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Old 07-15-2015, 07:23 PM
 
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Hello,
Me and my wife are moving from up north to fl (I know shocker). We have about 20 pieces of small furniture (small desks/nightstands/coffee table/chairs) and about 50 tote boxes. Not a huge amount but still sizeable. Question is is there a way to get this stuff down there without paying $2200 for a uhaul truck (not including movers)?
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:46 PM
 
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Hello,
Me and my wife are moving from up north to fl (I know shocker). We have about 20 pieces of small furniture (small desks/nightstands/coffee table/chairs) and about 50 tote boxes. Not a huge amount but still sizeable. Question is is there a way to get this stuff down there without paying $2200 for a uhaul truck (not including movers)?
Is that really what a U-Haul truck rental costs these days? In my experience, the rental rates can vary day by day, depending. The season of the year might make a difference as well. Anyway, $2200 sounds like a lot of money. Maybe a moving company would be cheaper?
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:09 PM
 
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$2,200 sounds more like the price for a 26' truck, which is the biggest truck.

I rented two of Ryder's biggest trucks to move from California to Tennessee and $2,200 is about what I paid per truck. That was in 2003. I can't imagine rates have gone so high for the
rates on a 10' or 15' truck to cost that kind of money just to go 800 miles
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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If it were my move, I'd check the Penske site for a 12' truck and then downsize my stuff until it fit into that. I would buy a used hand truck and only pay movers for things like the stove, fridge, washer, dryer, or if those are too old to move, sell them and buy a used set in FL.

I agree: $2,200 seems very high for 800 miles.
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:25 PM
 
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I did search for both uhaul and penske. Both were about the same. The penske was about $200 cheaper. The $2200 figure includes gas for the truck (900 miles @10mpg) and auto transport. Has anyone ever shipped there stuff? Or as far as moving companies any pricing or advice on that?
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:38 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Pods 2 16' containers NY to Fl 6400 dollars. You're getting away cheap.
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Members of AARP get a significant discount at Penske. I think it's about 20%.
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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You could also get a quote from ABF U-Pack.

http://www.upack.com/lp/2012/quote.a...v2UaAljl8P8HAQ
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:14 AM
 
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Hello,
Me and my wife are moving from up north to fl (I know shocker). We have about 20 pieces of small furniture (small desks/nightstands/coffee table/chairs) and about 50 tote boxes. Not a huge amount but still sizeable. Question is is there a way to get this stuff down there without paying $2200 for a uhaul truck (not including movers)?
In my quest to find the cheapest way to move from MO to AZ, I can tell you, that is as good as it is going to get.

I chose ABF U-Pack trailer because it was the cheapest method that didn't involve me driving the truck myself. Even then, the price difference was negligible versus UHaul or Penske when gas was added in.
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:09 PM
 
Location: NNJ --> PVB, FL 2015
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We're moving from NJ (4BR 2,100 SqFt home) to Florida in August and paying $6,300 for full service movers (United Van Lines). Everything's insured and they pack/unpack everything. Our weight estimate from 4 different fullservice movers ranged from 7,000 to 11,000 pounds. Some quotes were bound, meaning we don't pay more if their estimated weight was incorrect. We went with the bound 7,000 pound quote which was $6,300.

We priced U-pack and Pods and they were about the same at $4,500 (includes 2 guys/2 hours each at pick up and delivery). That price may be less depending on how much room you take up in the container. For us, it wasn't worth it to save $1,800 to do bulk of the work ourselves and potentially have things broken in transit.

We also opened few credit cards that have great promos and will get $1,000 towards travel so it's basically costing us $5,300.
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