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Old 12-13-2007, 06:42 PM
 
Location: FINALLY IN MAINE!!!!!
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Hello Everyone,

I have been checking out different ways to get my belongings from Florida to Maine and I am freaking out at the expense. Seeing as I have always lived where I did the moving but renting a U-Haul for less than $100.00. The quotes I am getting are $3000.00 and up. Does anyone have any suggestions that may be cheaper than that? I had no clue it would be that much money.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Maine
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We were told by several sources to avoid UHaul. Penske is apparently better, safer equipment. We've been quoted $790 plus fuel from Texas to Maine for the largest truck.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:51 PM
 
Location: FINALLY IN MAINE!!!!!
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Thank you, I will check them out. I had no idea it would be that expensive. I know gas and all has gone up, but I thougt at the most around $1500. I am gonna go look them up now, thanks again..
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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http://www.upack.com/


Check out ABF Upack. They deliver a container, you (and friends?) pack it. They pick it up and move it. I know they go to Portland, ME. You can get a free online estimate.
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:01 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Last time I moved I used Penski and they are tops in my book. I have used Ryder, and U-Haul before and have sat for hours on the side of the road with the last U-Haul. Ever sat in a moving truck with a couple kids, on a freeway, for a couple of hours, in February waiting? If this sounds like a fun adventure I would try the other guys, if it sounds like it sucks wind, go Penski. Plus they were half the price of any of the other guys and their over the road trucks are 2 years old or less. After that they pull them out of their state to state fleet and move them to local only.
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Maine
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treeluvr that was a great idea to check out ABF! I didn't realize they also will store your stuff.
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:13 PM
 
Location: FINALLY IN MAINE!!!!!
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No I don't want to be sitting on the side of the road. So I will try the good ones. I think my nephew may have used the ABF, and seems like they got a good deal. I have a call into him to see if it was them. Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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JP,

Are you close to moving? Or are you just looking ahead for the big move? You can start packing and shipping boxes ups/ground and ask your sister to keep them in her garage. Or...big yard sale in FL and then shopping in ME
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Unfortunately, ABF does not service where we are right now. They may by the time the house sells. I'll check to make sure before we make final arrangements.
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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You can simply mail a lot of your stuff. Parcel post is cheaper than moving it. Just tape everything very well.
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