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    One Way Long Distance Pickup Truck Rental


    So anyway,

    I am thinking about going to Maryland to purchase a trackbike. Since I do not have a truck I am contemplating the possibility of flying to Baltimore and renting a one way pickup truck.

    So anyway, I looked at the uhaul, budget, enterprise and other car rental webbies and the only thing I came up with so far is a one way moving truck rental with Uhaul (at least $330 without taxes).

    In any event, I was wondering if anybody might be able to recommend and alternative solution to my dilemma.

    Thanks a lot,

    Eddie

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    Re: One Way Long Distance Pickup Truck Rental

    Email this guy and have him pick it up?

    http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/d...890933207.html

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    Re: One Way Long Distance Pickup Truck Rental

    Quote Originally Posted by catamount View Post
    Email this guy and have him pick it up?

    http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/d...890933207.html
    You know this guy? Seriously, how do I know this guy isn't going to try something funny?

    Thanks though

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    Re: One Way Long Distance Pickup Truck Rental

    Perhaps someone going down to Jersey for a trackday could help?

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    Re: One Way Long Distance Pickup Truck Rental

    cheaper to ship it.

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    Re: One Way Long Distance Pickup Truck Rental

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    You know this guy? Seriously, how do I know this guy isn't going to try something funny?

    Thanks though
    You don't! Here is the thing, people go back and forth between DC and Boston pretty regularly...

    ...you just need to find the guy from Boston who delivers stuff to Baltimore and comes back North with an empty truck. I'm sure he'd put your bike in the back for $150.

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    Re: One Way Long Distance Pickup Truck Rental

    Quote Originally Posted by rolker View Post
    Perhaps someone going down to Jersey for a trackday could help?
    That's actually a good idea. However he is actually located almost 2 hours from NJMP.

    In any event, say I decide to have the seller ship me the bike. Aside from the $400-$600 shipping cost what guarantee do I have he is going to deliver? What precautions can I take in case we agree to have him ship it?

    Thanks again,

    Eddie

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    Re: One Way Long Distance Pickup Truck Rental

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    cheaper to ship it.
    Thanks Paul. I just haven't done this before and like I said I just need to make sure I take appropriate precautions to ensure he will deliver. Please feel free to make any suggestions on this. Thanks

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    Re: One Way Long Distance Pickup Truck Rental

    You don't have a friend you can borrow a truck from?

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    Re: One Way Long Distance Pickup Truck Rental

    Ever consider putting a class 1 hitch on your car? They can be had pretty cheap and will easily tow a motorcycle trailer. Trailers are also very cheap to rent.

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    If he can drop in nj I will bring it for you aug 24

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    Re: One Way Long Distance Pickup Truck Rental

    Quote Originally Posted by Manny View Post
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    If he can drop in nj I will bring it for you aug 24
    Ohh...snap!!

    Thanks a lot Manny. I'll touch base with the guy and find out if he can do that.

    Regards

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    Re: One Way Long Distance Pickup Truck Rental

    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    Ever consider putting a class 1 hitch on your car? They can be had pretty cheap and will easily tow a motorcycle trailer. Trailers are also very cheap to rent.
    Actually, I have. This might be another alternative. Thanks.

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    Re: One Way Long Distance Pickup Truck Rental

    i'm not sure how much room i'll have in my trailer but i'll be driving up next monday when i move from charlotte. let me know if you can't figure something out and i'll see if i could make it fit

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    Re: One Way Long Distance Pickup Truck Rental

    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleRGirl View Post
    i'm not sure how much room i'll have in my trailer but i'll be driving up next monday when i move from charlotte. let me know if you can't figure something out and i'll see if i could make it fit
    That would actually be awesome. Where are you moving to? I guess I could fly to Baltimore and we could split gas on the way up.

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    Re: One Way Long Distance Pickup Truck Rental

    UShip.com

    works just like a reverse ebay. you say what you have to ship and they (either pro companies or just guys with trailers who are travelling in those directions) give you prices theyd charge you to do it. i used it to get a bike from SD to my door and it cost me $440

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    Re: One Way Long Distance Pickup Truck Rental

    i'm going to providence. i'll have my dirtbike, i'd have to see if my car and/or trailer can handle 2 bikes hehe

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    Re: One Way Long Distance Pickup Truck Rental

    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleRGirl View Post
    i'm going to providence. i'll have my dirtbike, i'd have to see if my car and/or trailer can handle 2 bikes hehe
    Don't drive over 65 and you won't get any flats.

    Most people think trailer tires are the same as car tires.
    They are not rated for speed, hence you get blow outs at sustained speeds of over 70mph.

    Hard to find speed rated tires for trailers.

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    Re: One Way Long Distance Pickup Truck Rental

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    So anyway,

    I am thinking about going to Maryland to purchase a trackbike. Since I do not have a truck I am contemplating the possibility of flying to Baltimore and renting a one way pickup truck.

    So anyway, I looked at the uhaul, budget, enterprise and other car rental webbies and the only thing I came up with so far is a one way moving truck rental with Uhaul (at least $330 without taxes).

    In any event, I was wondering if anybody might be able to recommend and alternative solution to my dilemma.

    Thanks a lot,

    Eddie
    Eddie,

    Maybe time is a consideration, but why dont you rent a truck locally (Enterprise has been cheapest and most accomodating in getting me pickup trucks in the past), drive it to Maryland (7-9 hour drive depending on traffic and location), load the bike up (bring a ramp and tiedowns), drive it back and return the truck the next day.

    One, maybe two, days truck rental, probably less than a hundred bucks a day.

    Figure three tanks of fuel for a ride of that sort at whatever that costs.

    Tolls along the way probably about $50 bucks total

    New racebike at home with no questions about who is doing the shipping and can I trust both the seller and the shippers..............priceless

    My sister and brother live in the Baltimore area and I make the drive on average once a year and if you leave early enough it's no big deal to do the drive. Bring a friend and split the drive time and you could be there and back in a day.

    Good luck whatever you wind up doing.

    Joel

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