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Moving Truck Rental Tips - Helping You Cut Costs

If you are moving and do not want to spend a fortune on professional movers and packers, it is the most cost-effective option to go for a self service moving and rent a truck. Here are a few moving truck rental tips that will help you save time, money, and effort.

Though it might appear a simple task, renting a truck and moving stuff yourself is not that simple, and sometimes it is best to let professionals take care of the whole thing.

But if you are determined that you will rent a moving truck and do things yourself, be careful about who you associate with and how you go about doing things.

Here are some of the moving truck rental tips that might make things simpler:

  • To get the best deal, ensure that you book the truck at least a month before the actual moving.
  • Get quotes from different companies and do not just settle for the first one that seems good enough. Research is very important.
  • Make sure that you understand all the clauses and terms of your rental agreement. If something is unclear, do not feel shy and clarify your doubt.
  • Ensure that there is nothing wrong with the truck. Before renting it, thoroughly check for any exiting faults.
  • It is always best to opt for a local company. For example, if in Sedona, shortlist a few moving truck rental companies in Sedona and then pick the best. Researching always helps.
  • With these simple moving truck rental tips, you can end up making things easier and hassle-free. Fill out a few quote request forms online and select a rental company that you think is the most reasonable and professional.
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Cargo Moving Van 10' Moving Truck 16' Moving Truck 24' Moving Truck
Capacity 1-2 rooms 1-2 rooms 3-4 rooms 5-8 rooms
Cubic Feet 309 380 800 1,380
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) 7,200 lbs. 8,600 lbs. 11,500 lbs. 25,500 lbs.
Payload Weight 2,200 lbs. 3,100 lbs. 3,400 lbs. 12,000 lbs.
Clearance 8 6" 9 0" 11 6" 13 6"
Interior (Length)
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4 4"
6 3"
6 0"
15 7"
7 5"
6 5"
7 5"
7 5"
Rear Door (Height)
4 0"
4 6"
5 5"
5 9"
6 5"
7 3"
7 0"
7 3"
Load Ramp Width NA NA 2 3" 2 4"
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Air Conditioning
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AM/FM Stereo
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Seat Belts / Seats 2 2 2 3
Fuel Tank 35 Gallon 35 Gallon 35 Gallon 55 Gallon
Lift-gate     Business use only Business use only

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