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Old 07-05-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
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Moving only a few items cross country

I want to move a frig, washer & dryer from DE to FL. Iíve used ABF several times for larger loads but it would cost about $1500 and this load is way too small for that much money. I donít have a car large enough to pull a trailer and donít really want to drive a rental truck that far.

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Old 07-05-2008, 10:23 PM   #2
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Sell them and rebuy when you get here.


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Old 07-05-2008, 10:40 PM   #3
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I've seen some commercials for PODS storage containers that can be used for moving items from state to state, I think. To be honest, I've only seen the commercials and it looks like they will deliver from driveway or curb to the driveway or curb of the destination.

They deliver an empty container.You would do the loading at your own pace; and, they will pick up ,when you are ready. Also, because the doors are low to the ground the items don't have to be lifted up so high, like they would in a rental truck. You could look into this or a similar company.
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Old 07-06-2008, 07:19 AM   #4
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I've used PODS
They are a great company
I can strongly suggest them to anyone moving if the idea sounds like it would work for them

For three appliances however, it won't be anymore cost effective than renting a truck ...closer to the shipping price actually

I'd suggest renting a truck, or selling them in DEL and buying used in FLA
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Thanks, these are brand new and would cost about $5000 to replace so I was hoping to take them but selling and re-buying may be the best way to go. Renting a truck with gas and travel expenses would end up costing close to $1000. Iíll check into Pods and see how that compares. Iíll also look into standard LTL shipping using ABF or Yellow.
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:12 AM   #6
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I don't know if this is practical or inexpensive but you could try a shipping company like FedEx. Call them up and ask for LTL (Less than TruckLoad) service.


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