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Parking a ReloCube

July 2nd, 2018 - 9:28 AM

Secure ReloCube parking before moving day

Along with packing and setting up utilities, one important moving-related task is finding space to park the equipment. With a U-Pack move, you’re responsible for finding secure, legal parking at both origin and destination. To help you prepare, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about ReloCube parking before, during and after the move.

If you need information about moving trailer parking, check out this post

Get an overview of what to expect in this video, and keep reading for the specifics:

Planning for parking

Here’s what you need to know when arranging for parking:

  • The ReloCube will need to be parked for three business days on each end of the move
  • Each Cube is 6’ x 7’ x 8’ and fits in a standard parking space
  • You’ll need about 40 feet of clear space during pick-up and drop-off (they’re delivered on a flatbed or drop-deck trailer that will need the extra room)
  • You’ll need at least 14 feet of overhead clearance
  • Cubes must be placed on level, paved ground and cannot be placed in garages or under carports

What do I do if I can’t park the equipment for three days?

In many cases, we can return to pick up the equipment the following business day. If you are unable to leave the ReloCubes parked overnight at all, let us know. We may be able to arrange a same-day pickup or you can load at a service center. 

What if I don’t have 40 feet of space?

If you don’t have enough space for the trailer to maneuver, we can often park on a nearby side street and bring the Cubes to your door with the forklift. You’ll still need at least 14 feet of overhead clearance for the forklift. 

What if I don’t have paved parking?

Concrete or asphalt are ideal surfaces for the ReloCube, but hard-packed gravel can work in most cases, just let us know when reserving. If you don’t have an area to leave the Cubes, we can often place them on the street. However, a parking permit may be required, so talk with the local police department to find out. 

For parking at an apartment complex, storage facility or at a home with a Home Owner’s Association, talk with the management to get permission to leave the equipment. Once you have permission and space blocked off, you’re ready for moving day.

ReloCube parking on moving day

parking a U-Pack ReloCube at a home

When the equipment is brought to your home, someone 18 years or older must be present to sign for it. They will also be in charge of showing our drivers where to place the Cubes. If you’re unable to be there, someone else can sign on your behalf, but please let us know beforehand. 

Once you start loading, it’s important to keep the equipment secure. Place a lock on the door when it’s unattended. 

What to do for pick-up

Once you’ve finished loading, give us a call, and we’ll schedule pick-up. No signature is required, so you can hit the road whenever you’re ready. Just make sure the equipment is locked and ready to go.

When you arrive at destination, call us to schedule delivery and we’ll bring the Cubes to your new home for unloading. When you’re finished unloading, give us a call and we will schedule pick-up of the empty equipment. No one needs to be present at that time, just remove any locks and make sure the Cube is empty. 

Have questions about ReloCube parking?

Leave a comment below or call us at 800-413-4799. We’re always here to help.