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U-Haul Locations vs. U-Pack Locations

November 12th, 2013 - 4:10 PM

How do I find a U-Haul location?

To locate your nearest U-Haul store, you’ll need to visit U-Haul’s website. But, before you go, take a second to learn about getting a cheap move without having to drive. 

You might automatically think that renting a truck is the easiest and cheapest option for your move—which may be true for local moves. However, if you are moving long distance, you might not realize that you can move cheap without having to visit a local office, pick up a truck, or drive. U-Pack is a great alternative to truck rental because you can get discount moving without having to drive at all.

Before you visit a neighborhood U-Haul location, learn how U-Pack compares. You can get a move at a comparable price without the hassle.

Your Local U-Haul locations. U-Haul has thousands of locations across the country.

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Rent a Truck

October 25th, 2013 - 12:02 PM

Do you want to rent a truck?

If you're trying to save money on a cross-country move, intuition may tell you that you have to rent a truck. And that thought may cause concerns that make you dread moving. Am I choosing the right size rental truck? Can I drive that far in a huge vehicle that I’m not familiar with? How am I going to drive it through large cities? How difficult will it be to tow my vehicle? Will my stuff be safe parked in a hotel parking lot overnight? Once I pay for gas, taxes and insurance, how much will it really cost to rent a truck? Is there a better way to move?  

Your concerns are legitimate.

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7 Things You Should Know about U-Haul® before Renting a Truck

September 18th, 2013 - 4:01 PM

When was the last time you saw a U-Haul truck?

Chances are, it wasn’t too long ago. With so many U-Haul trucks on the road, it’s only natural to think about renting one for your upcoming long-distance move. But before you make your decision, consider these seven things you should know before renting a truck from U-Haul.

What you should know before renting a U-Haul

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What size truck do I need to move my apartment?

August 19th, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Moving Your Apartment: What size truck do you need?

When moving, figuring out what size moving equipment you need can feel a little like Goldilocks.  This truck is too big, this one is too small…which one is just right?

Let’s go over the different apartment sizes, different moving equipment options, and how to get the most bang for your buck when moving your apartment.

Apartment Sizes and Moving Truck Sizes

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What Do I Need to Rent a U-Haul

August 6th, 2013 - 1:07 PM

Comparing U-Haul’s Rental Requirements to U-Pack

Because many of our customers are trying to decide between renting a truck to drive themselves and doing a “you pack, we drive” move, it’s not uncommon to get the question, “what do I need to use U-Pack,” and “how does that compare to U-Haul’s requirements.” So today, let’s first look at what you need to rent a U-Haul, then we’ll look at how that compares to moving long distance with U-Pack.

What do you need to rent a U-Haul® Truck?

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How much do moving trucks cost?

August 2nd, 2013 - 10:18 AM

I’m thinking about renting a moving truck, but I’m not sure how much they cost.

You have lots of options for your upcoming long-distance move, including renting a moving truck. For local moves, moving trucks are usually easy on the wallet. But you can’t always say the same for long-distance moves. When you start adding on additional costs like fuel, damage coverage and sales tax, the price starts going up; sometimes even doubling your quoted price.

Let’s look at an example of how much moving trucks cost

Let’s say you’re moving 1,425 miles from Phoenix, AZ to Memphis, TN in a 20 ft. moving truck during peak moving season. 

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U-Haul It vs. We Drive It

July 29th, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Compare U-Haul It vs. We Drive It Moving Services

When you think of cheap moving, do you think of a rental truck? No matter what company you picture, you probably think a do-it-yourself move is the cheapest way to move. One option that might not come to mind is U-Pack, a “you pack it, we drive it” moving option that is comparable in price to truck rental.

Let’s compare “U-Haul® It” services to a “We Drive It” service like U-Pack. The main difference is who does the driving.  If you don’t want to drive, then a “we drive it” service might be ideal for you. What else is different between these two types of moving services?

U-Haul It vs. We Drive It: What to Compare?

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U-Haul vs. Budget vs. Penske vs. U-Pack: A Comparison

July 23rd, 2013 - 3:59 PM

Looking for companies like U-Haul?

In the moving industry, no two moving companies are exactly alike. If you’re thinking about using a rental truck for your upcoming long-distance move, read below how U-Haul® compares to similar moving companies, including U-Pack®, Budget®, and Penske®.

U-Haul vs. Budget vs. Penske vs. U-Pack: Comparing Services

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Frequently Asked Questions about U-Haul Truck Rental

July 22nd, 2013 - 1:53 PM

Are you considering renting a U-Haul® Truck?

We’re in the heart of peak moving season, which means that more and more people like you who are moving long-distance are asking questions about truck rental. Today, we’ll take a look at the most frequently asked questions about U-Haul® truck rental. While we’re experts on U-Pack’s “you pack, we drive” service, we’ve researched the answers to some of your top U-Haul-related questions and have the answers. If you have a question not answered below, just leave us a comment or use our Ask the Experts tool – if we don’t know the answer, we’ll find it and get back to you. We hope these answers are helpful!

The Most Frequently Asked Questions about U-Haul Truck Rental

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One-Way Trailer Rental

July 9th, 2013 - 3:45 PM

Are you looking for a trailer to pull behind your vehicle?

If you’re considering a trailer for moving household goods long distance, U-Pack® one-way trailer rental is a great option.  And though it may work a little differently than what you initially had in mind, I think you’ll find that it’s a much safer and more convenient option.

Instead of pulling a rented trailer behind your personal vehicle, U-Pack delivers it to your location, you load it, and we pick it up and drive it to your new location.

And you only pay for the space you use.

The trailer that comes to your home is 28 feet in length. It’ll look something like this: