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    So I'm a procrastinator, and I'm looking for a moving truck for the 29th through the 31st. I tried calling a month ago thinking that, that would be plenty of time however it wasn't and I'm in a bit of a pickle now. Any ideas on weird companies to try? U-haul doesn't have anything along with all the other major ones.

    Thanks for the help.



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    Re: Truck Rental Companies

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    So I'm a procrastinator, and I'm looking for a moving truck for the 29th through the 31st. I tried calling a month ago thinking that, that would be plenty of time however it wasn't and I'm in a bit of a pickle now. Any ideas on weird companies to try? U-haul doesn't have anything along with all the other major ones.

    Thanks for the help.
    1. Good friends that aren't already moving and have van/trucks?

    2. See if something out of a different town would work....extra driving, but might have availability.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrevkah View Post
    1. Good friends that aren't already moving and have van/trucks?

    2. See if something out of a different town would work....extra driving, but might have availability.
    Yeah the thing about 1 is that I have people willing to help but I need a place to put my stuff for a couple days.

    the closest place that I checked besides ames boone and nevada was des moines and they didn't have anything.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrevkah View Post
    1. Good friends that aren't already moving and have van/trucks?

    2. See if something out of a different town would work....extra driving, but might have availability.
    Ryder east 14th Des Moines



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    Quote Originally Posted by terryk View Post
    Ryder east 14th Des Moines
    I think I tried this place already.



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    Find somebody with a garage to store your stuff and then use a pick up truck to move the stuff from the garage to your new place.


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    Re: Truck Rental Companies

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    So I'm a procrastinator, and I'm looking for a moving truck for the 29th through the 31st. I tried calling a month ago thinking that, that would be plenty of time however it wasn't and I'm in a bit of a pickle now. Any ideas on weird companies to try? U-haul doesn't have anything along with all the other major ones.

    Thanks for the help.

    Just rented a truck from Penske in Ames for those dates a couple days ago they might still have some available.



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    Re: Truck Rental Companies

    Start looking at some small town U-Haul rentals. I heard a few people that have had luck doing this. Melbourne has one, as does Perry, Dallas Center and Adel.



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    Quote Originally Posted by azhuth09 View Post
    Just rented a truck from Penske in Ames for those dates a couple days ago they might still have some available.
    How big of a truck? I guess I should have worded it "moving van" I know people with pickups.



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    Re: Truck Rental Companies

    how about www.pods.com



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    Re: Truck Rental Companies

    I think I've heard of guys renting vans or pickups through Charles Gabus in Des Moines. Don't know if they still do that or not.



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    Re: Truck Rental Companies

    Depending on how much stuff you have, and if you have a friend with a pickup, you might be able to find an enclosed trailer more readily than a moving van.


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    Re: Truck Rental Companies

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    Yeah the thing about 1 is that I have people willing to help but I need a place to put my stuff for a couple days.

    the closest place that I checked besides ames boone and nevada was des moines and they didn't have anything.
    Ugh. NE/MN border towns?



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrevkah View Post
    Ugh. NE/MN border towns?
    You couldn't have described the frustration better.


    I think those would cost me like 600 dollars which is about a months rent for me haha.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Depending on how much stuff you have, and if you have a friend with a pickup, you might be able to find an enclosed trailer more readily than a moving van.
    Yep I'm checking these out as we speak, but so far no luck.



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