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Birthday Van Rental

A van rental can come in handy for many reasons. Most people rent them for moving large items or moving between homes in general. It can be easier to make one “big trip” instead of several “smaller trips” like by packing in your sedan, for example. Some also use it for other things, like events. Birthday parties, graduation parties and other big events that require transportation of large items, can employ the use of a van rental. 

Birthday Van Rental

A student at Hawaii Community College, which is right across the street from us, asked about a van rental for her son’s birthday party. She was planning on it being pretty big with many people and activities! So, she needed a van to transport some things. She had used our vans before and was familiar with our services. While on a break from classes, she stopped by and we reserved the van for her. 

Van Rentals are Helpful

After she returned the van, she commented on how much of a big help it was. It was convenient for her to move the tables and chairs to the party location. Event planning can be stressful as it is, so any bit of help counts! The same goes for weddings and events with large crowds that need several pieces of large furniture.

Dillingham Self Storage

If you’re moving and also need a storage unit for the time being, check out our Dillingham Self Storage facilities. You can rent out a van, then move into your storage unit right there! Then return the van in the same place!

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Box Truck Rental for Home Projects

Glenn is a returning customer for a box truck rental. He is working on a home remodeling project so he expects to be moving heavy, large items over the next few months on a periodic basis. We know of many local families who take on home remodeling projects or home gardening plans that require a larger vehicle for transporting large items. If your average sedan cannot fit these items for you, give us a call! 

Competitive Rates

Upon returning his rental, Glenn commented on how our truck rental rates are competitive compared to other van rental companies. He mentioned that we have better rates than most and are always very helpful. We know Glenn will be returning for his future home projects! 

Box Truck Rental for Home Projects

Glenn is one of many examples to show how useful a box truck rental can be with projects, such as his home remodeling projects! If you are in need of a large vehicle for your big projects, give us a call. We would love to give you a lift. 

If you would like to see our customer testimony so you can make the best decision, check out our reviews on our Yelp page.

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Dilly Van Rentals Booked in Advance

Our Dilly Van Rentals can get pretty busy and booked out early in advance! A helpful tip we tell all of our drivers is to book in advance as early as possible. Call ahead of time to reserve a vehicle for your moving purposes, it makes a difference! We have recently been getting many last minute phone calls to rent out vehicles for same-day service. 

Weekends Fill Up Fast

We have to turn many of these customers away because we unfortunately do not have anything available. We always provide options for other truck rental firms but it’s usually the same case of no open vehicles for the same day. This is why we recommend giving us a call to reserve a vehicle in advance! Also keep in mind that weekends typically fill up first when making reservations. Weekends are popular times for moving into new homes. So this is another reason to call in advance for your reservation!

Book Dilly Van Rentals in Advance

Planning ahead for a big move can be stressful, securing a moving van is something to help relieve that stress. If you are confident of your move in date and when you will be moving your belongings, secure a vehicle as soon as possible. This can be crucial in helping to ease the entire process! 

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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.

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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!

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Loyal Van Rental Customers

We love our van rental customers that return for more. That’s how we know we’re doing a good job. When customers rent a van with us for the first time and realize how helpful and useful they are in moving things, they come back for more. We have customers who book our vans months in advance for several events across numerous weeks, just to make sure they have it for their event.

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Walter was one of our first customers to test out our Dilly Van Rentals when we got our new fleet in 2016. This is when we first transitioned from U-Haul to our own fleet of vans. Walter loved our fleet so much that he comes back every year to rent it for his events. He books them out months in advance for his scheduled events. Walter likes having them scheduled out in advance for reassurance. We recommend this to all of our Dilly Van Rental customers to schedule them in advance as they fill up quickly, especially during the moving and holiday seasons.

How to Book

Our van rentals tend to sell out during the popular seasons, so we recommend booking in advance.  You can call to place a reservation or email us online.  We’re pretty good at replying to emails in a timely manner and we’re also good on the phones!

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Box Truck Rental is Helpful

A box truck rental can be useful for moving items that cannot fit in a van. Box trucks provide ample room for taller items that cannot be transported in a moving van or cargo van. We have many customers renting these for moving rectangular boxes as they can fit efficiently into a box truck. Box trucks are also great for moving several large items at once, like three pieces of furniture or couches. Although one of these may fit into one of our smaller vans, it would be more efficient to move all three in one trip using a box truck.

Jack’s Truck Rental

Jack has been renting from our fleet multiple times throughout the month. He drives a mini cargo van for his company and uses our box trucks when he needs to pick up items that cannot fit in the van. He has been a regular Dilly Rentals customer stopping by on a weekly basis to pick up a box truck rental. We’re happy to help our regular customers because they typically place their reservations weeks in advance!  

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The Best Storage Place for Laura

Laura was renting a truck rental from our fleet of Dilly Van Rentals to help her moving process. She was moving into a new place and transporting all of her items in storage to the new home. Laura had called us to reserve a cargo van but we did not realize that she was already a storage tenant with us, and had been with us for almost a year.

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She stopped by to pick up the van and we realized she was a tenant! Laura was talking story with us while picking up the van and packing her belongings into it. She shared how much she liked it here at Dillingham Self Storage. She commented on how clean and safe it was. Laura recommended us to all of her friends looking around for storage units. She really thinks we are the best storage place!

The Best Storage Place

Upon Laura’s returning the cargo van and her departure, she came to pass out hugs to all of the staff! She thanked us for being “the best storage place she’s ever been to,” and said goodbye to each of us. We love it when people stop to talk story with us or just let us know what they like about us!  

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Moving Van Rental for the New Year

We love it when people in the Dillingham area come to us for a moving van rental.  If they live in the area, it’s a much shorter drive to get here and hence it might be a shorter time that they will have the van out for!  

Kim’s Moving Van Rental in January

We just had Kim call us in the beginning of January for a moving van.  He’s just down the street from us and since that call he’s come in each week to rent a van.  We know that moving can be a stressful process, and it’s much easier with a van because you’re taking less trips between the two locations.  It’s more efficient, and if you have someone helping you, it can be a faster process overall. Sometimes when moving, it can take a few weeks to get all your things transported and finally settled.  This is why people tend to come back for several weeks in ranting vans because it takes a while to get all the moving finally done. Luckily here at Dilly Rentals, you can rent a van out as many times as you want, we don’t have an individual customer limit!  

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March of Dimes Truck Rental

Big events can benefit from the help of a truck rental. It’s cheaper, faster and easier to transport items on a large vehicle. Santa’s helpers will make less trips, using less people and less gas. It’s an efficient strategy to pack it into one large van instead of multiple small cars.

March of Dimes Truck Rental

March of Dimes celebrated their 80th anniversary in November 2018 and needed a van for the weekend of the gala. A representative from the non profit, Carmella, called us to make reservations for a van. She had used our van rental services before and told us she was always happy with the product, so she came back to us this second time around.  


It makes us so happy when our vehicles are used for big events for a great cause, like for March of Dimes. The nonprofit organization works to improve the health of mothers and babies so to prevent infant mortality and birth defects.