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Posted on 04/03/2019 3:26:42 PM PDT by Bell Bouy II
Interstate Long Distance move coming up (june)
Any input on estimates, binding non-binding contracts etc. If you have done it you know what input I am looking for and tips to avoid getting screwed over by Guido from Hoboken or his closely related relative
Good luck from all the post from those bailing the N some good info should come forth, less the standard unrelated BS
Are you going to fill one semi-trailer or will you be sharing the load with multiple families?
Do you have a receiving location or will you need to go into storage?
The packers, the un-packers, the short-haul consolidator, and the long-haul truck....the players.
Read the numerical codes when they are tagging your stuff. It makes a difference if there is damage, a wreck, or missing item. Take digital pictures “before.”
Texas is full.
Self loading your things or need someone else to do it. That will make a difference.
You could always check the price of the “Pod” thing for comparison. If your stuff is too heavy for you, you can hire movers to fill the pod for you.
Never used it myself. Only done short moves.
Two 26 ft. UHaul trucks.
If you’re going to Florida just get rid of everything accept the bare minimum because nothing matches the decor down there.
I’m in the process of moving back. I don’t know if this a wise decision but I came from there decades ago and I have to leave this blue state called Virginia.
Cant advise you on costs, but to avoid Guido stick with a well-known name (Allied, United etc.). Deal directly with their home office, DO NOT use a third-party contractor for them - their have been a few scams that way.
What kind of distance and how much stuff? House, garage,
storage or apt with no storage etc. You can get cross
country that will come in, pack/box everything or do it
yourself and rent a moving van.
If you are looking at cross country movers they can come
in, look at your stuff and give you an estimate of cost.
It will be cheaper and less hassle.
Other than that we used PODS which was ok if you are into DIY. Just make sure where ever you light is someplace they service. Otherwise it is an awful mess.
C’mon, son, I’ve been there, it ain’t THAT full ... especially for a dyed-in-the-wool conservative.
Are you really leaving VA? Mind if I ask what part? My kids and grandkids have settled near Roanoke VA, and I’ve been planning to leave Albany NY to go live near them and try to make a new life.
It’s not as blue as where I exist now.
I checked on a Pods a few years back and it was EXPENSIVE !
I was doing a Central Texas to North Texas for just Me and I could have rented about 6 Penske trucks for what the Pods cost.
Four years ago, my wife and I began a move from Southern California to our small community in Colorado. It took us a little time to drive 3 separate trips using U-Haul’s largest trucks and cheap labor that we hired through U-Haul (usually 3 young guys each end). Since we had some serious interior painting to do at the new house, we put everything in cheap storage until we were done. It turned out to be a hell of lot cheaper than even the lowest moving estimate, including renting a one-way small car between trips and an overnight motel each way.
BTW, Pods is super expensive coast to coast. Our son got an estimate to move his apartment from Chapel, NC to Denver, CO and it was over $4,000 8 years ago.
Yep, we are full.
I'm pretty sure it was more expensive than had we gone other routes. The movers/drivers looked like they were busted out of prison yesterday. All in denim, covered in scars and more tattoos than any MS-13 gang member.
They did a beautiful job packing, moving and unpacking.
I'd call Miller Bros. in CT again in a minute.
Dont be swayed by a deal. If moving an entire household cross country go with recognized and reputable service. Be very careful I made a big mistake a couple years ago and got involved with what is known as hostage movers. They give you quote, then come and get your stuff and upon delivery jump the price to the maximum amount to keep them out of trouble with USDOT but if you don’t pay they just drive away.
We moved to Florida from Texas. Used ABF UPack. Only charged us for the amount of the trailer we used. Hired loaders on both ends. Best way
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