Truck for rent

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Puma0530, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. Puma0530

    Puma0530 Adventurer

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    Hi,

    My brother and a friend are on their way to Alaska, both are riding on Africa Twins, yesterday they asked me to find a truck for rent to load the bikes and drive back to McAllen Texas, can someone help me to find a truck or a safe transportation for the bikes, could be from any major city in Alaska.

    They are right now at White Horse, planning to be at Beaver Creek tomorrow and the following day to Fairbanks.

    Any suggestion is welcome and thanks.
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  2. Marcham

    Marcham Been here awhile

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    Sore butts?? See if Federal Motorcycle Transport makes a run to AK. Otherwise rent a uhaul...

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  3. Puma0530

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    I believe butts and soul, ride, eat, sleep repeat, that sounds good to me but I have not been riding for 10 days.
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  4. See-Double-You

    See-Double-You Long timer

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    Don't know what a truck rental would run $$$.
    Sounds like a sorry, lame ass drive.

    There are multiple threads regarding shipping to/from Alaska.
    Can't hardly throw a stone without it hitting one of them.
    I found these thread just in the first few pages of the subforum.

    Use the search function to find more.

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...n-shipping-bikes-to-alaska-next-june.1183472/

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...hipping-a-bike-from-alaska-to-russia.1235066/

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...-riding-in-vs-ferry-vs-renting-there.1160619/

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/shipping-bikes-out-of-alaska.1211751/

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/shipping-to-and-fro-alaska.1200882/


    You're going to have to do your own groundwork (email, telephone...) for rates, times, requirements.
    There are a couple of companies that have a good reputation of simplifying matters for those who don't want to deal
    (I think classic motion is the name that always pops up).
    Might run a bit more money than DIY, but you want easy-peazy-service, you've gotta pay for it.


    Carlile Transportation would be the first company I'd call for a rate quote if you want to DIY and have weight and pallet dimensions in hand.
    They have terminals in Alaska and Texas (unless it's underwater.)
    Theoretically it should be less expensive, with only one set of hands to feed... maybe ?
    No guarantee on that, so get as many quotes as possible.

    Good Luck.
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  5. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    You could also call the Honda shop in Fairbanks. They crate and ship bikes.
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  6. Puma0530

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    Thank you all, I just send those companies names to my brother, who I believe must be in Fairbanks by now, if someone finds a couple of Africa Twins around town they will be my brother Rafael from Monterrey, Mexico and David from Guadalajara, Mexico.
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