Moving with a 10′ U-Haul Truck

Are you getting ready to move to your college dorm?  Venturing away from home into your first one-bedroom apartment? If this is the case, you probably won’t need a huge U-Haul truck.  Whether you’re moving out for the first time or you just have a modest load, a 10′ U-Haul truck is a terrific method for smaller moves.  Check out the highlights below to be sure it’s the truck that’s right for you.


Ten feet may not sound like a long enough truck to fit basically your whole life into, but you can fit much more than you think.  If you have larger items to move such as couches, mattresses or desks along with your many boxes, there is plenty of room to do so.  In fact, any size mattress will fit in a 10′ rental truck–even your California king!  Check out this guide for more information on which moving equipment is right for your mattress.  The 10′ U-Haul truck has:

  • Inside dimensions 9’11″x 6’4″x 6’2″ (LxWxH)
  • Door opening of 5’11″x 5’7″ (WxH)
  • Deck height of 2’5″ and length of 9’11”

It’s the perfect amount of space for those studio apartments or dorm room moves!

Right Equipment

The 10′ U-Haul truck may be the smallest moving truck, but it has impressive weight capacity and many other features that allow for your move to go smoothly.  This size truck doesn’t come with a ramp, but its loading deck is an amazingly low 2’5″ off the ground, so you won’t be struggling to load those heavier items.  It has gentle-ride suspension, as well as rub rails and tie downs to ensure your belongings are stowed safely.  The 10′ truck can also hold a maximum load of 2,810 pounds, and tow up to 6,000 pounds!

Lowest Cost

Each little cost of a move can add up, especially when you’re on a budget.  You might be dreading that truck rental because of what it may do to your bank account.  However, 10′ U-Haul trucks start at just $19.95, plus mileage and fuel for an in-town move.  With a fuel-efficient V-8 engine you will find that renting a moving truck is well within your budget.


These 10′ trucks are available through U-Haul Truck Share, a 24/7 self-service program that allows you to skip the lines and waste no time. The Self-Pick-Up and Self-Return options ensure that your truck waits on you and no one else. If you’ve already reserved your truck, it can easily be converted into a Self-Pick-Up rental.

How was your experience utilizing a 10′ U-Haul truck?  Tell us in the comments below.  

UPDATED: November 1, 2017, to incorporate U-Haul Truck Share 24/7