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We'll be moving from Ontario to Nova Scotia over the summer and I'm starting to think about truck rentals. For our local moves we've always done U-haul, but their quote for getting to Halifax is $3,000.<br><br>
To use Discount and drive the truck back (still cheaper) we go over the 3,000km limit.<br><br>
So....any suggestions? We'd like to keep it on the cheap and would be willing to move less stuff to save $$.
 

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We're planning the same move!<br><br>
Uhaul is crazy expensive and when we moved from Ottawa to NWO our truck broke down after an hour. We had to stay in a hotel over night while they fixed the truck.<br><br>
Atlas will give you an online quote (they move it for you).<br><br>
Our biggest issue is how to move the kids. I don't drive and dh was going to drive the Uhaul. We'll probably end up going with Atlas (which is cheaper).
 

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I just checked Budget which is quite reasonable and with no km limit ($500 rental =~$500 in extra km charges but it would have to be returned to Ontario).<br><br>
Off to check out Atlas...
 

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We used <a href="http://www.bekins.com/moving/Collins-Mehling-Transfer" target="_blank">Collins-Mehling</a> from Vancouver - Nova Scotia, and it cost us about $1800 for a 1 bedroom. Call for a quote, they are based out of Ontario, so load dates should be more flexible.
 

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We usually rent a truck from one of the car rental companies - we found Uhaul too expensive for all but really short moves because of what they charge for mileage. Compare the different companies in your area and what your total costs would be. Also try googling for deals that might get you more free kilometers or a discount.
 

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Did you have any luck?<br><br>
We can't rent a truck because they don't allow carseats. We called moving companies for quotes but they are all in the 7k range!!!!<br><br>
Collins Mehling hasn't called us back.
 

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We ended up going with a 5x10 (6x12?) U-haul trailer. It's $700 one way but only $200 if you bring it back. Since my FIL has a new truck with a hitch, they're going to drive out with us then bring the trailer back.<br><br>
Beats the $3,000 we originally thought we'd have to spend.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Did you have any luck?<br><br>
We can't rent a truck because they don't allow carseats. We called moving companies for quotes but they are all in the 7k range!!!!<br><br>
Collins Mehling hasn't called us back.</div>
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Most trucks have a switch to disable the airbag if a child's riding upfront.
 

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The problem is that we have two in car seats plus me and dh.<br><br>
Dh called his dad last night and it turns out he rents out uhauls now. It looks like he's going to lend us his big truck (ext cab) and give us the 6x12 trailer to use with it (our van won't tow it and our stuff). Which means dh will have to drive 8 hours to pick up the vehicles, leave our van there with his dad, drive all the way back, load, leave for NS, dump us and the stuff at the new house, drive back to ON to trade back the vehicles and back to NS.<br><br>
The only expense will be the extra gas, but what a hassle it's going to be!
 

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The only expense will be the extra gas, but what a hassle it's going to be!</div>
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Will the savings be worth the added stress though? That would be my concern. The extra gas on a big pickup truck pulling a huge trailer will be pretty significant IMO especially at over $1/L.
 

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Ugh, we just found out from dh's brother that the truck his dad would lend us is a junker and there's no way it'll make the trip. Apparently when asked what we'd do if it broke down he said "I don't care, they can keep it then." Nice, not surprising coming from him though.<br><br>
Back to square one.<br><br>
I wish I knew someone with a truck.
 
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