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Old 04-01-2021, 04:13 PM
 
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Does anybody have any recent reviews of long distance movers (-1000 miles)?
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Old 04-01-2021, 04:17 PM
 
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my neighbors across the street are long distance movers,they move furniture or anything,you want move.
They must be good,they are still alive and kicking
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:12 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Take a look at these sites:

https://www.movebuddha.com/blog/best...ving-companies

https://www.movingscam.com/full-serv...ving-companies
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Old 04-02-2021, 05:05 AM
 
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Thanks. I spent a couple hours yesterday on the Google after getting five 'instant' quotes over the phone (from a website ). All of them significantly lower than the one from somebody who actually did an on-site surevy... but using the same weight and cubic feet numbers.

I think moving company horror stories come in a close second to RV horror stories. I've just about decided it's a crap shoot.
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Old 04-02-2021, 11:26 AM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Have you considered the "You Pack/We Drive" approach using containers or trailers ?

https://www.movebuddha.com/blog/best...ner-companies/
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Old 04-02-2021, 12:50 PM
 
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I had horrible experiences with two moving companies in the past, so last time I checked out both Pods and PackRat. I hired local teams to load and unload and I did the packing. You can hire locals to pack for you too. I used PackRat because their containers are not wood on the inside, and they load the filled container without tilting it. The move was flawless and not expensive.
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Old 04-02-2021, 05:13 PM
 
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Yeah there's a reason the whole Pods(and competitors) thing is taking so much market share.
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Old 04-13-2021, 08:09 AM
 
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I had horrible experiences with two moving companies in the past, so last time I checked out both Pods and PackRat. I hired local teams to load and unload and I did the packing. You can hire locals to pack for you too. I used PackRat because their containers are not wood on the inside, and they load the filled container without tilting it. The move was flawless and not expensive.
Could you DM me an overview of your PackRat experience
We have move from DFW TX to Sarasota Fl area...have very mixed bag of what we are taking but includes a heavy set of nice wood office furniture w/custom glass tops, boxes w/pictures and personal items, and few other pieces of furniture...and we can’t move ourselves...
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Old 04-21-2021, 04:34 AM
 
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Just an update to say we decided to use the local Two Men & a Truck franchise to move us 800 miles, and tow a car behind the truck. Same guys load, drive, unload, then drive back home. Comparable to the 'realistic' quote I got from American Van Lines. Couldn't get past the nagging feeling of doing EVERYTHING over the phone, and the pickup/delivery time 'window'.
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Old Yesterday, 04:54 PM
 
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Just an update to say our move with Two Men and a Truck (San Antonio franchise) went without a hitch. A bit spendy, but they handled some awfully heavy equipment with no damage and no complaints.
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