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I need to transport the SV and renting a large pickup from enterprise.
Their site says it would be like Ford F150 or Chevy Silverado. Doesn't tell short or long bed

Worse case does the SV fit in a short bed pickup?
Or should I go with the cargo van if available. I'm torn...please help.

Thanks in advance for the help guys!
 

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I tote mine when needed in a standard bed king cab ranger I think it's a 2000. No probs just tie er down properly.
 

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When I transported my 6 hours from the dealer I was fortunate to be able to borrow a motorcycle trailer. Just rolled right up no problem, tied it down nicely, didn't budge a bit. ofcourse is you do get a motorcycle trailer you could need a vehicle able to tow it. But it was nice and easy to use, no steep and sketchy wooden plank ramps to deal with.
 

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Just don't tell them what you're planning on moving with the truck. Sometimes, rental places get funny if you mention things like that. Don't ask me how I know.
 

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I got mine into the back of a Ford Ranger. I was too nervous to ride it home from the dealership so I put it in the back of a friend's truck. Just compressed the front suspension and secured both sides then ran a line through and around the rear tire for stability. The bike didn't budge.
 

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What ever you get needs to have tie down attachments already in it. Plus I'd think a van would be easier to load it in, if you don't have ramps and are loading and unloading by yourself.
 

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The F-150 or Silverado will be plenty big enough to haul an SV. You might want to go smaller so the bed is closer to the ground (and it's cheaper). If it's a little short just leave the gate down.

Make sure you actually call the Enterprise you plan to rent from to make your reservation. Online reservations can cause you problems.

They won't have an issue with you hauling a bike. They rent to companies and contractors that do a lot worse with them. They don't allow towing with their vehicles though. Just don't break your contract with unauthorized drivers, destinations, etc.

How far are you going? I assume you'll be renting from and returning to the same branch?
 

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Thanks for all you input guys...Dakota extended cab shorted is what they offered at Enterprise eventhough I reserved a large pickup. I was not sure if it would fit, so the guy upgraded me to a cargo van at no charge. I didn't tell him what I was moving.

Anyway I picked up my SV from new york back to delaware, and the cargo van seemed to be a better idea to me if you are new to hauling motorcycles. As you dont need to bother with the weather or crosswinds etc.
 

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Chevy Uplander minivan will work. Just need to take off windshield and mirrors. The places where the seat lock in are great tie downs points. :)


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