Moving Questions

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dukebound85, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    What is the best moving truck company?

    I got quotes from Penske an they seem the cheapest in comparison to Uhaul

    HOWEVER, they are unable to hook up my car for towing saying its a gorund clearance issue (wtf? its a normal car)

    Uhaul does have a trailer for this

    Can you mix and match like this?

    Any comapnies to lean towards?
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    So you're finally headed back to CO? Good for you!

    I don't know if there's much difference between companies aside from selection and price. Just make sure your vehicle is rated to tow (transmission cooler, GVWR, etc.) and don't load the trailer too tongue-heavy.

    Good luck!
  3. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Thanks, l I am keeping my options open as much as I can

    Ended up reserving a Penske truck with 20% off for having online and AAA (which I just got...spent 90 for AAA and saved 200 with AAA discount:eek:!!)

    I can cancel up to 48 hrs before with no obligation. There is no deposit and if I cancel before 48hrs prior to pickup I have 100 cancellation fee so thats kinda nice imo and why I decided to get it now as opposed to later when trucks may not be availiable if you know what I mean

    I will be driving my car and most likely my dad (ill fly him out or my brothers) to drive the truck or vice versa

    I just want to take steps to achieve what i desire
  4. nobunaga209 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 13, 2009
    U-HAUL generally has the best rates IMO. I've also noticed that they can 'vary' from location to location.
  5. mscriv macrumors 601


    Aug 14, 2008
    Dallas, Texas
    Sounds like this is a permanent move Duke. What's going on? Don't keep your MR friends in suspense. You know we all wish you the best.
  6. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    Headed back to Colorado, are you? Good luck on your future endeavors!
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Self-moving companies are all the same pretty much. I rented a truck for a buddy recently, local move through U-Haul and I was shocked to see that they charged per mile. I hadn't seen that in CA in decades so I was shocked to see it in NC. Turned that it was $25 for the truck and a certain amount per mile plus gas. It came out to just over $100 for a 14' truck.

    You can rent a trailer from U-Haul and pull with a Penske. Keep in mind if you've never pulled a truck with a car that things aren't always easy. Hills are rough, if you're moving now you're likely to be travelling towards the north of the US and it will be colder, possible snow and ice. If I were you I would certainly have two people in the truck and one in the car if you opt not to tow the car.

    If you do tow the car then two people would be enough I suspect.

    As far as movers, that's another story really but it sounds like you're doing it all on your own. Just be certain your auto insurance covers your truck/trailer.
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Good for you. It's obvious from your posts that you hate it where you are. I hope you find what you are looking for (especially since you got rid of that crazy sig. ;) ).
  9. steve2112 macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2009
    East of Lyra, Northwest of Pegasus
    U Haul sucks. For some examples of their "customer service", go to and search for some U Haul stories. Ouch. Duke, you were smart to stick with Penske. Also, I'm glad to hear about the AAA discount, since I just signed up with them this year. Maybe it will actually pay for itself.
  10. leekohler macrumors G5


    Dec 22, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    Good for you, dukey. We all want to see you happy.
  11. sauced macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2010
    O Canada...
    When I moved a couple of months ago I ended up going with Uhaul since they had the cheapest prices I could find on short notice (basically I had hired movers but they never showed up the day I moved :mad: )

    I had a couple of problems the day I picked up the truck though. I originally rented a pickup truck, but with the first one they gave, the key wouldn't turn in the ignition. They moved me to a 14' truck, and just when we were leaving with it they had to take it back because it was being used in a cross country move. Finally, they moved me to a 17' truck, and it was a sight to see since I'm barely 5'1 lol. All the truck changes wasted an hour of my time though :rolleyes:
  12. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Hooray for moving back home!! Congrats! Be safe driving in the Snow!
  13. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    In the last year, I had a very good experience with a one way U-Haul trailer rental. I'm sure that varies based on location. It's shocking how expensive a truck rental can run. What irritates me was if you do a local trailer rental it is relatively cheap. If it is one way, they sock it to ya.

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