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Uhaul Truck Rental Gas Mileage

November 15th, 2012 - 9:31 AM

Rental trucks in general are known for costing a pretty penny at the pump, especially if you’re moving long distance. In this post, I’ll specifically look at Uhaul Truck Rental gas mileage for moving long distance. Here’s what you need to know.

Uhaul truck rental offers six rental truck sizes:

  • The 10’ truck has a 31 gal. tank, gets 12 MPG, and 372 miles per fuel tank.
  • The 14’, 17’, and 20’ trucks all have 40 gal. tanks, get 10 MPG, and 400 miles per fuel tank.
  • The 24’ truck has a 60 gal. tank, gets 8 MPG, and 480 miles per fuel tank.
  • The 26’ truck has a 57 gal. tank, gets 9 MPG, and 513 miles per fuel tank.

How to calculate your fuel cost for a Uhaul truck:

Now that you know the numbers, let’s calculate your fuel cost. The easy way to figure your fuel cost would be to use U-Pack’s Rental Truck Fuel Calculator. Just enter in the city and state you’re moving from and to, and click “calculate.” You’ll get an instant view of what you might pay based on the current national average fuel prices.

If you’re like me and you like to do a little math to find your answer, simply divide the # of miles you’re moving by the miles per fuel tank. For example, if you’re moving 1,000 miles in a 20’ truck (400 miles per fuel tank), you’ll fill up about 2.5 times. Let’s say gas is $3.50/gal. Now multiply the tank size (40 gal.) by $3.50. You pay $140 every time you fill up. So $140 multiplied by 2.5 = $350 for fuel. I think I just heard your wallet grumble a little bit!

Say you were to drive your own vehicle that gets 30 MPG (most get more than that these days). A 1,000 mile move would cost you about $115.50 in gas (15 gal. tank, 450 miles per fuel tank). If you could find a moving option where you didn’t have to drive a truck, and could take your car instead, you would have a savings of $234.50 on fuel alone!

Save Money. Don’t drive.

U-Pack allows you to move long distance without worry about the cost of fuel, all while paying a rate that is comparable to Uhaul truck rental. Here’s how it works:

Fuel, sales tax, and driver are included in your price! Customers LOVE paying a low price but not driving one mile or filling up themselves!

See the prices for yourself. Get a free moving quote from U-Pack. When you compare your U-Pack quote vs. Uhaul quote + fuel, you’ll likely see that U-Pack is the best choice for moving long distance over Uhaul truck rental.

If you have questions, just leave a comment below or call 800-413-4799. It’s easy and affordable to move with U-Pack. We drive. You save.