE to La Jolla Beach as soon as I get there, order a nice COLD Pacifico and think "damn, erzana was right! CHICAGO WEATHER SUCKS! " Then take a sip and spill some on the ground for all the CLSB homies !
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Oh you know what? I just remembered something. Uhaul is the only one of the movers that has trailers for rent....the rest just use trucks. I had SUCH a bad experience w Uhaul, I'd suggest that you look into Ryder, Hertz, or even Enterprise rent-a-truck.
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I always rent and tow!! take your truck and rent a trailer from uhaul. They have one that can fit up to four bikes. then go rent a truck from another compnay. you dont need to tell them what your doing, and almost all the trucks have hitches
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Oh you know what? I just remembered something. Uhaul is the only one of the movers that has trailers for rent....the rest just use trucks. I had SUCH a bad experience w Uhaul, I'd suggest that you look into Ryder, Hertz, or even Enterprise rent-a-truck.

thats also part of the problem, I have my own trailer that i wanted to load the bikes on then rent a SUV one way to tow it. but no rental companies allow or are setup for towing. all the moving trucks, uhaul etc.; only allow towing of their OWN trailers and not mine. I asked if i could rent a comfy van and their trailer to put MY trailer on with the bikes, they just laughed (i was being serious )
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I always rent and tow!! take your truck and rent a trailer from uhaul. They have one that can fit up to four bikes. then go rent a truck from another compnay. you dont need to tell them what your doing, and almost all the trucks have hitches
they do have hitches? cool! they all told me they didn't! bastards! i'll have to check! that would be perfect if I can get a SUV, I could use my own trailer! thanx.
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all the moving trucks, uhaul etc.; only allow towing of their OWN trailers and not mine.
how would they ever know?
Just do it.
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how would they ever know?
Just do it.
its a long way, i'm sure we'll be spotted by one of their rat employees.
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its a long way, i'm sure we'll be spotted by one of their rat employees.
and what can they do about it? drag you in with the uhaul police?
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no, just heavy fees I rather avoid.
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no, just heavy fees I rather avoid.
well I can understand that.... but the truth of the matter is it'll probably be fine. Or just find out what the fines are-- it might be cheaper than the price difference between the next option on your list.
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Or just find out what the fines are-- it might be cheaper than the price difference between the next option on your list.
good point! i'll look into that in the am.
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they do have hitches? cool! they all told me they didn't! bastards! i'll have to check! that would be perfect if I can get a SUV, I could use my own trailer! thanx.
Sorry my bad!! the SUVs usually dont have hitches.. but the moving trucks do! Some of the more rural locations will rent bigger pickups that do have hitches though
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Forward Air, I believe, ships bikes. There are couple other companies that specialize in motorcycle transport as well... might be worth Googling. Maybe even cheaper than U-Haul.

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Call the trailer companies in Indiana find out who they use to ship thier trailers to thier dealers. Call said shipping company and get quote. then load all your bikes in the trailer and let them take the whole package to Cali for you.

Oh I forgot to mention, for 5 grand I will tow your bike trailer out to Cali for you with the bikes inside. Get your company to write me a check.




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