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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-22-2019, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for Straps & Ramp

Can I please borrow/rent anybody’s straps & ramp(s)? Need to transport my bike to the dealership. If you have a truck, can I also borrow/rent it?

I live in Long Beach and my bike is in LA. If you live in any of these cities in California please let me know. I would really appreciate your help. If you are in any of the surrounding cities, i can drive to you, please let me know. Call\txt me (703)728-0236.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-22-2019, 12:51 PM
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I just reserved a UHaul motorcycle trailer for my track day for $15. It's a 4x7' open trailer with a wheel chock and ramp. Buy straps for $20 - you need them anyway. Don't make this more difficult than it is.
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You are assuming he has a vehicle with a hitch installed.

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Depending on how much you are wanting to spend, a service like this may work for you (I do something similar as a side gig in Raleigh).

Looks like for 1 man for 2 hours and 50 miles travel would be just over $100 according to their listing/pricing.
They have a ramped trailer, as long as there is a way/anchors to strap it down it should work.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lg...022595916.html
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If he doesn't have a trailing vehicle, still can rent a van from Uhaul. Most expensive option will most likely be to hire people.

Maybe the dealer can pick up the bike if he's committed to the job.
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You are assuming he has a vehicle with a hitch installed.

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Maybe, but the OP initially was just asking for straps and ramp. Later, truck.

He can rent a UHaul truck with a ramp for a relatively small amount.

I notice that he hasn't commented on any of the responses/suggestions.

I get the feeling that he just wants someone to volunteer to move his bike for free.
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Probably a moot point as mentioned above.

But if he can hire someone on Craigslist for $100 it will basically be the cost of a Uhaul and it is more convenient and he gets help.

Cheapest Uhaul in LA with a ramp (would need to buy/have stand alone ramps if renting a pick-up or van) is a a 10 ft box truck.

It is $20 plus $.89 a mile. Figure at least 60 miles from Uhaul to the bike to the dealer and back to Uhaul. Then have to pay for gas (10 mpg @ $3.75/gal is $22).
Looking at $95 plus tax just to rent the truck (if there are no other fees and no insurance)
And if he doesn’t have straps will have to buy those to secure the bike on the trip.

If he has some buddies who can help him lift it into a van without ramps, would save $12 in mileage fees if the added work and taking their time also is worth the $12.

The reason I say this is because I have had many customers tell me my service for quick jobs like this is cheaper than them renting a truck and they get help and the convenience of just showing up at the pickup location and not having to go through the hassle of renting a truck.
I charge a $75 truck fee for up to an 80 mile round trip (20 ft box truck with liftgate, $.95 a mile after 80 miles) and $25 per hour (1 hour minimum and no hourly rate for drive time).
So I would charge $100 for this job.

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