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U-Box® and U-Pack® Comparison

How does U-Haul’s U-Box compare to the ReloCube?

As portable storage containers, the U-Box and ReloCube®share some similarities. However, there are plenty of differences that set them apart. This detailed chart compares the two containers side-by-side to help you choose the best one for your long-distance move.

U-Box compared to U-Pack - comparison chart

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U-Box dimensions

The U-Box measures 8’ x 5’ x 7’6” externally and 95” x 56” x 83.5” internally. It has a loading capacity of 257 cubic feet, can hold up to 2,000 lbs., fits a room’s worth of furnishings, and has a 5 ft. door opening.

U-Box Dimensions

More U-Box details:

  • It’s constructed of plywood and wrapped with a vinyl cover.
  • It comes equipped with two D-Rings to secure items inside.
  • It has one place for a lock.

How that compares to the ReloCube

The ReloCube measures 6’ x 7’ x 8’ externally and 70” x 82” x 93” internally. It has a loading capacity of 308 cubic feet, holds up to 2,500 lbs., fits a room’s worth of furnishings, and has a 7 ft. door opening. It’s constructed of weatherproof metal, has floor-to-ceiling tie down points throughout, and two locations for locks. Learn more about ReloCube size. U-Pack also offers a trailer option for moving and storage that allows you to pay for the space you use.

ReloCube container

U-Box cost

U-Box prices are based on the number of U-Boxes you use and include transportation costs, delivery fees, and your first month’s rent. It doesn’t, however, include Safestor® insurance or taxes. The first 30 days rent is charged when the U-Boxes are delivered, and payment for transporting them is charged during transit. U-Haul will issue a refund for any U-Boxes not used.

How that compares to U-Pack

U-Pack prices are based on the number of Cubes you use, and you don’t pay anything until after you finish loading. Reserve as many Cubes as you think you need, and only pay for the ones you use – no refund required. Your price includes all transportation costs, fuel, liability coverage and the driver. We’ll deliver right to your door, or you can save money by loading and/or unloading at the local service center. You’ll have up to three business days to load and unload, and if you need storage, it’s an easy add on, renewing every 30 days.
Compare U-Box prices to U-Pack with an instant online moving quote, or call 877-453-7274 to discuss your moving and storage needs with a helpful moving consultant.

How long does it take to move a U-Box?

U-Box transit times depend on the distance between the origin and destination and transportation availability. Expedited delivery may be available depending on the provider used to move the U-Box.

How that compares to U-Pack

Thanks to our transportation provider’s efficient system of service centers throughout the U.S., U-Pack transit times average 2-5 business days, with the option of adding Guaranteed Transit.

Can U-Haul service my area with a U-Box?

U-Haul services the U-Box to all 50 states (including Alaska and Hawaii), and Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

How that compares to U-Pack

U-Pack also services all 50 states (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico with the ReloCube and trailer.

Is storage available with a U-Box?

Storage is included in the first 30 days of use, then monthly storage rates apply.

How that compares to the Cube

Storage with U-Pack is optional, and billed on a 30-day basis.

Why Customers Choose U-Pack over the U-Box

After every move, we ask customers to share their experience. Here’s what a few had to say about how we compare to U-Haul’s U-Box.

“Have used U-Box from U-Haul before and your service was unbelievably better. Keep it up!” – Anthony C., Minneapolis, MN

“Liked the sturdy construction as compared to services like U-Haul’s U-box.” – Kory S., Silver Spring, MD

“U-Haul’s U-Box quote was very similar to yours until I found out that was only shipping across the country, not delivery of the box to my house, which added an extra $600!” – Michelle L., Jacksonville, NC

“U-Pack was much better than U-Boxes from U-Haul (which I’ve also used).” – Laura J., Boston, MA

“Great alternative to the U-Haul U-boxes we used before.” – Daniela S., Pittsburgh, PA

“I used a U-Box a couple years ago and I am SOOOO happy that I went with U-Pack this time around. The service and price were a step ABOVE all the rest!” – Christina F., Phoenix, AZ

“The ReloCube is a much sturdier container than U-Haul’s U-box, which is wooden. That’s a real plus!” – Mark G., Tucson, AZ

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