van rentals

Moving Van Rental Height Clearance

A moving van rental can be a big help for moving large boxes to a new house or apartment. However, we caution our renters to be aware of clearance heights. Our trucks are larger, taller and longer than regular vehicles so it is vital to understand clearance heights. It is also important to understand how to drive one of these vehicles when in dense traffic settings or when entering parking garages. 

An appraiser that evaluated damages to one of our vehicles pointed out that an unloaded vehicle will not exit a parking garage the same way a loaded vehicle enters a garage. For example, a loaded vehicle will be lower in height because the weight of the vehicle will bring it down. An unloaded vehicle is presumably lighter because it is not loaded with boxes and consequently that will raise it a few inches, bringing it back to its original height. This can be an issue when exiting a parking garage as the initial entrance would have been a lower clearance. 

We caution our moving van rental users to stay away from entering parking garages or see if there’s a loading dock. Otherwise, beware of garage clearances and know the dimensions of the truck you are driving! 

If you are in need of storage space prior to your move, we also offer storage units for lease on a monthly basis. Check out Dillingham Self Storage for more information.

box truck rental

Box Truck Rental Customers

A box truck rental can come in handy when moving big items, even if you are not moving between homes. Some customers use our rentals to move large purchases from furniture stores to their home. Or moving things from Costco after purchasing large items.

Box Truck Rentals for Moving Furniture

Cynthia called to reserve a box truck rental for her and her husband to use. They had a few big purchases to pick up from stores and wanted to reserve a large vehicle for her husband to drive them home. He had never driven a vehicle that large before. When they returned it, he commented on how much he liked driving a big truck. It was a smooth ride, and they got all of their furniture transported in one ride.

Happy Customers

Overall they were very happy with the rental. So happy that her husband wants to get a big truck now to drive around! He said it’s her fault if he ends up getting a truck. We all had a good laugh at the office. We love our customers and love having these interactions with them. Have fun shopping for trucks, Cynthia!


Check out our Dillingham Self Storage units if you need some storage space for keeping these big items!