Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: I split my time between rural central Iowa and rural southwest Iowa
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You haven't given us a whole lot to go on here. "I don't have that much stuff" may mean that you can dump the clothes from your dresser and closet into a duffle bag lashed to the back of the bike. It might take a couple of trips. It could mean that you have just a little bit of furniture, in which case you are going to have to beg, borrow or rent something bigger than the bike.
What's the biggest thing you have and what's the smallest vehicle that item would fit in? That's going to be the limiting factor. Is that large object something you can store and come back for at a later date or possibly just dispose of it and buy another one at your destination?
Do you have a buddy or family that will help you move? Maybe they have a truck or car that will work, maybe they are more comfortable than you are with driving the U-Haul.
I believe that U-Haul does something along the lines of the POD's as well.
U-Haul and other companies will rent pickup trucks and cargo vans in addition to the box trucks and trailers. One of those would probably be easier to drive than the mini-mover. I found the smallest U-Haul truck to be a bit unsteady the last time I rented one, and that was without a trailer on behind.
Check other car and truck rental companies in your area as well. You may be able to load the motorcycle in the back of a rental pickup and pack your other belongings around it.
ABF, a less than truck load (LTL) freight carrier, has their U-Pack service. Other truck lines do as well. They drop off an empty semi-trailer and you load cargo in the nose. You lock a moveable bulkhead in behind your belongings and they haul it away. They finish loading with cargo headed your direction, take that trailer to your destination city, unload their stuff, then drop the trailer at your new location for unloading. I believe they will work door to door or terminal to terminal if your origin or destination won't let them park a trailer. I've seen advertising on other trucks that their companies do the same thing.
Can you ship some of your belongings parcel post or UPS? That also gets expensive, but depending on the quantity of stuff and the size of the largest objects may be a viable option.
Formerly known as "PugslyCat" until the account got locked.
2016 xg750 in Velocity Red
2007 Sportster 1200 Custom in blue and silver