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Old 04-25-2007, 01:00 PM
 
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What was your MPG for the trip?
I averaged 8.09 MPG.
The truck was a 22' International diesel, 5spd auto. The truck was fully loaded @6000 pounds towing a tow dolly with a VW Jetta. Trip took 4 days.
I drove my suburban last September pulling a 24' travel trailer @7500 pounds and I averaged 7.7 MPG, but it took 6 days for that trip.
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Old 04-26-2007, 05:01 PM
 
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I averaged 8.09 MPG.
The truck was a 22' International diesel, 5spd auto. The truck was fully loaded @6000 pounds towing a tow dolly with a VW Jetta. Trip took 4 days.
I drove my suburban last September pulling a 24' travel trailer @7500 pounds and I averaged 7.7 MPG, but it took 6 days for that trip.
Thanks for the info. I'm planning a move soon and am wondering how much to budget.
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:59 AM
 
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Thanks for the info. I'm planning a move soon and am wondering how much to budget.
Good luck. I hope your trip is as uneventful as ours. We had nasty weather ahead and behind us, but nothing but blue skies over us.
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Old 04-28-2007, 08:02 PM
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We also used Penske and it was so much cheaper then U-haul. My husband drove from NJ to SC and he said the ride was great.

We also used U-haul at one time for a short move and the truck just made it. It rode horrible and there was smoke coming from the engine!
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:32 PM
 
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I got 10.45 mpg with my 16' Penske loaded to the gills.
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:55 PM
 
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IF you do rent from a UHaul...make sure it is from a company store and not a franchise location. Liz
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:49 PM
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Location: Sebastian/ FL
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Smile We got a steal from budget truck rental.....

We made the move from PA down to FL, and 4 years later FL back to PA in a Budget Truck. Rode nice, low miles, and never had a problem with neither the truck, nor the company. And, all other companies were NOT able to beat the price they gave us. ($650 + another $85 dollars for insurance !!!!)
We are moving, AGAIN, in another couple of weeks, BACK to FL, and have to see, what kind of deal we will get.
Good luck with whichever one you chose, because it's a nightmare, period, of breaking down on a long trip like that.
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:48 AM
 
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My preference after renting many trucks is the Penske cabover Diesel, better maintained and more powerful and with a power liftgate for sure.
Budget trucks are in most cases newer than the U-Haul fleet, but you have to also consider the higher end when loading from a driveway and the fact that the body of the Budget truck holds much less than the same length as U-Haul.
U-Haul I have rented many times in the last thirty years, never once broke down but most trucks were not serviced, if you're lucky they may top off fluids never once have I seen any U-Haul dealer actually change the oil and the front end alignment has been an issue on some - they can carry more and have a much lower lift height at the rear.
U-Haul will rent you a truck that has just come in from a cross country trip and not check anything before the next renter gets it from where the last renter parked it.
The only breakdown I ever had was in a Ryder truck, clogged fuel lines and had to wait over six hours for service from over 100 miles away.
U-Haul has many more dealers and a quicker response, from others I have talked with that have had breakdowns.
My last move U-Haul had no trucks available in a 17ft or larger, I had to use two Budget 16ft trucks to move what one 17ft U-Haul would have moved and both Budget trucks were overloaded in weight and the body on one was much smaller than the other but they were both listed as 16ft in length. The same move with a U-Haul was not an issue on weight.
None of the other companies had rental offices for the area.
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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When you are moving with a rental truck, do you have to stop at those truck weighing stations?
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:39 AM
 
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When you are moving with a rental truck, do you have to stop at those truck weighing stations?
Yes, based on my experience with the California Highway Patrol at the vehicle inspection station on Highway 80... Pick-up rentals... no, but box vans and stake sides... yes.
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