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Moving Van Rental for the Summer

The moving van rental market has grown in size and demand over the years. The summer months bring significantly higher demand for truck rentals because many customers are purchasing new homes and need the transportation for all their moving needs. We have several customers who come from the nearby Costco around the corner who are in need of a large vehicle to move their recently purchased oversized furniture items. 

Jack’s Van Rental

Jack recently became a new customer of ours. He was filling gas for a moving vehicle that he actually rented from another moving vehicle company. He was en route to return the vehicle when someone at the gas pump told him about Dilly Van Rentals. They recommended our rental vehicles to Jack and that’s when he realized that he lives on the same block as us! Jack had never even heard of us before this but now that he’s within walking distance of us, we’ll be his first choice for a van rental. 

 

There are several businesses nearby within walking distance of us. It makes it convenient for customers who can park within walking distance and pick up a moving van rental for a day. 

 

We also offer other services on property, like storage units and printing services!

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Moving Van Rental Recovered

Each moving van rental is quite literally precious cargo to us! They are a high priority for us, which is why we are so diligent in caring and maintaining them. 

Recovered Moving Van Rental

Recently, a moving van rental went missing. It was classified as an overdue rental according to our police report. Although it was an unfortunate situation, we were able to retrieve the van. Thankfully, we have loyal tenants and we were able to locate the van. One of our tenants found it on the side of the road. Fortunately, it was still in good condition and we were able to drive it home. Due to the fact that it was found unattended, we called Shaun at Ultra Lock and Key to rekey the van. In a case like this, we were not able to recover the key from the renter. We drove the vehicle back to the property using a spare key. Thankfully, we got an appointment within a few days. Shaun was able to reprogram our keys and rekey the van efficiently for us! Shaun is wonderful. We highly recommend him if you’re looking for service or vehicle rekeying. 

 

We also offer other services on property, like storage units and printing services.

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Gary’s Moving Van Rental

A moving van rental can be hard to find during busy season. A good, reliable truck rental business can be even harder to find. Here at Dilly Van Rentals, we prioritize our customer service and clean vehicles. We encourage early reservations ahead of time but are usually able to accommodate same day reservations. 

Same Day Moving Van Rental

Gary had reserved a vehicle months in advance with a different rental business. He made his reservation in July for a vehicle that he needed in September. As he approached the reservation date, the rental business had the unfortunate news that there was no record of a reservation. Consequently, there was no box truck rental available for him. Gary was incredibly upset as he had large items that he was set to pick up and had no vehicle to transport them. He called almost every van rental company on island but did not find any with availability. Then he found us. We were able to get Gary a moving van rental that same day and get the paperwork done on his lunch break. He was excited that he found us and we’re happy that we found him! 

 

We also offer other services on property. We have printing services and storage units available!

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Moving Van Rental for 24-Hours

A moving van rental comes in handy for those who are moving into new homes. Moving can be a long process and some like to do it in parts, one day at a time. That is why we offer our vehicles for rent for up to a 24 hour period. Sometimes it just takes a day to move, or maybe it takes several days to move. You can reserve for several days at a time, or just one day at a time! It’s up to you. We cater to your moving process. 

24-Hour Moving Van Rental

The truck rentals are for rent on a 24 hour basis. If the 24 hour period you need a van is not available for the vehicle you rented is not needed for the full 24 hours, that rate is still in effect on top of the mileage rate and gas tank refills. If you have any questions, give us a call or email us! 

 

We do not offer flat rates or daily/weekly rates. We are aware that some rental companies offer price breaks for mileage. We do not because we prioritize vehicle maintenance and cleanliness. We like to check in with our vehicles on a frequent basis to make sure everything is running smoothly!

 

Give us a call if you are interested in our other services, like storage or print services, at our Dillingham Self Storage facility.

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Moving Van Rental with Storage Units

Complimentary Moving Van Rental

A complimentary moving van rental comes with your new storage space! All you pay is the mileage rate and refill gas, but you save on the daily equipment rental rate. This can be very helpful for those who need to move extra large items into their storage unit. Things like furniture and other large items are nearly impossible to move with just a small sedan, but a moving van could do the trick. 

Moving Large Furniture

Janice recently signed up for a storage unit and was so excited to hear about our complimentary move in van! She lived nearby so she knew her mileage cost would be low, and same with her gas expense. At the end of the day she only paid $3 for the whole thing. It was a great deal for her, and very helpful. She was able to get her larger things into the unit! We know that most people who are getting storage units are also in the process of moving between homes. That’s why we give them as complimentary to help you out!

Storage Units

If you’re interested in seeing some of our storage units, check out our storage site as well! Storage units and moving van rentals go hand in hand with each other!

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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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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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Furniture Moving Van Rental

If you need a moving van rental, you might need a furniture dolly as well. We rent these out and have a few to choose form that are only $7.00 a day. When moving large pieces of furniture, it can be helpful to have a dolly to do the job. You don’t want to strain your back moving furniture!

Moving Van Rental with Furniture Dolly

We had someone call in and ask to rent a dolly for the day without picking up a van as well, and that’s fine, too. He didn’t need a van, just the dolly. He came back within a few hours to pick up the dolly and mentioned how great it was during the move. We allow customers to rent a dolly without a van, because we know they are so useful!

If you have questions about renting a dolly or how to use one, feel free to call and ask!