Gas mileage depends on the size of the U-Haul® rental
Thinking about renting a U-Haul for your long distance move? The cost of gas could add a substantial amount to your total moving budget. Each U-Haul rental truck gets different gas mileage, so figuring out your costs can be tricky, but it’s easy to do if you have the right information. If you’re looking to save money on your move, consider all of the factors that play into gas mileage from truck size to driving habits and find out if another moving option is a better way to go.
Unlimited mileage for rental trucks means driving as far as your heart desires (or your plans dictate) without worrying about exceeding your rental agreement – a great concept if you’re moving and have to travel hundreds or even thousands of miles. That way if you happen to miss an exit, take an unexpected detour or need to reroute, you’re covered. However, while mileage isn’t restricted, your rental time may be. This means if you go over the amount of days given, you might pay more. So, which companies offer unlimited miles? And is there an alternative way to move cross country without having to worry about mileage, time restraints and the extra charges they cause?
If you’re considering moving long distance, you may be thinking about how you’ll get your vehicle across the country since you’ll be driving the truck. One option people consider is towing. While car dollies and car carriers are one solution, towing may not always be the best option, specifically if you’re cost sensitive. There are some expenses that come with towing that can go unnoticed on the front end — truck rental, car carrier rental, fuel, liability coverage and tow gear (hitch, mount and ball, wiring, safety chains, tie downs, etc.). Beyond the price, it’s also important to consider available options, if there are reasons you shouldn’t tow, and towing alternatives. So if you’re thinking, “Should I tow my car?” make sure to take those factors into consideration before making a decision.
*This post has been updated to include current information (originally published in 2011).
The issue with U-Haul® and Ford Explorers
Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) have been extremely popular in the past few decades, and the Ford Explorer is no exception. With its modern design, high-end features and top of the line technology, it’s no wonder people choose this as their everyday vehicle. Do you own one? If so, you know it’s great for getting the whole family where they need to go. But, if you're moving long distance and plan to use U-Haul towing equipment, things could get complicated.
If you're considering U-Haul for a move, you may have some questions about truck sizes. Not only will you need to know the dimensions to determine if your belongings will fit, you’ll also need to understand how many passengers each size U-Haul rental holds and what gas mileage they get. Let's go over the specifics of U-Haul truck sizes and other important details. And, in case you’re exploring options, we also have some U-Haul alternatives to consider.
If you’re looking to move long distance, you might be considering Ryder truck rental as an option —if so, there are some important factors to consider before you make a reservation. Let’s dive into the essential information including rental locations, equipment sizes, gas mileage and the overall costs associated with renting from Ryder.
If you’re trying to find trailers for rent to move your household goods long distance, U-Pack®one-way trailer rental is a great option. And though it may work a little differently than what you initially had in mind, we think you’ll find that it’s a much safer and more convenient option. Take a look at our moving trailer and what makes it the better way to move.
If you’re looking for Budget truck rental deals, you may be searching for a coupon code or online discount to save some money on your move. While you may be able to find an active coupon code, it’s important to understand what that code will and won’t cover. For example, you might locate a coupon for military or law enforcement, or another for AAA members, but those codes only cover the actual truck rental. You’ll also have extra costs for fuel, towing equipment, additional days and more. Let’s take a closer look and find out how to save money on your move.
Before you book your move, you may be searching for a Penske coupon or Penske discount code. If you’re able to track down one of these discounts, you might find that it doesn’t make as big of an impact as you initially thought. While the coupon code could take a little bit off the cost of the rental truck, it won’t cover any of the “soft costs” associated with truck rentals like fuel, travel, and liability coverage. Let’s dig in and take a look at the discounts, those extra costs, and explore other ways you can save money on your long distance move.
If you’re moving a small amount, you may be thinking about one-way cargo van rental. Some consider them easier to drive than a large moving truck, but the problem often comes in finding one to rent. Let's take a look at who offers these services, then we'll introduce you to U-Pack, an affordable alternative to renting a cargo van and driving it yourself.