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Old 06-09-2014, 12:29 PM
 
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I will be moving to california in august 2015 and have been researching moving companies. Instead of renting a moving truck for 3k. Why dont I just buy a used box truck (same size) for 3500 and use that for my move? That would at least get me something back after I sell it in California. Although I have the money for both. I am very frugal and hate to spend money on a rental. There are box trucks for sale on craigslist for that amount. I just need have it get me 3000 miles.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:32 PM
 
Location: southern cal
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I will be moving to california in august 2015 and have been researching moving companies. Instead of renting a moving truck for 3k. Why dont I just buy a used box truck (same size) for 3500 and use that for my move? That would at least get me something back after I sell it in California. Although I have the money for both. I am very frugal and hate to spend money on a rental. There are box trucks for sale on craigslist for that amount. I just need have it get me 3000 miles.
Good Idea, then you can sell it when you get to cali.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Cottonwood CA
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On the other hand, a used truck is a used truck and might not make it 3,000 miles. That'll leave you stranded with your belongings on the highway. In my experience, rental trucks are pretty reliable, and if they break down, have a support system for repair or replacement. Worth considering in my opinion.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Tennessee at last!
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And when you gt to CA it may or may not pass the smog test which is required when you sell a vehicle in CA and we just had some laws passed specifically for moving trucks which is why many do not even serve CA anymore;(

Me, I am looking to leave...
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