How much can you fit in a U-Haul Cargo Trailer?
How much furniture can you fit in a consignment Trailer? When we recently picked up a U-Haul to transport furniture from Maine to North Carolina, we weren’t exactly sure if we should choose a 6×12 or a 5×8. While you can save a lot of money with a 5×8 it is important to consider how much a 5×8 can handle vs the larger double axle 6×12.
In the end, we were able to fit most of what we wanted to in a 5×8. The 5×8 U-Haul Trailer actually carried more than I expected. At first glance I felt like it was way too small. But the 208 Cubic Feet Capacity proved to be very roomy with a little Tetris. If you plan on brining mattresses however, I would still use a 6×12. The mattress and box spring of a Queen mattress set will utilize approximately half the cargo space (depending on the brand and quality of course).
Tips for Picking the Right U-Haul Trailer:
The 5×8 U-Haul Cargo Trailer is a perfect size for college students heading off to live in a dorm room. They may also consider using a 4×8 if the dorm provides some of the furniture.
If you are moving a long distance you may want to consider the price of replacing your mattress and box spring for the cost of upgrading to a 6×12. Chances are if your mattress and box spring are used you could replace them with something used near your destination. In which case you could easily fit a bed frame with lots of extra furniture in the 5×8 and save on the U-Haul rental, toll fees, and gas mileage.
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