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Load the Bulky Items First
Posted by K W (more from K W) on Tue, 12 Mar 2019 21:34:27
In Reply to: Experience moving with a U-Haul truck?, RodM, Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:23:57
I bought my first Saab in 1979 , the same year I started working at a small moving company . I would drive my 1974 99le to work , then get into a 1970 or so Mack or International Harvestor moving van and move people and their stuff . Started out as a great summer job in High School , then College , ended up driving over a million miles over almost 30 years . Must have moved thousands of shipments . Still drive a Saab , but am trying not to do moving , as much anymore .
So , here is my best advice . Load the Large and bulky items first , and fill around them with the odd and small stuff . Don't overlook something like an extension ladder , hang it up against the truck wall with bungies or tie straps . Save any heavy items to load later over the rear axle . Take apart things like shelving and table legs , use a tape measure and load everything tightly . Use tie straps and secure the load as you fill the truck .
Good news is you are moving short haul and on flat land .
As to what truck to rent , I can say that U-haul has upgraded their fleet , and Penske does have the more Commercial grade truck . U-haul trucks are much lower tailgate height , the Penske is going to be a much taller truck . Do a pre trip inspection , don't be pressured ,get a good truck . and get the extra insurance .
Check with your Insurance company and tell them you are moving .
Best of luck !
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Posts in this Thread:
- Experience moving with a U-Haul truck?, RodM, Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:23:57
- Re: Experience moving with a U-Haul truck?, cheaptech , Thu, 14 Mar 2019 12:01:37
- Re: Experience moving with a U-Haul truck?, Tom G , Thu, 14 Mar 2019 03:05:58
- Re: Experience moving with a U-Haul truck?, Craig, Wed, 13 Mar 2019 09:41:20
- Re: Experience moving with a U-Haul truck?, Justin VanAbrahams , Wed, 13 Mar 2019 08:23:53
- Have a 26" Penske truck reserved for April 18th..., RodM, Wed, 13 Mar 2019 05:15:43
- Load the Bulky Items First, K W, Tue, 12 Mar 2019 21:34:27 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: Experience moving with a U-Haul truck?, Cary, Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:45:12
- Moved our youngest this way - Raleigh to Boston, MI-Roger , Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:44:31
- Re: Experience moving with a U-Haul truck?, 02 Viggen, Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:35:04
- Re: Experience moving with a U-Haul truck?, JTRI , Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:31:54
- Re: Experience moving with a U-Haul truck?, JoeHiOh Saab , Tue, 12 Mar 2019 11:21:35
- Re: Experience moving with a U-Haul truck?, Tulsaab , Tue, 12 Mar 2019 10:08:51
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