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Being incredibly frugal and what ended up being
exhaustive research on moving companies, we decided that spending
over 8k to haul all of our earthly possessions across the country
was a little too much. Especially when the moving companies can
charge you 150% more than what they originally quoted once they
arrive on your property. So with a little ingenuity, we managed
to haul everything for 1/2 the cost and end up with a wonderful
Through the help of some aquaintances we were able
to purchase a cargo container and found a truck driver to cart our
container to WV for about $2600.00. We had to hire a crane service
in LA and in WV in order to get the container on and off the truck
bed. This cost us in total about $800.
Here's the best part, we own the cargo container.
This means that there was no time limit to unload everthing, it's
water tight so anything that's still in there (and there is A LOT
OF stuff still in there) is perfectly fine. The Buzz around here
is to turn the cargo container into a wood kiln or knock a few holes
and make it into a guest house. Who knows...
One word of advice regarding truck drivers:
Depending on where you move to, there are two types
of truck drivers (there could be more but I'm no truck driving genius)
Ridge Runners and Straight Run. If you decide to haul out of the
flatlands and into the mountains...make absolute sure, the truck
driver you hire is capable of driving curvy mountain country roads!!!!
Coming soon: The R. Torres Memorial Turn...or...Bobby
Darin sings...Jack the Knife!
fearless leader realizes, he hasn't made a very good first impression
on the neighbors.
economics (from canada.com 2003)
The cost of renting
a 26-foot U- Haul moving truck for a one-way trip from Los Angeles
to Las Vegas is US$1,080. The same move in the opposite direction
costs only US$133.
To economist Brian Wesbury, the difference in cost
is an accurate snapshot of the economic climate in California: People
are moving out of the state as opportunity diminishes and few want
to move into a slumping economy.
A one-way U-Haul move from Los Angeles to Phoenix
costs US$837 while the return costs US$116. San Francisco to Boise:
US$2,024. Return trip: US$310.
CALIFORNIA EXODUS: The cost of renting a 26 ft.
U-Haul truck one way:
Los Angeles to Las Vegas: US$1,080
Las Vegas to Los Angeles: US$133
Los Angeles to Phoenix: US$837
Phoenix to Los Angeles: US$116
Los Angeles to Denver: US$1,908
Denver to Los Angeles: US$498
San Francisco to Boise: US$2,024
Boise to San Francisco: US$310
Chicago to Detroit : US$419
Detroit to Chicago: US$449
Source: Griffin, Kubik, Stephens & Thompson