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PODS® Container Sizes Comparison


Posted By:
Christina Google+
12/11/2013
3:05 PM

How PODS® container sizes compare to U-Pack

While it’s nice that PODS® offers a variety of container sizes, it can be difficult to choose which would be best for your long-distance move. Don’t worry; we’ll help you compare each PODS® container size, then we’ll help you compare PODS® to the U-Pack ReloCube® and Moving Trailer.

PODS® Container Sizes

PODS® offers three container sizes: 7 ft., 12 ft. and 16 ft.

example schematic of PODS container sizes

The 7 ft. container is 7’ x 7’ x 8’ with interior dimensions of 6’6” x 6’ x 7’6. It has a weight limit of 5,200 lbs., and a capacity of about 300 cubic feet.

The 12 ft. container is 12’ x 8’ x 8’ with interior dimensions of 11’6” x 7’ x 7’6”. It has a weight limit of 4,700 lbs., and a capacity of around 617 cubic feet. The 12 ft. container is available for local moves only.

The 16 ft. container is 16’ x 8’ x 8’ with interior dimensions of 15’6 x 7’ x 7’6”. It has a weight limit of 4,200 lbs., and a capacity of around 829 cubic feet.

Since it’s up to you to assess and decide what container size you need, you may be feeling the pressure to go with the 16 ft. container just to make sure you have room for everything, even if that means you don’t use the entire container.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

U-Pack® does things differently. Instead of paying for one PODS® container size and hoping it fits all you own, U-Pack offers equipment options that come with something PODS® containers don’t – flexibility. Here’s a closer look at each U-Pack equipment option and how it compares to PODS® containers in size and flexibility.

U-Pack® Equipment Sizes

U-Pack offers two types of long-distance moving equipment: The ReloCube® and the Moving Trailer

Compared to PODS® container sizes…

The ReloCube® is 6’3” x 7’ x 8’4” with interior dimensions of 5’8” x 6’8” x 7’7. It can hold 1 room of furnishings (like a studio-size apartment), has a weight limit of 2,500 lbs., and a capacity of around 303 cubic feet. The Cube is comparable in size to the 7 ft. PODS® container.

ReloCube dimensions

The Moving Trailer is 28’ x 8’6” x 9’ with interior dimensions of 324" x 96" x 108" . It can hold a large 3-bedroom to small 4-bedroom home, has a weight limit of 22,500 lbs., and a capacity of around 1,944 cubic feet.

moving trailer dimensions

Flexibility – it’s what makes U-Pack different from PODS®

While it may seem appealing to choose from three PODS® container sizes, what’s not appealing is paying for space you don’t use. With U-Pack, you only pay for the space you use inside the moving trailer or the number of ReloCubes you use. It’s really a great way to stay on top of your budget because you control the cost, not us.

For example, if you reserve three Cubes but only end up using two, then two is all you pay for. Likewise, if you reserve 17 ft. of trailer space, but end up fitting everything into 15 ft., then 15 ft. is all you pay for.

On the other hand, if you use all the Cubes you reserve or use more space than you reserved in the trailer, don’t stress. We’ll simply adjust your price to reflect the Cubes or space you use in the trailer.

If you want to know how much trailer space or how many ReloCubes you may use for your move, we’ve got a great tool for that – our Simple Space Estimator. Just select how much you’re moving to see how many feet you may use in the trailer or how many ReloCubes you may use. Easy!

Go U-Pack!

When comparing PODS® container sizes to U-Pack® equipment sizes, we think you’ll find that the flexibility you get with U-Pack will be second to none. Why pay for an entire PODS® container when you could only pay for what you use with U-Pack?

Click here to get a free moving quote from U-Pack to compare to PODS®, or give us a call at 800-413-4799. If you have questions, just leave a comment below.

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