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Old 05-12-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Proctorsville, VT
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I've noticed some great advice in the Pods thread. But unfortunately Pods doesn't go to Southern Vermont and that's where I'm moving in June, from Atlanta. I have a penske truck reserved but thinking that Upack isn't much more than the cost of the truck plus gas. My husband and I have a 2br apt plus a 10x10 storage unit that will have to fit into the containers. And since the containers measure 6'D x 7'W x 8'H, I was thinking we would need 3? Or maybe go with the Upack 28 foot trailer that they drop off for you to fill and charge you by the foot.

Anyway, how does Upack compare to Pods in serivce and reliability?

What would you guys do?

Thanks for your input!
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I've noticed some great advice in the Pods thread. But unfortunately Pods doesn't go to Southern Vermont and that's where I'm moving in June, from Atlanta. I have a penske truck reserved but thinking that Upack isn't much more than the cost of the truck plus gas. My husband and I have a 2br apt plus a 10x10 storage unit that will have to fit into the containers. And since the containers measure 6'D x 7'W x 8'H, I was thinking we would need 3? Or maybe go with the Upack 28 foot trailer that they drop off for you to fill and charge you by the foot.

Anyway, how does Upack compare to Pods in serivce and reliability?

What would you guys do?

Thanks for your input!
ABF is what we used from Jersey to TN, you pack yourself , they drive,it was reasonable and the drivers we had were terrific!
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: State of Confusion
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Phyll,

I just happened to noticed this thread. I'm considering Missouri to eastern Tennessee. I hadn't thought of using ABF, but it sounds like a good idea. Do they charge by the mile? By the hour? I probably will only have enough that would fill a 10 x 20 storage unit. Any guesstimates?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:40 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I doubt if OP has enough stuff to fill and ABF trailer. Typically a 3 bdrm home + garage.

I'd get rid of everything but antiques, ship in a small container and repurchase ONLY necessities in NH (No income tax). I've had two friends move to VT, and really be hammered with Cost of living and taxes, so hopefully you are covering those bases.

Good luck with the move, just keep it simple, you will have much more fun.
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Phyll,

I just happened to noticed this thread. I'm considering Missouri to eastern Tennessee. I hadn't thought of using ABF, but it sounds like a good idea. Do they charge by the mile? By the hour? I probably will only have enough that would fill a 10 x 20 storage unit. Any guesstimates?

Thanks in advance.
They charge by the truckload we moved from South Jersey to East tn ,3 bdrm
house, basement stuff attic ect, it was 1800$. you pay for the amount of the trailer you use, If you call them they will send a video and pamphlet (free)and explain things to you.We found them very helpful and the drivers we had very nice!
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:44 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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My sister her husband just used ABF UPack for a move from NC to mid-Michigan and were VERY happy with the service. I would use them for my upcoming move myself, but I am WAY too far from an ABF terminal to make it cost effective for me. They would have to drive almost 8 hours one way just to drop off and then do it again just to pick the box back up.
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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We're getting ready to use Upack or ABF... seems like a great deal... couple hundred more than a moving van but don't have to pay for gas.
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Old 06-04-2008, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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We're getting ready to use Upack or ABF... seems like a great deal... couple hundred more than a moving van but don't have to pay for gas.

I have not heard good things about ABF (breakage) if pods goes to your area, I highly recommend using them, even if they are a bit more.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:57 PM
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Location: Brooklyn Heights, NY & Lake Ariel, PA
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I just moved from the Dallas/Ft Worth area to Chicago last week and I used ABF...the whole move went smoothly and the cost wasn't bad at all compared to some of the other quotes I had received. I'd definitely recommend them to anyone. They even held my things in storage for a few days until I had closed in Chicago and then they drove them over the next morning where I had hired some guys to unload for me. The driver was great and I'd use them again.
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Old 06-07-2008, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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What is ABF...what do the initials stand for?
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