As we all know, renting a vehicle makes our life easier in many situations, but sometimes it can be rather difficult to know just which size of the rental vehicle we need. This usually applies to those who are moving their furniture or are going to pick up a rather larger item from far away.
Making a list and measuring your furniture will probably take too long, especially if you are moving everything. Below you have the usual measurements that might help you in choosing the right vehicle. In many cases, your rental company can help you with this issue as well; if you are interested check out Go With The Gecko and see the different vehicles they offer.
It is very important to choose the right size of the rented vehicle
Getting the right size
Before you rent out a vehicle, you need to know just how much you will be moving, or how many people will be traveling, depending on the reason why you are renting out a vehicle in the first place. If you take a small vehicle, you might end up making a couple of trips in case you are moving, and that will probably cost you time and money.
How much will you be moving?
If you are simply traveling for an item, you might be happy with renting a Ute or a smaller van, but if you are moving, you need to know just how much you will be moving to be able to estimate the size of the vehicle you will need. The first thing you should do is get rid of the stuff that you do not need, and then follow a guide to get an estimate of a rental vehicle size you will need.
Every rental company has different rental vehicles to offer, so make sure to contact your agency and ask them about their options. You could also consider van hire from Go With The Gecko if you do not have many items, or you are a student with not a lot of dorm items/stuff.
An estimated size of a moving vehicle
The following list will show you the basic moving vehicle sizes that you can rent out, and how much they are usually able to carry. However, the sizes always depend on your personal belongings and the agency you will be renting from.
- 10’ rental can move a studio or a small 1-bedroom apartment
- 14’ rental can move about 1-2 bedrooms
- 17’ rental can move about 2-3 bedrooms
- 24’ rental can move about 3-4 bedrooms
- 26’ rental can move over 4 bedrooms
It is always safer to go to your rental agency with a general idea of the moving vehicle size you will need based on your furniture. You could also politely ask them about advice, and in some cases, an employee can come over to see your items/stuff in your home and help you decide which size of a rental vehicle will best fit you. Just make sure to visit a reputable agency, and you will not have issues.
If you have a lot of items, you should probably think about renting a truck
Most vehicle rental agencies have a couple of different vehicle sizes at your service, so you are bound to find one that fits you just right. But, keep in mind that driving a car is completely different from driving a bigger loaded vehicle, like a van or a truck. So, if you do not have the right experience and a driving license that allows you to drive bigger vehicles, you will not be able to rent a van/truck.