I have to move 3 bikes between 6 and 8 hrs east of the LMD in the next couple months. The wee CB350/4, the beefy VFR1200 and the new-to-me and non-running NS400R. In addition I have 2 cars and a truck to move ........ I know, I know, first world problems.
The biggest concern is the bikes. My options are having a vehicle transporter to do it or doing it myself. Like everyone, my concerns are the vehicle transporter breaking, scratching or otherwise damaging the bikes or cars but it is the least amount of trouble.
If I do it myself, I am considering the following options:
- renting a U-Haul truck. Make a frame to place inside the truck with wheel chocks and tiedowns. Of course it would have to be down without damaging their truck.
- getting hold of the metal frames that new bikes come on, installing those in the bed of the U-haul in a similar and safe manner.
The benefits of getting a U-Haul truck is that I could get a car carrier to tow behind and transport my sunny day car at the same time.
The option of buying a 3 bike trailer isn't really viable as it's not something I would use again.
I figure there are others on here who have faced the same dilemma. All input is appreciated.