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I checked this morning and the site was back online. We are excited about moving and will contact Broadway early next week once our plans are firmed up as one of our considerations. I am curious as to how wide the trailer is and do they offer any lift gate trucks? Id also love to load a trailer I have but its wide.
Mostly Thank You for starting and maintaining this site it offers a beacon of light in the dark world of moving .
In answer to your question, BE's trailers are a little more than 8 feet wide on the inside (standard width) so I doubt whether your own trailer would fit. Some of them have liftgates but I don't think they can promise that.
I offered Marie $60 for her help, but she refused more than $40.00. I paid each mover a $20 tip & spent $75 per hr for the 3 of them, plus $30 for transportation (flat fee). They worked for 3.5 hours loading and did a great job. Our friend/helpers brought pastries & donuts for the movers to enjoy, & my spouse purchased fresh Mexican breakfast burritos. The frig was open to all with soda pop and ice water.
We used a little less than the 22 feet that I had booked on the truck, but it was worth it.
Marie, our driver & crew from L&M in El Paso: Shawn, Chris, and Major
(FYI--old tee shirts on chairs--just one of my ideas for trying to reduce scratches & "recycle" the clothes)
Broadway Express truck, loading in progress
here's the truck in front of our house--just to give an idea of the length
I had some of my own moving blankets, but as you can see there were many NEW ones available. My local guys and Marie worked together as an awesome team.
Loading in progress
My spouse, pitching in . . .
My friends & family helped make this move go smoothly
Hey, I have to thank you for the packing advice. Can you believe that nothing was lost--and only one thing was broken. The glass that I removed from my dining room hutch has 5 sections (the 3 front doors and the two side pieces). I and my son carefully used flat boxes, bubble wrap, and other sturdy cardboard covered with lots of shrink wrap to pad them. All was fine until the very last day. My son heard a crack when a box was placed on top of this item (marked VERY FRAGILE). Just one small top corner of one "side piece" was broken and I was able to still assemble it and mend it with tape for the moment.
(Heavy sigh). It has been A LOT of work.
The BE truck arriving at our temp storage
Myself and Marie Enochs, the driver
Marie's dog Cherokee
The empty storage locker with me in it
The full storage locker
The extra storage I had to rent since the first eMove guys packed loose in the big space
My family in Illinois who helped get the furniture to the house a week later
Too bad that I rated my first company from eMove.com, Mr. Sims (4 stars), before I spoke with him that last time by phone. I had even tipped the guys since I knew I'd be using them again the next week. I noticed yesterday that he's had some other lukewarm reviews lately--what goes around comes around. Here's the post where I described my experience with him - http://www.movingscam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9677
The second emover in Illinois that I used has 5 stars all the way across, but didn't catch my eye the first time, since it wasn't available on the day of my move. Its name is "Moving Solutions and Boxes." It's based in Litchfield, Illinois and services anywhere from Springfield, IL to St. Louis, Mo. That company was very good . . . the owner explained that the emove reviews are essential to doing business for Mr. Sims--that's his only method of attracting business, whereas "Moving Solutions and Boxes" is well-established and doesn't really care, since the emove website take 15% right off the top of the job. That's the reason Mr. Sims wanted me to book the job directly through him, AND wanted me to only book his guys for two hours---so he could recognize a greater profit.
This is Joshua from Sims. We were not late and even if we were by your own admission it would have only been fifteen minutes. We were there when we were told to be there. In regards to Moving Solutions and Boxes I would like to note that this company was not licensed or insured or established in fact they are no longer in business in the state of illinois. In regards to our reviews we have had fairly sterling reviews throughout the life of our company with the exception of few here and there. If you want to learn what really happened reference my response to her review of our Co.
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