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Old 04-10-2021, 11:11 AM
 
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We moved 2200 miles or so and the moving company uses 53' trailers to move multiple households. So a 53' will show up and won't be able to drive into the storage location. They say they will park in a wide area and carry it in. They only want $175 more but they ridiculously undercut themselves as we have 1700 cu ft in about 300 items. It will take all day because of the distance. They said we could rent a truck but we would be responsible for unloading and loading. We hired movers for a reason.

I tried to find a local mover that would transfer it into a 26' truck and put it in storage but no one wants to take it on.

Also tried different storage yards that might allow the 53' access but none can handle that length.

The mover is aware of the issue so I guess we'll just let them figure it out. Going to be stressful day though.
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Old 04-10-2021, 01:00 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Does the long-haul mover not have its own storage facility ? Most do.

Of course that has its own issues; cost, damage, loss, etc.

Hopefully the movers will use their own smaller truck/van, and not carry in everything one piece at a time. Unless your locker is right near the gate.
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Old 04-10-2021, 02:55 PM
 
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This is not a big deal. They have done this before and will use dollys and stuff to reduce trips.
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Old 04-11-2021, 11:29 AM
 
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Does the long-haul mover not have its own storage facility ? Most do.

Of course that has its own issues; cost, damage, loss, etc.

Hopefully the movers will use their own smaller truck/van, and not carry in everything one piece at a time. Unless your locker is right near the gate.
It's the furthest one from the gate.

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This is not a big deal. They have done this before and will use dollys and stuff to reduce trips.
I hope this happens.
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Old 04-12-2021, 05:39 PM
 
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I hope they have cameras to catch any mistakes
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Old 04-13-2021, 08:43 AM
 
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They have some cameras but they are few and far in between...

The driver called last night, he will be here today. He had no info from the moving company that he wouldn't be able to drive up to the storage. None. He said he would rent a smaller truck and transfer the items into it.
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Old 04-13-2021, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Black Hammock Island
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We moved 2200 miles or so and the moving company uses 53' trailers to move multiple households. So a 53' will show up and won't be able to drive into the storage location. They say they will park in a wide area and carry it in. They only want $175 more but they ridiculously undercut themselves as we have 1700 cu ft in about 300 items. It will take all day because of the distance. They said we could rent a truck but we would be responsible for unloading and loading. We hired movers for a reason.

I tried to find a local mover that would transfer it into a 26' truck and put it in storage but no one wants to take it on.

Also tried different storage yards that might allow the 53' access but none can handle that length.

The mover is aware of the issue so I guess we'll just let them figure it out. Going to be stressful day though.
It is the responsibility of the moving company to pick up and deliver door to door and to include in the estimate the additional costs to shuttle your belongings into your destination unless there is a stipulation in your contract to the contrary. Your move coordinator fell down on his/her job if verification was not done beforehand to know if a 53' trailer would or would not fit at the origin or destination. It's part of the move coordinator's job to make sure of all of this, and as well to make sure permits aren't required (as they can be in certain cities to traverse the streets with 53' trailers or park them), and ask if there are stairs or elevators (or any other impediment) at the origin and/or destination.

It would be wise for you to be at the storage facility to oversee the delivery, and although it is time-consuming to check off the sticker number from each box and piece onto your inventory list, it's the only way to make certain all of your belongings make it from off the trailer and into the storage unit.

The above comes from experience and from insider knowledge of the moving industry :-)
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Old Yesterday, 09:22 PM
 
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It would be wise for you to be at the storage facility to oversee the delivery, and although it is time-consuming to check off the sticker number from each box and piece onto your inventory list, it's the only way to make certain all of your belongings make it from off the trailer and into the storage unit.

The above comes from experience and from insider knowledge of the moving industry :-)
Our stuff is in storage now. I called the storage facility beforehand to confirm the truck could fit. An extra $175 isn't a lot of money for the changes

You absolutely need to oversee the delivery and check every box is checked off the list.

Isn't moving the PITA? Good luck.
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Old Yesterday, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Just think - a year from now this will be old news.

I know it's a pain, but you'll get through it.
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