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Budget Trailer Rental

July 15th, 2016 - 1:11 PM

Considering a Budget® trailer for a one-way move?

If you’re moving long distance and trying to save money, you might be thinking about using a Budget trailer rental. Did you know that while Budget offers several types of rental trucks, the trailers they have available are limited to car carriers and tow dollies? If you plan to move your belongings, a Budget trailer may not be what you need. Take some time to explore the rental choices, and see how you can do a cross country move without towing a trailer.

Budget trailer rental

Budget trailer rental options

Budget offers two trailer types: a car carrier and a car dolly. According to their website, these trailers can only be used with their 16-foot or 24-foot rental truck. So, you'll need to rent the truck and the trailer — towing with your own vehicle isn't an option.

Along with the cost of renting two pieces of equipment, it's also important to consider the added fuel cost that comes with towing a vehicle. According to fueleconomy.gov, every 100 pounds of extra weight reduces the mpg by about 1 percent. Adding your belongings to the truck and towing a vehicle on a Budget trailer has an impact on fuel costs.

If the thought of moving without driving a rental truck and towing a trailer sounds appealing, U-Pack® may be just the solution you’re looking for. We’ll bring the moving equipment right to your door, you load and then we’ll deliver it to the door at your destination. Since we offer door-to-door service, you can travel in the comfort of your own vehicle, without towing a trailer.

How U-Pack trailers work

Since U-Pack is a self-moving service (but not completely DIY), it’s different from a Budget trailer rental move — especially when it comes to the equipment. We’ll deliver a trailer that looks similar to this:

trailer on a budget

It’s a little bigger than a standard Budget moving truck, coming in at 28’ x 8’ x 9’, but don’t worry about the size. You don’t have to fill it up! Instead, you just pay for the space you use — making it easy to stick to your budget.

In most locations, you also have the option of moving in a ReloCube®. It’s a 6’ x 7’ x 8’ metal container that sits flat on the ground for easy loading and unloading. And it’s just the right size for one room of furniture and boxes. 

Both options are a great alternative to renting a truck and trailer.  And once you factor in the extra costs of renting moving equipment from truck and trailer rental companies (like fuel and liability coverage), U-Pack prices are very comparable.

Compare to cheap trailer rental

At first glance, driving a rental truck and  pulling a trailer may seem like the cheapest option — after all, you’re doing all the work. And that might be the case for local moves. But if you’re moving long distance, U-Pack is often just as affordable and much more convenient. Call us at 800-413-4799 or get an instant quote online

More reasons to go U-Pack

Aside from cost and convenience, there are other perks that come with letting U-Pack do the driving instead of going the Budget trailer rental route. U-Pack helps lower the stress involved with moving—you get to avoid:

  • Maneuvering a large truck and trailer on the interstate, through traffic or across mountain passes
  • Break downs or flat tires on a rental
  • Worrying about trailer sway
  • The extra fuel expenses involved with pulling a trailer

No matter how you slice it, U-Pack is a great option for your move!

Still need to tow your car?

If door-to-door service sounds good, but you can’t drive your vehicle to your destination, uShip is a great solution. It’s an easy way to move your vehicle without towing it on a trailer. Just enter the type of vehicle and your origin and destination and you’ll get a list of car shipping companies and their rates to compare.

How can we help? 

If you have questions about how moving with U-Pack compares to Budget trailer rental options, or if you need assistance with your moving quote, we can help. Leave a comment below or call us at 800-413-4799

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