Join Date: Aug 2011
Year/Make/Model: 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero ABS SE
Color: Orange SE
U-Haul does make a motorcycle trailer but it's for 'local' use only. You have to return it to the same U-Haul you rented it from and there are mileage limits.
I think the best solution is to borrow/beg/buy/rent a good flat trailer and use plenty of straps. Sometimes you can find an old tandem axle trailer in decent condition for less than you can rent one of U-Hauls rigs, that'll fit your bike and probably a few boxes or other things too! Then just sell it when you get there, or fix it up and keep it!
That also requires a truck, but, U-Haul also rents pickup trucks, like an F-150, for a decent price.
Some people suggest selling the bike and buying a new bike when you get there. That works if you were on the fence about a new bike anyway but, even if you spend only what you made on selling your bike, taxes and such in most places is probably more for that bike than the cost of shipping it.
I helped a family friend move, but it was just about 70 miles away. But we loaded his bike in the back of the U-Haul box truck! But, then again, we had the flexibility of making several trips because it wasn't very far. Not sure if that would work for moving your bike.
What else are you planning on using for the move? Sometimes moving companies/rental places will give you a discount on a trailer to pull behind their vans. I know U-Haul offered to this guy, for a motorcycle trailer. But he determined the mileage of an extra 140 mile round-trip was cheaper than renting the trailer and making one less trip.
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Romans 5:8 (NIV)
2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
iPod Connector Kit, Kuryakyn Highway Pegs, Mustang Touring Seat, Marvella's Hitch, Kuryakyn Trailer Wiring Kit, Haul-Master Tag-a-Long Cargo Trailer
2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)
Memphis shades quick-release windshield, OEM Solo Seat, Mustang Fender Bib, Chrome Solo Luggage Rack
Past: 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT