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Unread 07-15-2011, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA, 91945
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Default Help: Problem with apartment complex and ratpack container

I posted this in the moving forum but have not received any responses so I am hoping some experts here can offer some advice.

I am trying to help someone move out their apartment complex. But apparently the management company of the complex rules with an iron fist and will not allow the ratpack container to stay over night.

The only alternative was paying the driver per hour until the box was loaded up. But that is steep at $60/hr min.

Has anyone run into this issue? Any ideas or ways around it? This is a real pain.

Thanks!
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Unread 07-15-2011, 09:15 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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What if you guys are packing all night? What can they do if it's there overnight except tell your friend to move it?
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Unread 07-15-2011, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA, 91945
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What if you guys are packing all night? What can they do if it's there overnight except tell your friend to move it?
AdotAllen,

Thats a great idea, thanks. Problem is, there is no guarantee when the ratpack driver will be there the next day.
Last thing we would want to have happen is get the thing hauled off at the 11th hour right before the ratpack truck comes.

On another note, we have tried talking to the management company and they have made 0 exceptions. Should we go above management? They really want this tenant out, so I am thinking if we go above management to get an exception, this may be work as well.
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Unread 07-15-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Main reason Apt people use Moving trucks!
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Unread 07-15-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA, 91945
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Main reason Apt people use Moving trucks!
Thanks Katie,

I dont understand your answer. What does a moving truck have to do with using ratpack or PODS?
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Unread 07-15-2011, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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pods arent mobile and the PM thinks they will not get loaded and moved .. BUT loading the thing .. umm who has to move it? can the PM find a truch anyfaster than the company you rented the pod from? I would park it and get it loaded fast as you can so if its an all night load you can call for a truck in the morning ..
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Unread 07-15-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA, 91945
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Faworki,

The person I am trying to help doesnt have a new place to move to yet so the moving truck doesnt work for this situation.

They are trying to use PODs or Ratpack so that the items can be picked up and stored in their facility like long term storage. When they find a new place to live, they will be able to call and have the items shipped over from the storage location to the new address.

The move would be cross country as well and its for a single person that is a senior citizen.
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Unread 07-15-2011, 01:21 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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No Rules in Apts about Moving trucks! Pods are Not Mobile & Rules in Apts Dont allow Storage sheds. So IF you use Pod Your breaking the rules for storage! My neighbor moving out had a moving van here for 1 week! Not a thing the LL could do about it! Another neighbor used a pod...she [LL] had it hauled off! In process of the people loading it & it was here 1 hr! [LL was at old apt BTW] Be best they use moving truck.
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Unread 07-15-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA, 91945
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No Rules in Apts about Moving trucks! Pods are Not Mobile & Rules in Apts Dont allow Storage sheds. So IF you use Pod Your breaking the rules for storage! My neighbor moving out had a moving van here for 1 week! Not a thing the LL could do about it! Another neighbor used a pod...she [LL] had it hauled off! In process of the people loading it & it was here 1 hr! [LL was at old apt BTW] Be best they use moving truck.
Katie,

How long was the POD there for before hauled off? Mover only plans 24 hours maximum for POD.

I am pretty certain rules are different for every apartment complex. Thanks for the info.
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Unread 07-15-2011, 01:36 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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They left the pod at 730 am LL came to work at 8am call tow truck was gone by 830 am!! Like I said 1 hr! I timed it was shocked! BTW They Did ask the LL she said No Pods! Why they got one was beyond me.
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