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Posted: 4/8/2006 9:01:52 PM EDT
Doing rental trucks that I drive myself is gonna cost about $2,500 per truck and I'm gonna need two.

$5,000 for 4 days of driving myself and all my crap a couple states over.

I could buy a car for that.

There has to be an easier way.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:05:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 9:06:07 PM EDT by Sagus]
That's nuts! I'm moving 1 city over next month - they pack/move everything. All I do is drink beer and watch - gonna cost me $425.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:06:28 PM EDT
Tried pods?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:06:39 PM EDT
BTDT, You could always hire movers for 20k. Have fun.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:07:57 PM EDT
Can i steal move your guns for you?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:09:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Tried pods?



Yeah, it would cost about $2,200 each and I'd need 2.

I'd also have to worry about not being with my stuff and who knows how those guys drive.

Would have me about $500 but jesus that is what the entire move should COST.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:09:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BigBang:
BTDT, You could always hire movers for 20k. Have fun.



Not after as many instances as I've seen when they renegotiate their price once they have your stuff.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:10:31 PM EDT
Where are you moving to anyway? Arizona? Colorado? New Mexico? Where?


I guess you finally got tired of all of the crazy californiastan BS, huh?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:11:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Tried pods?



Yeah, it would cost about $2,200 each and I'd need 2.

I'd also have to worry about not being with my stuff and who knows how those guys drive.

Would have me about $500 but jesus that is what the entire move should COST.



Factor in not having to pay for fuel and running up and down the ramp to the truck.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:12:45 PM EDT
Cost is secondary to the PITA that moving is.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:16:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Doing rental trucks that I drive myself is gonna cost about $2,500 per truck and I'm gonna need two.

$5,000 for 4 days of driving myself and all my crap a couple states over.

I could buy a car for that.

There has to be an easier way.



Where the fuck are you moving?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:16:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ElevenO:
Where are you moving to anyway? Arizona? Colorado? New Mexico? Where?


I guess you finally got tired of all of the crazy californiastan BS, huh?



He lives in Florida...
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:18:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tim84K10:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Doing rental trucks that I drive myself is gonna cost about $2,500 per truck and I'm gonna need two.

$5,000 for 4 days of driving myself and all my crap a couple states over.

I could buy a car for that.

There has to be an easier way.



Where the fuck are you moving?



About 800 miles away.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:18:54 PM EDT
Work comped me for my relocation.

I had a 1 bedroom apartment. 1 room, I didn't use, but to store books and random other shit.

Cost them around 8k to move me, from NJ to MN.

Note I really didn't have jack shit other than books, 2 desks, my dvd player, amp, speakers, tv, and a couple computers...futon, and office chair.

So, yah..moving is pricy.

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:19:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Doing rental trucks that I drive myself is gonna cost about $2,500 per truck and I'm gonna need two.

$5,000 for 4 days of driving myself and all my crap a couple states over.

I could buy a car for that.

There has to be an easier way.



Smaller truck many trips or many friends with trucks and pay for gas.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:20:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 9:21:15 PM EDT by SteyrAUG]

Originally Posted By ar15_rifleman:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Doing rental trucks that I drive myself is gonna cost about $2,500 per truck and I'm gonna need two.

$5,000 for 4 days of driving myself and all my crap a couple states over.

I could buy a car for that.

There has to be an easier way.



Smaller truck many trips or many friends with trucks and pay for gas.



Way too much shit. Gonna need about 2,000 cubic feet of storage space to move all my crap.

That and it ain't a local move.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:22:52 PM EDT
Nuke your stuff from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:23:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cypher214:

Originally Posted By ElevenO:
Where are you moving to anyway? Arizona? Colorado? New Mexico? Where?


I guess you finally got tired of all of the crazy californiastan BS, huh?



He lives in Florida...





Huh??? I thought Steyr lived in california
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:23:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By ar15_rifleman:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Doing rental trucks that I drive myself is gonna cost about $2,500 per truck and I'm gonna need two.

$5,000 for 4 days of driving myself and all my crap a couple states over.

I could buy a car for that.

There has to be an easier way.



Smaller truck many trips or many friends with trucks and pay for gas.



Way too much shit. Gonna need about 2,000 cubic feet of storage space to move all my crap.

That and it ain't a local move.



well theres an easy solution. get rid of the shit!
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:25:09 PM EDT
A story about my move.

None of the rental places could provide a trailer to tow my Xterra so I decided to bite the bullet and make TWO trips since that's how much crap I had that would fit in a 6x12 U-Haul trailer behind the Xterra. I can't STAND the idea of some strangers moving everything I own cross-town, much less cross-country.

Anyhow, the U-Haul website quoted almost $1,500 one way for a 6x12 from San Diego to Montana so down to San Diego I go, rent the trailer, load up and head out.

Everything goes fine and I drop the trailer off up here and the guy at U-Haul nearly has a heart attack when he sees what I paid. Turns out they charge based on where you're coming from according to him. I tell him I have to bring up another load and he suggests I rent the trailer here in MT and deadhead back to San Diego with it. I'm a bit incredulous to say the least, until I asked him for a quote. "Oh, for a week or so, around 250-300 bucks. We do it all the time like this."



I ended up getting the trailer from another U-Haul shop in town since he was out the day I left. I got the 6x12 trailer for 9 days and it cost me around $250 including insurance.

So, to recap:

One way 6x12 tralier from San Deigo to Kalispell (6 days allowed) = ~$1,500.00

Round trip 6x12 trailer from Kalispell to San Diego (9 days allowed) = ~ $250.00

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:27:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By legonas:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By ar15_rifleman:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Doing rental trucks that I drive myself is gonna cost about $2,500 per truck and I'm gonna need two.

$5,000 for 4 days of driving myself and all my crap a couple states over.

I could buy a car for that.

There has to be an easier way.



Smaller truck many trips or many friends with trucks and pay for gas.



Way too much shit. Gonna need about 2,000 cubic feet of storage space to move all my crap.

That and it ain't a local move.



well theres an easy solution. get rid of the shit!



This is all shit I need.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:40:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

About 800 miles away.



SteyrAUG

I have been thinking about moving to FL. Any suggestions or recommendations?

Thanks

SST7
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:47:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 9:54:40 PM EDT by SteyrAUG]

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
A story about my move.

None of the rental places could provide a trailer to tow my Xterra so I decided to bite the bullet and make TWO trips since that's how much crap I had that would fit in a 6x12 U-Haul trailer behind the Xterra. I can't STAND the idea of some strangers moving everything I own cross-town, much less cross-country.

Anyhow, the U-Haul website quoted almost $1,500 one way for a 6x12 from San Diego to Montana so down to San Diego I go, rent the trailer, load up and head out.

Everything goes fine and I drop the trailer off up here and the guy at U-Haul nearly has a heart attack when he sees what I paid. Turns out they charge based on where you're coming from according to him. I tell him I have to bring up another load and he suggests I rent the trailer here in MT and deadhead back to San Diego with it. I'm a bit incredulous to say the least, until I asked him for a quote. "Oh, for a week or so, around 250-300 bucks. We do it all the time like this."



I ended up getting the trailer from another U-Haul shop in town since he was out the day I left. I got the 6x12 trailer for 9 days and it cost me around $250 including insurance.

So, to recap:

One way 6x12 tralier from San Deigo to Kalispell (6 days allowed) = ~$1,500.00

Round trip 6x12 trailer from Kalispell to San Diego (9 days allowed) = ~ $250.00




Bastards...I just did the trip in reverse and it was about $500.00

Too bad it is gonna be one way.

I did manage to save a bit of money by going to the nearest major city a state over. Best I can do and the 3 hour drive each way will save me over $1,000.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:48:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SST7:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

About 800 miles away.



SteyrAUG

I have been thinking about moving to FL. Any suggestions or recommendations?

Thanks

SST7



Yeah...buy my house.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:49:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 9:51:08 PM EDT by AFARR]
What truck rental company?

I just checked rates (looks like I'm moving to the other side of the state for a job).

For me:

1 truck 16' should about work (not too much junk).

Penske quoted $700 (most of the time in May), and U-Haul went $210 for the same trip/time period.

When we moved from Richmond to Chicago for me to go to school, the Penske truck was cheaper by a little bit for a larger truck.

AFARR

Just a thought--Penske gave UNLIMITED mileage & Uhaul limited the mileage. Wonder if you could find a Penske place in a low demand area near you, rent the truck there, bring it home and then drop it off at your final destination.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:54:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AFARR:
What truck rental company?



Uhaul. They are all about the same.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:58:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Yeah...buy my house.



As much as I would like to move in the near future - it won't be for a while....I was refering more to pros/cons, desirable/undesirable areas, etc.

I already know about the hurricanes
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:01:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Evil_Ed:
Work comped me for my relocation.

I had a 1 bedroom apartment. 1 room, I didn't use, but to store books and random other shit.

Cost them around 8k to move me, from NJ to MN.

Note I really didn't have jack shit other than books, 2 desks, my dvd player, amp, speakers, tv, and a couple computers...futon, and office chair.

So, yah..moving is pricy.




Same here. About $9K from Laredo to Durham.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:08:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:17:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 10:17:50 PM EDT by Beltfedleadhead]
All I have to say is: Do It Yourself.


And if you MUST hire movers, don't hire Allied!

ALLIED SUCKS
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:27:16 PM EDT
This couldn't have come at a better time...

Photoshop Theme: Farker moving in mid-April. Photoshop the ways it could go horribly wrong



forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=1990697
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:38:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SST7:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Yeah...buy my house.



As much as I would like to move in the near future - it won't be for a while....I was refering more to pros/cons, desirable/undesirable areas, etc.

I already know about the hurricanes



I know I'm leaving. That should tell you something.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:39:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By David_Hineline:
Maybe you should see if some Kitchen Table Mover can do your transfer for cheaper rather than using a real profesional.



Yeah...that price was for me moving myself.

It wasn't for a professional mover.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:42:59 PM EDT
Sell all your SHIT
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:45:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 3rdStreet:
Sell all your SHIT




Ummmm........no.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:46:43 PM EDT
Only trying to help..............
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:48:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 3rdStreet:
Only trying to help..............



The sad fact is I have jetisoned all the shit I don't need.

I'm gonna need all this shit.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:51:26 PM EDT
Steyr,

IF you are going to pay cash and your moving north. If your able to load a truck in a 24 hour time. Contact me and I can point you in the right direction for a truck that will cut your cost in half. It would be a 53' van if you can get that to your house with out blocking traffic. The bed of the truck would not have a ramp. But if your able to make that work contact me and I know I can cut that price in half for sure!
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:51:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By 3rdStreet:
Only trying to help..............



The sad fact is I have jetisoned all the shit I don't need.

I'm gonna need all this shit.




I find it amazing that you don't know how much shit you have until you are moving. Always adds up to about 5 times the amount of stuff you thought you owned.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:53:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vedubin01:
Steyr,

IF you are going to pay cash and your moving north. If your able to load a truck in a 24 hour time. Contact me and I can point you in the right direction for a truck that will cut your cost in half. It would be a 53' van if you can get that to your house with out blocking traffic. The bed of the truck would not have a ramp. But if your able to make that work contact me and I know I can cut that price in half for sure!



Don't you need some kind of special license for a 53 foot?

It is a standard or automatic transmission?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:55:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 3rdStreet:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By 3rdStreet:
Only trying to help..............



The sad fact is I have jetisoned all the shit I don't need.

I'm gonna need all this shit.




I find it amazing that you don't know how much shit you have until you are moving. Always adds up to about 5 times the amount of stuff you thought you owned.



No shit. I had no idea I had that much porn.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:58:00 PM EDT
I moved my grandparents about 250 miles 1.5 years ago. I think the UHaul cost around $150.

I can't imagine paying money like that to move. Thankfully all of my moves have been less than 15 miles.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:00:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:
I moved my grandparents about 250 miles 1.5 years ago. I think the UHaul cost around $150.

I can't imagine paying money like that to move. Thankfully all of my moves have been less than 15 miles.



It ain't even the distance, it's the destination.

I did the same trip in reverse with the same two trucks and it came out to around $500.

A difference of $4,500 for the same two trucks going the same distance.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:05:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By Burley:
I moved my grandparents about 250 miles 1.5 years ago. I think the UHaul cost around $150.

I can't imagine paying money like that to move. Thankfully all of my moves have been less than 15 miles.



It ain't even the distance, it's the destination.

I did the same trip in reverse with the same two trucks and it came out to around $500.

A difference of $4,500 for the same two trucks going the same distance.

Well shit dude fly out and grab the truck there . Zoom zoom back and forth save enough for 1/5 of a mp5.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:05:57 PM EDT
I still don't understand why renting a couplea trucks and doing all the work yourself would cost five thousand dollars?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:15:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By byron2112:
I still don't understand why renting a couplea trucks and doing all the work yourself would cost five thousand dollars?



+1
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:17:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By Burley:
I moved my grandparents about 250 miles 1.5 years ago. I think the UHaul cost around $150.

I can't imagine paying money like that to move. Thankfully all of my moves have been less than 15 miles.



It ain't even the distance, it's the destination.

I did the same trip in reverse with the same two trucks and it came out to around $500.

A difference of $4,500 for the same two trucks going the same distance.



It is a ripoff. I'd love to know how they justify that shit.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:23:36 PM EDT
Things of family memories, heirlooms and photo albums are keepers...
Alot of your furniture could be replaced for less than it would cost to move it...sort it out
If you have clothes that you haven't worn all year, sell 'em or give them away.

you can cut that down quite a bit.

That sounds pretty pricy for a truck..is that Uhaul?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:47:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 11:48:06 PM EDT by BillofRights]
Somehow I missed it. Why are you moving Steyr? Can I have the abridged version, or the link?

fwiw- we were able to cut the rental bill in half just by calling around.

Good luck with it. Moving sucks. You forget how much until you are knee deep in it.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 12:29:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By byron2112:
I still don't understand why renting a couplea trucks and doing all the work yourself would cost five thousand dollars?



It's all about where they need the trucks. I did the largest budget truck from Vegas to So. Cal. , price was $250 for 3 days and 300 miles. I priced the trip in reverse and it was around $1500. They needed the truck in so. cal. so why not make the price low so you choose them and move the truck for them. They obviously didn't need trucks in Vegas.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 2:14:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/9/2006 2:15:24 AM EDT by bmick325]
What's the saying?..."The stuff you own ends up owning you".

You probably nixed this idea already, but an ARFCOM "moving sale" would go over like a feeding frenzy and generate some much needed cash.

If you consider this option, please put me down for that "storm damaged" 6920.
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