Fred, how bout you ride it for him and use the money for a air ticket home? that way you get an epic ride and he gets his bike delivered by someone he trust? ponchoMy son is moving across country NY to NV and wants to have his bike shipped to him if not too overly expensive. Haulbikes.com has a summer deal for $499 with fuel surcharge included. Anyone ever used them? Or suggest some other carrier? Thanks!
It's a 2009 Suzuki C50.Shipped a Yamaha 1100 Silverado from central Nevada to upstate NY in 2005. Cost right at $1000 bucks.... Used UPS shipping. It was the cheapest at the time. I sold it to a guy in NY he paid the shipping, but I arranged it. I had 4 of the 1100 SIlverados at the time....
IF you ship it, DO NOT and I say DO NOT leave ANYTHING in the bags or anywhere else on it. Take everything off including mirrors.. It will not be on it when it gets there. That has happened to everyone I have ever known that has shipped a scoot. Especially if it is a HD.......... even if you enclose crate it yourself. But now days it just get strapped to a steel MC pallet.
You never said what the scoot was.....................
I took everything off including windshield and whatever I was letting go with it shipped separately in separate boxes using different carriers FedEx and mail.... So the buyer ended up with everything.. Never trust carriers on scoots as it will change hands many times before it gets to where it is going. And possibly sit outside a few days too. Regardless of what they say....
For anybody unfamiliar with U Haul trailers, make sure to do your homework on those things. Their 5x9 open trailer is over 1200 pounds. Empty.Even a decent car can pull a motorcycle safely. My Focus is rated for 1,000lb's and the Mustang for 2,000lb's. Either one could probably pull a single motorcycle; depending on the weight of the trailer. And both of those are about as un-trailer friendly a platform as they come. A bigger non-sports car, SUV, etc., should have no problem.
its like playing Russian Roulette with 5 of 6 chambers loaded. as long as they can get away with it, all is swell and they will do it more. more load, less tied down secured, drive faster.. until they have a challenger disaster, nobody cares how on the edge of out of control they live.. problem is they usually take out others when all hell breaks loose.. never ride behind a truk or trailer full of crap not secured..Of course I see people pulling way too much with way too little out here on the interstate. Folks think if their vehicle can pull it without exploding that means it's fine.
Yep pops either you are planing a road trip or jr is paying shipping.Thanks everyone for all the advice. He really doesn't have a lot of things so he's just stuffing his belongings into his Chevy Cruze Eco (towing capacity is quite small) and heading out.
maybe put the hitch on the sled and tow the cruz wagon as mini camper? hey its got a bigger motor...Yep pops either you are planing a road trip or jr is paying shipping.
I just put a class 2 hitch on my daughters Escape and there was almost no real structure back there. The Cruz would be even worse just because it is smaller and liter.