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Very cost effective, and you have complete and utter control over every aspect of your move.
You have to ask your friends & family to help you move, again. There goes your weekend, and maybe even your back!
You won't break your back or the bank! Takes minutes to book movers on your phone through HireAHelper.
You have to take more time to research your options and spend a little more than the DIY move.
Someone else does all the work on moving day!
Takes days rather than minutes to get quotes. You may have to file for bankruptcy after the move. Seriously.
I originally requested a 10' Truck, but was upgraded to a 15' at the same cost. I drove from Ohio to Oregon and had absolutely no issues with the truck. Apart from not a lot of frills, the truck was comfortable and drove surprisingly well. It handled the mountain regions of my trip very well. The return was flawless at the Sherwood Uhaul location. I have one more move to finish, and will definitely rent from Uhaul.
I initially reserved with Budget, but they called at the last minute (after the movers were paid!) and left a message saying they had no trucks. At the same time, they did not cancel reservation, which means I was liable for the rental charges. Budget did not return call and was totally unprofessional. It seems you can not count on Budget. U Haul was great, on the other hand.
The cube was dropped off the day we were expecting it. We were able to load all of our things (although it was a bit tight) into the cube. The cube was meant to be picked up on a Monday so that it could make it to SF on time, however they pushed back the pick-up date until Wednesday. We were nervous about it arriving on time (as we had city permits secured for a specific date), but it arrived the morning we were expecting it. No trouble getting the permits or the pod where we needed it to be. It was perfect for our relocation from NY to CA! Would definitely use this company again!!
Rat Pack stayed in touch with us throughout the process even though our delivery was delayed due to unforeseen mechanical problems with the trucks on the delivery end. The local transport of Rat Pack, was also professional with the updates to when delivery could be made. Things happen that are out of your control, but the honesty the company provided was reassuring and I could not express my gratitude enough for keeping me informed.
ABF was prompt on the delivery of the unit both at the origin location and the destination location. Both locations were also in constant contact during their respective legs of the journey. While some items did get damaged in transit that is no fault of ABF and is a reminder that if your items are not secured properly then you never know what can happen. I would gladly use their service again for a long distance move as the container was well constructed and they do not force you to pay storage fees if you do not need them.
We had a 26 foot truck. It was in great shape and worked well except it really struggled going up the passes (and we were only about 2/3 full with not a ton of heavy stuff). Was comfortable for that long of a ride. Customer service at pick-up and drop-off was great. Overall a really good experience. I recommend getting a quote online and then wait for them to call you to commit - the price came down significantly.
The trailer was old and allowed water into the freight space. The barriers supplied were old, ragged, and full of splinters. The ramps were damaged with holes that that would catch the wheels of the dollies. Perhaps that is the cost of going cheap. The bright spot was the cost and the speed at which the trailer arrived at the destination.