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Old 10-13-2011, 03:37 PM
 
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Apples and oranges. What are you, an aristocrat or sumpin'?

None of the services you mentioned actually charge $65+/hour with a 2-man minimum.
Neither do interstate movers.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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Neither do interstate movers.
Oh yes they do! Do a google search and see for yourself. I was actually being CHEAP with that $65/hour number.
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Henderson/Boston
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This may sound kinda stupid, but is the drive relatively easy? The reason I ask is that I heard that once you get towards the mountains such as Colorado, driving can be tricky as the roads can become steep. Coming from a coastal area, I am not familiar with driving mountainous areas.

To be honest, I would love to have the opportunity to drive across this country instead of hiring movers, as this might be the only chance I have to do so. I will be bringing a car, boxes of clothes, a bike and thats it. Like the previous poster, said, I know the moving companies would still tear me a new one despite not having furniture.
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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Neither do interstate movers.
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Oh yes they do! Do a google search and see for yourself. I was actually being CHEAP with that $65/hour number.
You do understand that the key word here is interstate, right?
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:10 PM
 
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Rent a Penske. Unless every marginal hour of your time is directly convertible to money at a fairly high rate, I do not understand why one would use a moving company.

Have lots of friends here to load the truck, we don't know anyone at all in LV. Arthritis prevents us from carrying much.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:13 PM
 
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Have lots of friends here to load the truck, we don't know anyone at all in LV. Arthritis prevents us from carrying much.

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm sure that they will help!
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:03 PM
 
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You do understand that the key word here is interstate, right?
Oops! My mistake, sorry.
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:34 AM
 
Location: NV
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This may sound kinda stupid, but is the drive relatively easy? The reason I ask is that I heard that once you get towards the mountains such as Colorado, driving can be tricky as the roads can become steep. Coming from a coastal area, I am not familiar with driving mountainous areas.

To be honest, I would love to have the opportunity to drive across this country instead of hiring movers, as this might be the only chance I have to do so. I will be bringing a car, boxes of clothes, a bike and thats it. Like the previous poster, said, I know the moving companies would still tear me a new one despite not having furniture.
That's what we did when we moved from NY to GULAG in 1991. With a car in tow. Very boring for the most part. 3 days of nice views of the road and eventually mountains. Both Nebraska and then Utah were more than boring, especially Utah salts for miles and miles and miles...

We're planning to rent a truck when we move to LV from NorCal within next 5-6 weeks. Penske quoted me $350 plus tax and fees, for 3 days and free mileage. For a 24 footer. Add gas and it looks like roughly $700-750 all in. Great deal, IMO. And I seriously do not trust moving companies. Our earlier plan to move to FL was met with "... roughly $6500..." estimate. As time went by the price somehow dropped to $2000, from same company. Not a good sign and in all probability we'd be dealing with "your stuff is in storage until you pay $$$ more..." or t least some belongings making a vanishing act in the process. We were ready to drive a rental truck to FL, Las Vegas is more than an easy drive now.
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:26 AM
Status: "Unpacking from final move to Las Vegas" (set 22 days ago)
 
Location: Las Vegas
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We used a U-Pack/We Drive company recommended at movingscam, the move went without incident. It ended up costing considerably LESS than renting a Penske.
I will be moving from Cape Cod next year. I plan on using company recommended by ScoopLV.
You can hire a couple of laborers in LV to help unload. There are guys hanging around Lowes looking for day work.
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:33 AM
Status: "Unpacking from final move to Las Vegas" (set 22 days ago)
 
Location: Las Vegas
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This may sound kinda stupid, but is the drive relatively easy? The reason I ask is that I heard that once you get towards the mountains such as Colorado, driving can be tricky as the roads can become steep. Coming from a coastal area, I am not familiar with driving mountainous areas.

To be honest, I would love to have the opportunity to drive across this country instead of hiring movers, as this might be the only chance I have to do so. I will be bringing a car, boxes of clothes, a bike and thats it. Like the previous poster, said, I know the moving companies would still tear me a new one despite not having furniture.
I don't know if this will help you BABYCOCONUT, but here is a vacation blog I wrote in 2008 when I drove from Cape Cod to LV and back:

TRIP
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