Are you moving into a 1-2-bedroom apartment or house? You might be transitioning from your college apartment to something with a bit more space. Perhaps you’re purchasing a small home with your significant other. For this size of a move, a 15′ U-Haul truck is the one for the job. It can take on your furniture, appliances, fragile items and more. Here are some details to be sure it’s the right truck for you:
If you’re entering that next phase of adulthood, you have more items than you did living in your studio apartment. A 15′ U-Haul truck is perfect for 1-2-bedroom house or apartment moves. Other than being 5′ longer than a 10′ truck, it is also wider and taller. There is plenty of room for your furniture, appliances, boxes and fragile items. The truck’s door opening measures 7’3″ (WxH), and its inside dimensions are 15′ x 7’8″ x 7’2″ (LxWxH).
A 15′ U-Haul truck has several features meant to make your move easier. It is the smallest U-Haul moving truck to come with a Mom’s Attic®, which is a compartment that sits above the cab of the truck. You can load this up with your fragile items and tie that section off, so they rest safely above your heavier items during the drive. A 15′ U-Haul truck is also the smallest truck equipped with a loading ramp. With this, you can place heavy appliances on a utility dolly and roll them up into the truck using a wide, sturdy ramp. If you’re stuck between a 10′ and a 15′ U-Haul truck, features like a Mom’s Attic or loading ramp could help you make that decision. Here are a few measurements for these 15′ truck features:
- Deck height: 2’9″/length: 12’5″
- Loading ramp width: 2’2″
- Mom’s Attic: 2’6″ x 7’8″ x 2’7″ (LxWxH)
Like all U-Haul moving trucks, this one has a low deck height for 50 percent easier loading, as well as tie downs and rub rails to secure your belongings.
It’s important to save money wherever you can during a move. A 15′ U-Haul truck rental starts at just $29.95 per rental, plus mileage and fuel for in-town moves. Also, U-Haul trucks use unleaded gasoline and have fuel-efficient V-8 engines, which is good news for your wallet at the pump!
Along with money, time is also of the essence when it comes to your move. Fortunately, 15′ moving trucks are available through Uhaul Truck Share, a program that allows you to skip the lines and rent on your time. All you need is a smartphone and an internet connection to reserve your truck. If you’ve already made your reservation, you can easily convert it into a Self-Pick-Up rental.
Your move into a 1-2-bedroom home or apartment can be a success with the right tools. A U-Haul truck that fits your load size, and has features like a ramp and Mom’s Attic is a great place to start!
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UPDATED: October 31, 2017, to incorporate U-Haul Truck Share 24/7