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Re: Good report on Emove.com

Postby Craig » Sun Mar 13, 2005 8:16 am

From the web sites: U-Haul list their 26 ft. truck volume as 1,538 cu. ft. and Penske list their 25 ft. truck as 1,400 cu. ft.
It is interesting to note that Penske has an alternate prototype web site to enter that list their new trucks as 26 ft. but the volume stays the same at 1,400 cu. ft. :?:
The extra 138 cu. ft. makes a lot of difference if you have lots of "stuff" and are not quite sure if it will all fit. An example; I see a few rental trucks pulling large trailers behind with the over-load that did not fit into the truck.
I can just imagine what the drivers went thru getting the trailer at the last minute when time was running out to move out of their house. :shock:
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Re: Good report on Emove.com

Postby Diane » Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:32 pm

Thank you, Craig, for clarifying that the 26-foot U-Haul does in fact have significantly more interior space than the 25-foot Penske. Quality issues are another subject entirely, of course.
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Re: Good report on Emove.com

Postby Craig » Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:01 pm

Diane wrote:Thank you, Craig, for clarifying that the 26-foot U-Haul does in fact have significantly more interior space than the 25-foot Penske. Quality issues are another subject entirely, of course.


You are correct on the quality issues concerning U-haul. As I look back now, it may have been cheaper and certainly easier and less stress to have gone with the largest truck from Penske or Budget. Then get the large trailer to tow behind for the over-flow stuff.
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Re: Good report on Emove.com

Postby Guest » Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:29 am

Just some basic ionfo on U-Haul, they currently have close to 90K trucks in the field, so there are going to be issues regarding breakdowns on a fleet that size. You are always going to hear about negative experiences, but tens of thousands of customers move every month and have great experiences. Also, many rentals are booked under the assumption that the previous customer who rented the truck returns it on time. Many times when customers are left without a truck, it is because another customer decided to keep it longer than they orginally requested it. SOmething to consider.
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