Are U-Haul® prices similar to U-Pack®?
(Post updated 9/29/14)
While U-Haul and U-Pack differ in service, they can actually be very similar in price when you’re moving long distance. Surprised? Some people are. With U-Haul, you do the driving; with U-Pack, you don’t. Since U-Pack drives, shouldn’t it cost more than U-Haul? Well, you might think it would, but it often doesn’t. Why? Because U-Pack offers a unique way to keep your long-distance moving rates low: price flexibility.
How U-Pack price flexibility works compared to U-Haul
Unlike U-Haul, which offers several different truck sizes, U-Pack offers a 28 ft. moving trailer. When you rent from U-Haul, you pay for the entire truck no matter how much of it you fill. When you move with U-Pack, you only pay for the space you use.
If you use less space than you were quoted, you pay less. If you need more space than you were quoted, you’ve got an entire 28 ft. trailer at your disposal. Your U-Pack quote includes a “per-foot adjustment rate” so you’ll always know how much each additional foot of space costs, or how much to subtract per foot if you use less space. It’s the price flexibility that allows you to keep your costs low.
How much space will you use?
The great thing about U-Pack is that you don’t pay for unused space, and that saves you money. Use our Space Estimator Tool to see how many feet of space you’ll use in the trailer. Then get a quote for that amount of space to compare your price to U-Haul. Don’t forget to add in the extra costs of fuel and damage protection to your U-Haul rate, too. Once you do that, it’s possible that your U-Pack rate will be similar, or maybe even cheaper than your U-Haul rate.
U-Haul or U-Pack? Which one is right for you?
Get a quote from U-Pack online or by calling 800-413-4799 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST.
Every U-Pack quote includes the driver, the equipment, fuel, and liability coverage.
If you have a question about how U-Pack works or how U-Pack prices compare to U-Haul, leave a comment below. We’re always happy to answer your questions.