If you’re looking to rent a U-Haul truck, you’ll want to know what the truck dimensions are to ensure you’re renting the correct size truck for your needs. An incoming college student moving their home bedroom supplies to a college dorm is going to need a much smaller truck than a family of 5 moving homes. We’re here to answer all your questions about U-Haul sizes to ensure you rent the best truck for your needs.
U-Haul moving vans and cargo trucks range from a volume of 245 cubic feet to 1,682 cubic feet and have pickup trucks available to rent with a deck length of 7 feet 10 inches.
U-Haul has various size vehicles available to rent, from pickup trucks to moving vans, for various hauling needs. To learn more about the vehicle dimensions and sizes, as well as other features of the various U-Haul trucks, continue reading.
U-Haul Pickup Truck
Renting a U-Haul pickup truck is great for hauling a few large items, such as pieces of furniture or lawn equipment. You’ll be able to load much more than you would in a regular commuter car trunk, and you can transport items that could create mess or cause wear and tear to the interior of your vehicle. The pickup truck has an open bed with an interior length, width, and height of 7 feet 10 inches by 5 feet 2 inches by 1 foot 9 inches. The height is simply the height of the enclosed part of the truck bed, but items taller than 1 foot 9 inches can be loaded onto the truck, so long as very tall items are strapped down to keep them from leaning or shifting during the drive.
Pickup trucks are best for lightweight items, as the deck height from the ground is feet, much higher than some of the other available U-Haul trucks. If you have large, heavy items, it will be best to rent a moving van or truck, which generally have a lower deck, and sometimes a ramp or drop deck, making loading and unloading much easier.
The pickup truck is great for moving a studio apartment or a college dorm room amount of items. If you need more cargo space, you can even rent an open flatbed trailer or an enclosed cargo trailer from U-Haul to hook onto the trailer hitch of the pickup truck. The flatbed trailer is great for the easy loading and unloading of large items like long pieces of wood or construction/lawn equipment.
Other features of the U-Haul pickup truck include extra cab comfort with three independent seats. The truck has a towing capacity of 6,000 additional pounds, which includes the weight of the load inside the open truck bed and the weight inside whatever type of trailer it is towing. It’s got a fuel tank that holds up to 34 gallons of fuel and can travel up to 19 miles per gallon.
U-Haul Cargo Van
The U-Haul Cargo Van is great for hauling boxes of items, smaller items, and transporting a home size of a studio apartment or college dorm room. It’s close to the same loading size as a pickup truck, except the volume space is enclosed, but the length, width, and height are a bit larger. The interior space of the cargo van has a length of 9 feet 6 inches, a width of 5 feet 7 inches, and a height of 4 feet 8 inches. These dimensions calculate an interior volume of 245 cubic feet.
This vehicle, unlike the pickup truck, is not capable of towing, so it doesn’t have a towing capacity. This is likely because it doesn’t have a trailer hitch installed, nor does it have towing power like some of the other U-Haul vehicles.
The cargo van is best for smaller loads and for shorter travels. This is because it has a maximum total operating and gross vehicle weight of 9,000 pounds, meaning the weight of the vehicle plus the weight of any cargo inside the vehicle cannot exceed that maximum weight in order to operate effectively. Despite having a higher weight capacity than the pickup truck, it’s got a smaller fuel tank and lower gas mileage. The fuel tank can hold only up to 25 gallons, and it can travel only up to 18 miles per gallon of gas.
U-Haul 10-Foot Truck
The 10-foot U-Haul truck is one of the most common moving vans you’ll see on the road and is one of the smallest. It’s perfect for moving all the furniture and items in a studio apartment or even a one-bedroom apartment without breaking the bank, but it’s also great for other loads for other purposes, such as transporting equipment or merchandise for a company.
These trucks have a lower loading deck than both the pickup truck and cargo van. It’s got a deck height of 2 feet 5 inches, which is not as low as some of the larger trucks, as it’s intended that this truck be used for smaller or lighter items. The interior length, width, and height dimensions are 9 feet 11 inches by 6 feet 4 inches by 6 feet 2 inches. This means that most people will be able to stand comfortably inside the van when loading and unloading and that the calculated volume is 402 cubic feet, almost twice the volume of the cargo van.
Unlike the cargo van, you’ll be able to tow with this truck, just as you will with every size U-Haul truck. The 10-foot truck has a towing capacity of up to 6,000 pounds. When it comes to the fuel tank, you’ll be able to get more out of this truck than the cargo van, as it has a fuel tank capacity of 31 gallons, but driving this truck will burn a gallon of gas every 12 miles, which is much quicker than the cargo van.
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U-Haul 15-Foot Truck
The U-Haul 15-foot truck will be able to haul an equivalent amount of items from a 1-bedroom home or a 2-bedroom apartment, whether they be items from a home or items from a home, office, warehouse, garage, or workplace. This truck will make your big moves so much easier, especially with a deck height of 2 feet 10 inches and the fact it comes equipped with an EZ Load Ramp.
This truck has an interior volume of 764 cubic feet, which is calculated out of an interior length, width, and height of 15 feet by 7 feet 8 inches by 7 feet 2 inches. With this large volume, you’ll be able to load up to a maximum gross vehicle weight of 14,500 pounds.
This vehicle also comes with a bit of extra storage space inside the truck that sits above the truck cab. They call this “Mom’s Attic,” and it’s great for storing smaller and fragile items so that they are protected from large and heavy items. The “Mom’s Attic” in this truck has additional dimensions of 2 feet 6 inches by 7 feet 8 inches by 2 feet 7 inches.
You’ll also be able to tow with this 15-foot truck, with its towing capacity of up to 10,000 pounds. This truck has a larger fuel tank size, with a fuel capacity of 40 gallons, but because it’s able to load and tow so much weight, it doesn’t get the best gas mileage. The truck itself will only be able to travel 10 miles per gallon of gas.
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U-Haul 20-Foot Truck
The U-Haul 20-foot truck is ideal for moving families and for hauling all the items in a large apartment or a 2 or 3-bedroom house. For those with this size home, you’ll be able to load up all your beds, furniture, and boxes of household items into this truck so that you can get all of your family’s belongings to the new home all in one trip.
This 20-foot truck has size dimensions of 19 feet 6 inches in length by 7 feet 8 inches in width by 7 feet 2 inches in height. These combined dimensions equal a volume of 1,016 cubic feet, meaning you’ll be able to haul more in this truck than the previous three trucks and van. The deck height is still pretty low, with a height of 2 feet and 11 inches, but it comes equipped with an EZ Load Ramp to make loading and unloading easier. The Mom’s Attic has dimensions of 2 feet 6 inches by 7 feet 8 inches by 2 feet 7 inches.
This truck has a towing capacity of 7,500 pounds, so you can attach a trailer to the back of it and take even more cargo with you, or even load up your family commuter car onto a car carrier or car dolly hooked up to the back of this truck. You’ll be able to fill the fuel tank with 40 gallons of gas and be able to travel up to 10 miles per gallon of gas, just like you can with the 15-foot truck.
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U-Haul 26-Foot Truck
The U-Haul 26-foot truck is the largest cargo truck available for rent by U-Haul. You could almost call this a mini semi-truck because of how much it is able to haul. The 26-foot truck is great for large families who want to move enough items to fill a 3 to 5-bedroom home. If you have a home with more items than that, you may have to take multiple trips, but many large families found that this truck had more than enough space for all their stuff.
The 26-foot truck has a combined volume of 1,682 cubic feet, which is made up of the interior length, width, and height dimensions of 26 feet 2 inches by 8 feet 3 inches. You’ll be able to fit things like large entertainment centers and bed frames without having to disassemble them. You’ll be able to easily load and unload items onto the 2-foot 11-inch deck height using the EZ Load Ramp it comes equipped with. The truck has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 25,999 pounds, meaning the truck weight combined with the load weight can equal nearly 26 thousand pounds.
The “Mom’s Attic” dimensions of this truck are 2 feet 8 inches by 8 feet 2 inches by 3 feet 3 inches, providing extra over-cab space for valuables and small items. For even more cargo space, you can hitch a trailer to the back of this truck because it’s got a towing capacity of up to 10,000 pounds, the weight of which would be included in the maximum gross vehicle weight.
While this truck, like many of the other U-Haul trucks, can only get up to 10 miles of travel per gallon, you’ll be able to fill the fuel tank with 60 gallons, which is significantly more than the other trucks.
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U-Haul Cargo Trailers
U-Haul also offers other truck sizes and trailer options for hauling or transporting items. U-Haul offers a 17-foot truck, which has dimensions between the 15-foot truck and the 20-foot truck. The company only has a small fleet of these trucks, as not many people will rent this size, so they are not as available.
An alternative to the U-Haul trucks is the U-Haul Cargo Trailers, which can be hooked onto the trailer hitch of your U-Haul truck (ideally the pickup truck) or onto the back of your own pickup truck or towing compatible car. This will make towing additional cargo easy and is especially useful if you already own a truck and want to travel to your destination with that.
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If you have a small car that you want to take on your move with you, U-Haul also offers car carriers and car dollies. These act as car trailers that can be hitched to the back of your U-Haul for additional car transport, and it’s perfect for long-distance moves or to hitch to the back of a pickup truck to transport your car for repairs.
In addition to this hauling and transporting equipment, U-Haul offers open bed trailers for additional transport. These are called utility trailers and are great for utilities, equipment, and tools for various projects, and they come in various sizes.