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Old 03-09-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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Storing a trailer truck on the road advice needed

Question: what experiences have you had with storing a truck and trailer while on the road? My goal is to embark on my second trip down to Houston from Chicago during the second week of April. I want to trailer the bike to the halfway point, store the truck and trailer, then ride the bike the rest of the week. How is this typically handled? I want to make sure the truck and trailer will be there when I return in a few days.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:36 PM   #2
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If you stop at a hotel and stay the night they'll usually be okay with you leaving your vehicle there until you come back.

At least that's been my experience.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:46 PM   #3
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I've left car/trailer at a hotel one time. Stayed one night. Left the cars/trailers there for nearly a week. Can't remember if we paid for that, or not. It was 1999 at a LaQuinta in Colorado Springs. Worked fine, but I can't imagine it being really all that secure.

You could also pay to "store" your truck/trailer at a mini storage place. Many of them have lots for RVs/boats and even if you had to pay a month's rent for the priviledge, the price isn't going to be all that much. That way, your rig will be locked behind a fence.

The last option I can think of would be to befriend an inmate here who had the space available.

Otherwise, you could just ride the whole trip.

Edit: I see on the map that if you take I-57, that puts Memphis as your halfway point. If you take I-55/I-44, that puts Joplin as your halfway point. Personally, I'd prefer to jump off in the Joplin/Springfield area, that way you can be on the bike through The Ozarks. I'll bet the larceny rate in SWMO is much lower than in Memphis...
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:47 PM   #4
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Call self storage places. many of them have specific storage areas for rv's, boats, etc. They will usually pro-rate for daily usage.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:55 PM   #5
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Long term Airport car parks are typically safe but expensive. I don't have much room at my house so I use local storage comapnies for my travel trailer and Cargo trailer. They also have cars and trucks stored for others. I would expect to pay around $80 a month for what you are looking for. Call around you might get a deal somewhere as a first month move in rate without a long term contract.

Note, if you park it in a public street there are local laws that allow vehicles to be towed after 30 days. I don't know if this is true for where you are going.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:51 PM   #6
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Ideally, I would ride the entire way. I want to have as many options as possible due to the fact that weather can be dicey in early April. Like the idea of storing at a RV, boat storage facility. Security, i.e,, locked behind a fence is a much better option for me than leaving it in a hotel parking lot or on the street. Thanks for the advice!
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