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Old 05-08-2015, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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In trying to determine the best option for moving a small 1 br apartment I was told that 2000 lbs is the minimum load for a long distance move. Does anyone know if this is a general requirement or was just this mover?
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Ask other movers. A different mover might piggy-back you on someone else's load going to a destination close to yours.
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Old 05-08-2015, 10:59 AM
 
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I'm not sure if that is a general requirement, but if you have less than that, you might want to look into ABF, Pods, U-Haul boxes, etc.
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Old 05-08-2015, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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I think you should require every mover weigh at least 140 lbs to avoid helpers getting injured.
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Thanks for the suggestions--pods and abf not likely options in this case. Driving it ourselves is also not possible for a few reasons.

What are u-haul boxes?
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:48 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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What are u-haul boxes?
U-haul's attempt to compete with PODS and ABF Relocubes

U-Haul: U-Box containers for moving and storage.
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Old 05-08-2015, 10:00 PM
 
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How much more weight do you need? Just throw in some more stuff and you're all set
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:03 PM
 
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Ask other movers. A different mover might piggy-back you on someone else's load going to a destination close to yours.
^^This. This is what Atlas Van Lines explained to me during both my interstate moves. They put my load at the end of the truck behind the more larger moves going to the same region. Good thing about this is that your load will more than likely get delivered to you quicker because they offload the smaller loads first to clear space for the larger ones. At the time, I had a one bedroom apt and moved from CLT to Dallas. It costs me roughly $3200(you pay when they drop off) and I had my stuff delivered within 3 days.
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Thanks all. We've done interstate moves before, but it's been awhile and it was an entire house previously.
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I am working with this company based in San Diego: Wright Way Packaging & Shipping - Movers - Stockton - San Diego, CA - Yelp

I think the minimum weight is less than 2000 lbs...maybe 1300 (?).

They are wonderful people to work with.
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