Help-U-Move
SPACE REQUIREMENTS
FOR MOVING VANLINES

The information below is designed to help you give you an idea how much space you will need when requesting a moving estimate. Listed below are calculations that people use when renting moving vanlines from "a popular rental truck company". Don't get too worried though, if you estimate wrong and need more or less space we can correct the problem immediately. Help-U-Move uses 28 foot commercial moving vanlines also called "pups" or "pup trailers" which we bring to your home.  If you need more space, no problem - you can have all 28 feet of the moving vanline if you need it!  With a rental truck, if you rent a truck that is too small you have big problems. You must either rent a larger truck/trailer unload the smaller truck and load it all back into the bigger truck or rent a trailer and attach it to the truck and fill out more paperwork! What a hassle! All of that assumes trucks are available and they are still open.

All moving vanlines provided by Help-U-Move's are 28 feet in length and are approximately 8' wide and 9' high. The width and height of these trailers (pups) are larger than most rental trucks. Because of the greater height and width you will use less length than you would on a rental truck.

Question: What if you rent a moving vanline that is too big?
Answer: You are stuck paying for unused space!
* With Help-U-Move you can rent as little as 216 cubic feet or as much as 8,000 cubic feet. Just let us know what you need. Remember, we do all of the driving so our prices include gasoline, tolls, taxes, etc.

PLEASE READ BELOW TO LEARN HOW TO ESTIMATE MORE ACCURATELY

The best way to estimate how much space you need on our truck is to list your items and measure them. This should give you a very accurate estimate of the space required.  All you need to do is measure the length, the width and the height of each item and then multiply these numbers together.  The total of these measurements is your cubic feet.   Please refer to our examples below.  (Hint - Round numbers to the nearest foot for easier calculations)
Item

Length

Width

Height

Total

Couch 6 feet 3 feet 3 feet 54 cubic feet        (6x3x3)
Refrigerator 4 feet 3 feet 6 feet 72 cubic feet        (4x3x6)
Chair 3 feet 3 feet 4 feet 36 cubic feet        (3x3x4)
Television 3 feet 3 feet 3 feet 27 cubic feet        (3x3x3)

If you are comparing us to a rental truck listed below is the size / cubic feet of the more popular rental trucks / trailers.   

Your House

Rental Truck

Dimensions

Cube
Feet

Pup/Trailer
Conversion

Pup Cube

4 Bedrooms or Larger

26 foot

22'x7'7"x8'5"

1538

22 feet

1584

3-4 Bedroom House

24 foot

20'10"x7'6x8

1350

19 feet 

1368

2-3 Bedroom House

17 foot

14x7'7x7'2

849

12 feet

864

1-2 Bedroom House

14 foot

11'4"x7'5x6'9"

669

10 feet 

720

Condo-Apartment

10 foot

9'10"x5'8"x5'10"

368

5 feet

360

Dorm/Efficiency Apt 

5x8 trailer

8'x4'8"x5'4"

208

3 feet

216