Reply To: Moving advice wanted

  • Rosebudhomestead

    August 19, 2023 at 4:34 am

    We rented a u-haul. We had quite a few friends willing to help with loading. It took us two days to load, we started packing about a month before the move. Hired a piano moving guy to load and secure the piano. Another friend’s husband attached the tow dolly and loaded my car onto it and secured everything and my car was loaded!

    Advice: There is barely any room in the cab, everything you want or need access to needs to be readily available in your car if you’re towing it. My son (with a broken ankle) my dog and myself had quite a tight squeeze in the cab. I was so thankful the dog dishes and food, the walker and luggage were all so readily available in my car. (You do not want to open the back end of your rig until you are at your destination because things do shift.)

    We were 4 1/2 days on the road. Had a couple of glitches. If you tow your car on a tow dolly DO NOT REVERSE THAT RIG!!! No matter what the damn gas station security guard tells you!! We came from North central Ohio and moved to central Fla. Eastern side. West Virginia was tough on the truck, had to stop a purchase a gallon of oil.

    I would do it all again! Start stocking on bungee cords and tie down straps. Keep lots of blankets and big towels out to cushion around things you want to protect. U-haul has some nice insulated blankets that were well worth the investment. Also we had packed a lot of our things in plastic tubs, softer things we packed in doubled trash bags which also added cushion.

    I hope this helps! You’ve got this …. I am so excited for you all. All the best!!