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Old 06-19-2007, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Central Coast, California
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Good Morning!
Does anyone have any personal experience with either of these companies? Looking to use one of them instead of a U-Haul truck.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:36 AM
 
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I used Movex and was very happy. The drivers showed up where they were supposed to be, on time at both ends, and that's really about all you can ask for.

I went through a local company for day labor and both loaded and unloaded a 53' truck in about four hours. Make sure that all of your furniture is disassembled beforehand, and pack everything in boxes so you can fit it more neatly into the truck.

So long as you're clear on what you're getting and don't expect a full service mover, I think Movex is a good choice. We saved several thousand dollars using them instead of a full service mover, and we didn't have to drive a huge truck 2000 miles.
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Central Coast, California
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Thanks for your input. Did you even look at UPack.com? Wondering how much (if any) you tipped your driver? Did he help you load/unload? If not, where was he while all that was going on? Thanks so much for your help.
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I used ABF U-Pak from San Marcos Ca. to Vancouver Wa.
The drivers were good guys, helpful with the bulkhead.
( I never asked them to help with the moving)
I suggest packing well, to protect your delicates.
During the hitching and unhitching the truck gets jarred.
In my instance the truck was delayed a few days because of a
snow storm. I drove my Subaru thru the slick mountains.. the whole
time saying how glad I was not to be driving a large boxy rental truck.
As for the labor I invested in a dolly with monster wheels (huge help)
If you take responsibility for securing your own stuff ( pack well )
it is a great deal. Happy Trails Smiley
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:22 PM
 
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I just packed a U-Pack/ABF truck today and
yesterday and was very pleasantly surprised.
After having suffered/ robbed by Movers USA
on our last move these people were a revelation !
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Old 06-21-2007, 05:31 PM
 
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ABF is by far the best movers we've ever used, and the best deal. It's definetely the way to go! I agree with dancocal- stuff it as tight as you can and you won't have any problems with your stuff. Good luck!
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Waupun, Wisconsin
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We used U-Pack to move from Tacoma to Wisconsin. Totalled about 42' of trailer space for less than it would have cost us to drive a single large U-Haul truck. Delivery was timely on both ends. When we realized that we'd need a second trailer they got it to us within hours.

Pack tight.
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Old 06-21-2007, 11:40 PM
 
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Just to reiterate the popular consensus here, we love ABF's U-Pak program, too. We used it for one multi-state relocation a couple years ago and will absolutely use it again. Their pricing actually went down for us between the quote and the delivery. Gotta love that!

They were on-time, professional, easy to deal with at both terminals, and delivered EXACTLY the services promised.
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:06 PM
 
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I am so relieved that I have read these reviews. I am planning a move from Louisiana to Colorado and have been considering using ABF-U-Pack but just had some concerns after reading comments from national moving companies. Everyone seemed to have a nightmare to tell of. This has really helped me to make my decision. Thanks.
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Not on the same page as most
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We're planning on using ABF U Pack. Has anyone used their space calculator, and then needed more space than they previously thought?
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