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The Basics of Renting a U-Haul

February 1, 2023
5 min read

Are you low on trunk space but need to move your things to another home or a storage unit? If so, a U-Haul truck rental is an affordable option. From cars and trucks to cargo vans and massive 26’ trucks, The Storage Place is proud to be a certified U-Haul partner and offers truck rentals at almost all of our locations (with our Boat Lodge in Aransas Pass being the lone exception). If you’re interested in learning more about the truck rental process and what it may end up costing you, we’ve got you covered.

A U-Haul truck gets loaded at a storage facility, with its ramp down to allow easy access to the back.
Types of U-Haul Trucks Available for Rent

When you come to The Storage Place you’ll find various U-Haul truck rentals at each of our locations, the cost of each depends on the type you choose. Contact our team to get a more accurate cost for each type of rental.

The types of U-Haul rentals we offer at our storage facilities include:

  • Pick-up trucks: A great size if you’re moving small furniture or a few boxes locally.
  • Cargo vans: The vans can hold a few large boxes and furniture. A good option if you want your small amount of belongings covered.
  • 10′ Trucks: Typically, this truck size can fit furniture and items from a one-bedroom apartment.
  • 15′ Trucks: This size of this truck can fit furniture and other items that could typically fit in a two-bedroom apartment.
  • 17′ Trucks: A little larger in size, the trucks can fit the furniture and other items of a two-bedroom home.
  • 20′ Trucks: These trucks are a great choice if you are moving a lot of furniture and other items from a three-bedroom home.
  • 26′ Trucks: This size truck is a good choice if you move furniture and belongings from a four-bedroom home. This is the biggest truck U-Haul currently offers.

Reach out to the team at your nearest Storage Place location so we can help you determine which size is best for your needs.

The Basics of Renting a U-Haul

To make sure your move is as seamless as possible, it is helpful to follow these steps when renting a U-Haul:

  1. Determine the truck size you need: Figure out exactly what you plan to move. Create an inventory to ensure that all your belongings will fit. At The Storage Place, we can help you determine which size is best for you based on the items you plan to move.
  2. Determine the dates you need the truck: Figure out the dates you plan to use the truck and how long you will need it. Then, contact The Storage Place to make your reservation. The earlier in advance you can do this, the more likely it is that you will get the size you need.
  3. Request additional equipment: Will you need a dolly or other supplies for your move? If so, request it ahead of time to make sure it is available.

Following these steps can help to ensure you have everything you need on the day of your move. If you have any questions, The Storage Place can provide the answers you need. We can also provide information about the storage units we offer.

How do I extend my U-Haul rental?

If you have to extend your U-Haul rental, there could be additional costs. Once you realize you need to extend the reservation, reach out to our team. We can look up the availability and let you know if you can keep the rental longer than planned.

Our team will do everything possible to ensure you have the U-Haul rental for as long as you need it.

A small U-Haul truck drives along the highway, with green grass and buildings in the background.
Get a Free Moving Truck Rental When You Store with The Storage Place

Nothing makes moving less stressful than having a little additional space to house the belongings you don’t currently need. Whether you’re downsizing or wanting to move slowly, a storage unit can help ease the moving process.

At The Storage Place, select locations provide a free moving truck rental when you rent your first storage unit to make moving process even easier. Save time by not making trips back and forth in a smaller vehicle and get a U-Haul at no cost.

Reserve Your U-Haul Moving Truck Today

Whether it’s for a big move across town or transporting big appliances to or from your storage unit that won’t fit in the back of your car or truck, renting a U-Haul can be a huge help during all of life’s transitions. That’s why The Storage Place is proud to be a certified U-Haul partner, offering you the tools you need to make your move a success.

To learn more about our U-Haul rental offerings and take advantage of our free moving truck promotion when you reserve your first storage unit, find a Storage Place location near you to get started. Our team is happy to provide information about our storage unit sizes, U-Haul rental sizes, and costs to ensure you get exactly what you need for the smoothest move possible.

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