Need a covered trailer for your move?
If you have just a few things to move or are worried about running out of space in a rental truck, getting an enclosed trailer could be an ideal solution. However, since they’re not as common as other types of moving equipment, it might be better to consider an alternative. We’ve got all the details to help you make a decision.
What exactly is a cargo trailer?
Whether you call them enclosed, cargo or covered trailers, these are fully closed metal containers on a trailer base. Unlike an open utility trailer, these protect items from the elements during your move.
Where can you find an enclosed cargo trailer rental?
U-Haul® is the only major truck rental company that offers covered trailers, but they may not be available at every location.
U-Haul has four sizes, with the largest fitting about one room’s worth of furniture and belongings. Here are the options:
- 4’ x 8’ cargo trailer: holds 142 cubic feet and 1,650 lbs.
- 5’ x 8’ cargo trailer: holds 208 cubic feet and 1,800 lbs.
- 5’ x 10’ cargo trailer: holds 230 cubic feet and 1,550 lbs.
- 6’ x 12’ cargo trailer: holds 396 cubic feet and 2,480 lbs.
To tow a trailer from U-Haul, you need a vehicle with a compatible hitch, or you can pull them with one of their rental trucks.
What are my options if I can’t use a trailer?
If you’re unable to find an enclosed trailer to rent or need more space than they provide, there are other ways to move. You could get a rental truck, but that involves driving an even bigger piece of equipment than you were planning on. And if you were needing a cargo trailer to hold items that didn’t fit in a truck, then you’d need to rent a second one (and have an additional driver). Not ideal.
The easiest option is one where the space is flexible and you don’t drive at all.
U-Pack is a great alternative to renting an enclosed trailer
U-Pack is the perfect solution for both large and small long-distance moves. Our ReloCube containers are similar in size to the 6’ x 12’ U-Haul trailer, with around 308 cubic feet of loading space. And you can use as many as you need. Need more space? Try our moving trailer. Even though it’s much bigger than an enclosed trailer, you can use the space as you need (down to a five linear foot minimum) — and with door-to-door delivery, there’s no towing required!
Looking for any other specifics about enclosed trailers that aren’t covered here? Leave us a comment, and we’ll be happy to help!
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