I'd start looking now so you'll be ready to jump when the right deal comes up. I got lucky when I started looking, and found a deal too good to pass up. If you start looking when you're ready to jump it may cost you way more.
I d/k if a Sprinter would do it , but my E-350 would do it with its eyes closed!Security. Loosing an expensive motorcycle off an open trailer is easy. These things are not keyed, not registered/plated, and-most troubling-not insured.
I prefer to think of it as sleeping in the garage vs parking the bike in your bedroom. Although I won't lie, I've done both. :sombrero:
This is also why traditional class B's don't work for my intended use; they are way too nice inside.
Took a shot through CL last night. Something changed while I wasn't looking and there are a lot more T1N sprinters available in my market than last time I looked. Also warm to that E350 cutaway 10' box truck option. Especially with the single rear wheels. Dualies are more road tax, more tolls. One of you cats did this. I dig it.
Can you put one of these on a Sprinter:
Total weight on the hitch receiver would be in the 450-500 lbs ballpark.
I towed this setup through California for three weeks about five years ago.One thing that hasn't gotten mentioned as an advantage of internal or hitch-mounted transport versus the trailer is that California--and, I assume, other states--have dramatically lower speed limits for vehicles when towing, On a California interstates, the speed limit is 70 mph, but only 55 when towing anything. I've found that 15 mph slower speed limit to be a reason to avoid towing things that can be transported another way.
(BTW--I asked on a forum a few years ago if the 55 mph limit was really enforced for small motorcycle-carrying and utility trailers and was told that it was, though not consistently. If anyone knows the situation these days to be otherwise, please let us know.)
My dilemma with a truck vs a van of some sort is: