When you select U-Pack's Trailer Move option, a 28-foot rental trailer similar to this is delivered right to your door by a professional, courteous driver.
The rental trailer comes to you completely empty, equipped with a loading ramp and a secure divider wall (designed to separate your shipment from any palletized, boxed or crated commercial goods moving in the same direction). Because U-Pack moves only one household goods shipment per rental trailer, you don't have to worry about your belongings being unloaded or transferred – a perk U-Pack customers love!
What is the size of the rental trailer?
How much will fit into an the rental trailer?
These rental trailers are significantly larger than even the largest rental truck. In fact, the loading space in a trailer you reserve with U-Pack is equivalent in size to a 26-foot and 10-foot rental truck combined (with some space still left over). That means the full trailer typically holds a large 3-bedroom to small 4-bedroom home. To determine how much space your household goods will use, use U-Pack's moving space estimators. Just remember, you pay only for the space you use. So, if you're moving a small one-bedroom apartment, and only need 6 linear feet, you only pay for 6 linear feet. Now that's the way moving should be!
How much weight can a moving trailer hold?
It would be highly unusual for typical household goods to overload this type of rental trailer, but it's still good to be familiar with the weight capacity. A 28' trailer can legally haul 22,500 lbs., only if the weight is evenly distributed throughout the trailer. Each linear foot of household goods is estimated to weigh around 450-500 lbs. That means a trailer full of household goods would weigh approximately 12,600 lbs (a far cry from the 22,500 that it's capable of holding). A half trailer (14 linear feet) would typically weigh around 6,300 lbs.
Where is the rental trailer parked?
Your rental trailer should be parked on pavement or hard packed gravel rather than soft earth or grassy areas. And as long as the parking is safe and legal, the driver will park it where you want it. Keep in mind that some areas require parking permits, so make certain to contact your HOA, apartment manager, city offices, etc., before moving day to make arrangements.
How do I load the rental trailer?
How are my items secured?
If you've checked out U-Pack's packing and loading tips, you know that items that are secured and tied down inside the rental trailer travel much more safely. To help prevent shifting in transit, you may nail blocks and braces to the trailer floor throughout the loading process. You can also use screwable hooks and eyes to assist in tying down your shipment. Many of these rental trailers are also equipped with logistics tracking that runs from floor to ceiling and offers multiple anchor points for tying down your shipment with ropes or ratchet straps. These types of trailers may be requested with the origin terminal, but they are not guaranteed.