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10 Foot Truck: How Much Does it Hold?

October 27th, 2016 - 3:06 PM

How much can you fit in a 10-foot rental truck?

10-foot rental trucks are meant for small moves because they typically hold 1-2 rooms of furniture and boxes. If you’re moving a studio-apartment or a small one-bedroom apartment, it’s probably just about the right fit. But, if it’s a one-bedroom apartment that’s heavily furnished (or if you have more than one bedroom), you may consider going up at least one size. Let’s look at 10-foot trucks in more detail to see what you can expect in terms of actual dimensions, then look at an alternative to the 10-foot rental truck that may be a better solution for your move.

Who offers a 10-foot rental truck?

U-Haul® is currently the only large brand rental truck company offering a 10-foot truck. Its internal dimensions are just short of 10-feet at 9’ 11 x 6’ 4” x 6’ 2” (LWH), which is about 387 cubic feet. According to the website, it holds 1-2 bedrooms’ worth of furniture or a studio apartment.

The big question that almost always comes with “what fits in a 10-foot truck” involves mattresses. Will a king or queen-size mattress fit? The 10-foot U-Haul truck opening is 71” x 67” (WH). A standard-size king mattress is 76” x 80” (WH) and a queen mattress is 60” x 80” (WH). So, they’ll fit inside, but the issue may be getting them inside the door opening.


What’s the next closest rental truck size?

If renting a truck and driving it yourself is important to you, but the U-Haul 10-foot truck isn’t a good fit, the next closest options are the 12-foot Budget® truck or the 12-foot Penske® truck.

Budget interior dimensions: 11’ 8” x 6’3” x 6’ 1” (443 cubic feet)
Penske interior dimensions: 12’ x 6’ 6” x 6’ 1” (474 cubic feet)

Both Budget and Penske advise that their 12-foot trucks are the right size for 1-2 rooms or a studio apartment.

Are there other options if a 10-foot truck doesn’t work?

Absolutely. If you’re searching for a way to move your small house, apartment or storage facility long distance, there are “you pack, we drive” alternatives for any size move — you do the packing and loading, and we do the driving.

U-Pack offers two types of equipment for moving — ReloCubes or moving trailers. And both are great alternatives to a 10-foot truck. Especially if you don’t look forward to driving.  

The ReloCube is a small container that sits flat on the ground for easy loading and unloading. It’s a bit smaller than a 10-foot truck, measuring 5’ 8” x 6’ 8” x 7’ 8” (LWH) inside, which is 308 cubic feet. You can reserve one or as many as you think you need, then only pay for what you use. They’re incredibly convenient. And if your next question is, “What fits in a ReloCube?” this should help (as a side note, a king-size mattress does fit inside).

The moving trailer is 28-feet in length. You may think that’s way too large for moving one room of furniture, but it’s actually not. That’s because you only pay for the space you use, down to a 5 foot minimum. And 5 feet in a commercial trailer is just about the same loading space as a 10-foot U-Haul truck — it’s 5’ x 8’ x 9’ or 360 cubic feet. Customers love the flexibility — especially if you have a small move, but you have something like a large couch or king size mattress that won’t fit in a 10-foot U-Haul.

Check out how the moving trailer works here:

Fit it all with U-Pack!

If you’re moving long distance, and you’re having a difficult time figuring out if a 10-foot rental truck is the best option for your belongings, go the easy route! With a U-Pack trailer move, space is always available, and with the ReloCube, you can reserve as many as you think you need, and pay for only what you use.

Get a free moving quote online or leave a comment if you have more questions about how U-Pack compares to the 10-foot U-Haul truck. We look forward to helping!


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