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What Size UTE Is The Best Option For You While Moving

Author: Sarah James
by Sarah James
Posted: Oct 14, 2018

When it comes time for you to make a move, it can be a stressful time, selecting the right sized vehicle for your needs is important and The Gold Coast is a great for Ute hire. You need to take a few things such as the weather, the time of day you plan to move, the size or dimensions and the weight of the load and also the distance you have to transport it. Consideration also needs to be given to the access you have to both the place you are moving from as well as the place you are going to. Sometimes a big truck is just too big and it would be better to make two or more trips, especially if the move is only a short distance. Of course, this is not a good idea if you’re moving long distances as time and fuel cost can quickly mount up.

  • The load size

The first consideration is the size of your load, if you have only a small load, then you will need a smaller Ute, but if your load is heavy long or wide you may need extra space. Many Utes come with roof racks and extra widebodies to cater large loads. Some items such as beds and wardrobes can be quite large and need special handling. Consider whether you need a Ute with drop sides or high sides.

It is a good idea to take a tape measure and get the exact dimensions of all your items so you will be able to decide which Ute you will need.

  • The Load Weight

Some loads may not be so large but maybe heavy such as a piano or solid wooden furniture. You may need to get a Ute with a hydraulic lift or ramp.

It is always a good idea to have some others to help you with the move and to pre-pack most of your gear before moving day so you do not run out of time.

  • Access

Think about the access you have when loading the Ute and then unloading, a Ute is often much easier to get into smaller areas than a high bodied truck.

  • The Weather

Some Utes come with a covered tray that will protect your stuff if the weather turns nasty or if you have to leave it unattended for any length of time.

  • Driveability

A Gold Coast Ute hire is a great option for your move. Most local hire companies offer the latest models of Ute that is so easy to drive on a standard car license. You can get an auto or manual transmission with three seats in the cab that is equipped with all the modern things to make your driving safe and enjoyable. All Utes drive just like a car, although you have to be aware of the extra load weight and lack of visibility to the rear.

There is not a great difference in the basic size of Ute’s available for hire, the best option is to find a Ute that has a few extras such as a full-length roof rack and a hydraulic lift to help with heavy objects. Some Utes come with drop sides or covers depending on your needs

About the Author

Gold Coast Truck Rentals offer Truck, Pantech, Ute & Van Hire on the Gold Coast suburbs. We strive to maintain a hassle free experience for our clients, at an affordable rate.

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