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Old 01-20-2010, 10:04 PM
 
Location: keene,nh
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does anyone know how much it would cost to move to florida like if its easier with a van line or uhaul rental and if moving there and keeping a budget of under 1500 dollars is realistic. i would be driving the uhaul and my g/f will be driving her saab.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:01 AM
 
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I am sure this site will tell you: U-Haul: Rates and reservations
Oh and I hope you mean JUST the moving and not rent, deposit, ect. 1,500 might still be a little bit of a squeeze (even for a DIY move) based upon the research I have done from FL to NY. Good luck!
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Central Fl
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Much of it depends on time of year, size of truck, amount you are moving, etc.
there are also other companies other then U-Haul...you should check out all of them.

The key is to downsize. Many items are just not worth the cost of moving. We plan on getting rid of much of our stuff and using an ABF U-Pack shipping container.........much easier then using a truck, we can just drive our car down there.

You will learn a lot be reading many of the threads here.

Frank
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:39 AM
 
Location: keene,nh
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Um 1500 is not including rent just basically a uhaul gas and like hotel for one night. What's DIY?
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Central Fl
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DIY is short for "Do it Yourself".

You can also check out Penske, Budget, Ryder, etc. The Relocubes are also a great option.

Frank
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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It ran me a little over 4000 dollars to have a set of movers come to my house, and load everything (we packed) and ship it to Florida, and then they unloaded it.

I could have rented a Uhaul and done it myself for around 2,000 probably. Thats gas and everything included. However, I had a BIG house, with a lot of stuff, and I don't think it would have fit on the traditional large Uhaul.

I was also taken to the cleaners by the moving company, so thats why it ran me so much.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Um 1500 is not including rent just basically a uhaul gas and like hotel for one night. What's DIY?
I think it will be more.You will probably need to do about 5 tanks of gas which even if it's a 14 gallon tank would cost you at $2.50 per gallon = $35 per tank x 5=$175 plus tolls and that's just the gas for the truck. If you double it for the car plus tolls you're probably up to $400 without even figuring in the rental price.Most one ways are going to charge you at least $1000 if not more.I'd try and find a mover that does weekly trips so your stuff can share a truck and then you're paying half the amount for gas and tolls too.Check the yellow pages.Alot of the major companies might be a bit high but if you can get an estimate from one and ask them based on your inventory what the weight would be,then you can provide that estimate of weight to each carrier.Good luck.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:58 PM
 
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I am also moving to Florida from New Hampshire, but next year. To rent just the smaller sized truck from U Haul would cost a little over 1,500 dollars. If you want you can add on things to tell her car which would probably cost an extra 200. So that plus including gas will be over your budget. I would look into using a moving company, that is what I will be doing. If you minimize your stuff they can cost maybe 500 to get your stuff from New Hampshire to Florida. Then you can just take her car down there with her and it will save you a ton of money. The moving company that I will be using is called RDS moving company, they move things from Maine to Florida all down the East Coast and their rates seems cheap. So look into them. Good luck!
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:36 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Just wanted to post a little note out here . make sure you check the moving companys reviews before hiring them and make sure you place your valuables and electronics in the car with you such as tvs electronics and jewelry and puters .I wish you a good move and happy trails .
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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I know this is on old thread and OP is long gone, but for those interested in a future move, it's good to know that a UHaul gets only about 8-12 miles per gallon of gas, depending on what size/how full/if you're towing anything.

And don't forget the drop off charge for a one way trip.
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