long distance moving - TTORA Forum
Toyota Territory Off-Roaders AssociationToyota Territory Off-Roaders Asso
ciationToyota Territory Off-Roaders Association
     


Go Back   TTORA Forum > Regional Forums > Indiana > General Discussions
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 02-25-2010, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Posts: 312
long distance moving

has anyone here had experience with moving cross country? we are looking to move to CO in a couple of months and not real sure where to begin the search for a moving company or rental truck.... any insight or suggestions would be great!!!
DN1911 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-25-2010, 03:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Full_Tilt_Fud's Avatar
 
My Rig: 1985 Pickup
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Battle Creek, Michigan
Posts: 3,589
Quote:
Originally Posted by DN1911 View Post
has anyone here had experience with moving cross country? we are looking to move to CO in a couple of months and not real sure where to begin the search for a moving company or rental truck.... any insight or suggestions would be great!!!


U haul is pretty good for a truck rental company.
__________________
~ Todd

85 ex. cab 1 tons, coilovers, ect

09 Dodge Ram 2500 w/ a Cummins.....Tow rig
Full_Tilt_Fud is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2010, 01:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Bear's Avatar
 
My Rig: 1997 Toyota Tacoma
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: state of confusion
Posts: 11,176
Well I moved up here from Texas almost six years ago, does that count?

I would first say it all depends on your situation, meaning is the reason you are moving work related or not. If it is work related, is the company willing to help with relocation cost?

My company footed the entire bill for my move, including 4 months in an apartment while our house was being built. But I did see the cost of the move as they taxed me on it. The move cost over $20,000 in moving and storage cost.

So if you are footing the bill yourself. I would seriously look into moving yourself using either Uhaul or Ryder. I don't know if you have as much "junk" to move as we did because as you know I also have three kids which equals more junk.
__________________
BEAR
OVERKILL IS AN UNDERRATED ACHIEVEMENT

Originally Posted by abbott
remember, in the world of cars and trucks, its not cubic inches, its cubic dollars.
GO SPURS GO!!!!
Bear is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2010, 08:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Bear's Avatar
 
My Rig: 1997 Toyota Tacoma
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: state of confusion
Posts: 11,176
Free bump for you Dustin!

So give me a call when you get a chance. Would like to talk to you definitely before you leave, and possibly help out with suggestions or whatever/where ever I can.
__________________
BEAR
OVERKILL IS AN UNDERRATED ACHIEVEMENT

Originally Posted by abbott
remember, in the world of cars and trucks, its not cubic inches, its cubic dollars.
GO SPURS GO!!!!
Bear is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-04-2010, 12:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
99sr54wd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 285
depends on so many things: what are you taking, the full house or personal stuff only. how many bedrooms, do you know anybody locally at the new place. what kind of vehicle you have(need to move).

I moved here from LA not long ago, the freight for my stuff was $0.75/lb for 2000lbs.

IMHO, furniture doesn't worth the hassle, except the beds. if you have a truck, buying an used enclosed trailer and sell it after you moved can cost you nothing.

anyhoo, you need to get us more info.
__________________
99 4Runner, SR5, 3.4L 4WD, 5spd. 265/75/16 Hankook A/T. SS 1.2, Marlin 1200 Clutch, ARB front bumper, BruceTS rear bumper, Tundra Brakes, Brembo rotors, Stubb's HD-SKO sliders.

04 SR5 4.0L 4WD, , Scion H/U, FJC silver Bil' shocks and coils, BFG A/T.

Daily Driver: 2000 Odyssey.
99sr54wd is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-13-2010, 05:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Posts: 312
we are going to be moving may 8th to CO. somewhere around the Denver, Boulder, Ft Collins area. we are going out there 1) cause we want to and 2) cause the wife got a job out there. i don't think they have relocation assistance. right now we are looking to do the penske truck thing, everything else is to damn exspensive
DN1911 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2010, 12:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
99sr54wd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 285
get one with liftgate.
__________________
99 4Runner, SR5, 3.4L 4WD, 5spd. 265/75/16 Hankook A/T. SS 1.2, Marlin 1200 Clutch, ARB front bumper, BruceTS rear bumper, Tundra Brakes, Brembo rotors, Stubb's HD-SKO sliders.

04 SR5 4.0L 4WD, , Scion H/U, FJC silver Bil' shocks and coils, BFG A/T.

Daily Driver: 2000 Odyssey.
99sr54wd is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-18-2010, 12:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Bear's Avatar
 
My Rig: 1997 Toyota Tacoma
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: state of confusion
Posts: 11,176
Quote:
Originally Posted by 99sr54wd View Post
get one with liftgate.
x2
__________________
BEAR
OVERKILL IS AN UNDERRATED ACHIEVEMENT

Originally Posted by abbott
remember, in the world of cars and trucks, its not cubic inches, its cubic dollars.
GO SPURS GO!!!!
Bear is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-18-2010, 01:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
Moderator
 
My Rig: 2005 TACOMA DCSB
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: CedarTucky
Posts: 4,074
good luck with the move...and get a truck with a liftgate for sure...and a handtruck will help as well...
__________________
Blue Ribbon Coalition #4847

'05 Tacoma DCSB on Tons
NwiTACO is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-18-2010, 10:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
Brian
 
brinner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 2,016
ABF its a u-pack they drive kinda thing, my bro had pretty good results...i just didnt have enough stuff to warrant it.
brinner is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-13-2010, 10:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Bear's Avatar
 
My Rig: 1997 Toyota Tacoma
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: state of confusion
Posts: 11,176
how are the plans coming along Dustin?
__________________
BEAR
OVERKILL IS AN UNDERRATED ACHIEVEMENT

Originally Posted by abbott
remember, in the world of cars and trucks, its not cubic inches, its cubic dollars.
GO SPURS GO!!!!
Bear is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-21-2010, 11:48 AM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Posts: 312
they may be changing a little.... at this point in time, it looks like the wife will be going out May 15th with her 4Runner full of gear and start her job on the 17th. i will be moving all our crap back to the folks place in greenwood for a while. after a couple of months of not paying rent anywhere i will pack everything up and head out west to join her in CO
DN1911 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-21-2010, 12:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Bear's Avatar
 
My Rig: 1997 Toyota Tacoma
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: state of confusion
Posts: 11,176
Quote:
Originally Posted by DN1911 View Post
they may be changing a little.... at this point in time, it looks like the wife will be going out May 15th with her 4Runner full of gear and start her job on the 17th. i will be moving all our crap back to the folks place in greenwood for a while. after a couple of months of not paying rent anywhere i will pack everything up and head out west to join her in CO
Although we moved here for my job. Pam and I had to do similar. She got hired by my company for a customer service position while I wasn't scheduled to move out for another three months.

Not fun, but you do what you have to do.
__________________
BEAR
OVERKILL IS AN UNDERRATED ACHIEVEMENT

Originally Posted by abbott
remember, in the world of cars and trucks, its not cubic inches, its cubic dollars.
GO SPURS GO!!!!
Bear is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-28-2010, 11:12 PM   #14 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Bear's Avatar
 
My Rig: 1997 Toyota Tacoma
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: state of confusion
Posts: 11,176
Hows your progress coming along? you got enough boxes? do you need anything we might be able to help with?
__________________
BEAR
OVERKILL IS AN UNDERRATED ACHIEVEMENT

Originally Posted by abbott
remember, in the world of cars and trucks, its not cubic inches, its cubic dollars.
GO SPURS GO!!!!
Bear is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-20-2010, 11:59 AM   #15 (permalink)
The Last Marshall
 
DriftinCO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 2,325
Send a message via AIM to DriftinCO
Pop over to the CO forum when you get a chance. We have members in the areas you mentioned. Best wishes for an uneventful, safe, and fast move!
__________________
Over 50 years of quality products.
http://http://www.amway.com/
BrianKellyGauck
DriftinCO is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-02-2010, 11:20 PM   #16 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Posts: 312
thanks for the support guys!

i went out last weekend for a visit and we have now signed a lease on a place in Grand Junction. i am moving this weekend, truck is almost loaded up and ready.

you all would love GJ, found a place in town called Safari Ltd that only does Toyota 4x4 repair and maintenance. Bill Burke's truck was there and he is a long time friend with the owner! right down the road is shop called Moab 4x4 outfitters that is fabrication shop and will do about anything. they have another shop in Moab, which is only about an 1.5 hours away looks like I'm going to have to find another Toy and soon! already told the wife to watch out, she's going to come home one day and I'll have cut her 4Runner up
DN1911 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-03-2010, 07:42 AM   #17 (permalink)
Moderator
 
My Rig: 2005 TACOMA DCSB
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: CedarTucky
Posts: 4,074
Well I hope all goes well dustin. Too bad I never got to wheel with your truck out on the trail. What ever happened to it, does it have a final home?

I too am moving "long distance" July 4th weekend, but not near as far, staying in the same state but completely opposite ends.

Be sure to stay in touch with us all over here on the indiana boards, as you will always have a place here Once again good luck
__________________
Blue Ribbon Coalition #4847

'05 Tacoma DCSB on Tons
NwiTACO is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-03-2010, 10:41 AM   #18 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Bear's Avatar
 
My Rig: 1997 Toyota Tacoma
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: state of confusion
Posts: 11,176
Grand Junction is awesome. It has always been one of my favorite spots to visit. Cub #2 and I have been working on Momma Bear to move out to Colorado since the california trip I took him on with me last summer.

We have her worn down so maybe you will have some familar neighbors, who knows!

Good luck buddy, say hello to Moab for us all! I know you will have a rig soon as it is unavoidable, being so close to such a "play ground"
__________________
BEAR
OVERKILL IS AN UNDERRATED ACHIEVEMENT

Originally Posted by abbott
remember, in the world of cars and trucks, its not cubic inches, its cubic dollars.
GO SPURS GO!!!!
Bear is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the TTORA Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Geodetic System and Distance (Flexion) Off Topic 8 12-22-2009 02:42 AM
Long Distance Towing - High Mileage Taco Toyotajoe Newbie Tech 8 02-04-2006 10:04 AM
Tellico Distance GOT COPE? Events 4 02-01-2006 08:14 PM
Free long distance calls Gamblur Off Topic 1 01-19-2006 05:17 PM
cell phone long distance? sjvicker Off Topic 1 02-13-2005 08:26 AM

» Premium Vendor Showcase
» Recent Discussions
What coils do I Need?
02-11-2016 07:56 PM
Last post by rogerdoger1993
Today 06:17 AM
3 Replies, 115 Views
TTORA SoCal HAM Radio...
01-12-2015 11:09 AM
by flyte74
Last post by flyte74
Today 04:17 AM
21 Replies, 1,261 Views
2016 Schedule of Events
01-20-2016 12:13 AM
by sparky
Last post by sparky
Today 02:10 AM
5 Replies, 393 Views
2003 DC 4x4 in Escondido
02-12-2016 10:28 AM
by GeoYota
Last post by sparky
Today 02:05 AM
8 Replies, 130 Views
New in 818
02-12-2016 03:08 PM
by jim532
Last post by sparky
Today 01:59 AM
2 Replies, 55 Views
Icon/donahoe 95.5-04...
02-10-2016 08:41 PM
Last post by SafetyDang
Today 12:36 AM
3 Replies, 119 Views
Timing belt alignment
Yesterday 09:06 AM
Last post by SafetyDang
Yesterday 11:18 PM
4 Replies, 72 Views
Toyota Tacoma 2wd 6lug...
Yesterday 09:33 PM
Last post by jedijingle
Yesterday 09:33 PM
0 Replies, 23 Views
What did you do to your...
10-07-2010 12:28 AM
Last post by wakkjobb
Yesterday 07:41 PM
4 Replies, 268,239 Views
R150f and M/T swap parts...
02-03-2016 07:40 PM
by Bandido
Last post by Bandido
Yesterday 05:21 PM
4 Replies, 228 Views
» Buyer's Resource
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:39 AM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.