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Old 01-06-2013, 10:13 AM
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My husband and I are trying to figure out the best way to move from our mid-Missouri town to Oceanside,CA later this yeas. After selling some things we will have about one full living room set, one bedroom set, a couple TV's, about 4 full closets of storage/ clothing items, general kitchen and bathroom things, and possibly a large dining table. Not planning on taking any big appliances or many garage items. We have a Nissan Altima and a large Ford f150. We also have a small dog who is not a great car traveler so stopping about every 3 hours will be a must. We will be moving from our home to a home there. My mother and father will probably make the trip with us to help drive and get us settled, then fly back. I've looked at the cube type moving companies but we live in a small town and they are not available here. Do we pull a u-haul trailer or drive one since we have the extra drivers? Any other suggestions?
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:42 AM
Location: TOVCCA
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You may be aware, but a refrigerator is seldom part of a purchase or rental in CA, and a washer/dryer even less so.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:10 PM
Location: Eugenius
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The uhaul people can probably help you judge whether a trailer is big enough for your stuff. If you have the truck, I would try to pull a trailer if you can fit your stuff in there. It sounds like a better option than adding a 3rd vehicle to your caravan.

Good luck! I would've liked to live in O-side when I lived in San Diego.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:39 PM
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You're going to need more than one 'cube' just based on what you mentioned you're moving.

There a plenty of mobile portable container transportation companies in central Missouri. GoMini's has an office in Springfield and PackRat has about a dozen locations in the state.

And don't forget that three of the largest national van lines operated their own do-it-yourself container services. UniGroup, the parent of United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit, is based in Fenton, MO. and operates United Mayflower Container Services.

Atlas Van Lines, based in Evansville, Indiana, operated SmartMove. The van lines can also arrange vehicle transportation.
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