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Old 07-26-2012, 12:40 PM
 
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Moving from Castle Rock, CO (in between Denver and Colorado Springs) to NJ. 4 bedrooms, 8 total rooms. Can anyone recommend a good moving company. I've had miserable experiences in the past so I'm dreading this.

Thanks for any feedback/suggestions!
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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When we moved from Il to Co used Coleman American / Allied. Worked out well for us.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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You simply MUST use a reputable van line that gives BINDING estimates, else at the other end you may well be hit with double or triple the amount of a non-binding estimate and if you don't pay it they'll keep your household goods until you come up with the money. If they won't give a binding estimate, kick them out of your house.

If you have expensive stuff, consider their insurance for full replacement value, else if the van burns up and you lose $25k worth of primo furniture and art, you only get about $1.25 per pound for the stuff.

Reputable lines are the names you know from seeing them on the highway: Allied, American, Paul Arpin, Atlas, Interstate, Mayflower, National, North American, United, and more.

We used United Van Lines from DC to COLO SPGS and had a wonderful outcome.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:57 AM
 
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I liked United Van Lines. They will come down, and give you an estimate. Their employees are not temps, but full time movers working for the company (unless they've changed).
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:08 AM
 
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Can't recommend one, but suggest you avoid North American Van Lines.
We moved to CO from PA in 2009 and had a very negative experience with them ( excessive breakage and damage, difficulty getting them to fairly pay for damage, etc.)

Some advice:
On their inventory sheets, they record condition of each piece in a secret code. Get that code translated into English before you leave, so you can verify any pre-existing damage they document.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Monument,CO
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I just used Wheaton World Wide Moving from VA to CO. They were really great, no hiccups, no surprises. I'd use them again in a heartbeat. Wheaton World Wide Moving
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I used Upack.com to move from FL to CO. They aren't a full service mover, but if you need help you could always hire a local mover on either end to load the truck and send it on it's way
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