What size moving truck do I need?


We are often asked “What size moving truck do I need?” or “What size rental truck should I get?”
Many websites offer opinions about what size rental truck you need. The truth is those are written by people who have never moved anyone or worked as a real mover. More often than not, those recommendations are completely wrong.
Our advice below is based on years of experience as licensed movers. It takes into account the size of the home and the REAL average family that lives in that size home. We hope you find it useful.
 
Small Truck (10-13 ft)
Use this to move:
  • 1br apartment (under 700 square feet)
  • 1-3000 lbs
  • 400-450 cubic feet
  • Moving 5 or less medium furniture items
  • Moving 50 or less moving boxes
Medium Truck (14-17 ft)
Use this to move:
  • 1-2br homes (under 900 square feet)
  • 3000-4500 lbs
  • 650-850 cubic feet
  • Moving 10 or less medium furniture items
  • Moving 100 or less moving boxes
Large Truck (18-22 ft)

Use this to move:

  • 2-3br homes (under 1200 square feet)
  • 4500-6500 lbs
  • 900-1400 cubic feet
X Large Truck (24-26 ft)
Use this to move:

  • 3-4br homes (under 1600 square feet)
  • 6500–8000 lbs
  • 1400-1600 cubic feet
These are estimates based on the families we have moved over the years. Of course if you have any questions you can leave a comment below or give us a call at 513-242-6683!

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