Hi, I am debating on whether I want to take my own lift or rent when I travel from Philadelphia to San Francisco in September. I had hoped to be approved for the Hoyer Advance, but the process is taking longer then expected. I've attached a picture of my current lift when it is taken apart. What I would likely do is heavily bubble-wrap it, and place into a giant duffle-style bag. If I could find a more sturdy container/bag to place it in, would be better. Renting we wouldn't have to worry about loss/damage, or transporting to/from the airport, but the cost would be $300-350, and then there is the unknown of the lift itself, and how compact it is (we will be using a minivan to travel several days). Any thoughts or leads to luggage that might fit the lift? Thanks

(I'm having trouble uploading the photo right now)