Moving with a 26′ U-Haul Truck

Preparing for a move with a large family means your load is overwhelming. It may seem like you’ll never be able to bring it all, but don’t worry. If you’re planning to move into a home with four or more bedrooms, then a 26′ U-Haul truck is the one for you! Bigger families moving in-town or one-way are a great match for the 26′ rental truck.  Take a look at these other specifics on 26′ trucks:


The 26′ U-Haul truck is our largest rental moving truck–and for good reason.  It has:

  • Inside dimensions of 26’5″x 7’8″x 8’3″ (LxWxH)
  • Door opening of 7’3″x 6’10” (WxH)
    • Mom’s Attic of 3′ x 7’8″ x 3′ 1″ (LxWxH)
      • Deck height of 2′ 9″/ length of 23’5″

In other words, it has over 1,600 cubic feet of loading capacity!  So the whole family’s belongings should fit. Have quite a few pieces of furniture, mattresses, and numerous boxes? No problem. This truck can easily fit any size mattress–and several of them. You can find out more about mattress space in various trucks and trailers with this guide.

Right Equipment

Loading every last item into your moving truck sounds like quite the task, but it comes with a ramp to make things easier. The impressively low deck height of 2’9″ eases the loading process as well. It is also equipped with a trailer hitch hookup just in case you need that bit of extra space. The 26′ U-Haul truck has a weight capacity of 9,600 pounds, and can tow up to 7,500 pounds!  You may be concerned about the safety of your belongings in such close quarters, but they’ll be stowed safely with tie downs and rub rails on all three walls.  Worried about your ability to drive such a large truck? It comes with patented dual mirrors for improved vision while driving and backing up, so don’t sweat it! Also, take a look at these tips for driving a moving truck.

Lowest Cost

You may be thinking that such a massive truck would come with a massive price.  Well, think again!  A 26′ U-Haul truck starts at just $39.95, plus mileage and fuel for an in-town move.  The fuel economy gauge will also maximize fuel efficiency, making this rental easier on your budget.  You shouldn’t have to break the bank just to pull off a move, even with a hefty load!


These 26′ 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 moving with a 26′ truck?  Let us know in the comments.

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