How to move half-way across the country?

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Ken Kesey
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How to move half-way across the country?

Postby Ken Kesey » Fri May 15, 2015 5:01 pm

Anyone got any tips on how they moved 2000 miles? I've got a small SUV, no where enough to move a bed.

Did you all just sell your stuff and start over?

Let me know what you did.

KirkwoodGAO
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Re: How to move half-way across the country?

Postby KirkwoodGAO » Fri May 15, 2015 5:26 pm

Well you see there's a company called Uhaul that rents trucks.

There are also moving companies that move stuff for people.

Additionally, there's http://www.pods.com/ that rents pods that you fill up and then they move the pods for you.

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Eladriel
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Re: How to move half-way across the country?

Postby Eladriel » Fri May 15, 2015 5:45 pm

Ken Kesey wrote:Anyone got any tips on how they moved 2000 miles? I've got a small SUV, no where enough to move a bed.

Did you all just sell your stuff and start over?

Let me know what you did.


I moved 3000 miles a few years ago. You're lucky to have the SUV--all I had was a sedan.

figure out what's important to have with you and bring it. Anything else, store/ship/sell/give away.

Replace with Ikea furniture.

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BVest
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Re: How to move half-way across the country?

Postby BVest » Fri May 15, 2015 8:20 pm

Yeah, bed, unless the frame is special, is completely replaceable. If you use standard size moving boxes (and actually know how to pack well), you can palletize a bunch of stuff and ship it via Amtrak, especially if you don't need it for a week or two.

You can also ship boxes individually with amtrak, but they lost a couple of ours when we did that.

They have limitations on what they permit, so just look at those and that's the stuff you pack in your SUV.

Lastly, getting a UHaul truck one-way is expensive, but getting a trailer isn't too bad. If you don't have a hitch on your SUV, you can get one from etrailer.com for a lot cheaper than from an installer. For the lighting you'll want to pay an installer unless you're pretty competent with that stuff.

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Nebby
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Re: How to move half-way across the country?

Postby Nebby » Sat May 16, 2015 10:12 pm

Slowly have gotten rid of all of my stuff. Now everything fits in a cargo van, with room. I recommend chucking everything you own except clothes, TV, Xbox. That's what I have done and it's worked well.




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