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U-Pack Trailer Size and Capacity

Information about U-Pack® Moving Trailers

U-Pack offers the convenience and affordability you're looking for in an out of state moving company. When you move long-distance in a U-Pack moving trailer, we'll deliver the 28-foot trailer directly to your location. When you're finished loading, we'll pick it up and deliver it to your new home quickly and safely. Get a moving quote online today!

Moving Trailer Rental FAQs

How big is the U-Pack trailer?

External dimensions are 28 ft. x 8 ft. x 9 ft. (lwh). Internal dimensions are 324 in. x 96 in. x 108 in. (lwh). This makes U-Pack trailers bigger than even the largest rental truck: the loading space is equivalent in size to a 26-foot and 10-foot rental truck combined (with some space still left over).

U-Pack trailer size

How much will the rental trailer hold?

The trailer’s full capacity is approximately 1,944 cubic feet, which is enough room to hold a 3- to 4-bedroom home. It can legally haul 22,500 lbs., but it’s very unusual for a household goods move to weigh that much (we estimate a trailer full of household goods to weigh approximately 12,600 lbs.).

How does pricing work?

U-Pack prices are based on where you’re moving from and to, the move date, and the number of linear feet your shipment occupies in the trailer. Because linear feet are just 12-inch measurements of length (the width and height don’t matter), you’re able to easily see how many feet you’re using while loading.

Your quote will reflect how many linear feet we estimate you’ll need, and we provide “per foot” pricing that allows you to pay only for the space you use — down to a five-foot minimum. So, if you reserve 12 feet and only need 10, you’ll only pay for 10.

To estimate how much space you’ll need, use one of our Space Estimator tools.

Where can I park the moving trailer?

The rental trailer must be parked on pavement or hard-packed gravel. As long as it is a safe and legal location, the driver will place it right where you want it. Keep in mind that some areas require parking permits or permissions, so make sure to contact your HOA, apartment manager, city office, etc., before moving day to make arrangements. Read more about trailer parking.

How do I load the trailer?

Because the trailer sits approximately 48 inches off the ground, U-Pack offers a complimentary ramp to make loading and unloading easy. The ramp is two feet wide, which is wide enough for a standard-size moving dolly.

Have you read our packing tips and loading tips yet? They’re helpful for learning how to pack and load high and tight in order to use the least amount of space possible (since you pay for the space you use).

How can I secure my belongings?

Most U-Pack trailers are equipped with logistics tracking that runs from floor to ceiling. These tie-down points allow you to secure your shipment with ropes and ratchet straps as you load. You can request a rental trailer with logistics tracking from the origin service center, though availability is not guaranteed. For additional support, you can nail blocks and braces to the trailer floor throughout the loading process.

What if I don’t use the entire U-Pack trailer?

The trailer comes to you completely empty, equipped with a secure divider wall (called a bulkhead) that you’ll install when you’re finished loading. This wall is designed to separate your shipment from palletized, boxed, or crated commercial goods that are moving in the same direction as your belongings. U-Pack moves one household goods shipment per trailer, so your belongings are not transferred, unloaded, or combined with other household shipments during the move.

Check out this video to learn more about moving in a rental trailer, and how to install the bulkhead.