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JSRANCHMN 479 April 4, 2013 at 11:21 AM in Coupon (8)
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Tis the season for moving! I thought I would post the current moving truck rental deals. You can try them because the results vary and based on location. The last good thread on moving truck rental was 2008 so I had to do the research again.

I am moving one way from Minnesota to Indiana.

Budget:

Site Link [budgettruck.com]

Phone: 1-800-455-1332

ONE WAY AND LOCAL


Code: 56000058459/ AARP up to 20%. One way and local (Ongoing)

Code: 20DIS 20% Off Time and Mileage on One-Way and Local Rentals

MIDWEEK


Code: ED912 20% off Sunday to Thursday Pick-Up: (Through December 31, 2013)

Code 20MID Local. Pick up/ drop off same location Monday through Thursday. (Through Dec 31, 2013)

ANYTIME

Code: 15DIS15% off personal rentals picked up any day of the week: (Ongoing)

UNCLEAR


Code: U368037 25% (Good through October 31, 2013)

Penske:

Site Link [pensketruckrental.com]

Phone: 1-888-996-5415

Code: 002 or 001 AAA is 20% off

Military Discounts 10% and Military Price match if you show your ID [pensketruckrental.com]

College student discount 10% [pensketruckrental.com]

I don't think they have trucks older then 2010 CS told us on phone.

UHaul:

Site Link [uhaul.com]

Phone: 1-800-462-4285

No codes I can find but cheapest rental I can find for local moves.

LOCAL

Cost on mileage is cheaper Sunday through Monday. I have seen it from .59 to .99 a mile depending on weekday or weekend and time of year.

Flat rates plus mileage

For up to 10' truck flat rate is $20 plus miles

14' and 17' Truck $30 plus miles

20', 24' and 26' truck $40 plus miles

UHaul has a special of one month free storage rental but storage is only about $30 bucks a month and their prices are high. I also read in 2008 SD thread that their trucks were junky.

OUTCOME on ONE WAY REQUESTS

Rental seems to always be 5 days for one way.

Pick Up: Fargo, ND
Drop Off: Indianapolis, IN

(Distance: 845 miles)
April 18-April 23
  • Budget: $435.20 16'
  • UHaul: $748 14'
  • Penske: $456.20 16'

Called Penske and told them Budget quoted us $365. Penske said they would price match which ended up being $436.05 lol

I went with Penske because of their reputation for being the best. Watch it though, they really try to upsale when you call them so just decline everything.

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UPDATE 5/13/13: Received discount email on Budget truck rental from Allied Business Network, open to anyone. Promotion or BCD/AWD Code: 56000163859

UPDATE: 09/24/2013 Just reserved local Uhaul. Now moving stuff from storage to new place. I paid a $50 deposit because the website stated this:

$50 reservation guarantee
When you make a reservation, we guarantee to provide you with the equipment size, location, and pick up time as agreed. Should you not receive the equipment size, location, and pick up time you agreed to, U-Haul will compensate you $50.

We will see how it goes....

P.S. Please message me if you want me to revise the original post to include anything or clean it up...

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Last Edited by chrrrrris May 23, 2013 at 07:09 AM
Definately put your info in when getting the quote from Penske. Here is my experience. Well worth it. Smilie

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make sure you get them to write milege down and sign it before you start as uhaul trys to overcharge on milege,they will also try to charge you a 50 dollar cleaning fee
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+1 for Penske. I've had no problem price matching, their trucks are always in really good shape and only 1-2 years old, and I've had nothing but good experiences with them.

IMHO, Penske always works out to be the best deal. Just find the lowest competitor and then have them PM.
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My friend and my brother works for Penske. Even though Penske's price is higher (sometime) but their truck are newer and they have lifts instead of ramp (uhaul). Also, they always sell their trucks/vans after a every few years too.
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Seriously, why thumbs down? I spent hours finding out that information even supplying direct links and phone numbers. I was simply attempting to bring renting a moving truck up-to-date since last thread being followed was 2008.

There are no hot deals in rental trucks, just current.
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Thanks for the info! Used AAA 20% discount on Penske
Do I have to present AAA proof of membership at time of pickup?
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Thanks for this info, will be moving soon. Thumbs up and repped.
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Since no one else in the world is making this exact move Smilie

Pick Up: Fargo
Drop Off: Indianapolis

You might have just listed the distance in miles! Thumbs up though.

Oh yeah and I never heard of fargo but there are at least 3 citise by the name in the USA so who knows which...
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Quote from parasitius View Post :
Since no one else in the world is making this exact move Smilie

Pick Up: Fargo
Drop Off: Indianapolis

You might have just listed the distance in miles! Thumbs up though.

Oh yeah and I never heard of fargo but there are at least 3 citise by the name in the USA so who knows which...
Shame for never hearing of Fargo, ND or the Coen Bros film 'Fargo' set there. It's a great movie.
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Quote from gabrielh View Post :
Thanks for the info! Used AAA 20% discount on Penske
Do I have to present AAA proof of membership at time of pickup?
I'd assume no, but would also like to know this.
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Quote from parasitius View Post :
Since no one else in the world is making this exact move Smilie

Pick Up: Fargo
Drop Off: Indianapolis

You might have just listed the distance in miles! Thumbs up though.

Oh yeah and I never heard of fargo but there are at least 3 citise by the name in the USA so who knows which...
Sorry about that miles are: 845 . It is one way truck rental. I believe all three companies indicated unlimited mileage but I think there is a cap on that and we were within the unlimited range.

It is Fargo, ND as poster pointed out it's claim to fame with the movie entitled "Fargo"

Quote from gabrielh View Post :
Thanks for the info! Used AAA 20% discount on Penske
Do I have to present AAA proof of membership at time of pickup?

Penske CS asked if we had AAA. We said "no" but it appears to be a formality and the only ongoing coupon Penske has. I read in the comments on retail-me-not people were asked for proof and people were not.

Best way to get a deal with Penske is call them and tell them Budget gave you a super low quote (gave them dates and locations) and they say they will price match and then ask you about supplies and insurance and try to get the price higher but are polite about declining.

We told them Budget quoted $360 (but it was really $435) Penske CS said they would price match because they want the business and total ended up being $436 and we opted out on all extras.

Doesn't seem like a match but price same and product better. When I did price quote online with Penske prior to calling them, it was $490.
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Called Penske today and was told they they do not price match Budget or Uhaul because only Penske guarantees the equipment.

*Edit* The guy on chat was much more helpful and flexible. While he didn't come out and 'match' Budget or Uhaul, they did end up being cheaper than either. One thing that made it a lot cheaper was changing the pick-up date to a Monday, which opened up a lot of inventory. So if you are flexible, keep that in mind. This is also without any AAA discount or the like, so you can probably do better if you're a member.

~1000 mile move (unlimited miles)

26' Truck -$690.30
Car Carrier - $226.00
Free extra day (7 total)
1/2 off Dolly - $10
LDW ins. - 102 (can't hurt)

w/ Tax comes to: $1109 Total

For reference:
Budget (phone): $1142 before tax
Uhaul (online): $1300 before tax
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Quote from bkdroid View Post :
Called Penske today and was told they they do not price match Budget or Uhaul because only Penske guarantees the equipment.
Just an FYI, we didn't call and pound them with price matching. We just glided into telling them we were moving and had a few quotes but heard Penske was the best but we were on a tight budget. I believe the approach is irresistible if you are nice and complimentary...

It was my husband that called but he had it on speaker phone and rep seem pretty pleased and responded pleasantly. He might have asked locations and dates first and then we told him Budget quote and he figured he could work with that...
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I'm actually moving this weekend and will be using Uhaul for the first time. Their location was the closest and Im only moving locally. I got the 10' truck. Im a bit worried about UHaul trying to squeezcharge as much as they can. Any precautions? Confrim start Mileage. Return a full tank of gas. Don't leave trash around to avoid the cleaning fee? That should be it? Thanks.
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