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Renting a Truck vs Trailer vs Mobile Storage

2015 October 28
Written by Go Mini’s

When you’re moving, you face a variety of hurdles, between packing, unpacking, the stress of rent or other payments, and even how you should move. Should you rent a truck, or a trailer, or even rent a mobile storage container?

Renting a truck

There are several advantages to renting a truck. Many large moving truck and van rental companies have pick-up and drop-off centers in most major cities across North America. Even if you move to another state or province, most companies will have a service center nearby that can take the truck once you’re finished with it.

Additionally, many moving truck rentals offer a dolly and packing blankets on board, making it easier for you to safely ferry your belongings from your home to the truck and to your new home.

However, if you’re engaging in a long haul, it can get surprisingly expensive, and they can be limited in terms of what they can carry, due to size and weight restrictions.

Renting a trailer

Trailers are another popular choice for movers. They’re simple to use and hooks up to almost every vehicle on the market. The downside, however, is that many come with some sort of speed limit. This could prove limiting if you’re up against a clock. They also cost extra gas money, potentially doubling the amount you would normally pay to travel the same distance. U-Pack offers a free calculator to estimate any gas costs that you will accrue. You’ll also need to add in any insurance costs on top of that, and driving with a trailer can be daunting for an inexperienced (or even for some experienced) drivers.

Mobile storage containers

By using a mobile storage container, you can load and unload at your own pace. You don’t need to worry about transporting it, the rental company will pick it up and drop it off at an address you provide. They are weather-proof and secure, and should any unexpected delays pop up, the company can hold onto the container for as long as you need them to. It does require more work than the other choices, and if you’re not careful, fees could stack up.

Ready to Rent a Mobile Storage Container?

Now that you know the best option is to rent a mobile storage container, are you ready to get one? If yes, we at Gominis can help. We have a variety of mobile storage units ready to deliver to you – from 12ft to 20ft containers – for all your mobile storage needs.

Contact us today for more information about our mobile storage containers or to request a quote.

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