Moving (Reno to Vegas) - Recommendations - PODs?

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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Feb 4, 2013 - 09:18am PT
Slightly traumatic,, but nothing to sweat over.. Good move -- worrying about making it SUCKS!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 4, 2013 - 09:33am PT
Word of WARNING;
If you move to Vegas,
DON'T climb with that cosmiccragsman guy.

He's slightly INSANE and if you climb with him,































































"YER GONNA DIE!!!"
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 4, 2013 - 09:38am PT
Cosmic




It's a good thing I'm moving to Vegas









And might plan on climbing with that cosmic dude










Because at some point, f*#k it.....









I'M GONNA DIE!!!!!!!!!!!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 4, 2013 - 09:42am PT
Fuk Cosmic.
Climb with Dwain.
He's much more Levelheaded!
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 4, 2013 - 09:51am PT
Indeed, cosmic when too much coughee sipped and Dwain when cruising about?
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Feb 4, 2013 - 10:36am PT
I've never really had to tow much of anything before, not too sure how comfortable I'd be lugging my ride behind on that thing...granted, the Reno-Vegas drive is pretty much straight-ahead driving, I just don't want to F it up, ya know? Hmmm


Ah, dude, if I can do it, you can. Rental with a trailer all the way! It should be cake going to Vegas, you don't even have to stay overnight on the way.

I did Phoenix to Reno with an overnighter in Ridgecrest, CA. Got stuck in the damn hotel parking lot because I couldn't back up. No problem. Called the rental, they put us in touch with an old timer who made duck soup of backing the rig up. Hell, he said, this is easy, I do double-wide trailer back ups where I can't even see where I'm going. I'd only managed to figure out I didn't know sh#t about backing a trailer up. The key is: Figure out a route where you don't need to back that rig up ;). Worse came to worse, you could probably de-trailer your car and get some help hand moving the trailer? Or call an old timer who knows what the f he's doing.

We pissed a lot of folks off trolling up 395 in those canyons afterward. Oh well ;).

Too bad your new job won't pay for movers though. That's the absolute best way to do it.
John M

climber
Feb 4, 2013 - 10:42am PT
Why not price it? I helped a friend move using PODs. It was more expensive, but the initial charge covers one month. So you can get it for a number of days on the front end, then have it moved, then have it for a couple of weeks to unload. They delivered it to the first house on the day that they said they would and they delivered it to where my friends was moving to on the day they said they would. Thats the main thing you need to know. They don't offer a time during the day, so thats a pain, but you don't have to drive it and you have a month.

some of that gets offset if you are moving from an apartment to an apartment because its harder to find a spot to leave it. So you may as well use a moving truck. But if its home to a home and you have a place to leave it, then that makes sense to me. Plus if you need to move early and you don't yet have a place to live, but you do have a place to stay, like your parents or friends, then they will store it for you.

that said.. I have driven a 26 foot uhaul from California to Texas and it was easy. Even when I hit that road sign and knocked it down.. LOL..

Edit: just make certain that you understand the size difference.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 4, 2013 - 10:46am PT
Keep it under 90 and don't go through Area 51 after dark.
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 4, 2013 - 11:31am PT
Too bad your new job won't pay for movers though. That's the absolute best way to do it.

That's the funny thing, I used my Dad's address in Vegas when I applied for gigs down there - interesting that nobody will look at you unless yer local these days. When asked I said I was "splitting my time" - which was somewhat true...it was around the holidays.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Feb 4, 2013 - 11:39am PT
"locals" in Vegas,,,, now thats funny...;-)
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 4, 2013 - 11:46am PT
Oxymoron for sure, right? My step-mom is from vegas, born and raised, and is uhhh...quite proud of it LOL.


Just called PODs, holy hell are they expensive! Reno to Vegas $1,955


EFF that
John M

climber
Feb 4, 2013 - 11:47am PT
1900 hundred. Dang.. that is expensive. How much is the truck? And don't forget fuel.
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 4, 2013 - 11:48am PT
Truck is ~ 377 + gas (~200) + gas for the other vehicle making the trip ($100)
argus

Trad climber
Vegas
Feb 4, 2013 - 11:52am PT
I think $200 for gas is a little low. I towed a car behind a Uhaul and got about 5 miles per gallon.
John M

climber
Feb 4, 2013 - 11:57am PT
Don't forget Ekats advice.

AND. . . when you pick your stuff up, graciously ask the clerk to add a couple FREE DAYS and any FREE MILES they can. . . they'll do it, only if you ask.
Beautiful_Corn

Big Wall climber
Brooklyn Park, MD
Feb 4, 2013 - 12:08pm PT
I spent five summers selling merchandise for a traveling music group and got to be an expert at touring the country driving a box truck with a trailer. A couple of suggestions:

If you have to stop, only stop at truck stops. There's almost no way of being forced to back up in those places. If you don't need fuel, pull into the truck parking. You can just drive straight in and out of those spots. If the truck is a diesel, check to see if it will fit a fuel nozzle for a semi truck. If not, you will need to fuel up at the auto diesel pump.

It can take a while to adjust to the extra size of the truck. If you are in the right lane and there is no shoulder or, worse yet, there is no shoulder on either side don't panic. Just keep your sight line on the highway line to your left. If you try to drive in the "center of the lane" you will drift to the right and possibly hit something.

If you get in a jam and have to back up get your girlfriend to be your spotter. Have her stand where you can see each other in your driver side mirror to stop you if you are about to jackknife or hit something.

Backing up doesn't have to be scary. Keep your hand at the 6:00 position on the wheel. That way you just move your hand in the direction you want the trailer to turn. Hover your foot over the brake while you back up so you won't accidentally panic and hit the gas. Practice in an empty parking lot first and you'll see it's not too bad. Go slowly. If some jag-off runs over and starts shouting directions at you while you are backing up give him the finger because he's a dick.

Congratulations on the new job!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Feb 4, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
Don't run any range cattle over...You'll end up having to pay the rancher for his loss...And if you do happen to get caught in area 51 at night , stop and rent a room at the Alien Inn...RJ
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Feb 4, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
Moving truck and tow the suv on a trailer........ Done!
Done it and it works great.
Erik
Aerili

climber
SLC, Utah
Feb 4, 2013 - 08:42pm PT
Paying for someone to haul your freight vs a truck is about the same price. One just has less headaches and is simpler (that would be the freight option). I've done both.

There are other options out there than just Pods. But I'll let you look into that if you want to. It's pretty easy to find recommendations online.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 4, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
Yeah, WML.
Do it yerself!

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