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Old 10-06-2009, 04:59 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Ready2Rip
Thanks for the tips, guys. The bikes are a KTM 525 and a KLR 650. With the custom windscreens, it would be tough to shoehorn them into a minivan.


Sawzall (to the mini van of course)don't forget to get the fully insured deal for whatever might happen are you really Ready2Rip
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Old 10-07-2009, 11:19 AM   #17
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I rented from Uhaul in Sierra Vista one way to LA when my bike broke down in Douglas. It's a military town so they're used to one ways.
I loaded the bike in the hotel parking lot, borrowed a ramp from local rv dealer.

I would say just ride it, but the 525 may not like that.

Great riding/people/scenery down there.

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Old 04-19-2011, 06:48 AM   #18
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Looks like I'll need to be getting a VFR from Virginia to New Mexico. Even the small box vans are $$$. Any ideas?
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:21 PM   #19
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A good point was made earlier on the thread.

If you call around you may find a rental place that has a truck which has to be returned to another state. That is how to get the best deal cause it doesnt cost them money to return it too the place of origin. I would contact the larger dealers in the area you are starting with esp around airports or shipping ports/rail stations.

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:53 AM   #20
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Little help

I'm looking at doing the Tet from NC north to est Hartford cT or Chicopee MA. Any suggestions on getting two to three bikes back?
I'm looking at truck rentals mainly. Hertz, Avis or Uhaul etc.
What are your experiences? Ideas?
thanks for your help
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:44 AM   #21
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My experience has been shop all the providers. Penske, UHaul, Hertz, etc. Both online and by phone. Get the lowest price than contact all of them again with your best quote. Then go back to the one who gave you the best quote originally and they will usually beat the others again. Penske usually wins.

Helpful tip for one-way rentals. Try providing alternative drop off cities. For example: It was hundreds less to drop off in Washington D.C. than in North Carolina. Like $500+ less. After getting to NC from Denver and anticipating having to go to D.C to drop off, the local operation told me they can't disallow you to drop off the vehicle anywhere. I left it in NC and there was no extra charge.
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