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Old 07-14-2011, 06:31 PM
Location: 92037
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I am trying to help someone move out their apartment complex. But apparently the management company of the complex rules with an iron fist and will not allow the ratpack container to stay over night.

The only alternative was paying the driver per hour until the box was loaded up. But that is steep at $60/hr min.

Has anyone run into this issue? Any ideas or ways around it? This is a real pain.

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Old 07-15-2011, 02:00 PM
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Since these are "containers" versus a vehicle, PM companies normally will set rules for their use, such as no overnight or no longer than X days. I would sit with the PM company reps and ask them specifically if something could be worked out such as paying a parking fee or doing it over the weekend. Is there anyway you can get a confirmed pickup 9may be at a cost so the container is moved by a certain hour?

The alternative is to rent a truck and move the items into the truck within the rules of the complex and reload into the unit at another location? I know these "pods" type units can be kept at their location and you load from a truck into them. You may also want to see what other location is close by, maybe a retail center or parking lot where that owner is willing to let you load.

At my place we prohibit these units overnight but I have made deals with the mini mart next door to let them be dropped and loaded onntheir property. The advantage to the mini-mart is all the beer, soda, chips, and snacks are bought from them and they don;t use the rear area anyway. I also allow (with permission), the loophole which is to have the unit on a flat bed tow truck or put on a attached to vehicle trailer. Technically doing this it's not on the ground so i'ts not a stationary container but a vehicle/trailer, so it fits within the rules. You might have to get creative.
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