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Has anyone recently moved cross country (approx 2500 miles TN to AB) using a uhaul truck? We are going to be moving back to Canada soon and wanted to know approx how much it cost in gas? we are looking at either a 17 or 20' truck.

Thanks!

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Has anyone recently moved cross country (approx 2500 miles TN to AB) using a uhaul truck? We are going to be moving back to Canada soon and wanted to know approx how much it cost in gas? we are looking at either a 17 or 20' truck.

Thanks!

in Dec 2004 when I moved to DC from Nova Scotia, I had a 17 foot truck and I think I got like 10mpg!! But I bagged it, I was doing 75 mph a lot of the time, could have done a lot better if I babied it,lol On U-hauls website, it even states 10 mpg,lol

Enjoy the drive, I drove from DC to Saskatoon last May!! Just me, my dog and my Honda CRV!! Great time! Think it was almost 2100 miles 1 way.

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An alternative.

When I did a similar move, I purchased a properly sized brand new enclosed trailer but I did have a good tow vehicle.

Anyways a few weeks after the move I was able to sell the trailer for more than I bought it for.

Just a thought.

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in Dec 2004 when I moved to DC from Nova Scotia, I had a 17 foot truck and I think I got like 10mpg!! But I bagged it, I was doing 75 mph a lot of the time, could have done a lot better if I babied it,lol On U-hauls website, it even states 10 mpg,lol

Enjoy the drive, I drove from DC to Saskatoon last May!! Just me, my dog and my Honda CRV!! Great time! Think it was almost 2100 miles 1 way.

Thanks Flames, I generally love the drives as well, but this one will be a bit more challenging now that we have a 1.5yr old along for the ride!! Oh, and the 2 dogs :)

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An alternative.

When I did a similar move, I purchased a properly sized brand new enclosed trailer but I did have a good tow vehicle.

Anyways a few weeks after the move I was able to sell the trailer for more than I bought it for.

Just a thought.

You might want to look into POD service. These are like large truck-type cargo boxes that you have dropped off at your current location. You fill it like a regular move. Then they put it on a flat bed with other PODS and ship it via road or rail. I'm told its very cost effective. Perhaps others have more information on this and perhaps experience. I know one fellow who did it to move from Canada to Costa Rica and was delighted at the cost.

Good luck. Sorry to hear you've had such a rough time.


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You might want to look into POD service. These are like large truck-type cargo boxes that you have dropped off at your current location. You fill it like a regular move. Then they put it on a flat bed with other PODS and ship it via road or rail. I'm told its very cost effective. Perhaps others have more information on this and perhaps experience. I know one fellow who did it to move from Canada to Costa Rica and was delighted at the cost.

Good luck. Sorry to hear you've had such a rough time.

Thanks!! I used AFB upack when I moved down here, and I am just trying to do a cost comparison when you factor in the cost of gas with uhaul to see if there would be very much savings.

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Not recently but 4 1/2 yrs ago I moved from Southern ON to Virginia. Rented the UHaul in Canada and dropped it off in VA near our house. We personally found it really easy, truck was in good shape, no mechanical issues and we drove halfway one day and finished up the next (those seats are hard on the butt :) )

Take a look at their website, I think you can get a pretty good estimate on how much it will cost and then of course plus gas. I think we spent somewhere around $550-$650 which seemed good to me.

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Thanks!! I used AFB upack when I moved down here, and I am just trying to do a cost comparison when you factor in the cost of gas with uhaul to see if there would be very much savings.

I think awkwardsoul did the pod thing, she posted a review just recently. Good luck!

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Not recently but 4 1/2 yrs ago I moved from Southern ON to Virginia. Rented the UHaul in Canada and dropped it off in VA near our house. We personally found it really easy, truck was in good shape, no mechanical issues and we drove halfway one day and finished up the next (those seats are hard on the butt :) )

Take a look at their website, I think you can get a pretty good estimate on how much it will cost and then of course plus gas. I think we spent somewhere around $550-$650 which seemed good to me.

Thanks for the info! Jordan will be making the same move (Southern ON to me in Virginia) and we have started to look at costs so its good to know that someone made the exact same trip for around that amount (which is actually less than we were actually think it would be)


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I priced out a 10' truck from Uhaul from Southern Ontario to Minnesota (about a 12 hour drive) and it was going to cost me 1200 bucks! I am still unsure what I am going to do. I am pretty sure you get penalized big time for picking up in one country and dropping off in another. Because just for kicks I checked what it would be to pick up the same truck in Detroit and it was 550. I am considering getting my fiance to pick one up in Detroit when he flies in to see me and bring it across, load it up and bring it back in MN. Not sure if that is asking for trouble or not though.

Thanks for the info! Jordan will be making the same move (Southern ON to me in Virginia) and we have started to look at costs so its good to know that someone made the exact same trip for around that amount (which is actually less than we were actually think it would be)


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Thanks for the info! Jordan will be making the same move (Southern ON to me in Virginia) and we have started to look at costs so its good to know that someone made the exact same trip for around that amount (which is actually less than we were actually think it would be)

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Geez - I see you're in Manassas - we're in Centreville, just off 29. I don't know where he's coming from but I was in Kitchener. It made the most sense for us - I had a 2 bedroom apartment to pack-up with a teenager in tow! I bet he's got less stuff then we had.


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A friend of mine went from Calgary to Phoenix last summer. She said the U-haul sucked up more fuel than their RV towing a car. The truck rental for 8 days was $2700.00 and the fuel was about $1,600.00

It takes me three days of hard driving, 12 hours a day, to go from Knoxville to Calgary.

Don't forget to add in the cost of hotels rooms! With a u-haul you might get 8 hours driving in a day, so figure on taking 5 days.


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Payed around $550 in gas from Ottawa to Nebraska. That was in 2009.

Drove 10 hours the first day till we stopped at the hotel, 17ft truck. 2 adults and 1 smaller dog in the cab.


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Has anyone recently moved cross country (approx 2500 miles TN to AB) using a uhaul truck? We are going to be moving back to Canada soon and wanted to know approx how much it cost in gas? we are looking at either a 17 or 20' truck.

Thanks!

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/363065-abf-moving-review/page__p__5305044__fromsearch__1#entry5305044

Not sure if I mentioned in my review - for my move from Vancouver to Southern California, ABF charged me $1200. I did estimate with Uhaul at the same time as ABF in March and it was $1700 O__O WTH

My flight was $300, so I saved $$$.

I swore last year I did an estimate and it was $200-$300 more for ABF vs. Uhaul. I dunno what happened there.

I'd personally calculate flying costs + using a pod vs. uhaul + gas + food + lodgings. Guessing if you are bringing extra people/critters it might even out.

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We have decided to go with ABF again, it will cost about the same as UHaul or even less depending on cost of gas, and we don't have to worry about driving all the stuff.

Thank you for all your responses!

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