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Old 11-18-2006, 08:52 PM
 
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my wife and I will be moving from NYC to the central Florida area in the Spring.

Can anyone give me a rough estimate on what the moving costs would average?

We are not taking any furniture. Just about 45 storage tubs of clothes, books and other stuff.

U-Haul quoted us a price of $4000 for a truck.
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Old 11-18-2006, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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my wife and I will be moving from NYC to the central Florida area in the Spring.

Can anyone give me a rough estimate on what the moving costs would average?

We are not taking any furniture. Just about 45 storage tubs of clothes, books and other stuff.

U-Haul quoted us a price of $4000 for a truck.
http://reservations.uhaul.com/images/truck_17.gif (broken link)

17' truck
2-3 bedrooms
Capacity: 849 cu. ft.
Inside dimensions: 14'1" x 7'7" x 7'2" (LxWxH)
for $1,238
from Bronx to Orlando one way truck only....
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Old 11-18-2006, 09:45 PM
 
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I have learned that from experience the cheapest rate is through Penske. Plus if you call them on the phone and tell them you are comparing rates they will give you an even better rate, whereas if you just go online there is nobody to talk to and say that and get better rates.
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Old 11-19-2006, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Wesley Chapel, FL
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I have learned that from experience the cheapest rate is through Penske. Plus if you call them on the phone and tell them you are comparing rates they will give you an even better rate, whereas if you just go online there is nobody to talk to and say that and get better rates.

Plus the Penske trucks look newer and nicer than the Uhauls IMO.

Welcome to Florida. Kona
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Old 11-19-2006, 03:38 PM
 
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my wife and I will be moving from NYC to the central Florida area in the Spring.

Can anyone give me a rough estimate on what the moving costs would average?

We are not taking any furniture. Just about 45 storage tubs of clothes, books and other stuff.

U-Haul quoted us a price of $4000 for a truck.
i moved from the boston area with a regular mover and brought furniture, and lots of clothes and paid 3800. They were great, and came when they told me they would.
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:57 PM
 
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Default Moving quotes

Thanks for the info.
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Old 11-21-2006, 09:50 PM
 
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Thanks for the info.
I had rainbow movers, but I need my bed room etc. they are in MA cape cod.
and I do think one other place? My Best with moving, I did not enjoy it.
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Try the following: http://www.twomenandatruck.com/
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Old 11-22-2006, 11:32 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Default Been there did that. (badly)

If I woulda only known...

1) Dont always believe the size of truck you need guides as they tend to be low. You wont fit a 4 bedroom home into a 26' truck unless you dont have much or sell alot off.
2) If you do Penske a) do it online for an 8% discount which b) stacks with a AAA discount of 10%.
3) Penske prices vary widely. Its kind of like the stock market. You will pay extra going south but less going north. Essentially they pay you to take their trucks from high demand areas to low demand areas but charge extra to go from high demand to low demand. The prices in January are generally lower than July... This seems to be based on the time of booking not when used.
4) Penske cycles out their trucks MUCH faster than U Haul. U Haul does have some nice newer GMCs... and some stuff I wouldnt use for an in town move. I have never seen a junky Penske.
5) Diesel fuel costs more than gas but get darn near twice the milage than a gas truck. I got 9.4 mpg pulling a trailer from Ohio to Florida.
6) WATCH YOUR WEIGHT. You can overload a truck. 26000 lbs is all a person without a class B commercial license can have in the truck. The further south I got the less they cared but in OH the weight tower hauled me in told me I was at 25980 lbs and another 71 lbs. (They round to nearest 100 lbs) would have gotten me an impounded truck and a $450.00 must appear ticket. I had to ride with the **** fuel tanks half empty for 1100 miles.
7) Watch getting rates in summer. They are higher. On June 8 last year I got a quote of $1800.00. I waited a week and the rate shot up to $3600.00. You get 2 "free" date changes with a Penske truck.
FWIW $4000.00 sounds sorta like near the top end of their price range.
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Old 11-22-2006, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Why don't you get a quote from Allied? They guarantee the quote in writing and I've never hear anything bad about them.

From personal experience over the years I use them to move from Ft Lauderdale to NYC without any problem. Then NYC back to Fla after slapping myself on the forehead and wondering what did I do that for!

Then from Ft Lauderdale to New Orleans. Did the do it yourself move from NO to Dallas ( ughhh never again ), then Allied from Dallas to Ft Lauderdale. Allied from Ft Lauderdale to Boca Raton, then Boca Raton to Wellington. Then storage for a couple of years ( Also Allied, Goldcoast movers )

Never had a single problem!
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