Don't Hire A Trailer Before Reading These 3 Important Points

Hiring a trailer can be a great way to move all of your belongings from your old home to your new one since they can save you a major dent in your budget compared to other options. However, there are some considerations you want to think about before you sign your rental agreement for any trailer for your moving needs.


  1. You’ll want a trailer that meets your needs for transporting your belongings. When you begin your search, you’ll soon find that there are a number of trailers out there that can move anything from your car to an entire house in one move. If you’re looking to save money, you’ll want to get a trailer that can hold your biggest items and your smallest ones. Even if it takes a few trips, you’ll find that if you measure the largest piece of furniture you own and find a trailer that fits those dimensions plus a little forgiving room will get you the best deal for your money. Whether it’s a caged trailer or a flat deck, you’ll want to know these dimensions in advance and have an idea if you want one that’s enclosed or not to keep your belongings safe.


  2. You’ll need the right amount of time for your trailer rental so you won’t pay overage charges. You don’t have to worry about rates for distance and paying for gas since you’re renting a trailer and it depends on your vehicle. However, you will have to worry about the amount of time you want to rent the trailer for. If your move takes multiple trips, you’ll find that you’ll need more time as you load and unload to repeat the process until all of your belongings have come to your new home. If you rent for two days and you needed four, you’re going to be charged for those extra two days, possibly with an added fee for overage because you didn’t plan just right. This can cause problems for your moving budget, so it’s best to plan out your route and the method you’ll be packing, loading, and unloading your stuff.


  3. You’ll need to know who and what will be towing the trailer during your move. You don’t want to pull a trailer if you’ve never done it before because it does take some patience and diligence on your part to pull a trailer loaded down with your belongings behind your vehicle. If you’re uncomfortable with the idea, then you’ll want to ask someone you know that is comfortable driving a vehicle towing a trailer. The same can be said for the type of vehicle you’re using to tow your trailer. Some trailers are too heavy and/or long for a small sedan to pull. You’d just be spinning wheels and wasting tanks of gas to complete this mission. You’ll want to consider your vehicle when you’re choosing your trailer or plan on borrowing another larger vehicle for your moving needs.


As you search for the right trailer lease for your next move, you’ll want to take these three points into account prior to signing that lease so you can rent the right furniture trailer for your needs. If you choose with the wrong information, you’ll find yourself wasting the money you budgeted for this move as well as time and effort, trying to get the move completed on your timetable and with as few hassles as possible. A little research and knowledge before signing that trailer lease can help you substantially in the long run.

Give Hireace a call on 0800 00 11 22 and the staff will be happy to assist you

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