Move Yourself With Uhaul Truck Rentals
Uhaul truck rentals are an easy way to save some money on your move - whether it be local or cross country.
Because of this, it is important that you have the sales person note any and all existing damage at the time of rental. He or she should go out to the vehicle with you and write down all damages on the contract. Make sure you get a copy in case there is a dispute later on. It is a good idea to purchase their insurance when you rent a truck. It is unlikely that your auto insurance covers damage to rental trucks (it may cover rental cars, but rental trucks are considered to be a different category) and the insurance doesn't cost that much so it is better to be safe than sorry.
They have several size trucks and trailers depending on your needs. If you don't mind doing all the work and have a lot of friends and relatives willing to help a self move can be a great way to save a lot of money.
Uhaul trucks are not commercial vehicles, so you only need a valid drivers license and to be 18 years of age. Of course, you will also need a credit card to pay for the rental. Be advised, that you are responsible for any damage to the vehicle whether it be a uHaul truck or tow trailer.
If you are moving cross country, make sure you know where to drop off your uhaul truck rental. The place you rent if from should be able to give you a location near your destination. For local moves, you will probably return it to the same place you rented from.
If you don't have a lot to move, you can rent a uHaul cargo van or pick up truck - these are available for local moves only as is the open air trailer.
Your uHaul truck rentals charges will be calculated on the mileage you drive. You can get a quote when you rent the truck so you have an idea of this cost. You can actually get the exact mileage on the internet if you want and then you should be able to pretty much figure out exactly how much it will cost less any extra expenses such as dollies, boxes and hand trucks.