1500 miles: I got a 16' like new truck, for 7 days, with unlimited miles, and a car carrier to tow my car for 900 dollars.
The gas is gonna be another 900
Movers were quoting me @ around 3000 and up, plus another 500 in gas and wear on my car to drive it cross country.
Ill take self move + 1700 dollars + ease of knowing when my stuff is getting loaded/unloaded
You got a great deal on that truck. By the time I added in taxes and a few misc (hand truck and furniture pads) it cost me $1200 for the same package, but only about $500 in gas.
I also wound up spending an extra $300 to store the rest of the stuff that wouldn't fit in the truck, $200 on hotel rooms, $100+ on food and $135 to fly back after the move to finish up work and other loose ends over the next few weeks. I also wound up with a mover quote of $2200, which makes them almost the same in my case.
Yea, for the same price I probably wouldn't do it myself... although I do hate how my most valuable stuff tends to get "lost" every time and my furniture broken by the "professionals".
But yea I have been 100% happy with Penske. In addition to being ~500 dollars cheaper than Uhaul, they have been very accommodating... (picked up furniture pads a week early, let me pick up truck and attach my car on two separate days)
Cliffs: 0L's... use penske if you're self-moving