Choose The Right Moving Van Size

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that's Right for you!

Cargo Van
10' truck
Capacity 1-2 rooms 1-2 rooms 3-4 rooms 5-8 rooms
Cubic Feet 309 380 800 1,380
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) 7,200 lbs. 8,600 lbs. 11,500 lbs. 25,500 lbs.
Payload Weight 2,200 lbs. 3,100 lbs. 3,400 lbs. 12,000 lbs.
Clearance 8’ 6" 9’ 0" 11’ 6" 13’ 6"
Interior (Length)
Interior (Width)
Interior (Height)
11’
5’ 0"
4’ 4"
10’
6’ 3"
6’ 0"
15’ 7"
7’ 5"
6’ 5"
24’
7’ 5"
7’ 5"
Rear Door (Height)
Rear Door (Width)
4’ 0"
4’ 6"
5’ 5"
5’ 9"
6’ 5"
7’ 3"
7’ 0"
7’ 3"
Load Ramp Width NA NA 2’ 3" 2’ 4"
Load Ramps    
Air Conditioning
Automatic Transmission
Power Steering
Power Brakes
AM/FM Stereo
No Wheel Wells  
Dual Faced Mirrors  
Tie Down Slats  
Seat Belts / Seats 2 2 2 3
Fuel Tank 35 Gallon 35 Gallon 35 Gallon 55 Gallon
Lift-gate     Business use only Business use only

How to pick the right moving van size?

The size of moving van that you need is dependent on many various factors. First of all, know the number of items in your house that you need to move. Measure them if possible in order to be more precise in your estimate.

Next, consult your nearest moving van renting company and find out the truck sizes that are available. If their range is wired enough, tell them the number of household items that you have so that they can give you an estimate. Also, tell them where you will be moving to, as this will also help them know the number of trips that might be required to move your items.

The basic truck size guide is available from all truck renting companies, as well as online. Obtaining this will enable you to know what you will be working with, hence be able to have a working budget.

How to do i know what is the right moving van size for me?

moving van sizes are determined by the number of bedrooms in your house. For example, if you live in a one bedroom house, you will probably need a 12- or 14-foot truck to move your items. This is due to moving companies’ prior experience with moving one bedroom households, as well as an estimation of the average house’s items.

Moving van sizes range from 10 feet to 26 feet trucks!

The following is a sample list of truck size and household size.

A 10-foot truck can move a studio or a small 1 bedroom house
A 14-foot truck can move a 1 to 2 bedroom household
A 17-foot truck can move a 2 to 3 bedroom household
A 24-foot truck can move a 3 to 4 bedroom household
A 26-foot truck can move a 4 bedroom household or more.


You may require a bigger or smaller moving van size because there is always the allowance that you may live in a 2 bedroom house but your household items are equivalent to a one bedroom house, and vice versa- a small one bedroom house may contain household items equivalent to a two bedroom house. Do give yourself the allowance and be willing to choose whichever moving van size that best suits you.

You may also require a bigger truck size depending on the distance you need to relocate. You will need to calculate whether it will be cheaper to rent a smaller moving van and make two trips, or whether you will go for the larger truck size for one trip, which may be more expensive. This case can arise especially in local moving, but if you are relocating long distance, it is always best to take one trip, also because the type of distance is charged differently.

Putting into consideration all these details, you will be in a better position to select the most ideal size of moving van for relocation.

Find more information on the type and size of moving van you will need at as well as get online moving truck estimates at www.movingvanrental.net.


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