How to Move Cross Country for law school?

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AP-375
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Re: How to Move Cross Country for law school?

Postby AP-375 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:40 am

I'm so happy to see this thread, if only just for the support. I'm driving 1800 miles solo from Texas to Virginia and a little anxious about it. Here's my set-up: 20' Uhaul, $600 - car dolly - $260 (wife and hyper little toddler flying)

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Re: How to Move Cross Country for law school?

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:41 am

AP-375 wrote:I'm so happy to see this thread, if only just for the support. I'm driving 1800 miles solo from Texas to Virginia and a little anxious about it. Here's my set-up: 20' Uhaul, $600 - car dolly - $260 (wife and hyper little toddler flying)

The gas cost is gonna fist you so hard

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Re: How to Move Cross Country for law school?

Postby AP-375 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:03 am

Flips88 wrote:
AP-375 wrote:I'm so happy to see this thread, if only just for the support. I'm driving 1800 miles solo from Texas to Virginia and a little anxious about it. Here's my set-up: 20' Uhaul, $600 - car dolly - $260 (wife and hyper little toddler flying)

The gas cost is gonna fist you so hard

Yeah, I'm figuring about $750 for gas, but still, I can't think of a cheaper way.

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Re: How to Move Cross Country for law school?

Postby fingersxd » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:46 am

AP-375 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
AP-375 wrote:I'm so happy to see this thread, if only just for the support. I'm driving 1800 miles solo from Texas to Virginia and a little anxious about it. Here's my set-up: 20' Uhaul, $600 - car dolly - $260 (wife and hyper little toddler flying)

The gas cost is gonna fist you so hard

Yeah, I'm figuring about $750 for gas, but still, I can't think of a cheaper way.


Sell the furniture and buy new stuff in VA?

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Re: How to Move Cross Country for law school?

Postby JJDancer » Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:04 am

JJDancer wrote:Just booked with http://www.franksautotransport.com/ to ship my car cross country. They quoted me less $ than most and claim to have their own trucks. I can't comment on the service since I haven't had my car picked up yet but just in case anyone is wondering....


They quoted me 7-10 days to ship my car with the official estimated date being 10 days - got it in 9. Was pretty pleased with the service. They shipped it through four seasons auto transport.

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Re: How to Move Cross Country for law school?

Postby pwyoung » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:34 am

Flips88 wrote:I just ran the numbers on a moving truck versus buying stuff from IKEA:

Depending on gas mileage (could be 6mpg to 10 mpg according to the website), it would run me $722-909

To buy new stuff from IKEA (bed, mattress, couch, desk/dinner table, couple chairs, dresser, and a bookshelf) would be $730-907

So it's basically a push. Not sure what to do. Though, if I spend more on furniture it'd mean upgrading to a queen sized bed which would be very appreciated.


Hassle of moving way outweighs the cost of setting up Ikea furniture. Just go build it yourself.

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Re: How to Move Cross Country for law school?

Postby SilverE2 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:45 am

The IKEA Scratch and Dent section is THE SHIT. It's all the way at the end of the store, after the showroom and the warehouse. I bought a king size bed for my girlfriend and me with a dent in the headboard, maybe 2 inches long, for $170, half off the original price of $340.

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Re: How to Move Cross Country for law school?

Postby Blessedassurance » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:02 am

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