How to choose the right truck size?
Typically, using a rental truck is seen as an affordable way to relocate, but the possibility of getting the wrong size may cause some distress. Choose a size too small, and you won't be able to fit all your belongings, choose one too big and you'll pay for space you don't need. This is a problem many people encounter when preparing for a long-distance move, but there is an easy solution.
Rental truck sizes by agency
The first thing you will want to do is look into rental truck agencies and see what truck sizes they have. Knowing the available choices (and how they compare to one other) will help you make the right choice.
Compare space estimates
A simple way to pick a truck size is to reserve whichever truck the rental agency recommends for the number of rooms in your house. Study the chart below to see what's best:
Even though it seems pretty straightforward, picking the right truck might still be difficult. For instance, let's say your house has four rooms.
Look at truck dimensions
- Below are the moving truck sizes offered and the interior dimensions (depth, width, height) of each truck:
- 10-foot – 9'11" x 6'4" x 6'2"
- 15-foot – 14'6" x 7'8" x 7'2"
- 17-foot – 16'9" x 7'8" x 7'2"
- 20-foot – 19'6" x 7'8" x 7'2"
- 26-foot – 26'5" x 7'8" x 8'3"
Use a moving truck calculator
Picking the truck size based only on room estimates or dimensions might not be best. After all, your rooms may have more items than the average person, and you are probably not aware of the cubic footage your household items take up. To help make it easier to find the right truck size, you can use a room-by-room space estimator.
Of course, getting the wrong truck size is still possible despite how careful your considerations are. How you load the vehicle combined with your items' unique shapes and sizes could mean ending up with a truck that's too tiny, but playing it safe and renting a size larger than what you require can mean spending more cash on fuel.
Instead of choosing a truck size and hope for the best, use a service that lets you have more control. Best Moves – long distance moving company is a service with flexible truck options.
What size truck do I need to move?
Since there are various choices, and many different ways to determine what you need, it can sometimes be hard to figure out the right moving truck size. Make it easier by going with Best Moves; we will pack, load and move you with the high professionalism. If you have any questions please contact us or leave a comment below.