Moving from SF to Chicago

(Please Ask Questions and Answer Questions)
echooo23
Posts: 265
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:29 pm

Moving from SF to Chicago

Postby echooo23 » Thu May 17, 2012 8:18 pm

.
Last edited by echooo23 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Nova
Posts: 9116
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:55 pm

Re: Moving from SF to Chicago

Postby Nova » Fri May 18, 2012 3:33 pm

It will cost at least a grand. My guess it will be closer to 2 grand. (my roommate manages at a national truck rental company).

....call the truck rental places.

Drive a hard bargin, their initial offer is rarely their best.
Last edited by Nova on Fri May 18, 2012 3:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
rinkrat19
Posts: 13910
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:35 am

Re: Moving from SF to Chicago

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri May 18, 2012 3:35 pm

My UHaul estimate for the smallest truck from Oregon to Chicago, including gas (probably a low estimate) and not including boxes, was $1700.

User avatar
2014
Posts: 5831
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:53 pm

Re: Moving from SF to Chicago

Postby 2014 » Fri May 18, 2012 11:30 pm

Do you have a vehicle or no?

I pulled a good sized closed Uhaul trailer from Virginia to Kansas for less than 300 bucks and I can't imagine SF to Chicago would be much more expensive. Seems the big cost comes if you have to rent a vehicle and not a trailer.

83947368
Posts: 323
Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:16 pm

Re: Moving from SF to Chicago

Postby 83947368 » Sat May 19, 2012 1:38 am

.
Last edited by 83947368 on Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:32 am, edited 1 time in total.

83947368
Posts: 323
Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:16 pm

Re: Moving from SF to Chicago

Postby 83947368 » Sat May 19, 2012 1:40 am

.
Last edited by 83947368 on Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:34 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
rinkrat19
Posts: 13910
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:35 am

Re: Moving from SF to Chicago

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat May 19, 2012 1:44 am

Adm.Doppleganger wrote:
2014 wrote:Do you have a vehicle or no?

I pulled a good sized closed Uhaul trailer from Virginia to Kansas for less than 300 bucks and I can't imagine SF to Chicago would be much more expensive. Seems the big cost comes if you have to rent a vehicle and not a trailer.


I didn't read this before posting but it does seem like the last sentence is key. 300 is a huge difference from ~$1500.
Well, obviously. One is a box with wheels, and one is a vehicle that costs...I don't even know.

83947368
Posts: 323
Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:16 pm

Re: Moving from SF to Chicago

Postby 83947368 » Sat May 19, 2012 1:53 am

.
Last edited by 83947368 on Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:32 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
rinkrat19
Posts: 13910
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:35 am

Re: Moving from SF to Chicago

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat May 19, 2012 2:05 am

Adm.Doppleganger wrote:Well considering the truck doesn't pack THAT much more than the trailer it seems, I'm just surprised by the massive differences in cost. But yes, I assume we all realize one is a box with wheels and the other is a vehicle.
You're not paying more because of size, you're paying more for the self-propelling vehicle, which is vastly more expensive. (See also: $80k motorhome vs. $15k fifth wheel trailer)

Plus the $1700 I mentioned included like $800 in gas, because the smallest UHaul truck gets 12mpg and PDX>CHI is like 2400 miles. (And I think that was using a gas price from several months ago, so it's probably higher now.)

83947368
Posts: 323
Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:16 pm

Re: Moving from SF to Chicago

Postby 83947368 » Sat May 19, 2012 2:15 am

.
Last edited by 83947368 on Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:32 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
2014
Posts: 5831
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:53 pm

Re: Moving from SF to Chicago

Postby 2014 » Sat May 19, 2012 12:09 pm

I'm guessing the insurance factor is a big part of it too. I don't know if liability insurance on one's personal vehicle covers Uhaul's trailer, or more likely it doesn't but it is not expensive for them to insure a metal box.

Skyblaze
Posts: 96
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:11 pm

Re: Moving from SF to Chicago

Postby Skyblaze » Sat May 19, 2012 12:32 pm

If you live in SF and arn't planning on living there for the summer I'm currently frantically looking for place to live in SF for the summer. (internship). Craigslist is turning up little.

echooo23
Posts: 265
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:29 pm

Re: Moving from SF to Chicago

Postby echooo23 » Sun May 20, 2012 7:15 pm

Nova wrote:It will cost at least a grand. My guess it will be closer to 2 grand. (my roommate manages at a national truck rental company).

....call the truck rental places.

Drive a hard bargin, their initial offer is rarely their best.


This is definitely the credited response. Penske quote was lower than Uhaul's and they were willing to negotiate. Uhaul may be too, but I didn't try.

Unfortunately no car, so will have to rent the full truck.

I wouldn't mind a rental car + trailer route (probably about the same price as renting the truck when added together, with the added benefit of being able to seat more than 2 people), so long as the rental car has a trailer hitch attached and insurance would cover it. The research I've done seems to indicate no rental car company allows this. Anyone know otherwise?

User avatar
sundance95
Posts: 2123
Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:44 pm

Re: Moving from SF to Chicago

Postby sundance95 » Sun May 20, 2012 7:23 pm

echooo23 wrote:Anyone know what it roughly costs to move a 1BR from SF to Chicago by Uhaul or POD?

I got a pod from ABF for 1400 from SF to DC last year. It was fine for a 1 br. Negotiate. Their first price is not their best price.




Return to “Law School FAQ”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests