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Budget Trailer Rental

January 8th, 2016 - 11:46 AM

Rent a trailer on a tight budget

If you’re moving one way on a budget, trailer rentals from U-Pack® may be just the solution you’re looking for. We’ll bring it right to your door, you load, and then we’ll deliver it to the door at your destination. It's different from renting a one-way trailer for your vehicle because you don't have to tow it yourself. Since we offer door-to-door service, you can drive across the country in the comfort of your own vehicle, without worrying about hauling a trailer behind. 

How U-Pack trailers work

Since U-Pack is a self-moving service, it’s quite a bit different from a DIY budget trailer rental. For starters, our equipment is much different. We’ll deliver a trailer that looks similar to this at your home.  

budget trailer rental

It’s a fairly large moving trailer (28’ x 8’ x 9’), but don’t worry about filling it up. You don’t have to! Instead, you just pay for the space you use – making it easy to stick to your budget with our trailer rental.

So, for example, if you’re moving just a few things and considering pulling a 5’ x 8’ rental trailer behind your vehicle, then our minimum space of 5 linear feet in the trailer should work perfectly. And if you end up needing more space, it's available. Customers who are moving on a budget love the flexibility of the trailer for this reason. Learn more about how "pay for the space you use" works.

In most locations, you also have the option of moving in a ReloCube. It’s a 6’ x 7’ x 8’ 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. 

With either option, we bring the equipment to you, you load it up, and we handle the driving. It’s a great alternative to traditional budget trailer rental – and once you factor in things that are extras with traditional trailer rental, like fuel and liability coverage, you might find U-Pack prices comparable.

Does trailer rental fit into my budget?

At first glance, driving a rental truck and/or pulling a trailer behind your vehicle may seem like the cheapest option – after all, you’re doing all the work. And that might be the case if you’re moving locally. But, if you’re moving long distance, U-Pack is often just as affordable and MUCH more convenient. That’s good news if “cheap” is what you’re looking for. U-Pack makes getting a one-way trailer rental rate easy. Call us at 800-413-4799 or get an instant quote online

More reasons to go U-Pack for budget trailer rental

Aside from cost and convenience, some other perks come with letting U-Pack do the driving. Take a look at how U-Pack makes moving stress-free:

  • No worries about maneuvering a large box truck or trailer on the interstate, through traffic, or across mountain passes
  • No worries about break down or flat tires on a rental you’re pulling (or driving)
  • No worries of trailer sway (read more about trailer sway)
  • No worries about how pulling a trailer will affect your gas mileage and your fuel budget
  • No worries about protecting your items from the elements in an open flat-bed trailer

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

Looking for budget car trailer rental?

While U-Pack can move your motorcycle, we don’t do auto shipping. If the door-to-door service sounds good, and you want to ship your vehicle without towing it on a car trailer, we recommend uShip. When getting a quote, just enter what type of vehicle you’re shipping, your origin and destination, and you’ll get a list of car shipping companies and their rates to compare. You might just find you can stick to your budget, without pulling a car trailer rental.

How can we help? 

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

More budget trailer rental resources

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Why U-Haul won’t rent a trailer for a Ford Explorer

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How to create a moving budget