Enclosed U-Haul trailer

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10/4/2017 8:36 AM

Has anyone hauled bikes in one of U-Hauls enclosed trailers? From what I can find there aren't many (if any) good spots to hook tie downs.

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10/4/2017 9:09 AM

You have to get the largest enclosed they offer. I did it years ago we put three bikes and a crap ton of gear, supplies, coolers etc and had a ton of space still. I don't remember the tie down arrangement but it was no problem from what I remember.

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10/4/2017 9:10 AM

You have to get the largest one because otherwise they don't fit thru the opening from what I remember

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10/4/2017 9:11 AM

If their actual trailers are anything like their box trucks then yea youre kindof sol on tie downs. When i moved i had to wrap mine around those standoffs that hold those rail things.. if that makes sense

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10/4/2017 9:16 AM

Buy some double-looped soft ties and you can wrap them around just about anything. Hook your tie-downs to those.

Also, buy a cheap wheel chock and mount it on a 2'x2' piece of plywood so you can put it just about anywhere you need it. Not the best, but handy...

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Straight Outta Compression

10/4/2017 9:27 AM

I rented them twice over the summer, first time was a 5x8, second was a 4x8. Didn't use them for bikes - furniture. But the 5x8 should be lots of room for a couple bikes & gear. They don't have tie down spots down low but have a rail around half way up that you can tie to. So should be able to tie them to the side & throw your gear between them. Or make or buy a chock thing mentioned above & use that too. I like them - they are low and easy to load, and tow fairly easy. Check the dimensions on their website - if the 4x8 gives you enough room I'd do that as it's lighter and tows a bit easier. Maybe a non-issue depending what you're towing with. The 5x8 at $19/day is a hair over 5' high inside - the 4x8 at $14/day is 4' something. Hard to beat the price for a day or 2.

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10/4/2017 2:46 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/4/2017 2:55 PM

Csb146 wrote:

Has anyone hauled bikes in one of U-Hauls enclosed trailers? From what I can find there aren't many (if any) good spots to hook tie downs.

Not sure how many bikes you're planning to haul, but if it's no more than 2, I'd suggest a 5x8. I used a 5x8 this past summer to tow my bike from TX to CO. I built a sub-floor out of scrap wood and mounted a wheel chock to the subfloor. I then used the D-rings that were hard mounted in the corners of the trailer to tie the bike down. The wheel chock works well, but I wanted the extra insurance of having the bike secured with tieddowns. I had lots of room for gear bags, tools, etc. Even with 2 bikes, you should still have plenty of room for bags.

Fwiw, the floor dimensions of the 5x8 are L-93" W-57".


Here's my set-up.
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10/4/2017 2:46 PM

Get some wheel chocks and zip them down with self-tappers and take 'em out before you return it.

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