If you’re looking to rent a U-Haul, you’ll want to make sure that the truck you rent will be the size you’re looking for so that it can fit everything you want to haul. In this article, we will go over all the dimensions and lengths of U-Haul’s smallest truck, the 10-foot truck.
The Uhaul 10-foot box truck has a length, width, and height of 9’11” by 6’3″ by 6’1″, with a deck height from the ground of 29″ for easy loading and unloading.
To learn more about the dimensions of the U-Haul 10-foot truck and what you can fit inside, continue reading.
Box Dimensions and What Can Fit Inside
The box of the U-Haul truck is the part of the truck you’ll be loading your items and cargo into. This is the main part of the truck. The dimensions of this box are a length of 9 feet 11 inches (hence the name 10-foot truck), a width of 6 feet 3 inches, and a height of 6 feet 1 inch. Remember that the rental truck and trailer measurements for the fleet of Uhauls are only approximate, as they can vary slightly in size based on various engineering specifications that may change slightly each year.
These lengths, widths, and height dimensions calculate an interior volume of 402 cubic feet. The volume is how much space is inside the box of the truck. With this volume inside this box, you can fit a small apartment or 1 bedroom.
You can even fit a king-size mattress inside, including other components of the bed, including the box spring and bed frame. You’ll be able to fit other home items such as a loveseat, end tables, and a small dining room table, plus some spare room for cardboard boxes of other household items and clothing. Whether you’re looking to move the items in your bedroom to a college dorm room or to move from one 1-bedroom apartment to another, you’ll be able to easily fit a majority, if not all, of your items in this 10-foot truck.
Deck Height & Loading Ramp
Considering the deck height and whether or not the truck comes equipped with a loading ramp will help you to determine how easy it will be to load and unload all of your items onto and off the truck.
The deck height for the 10-foot truck is 29 inches, nearly 2 and a half feet, but because the deck is so low to the ground and because the truck is generally meant for smaller and lighter items or loads, it doesn’t have a loading ramp. The small height of the box creates issues for taller people who won’t be able to fit comfortably inside the box, which further makes the loading ramp unnecessary for a truck this size.
Overall Truck Size Dimensions
The overall truck size dimensions are different from the box size dimensions because it includes the entire length of the vehicle, including the cab. The width of the truck is going to be the same as the width of the box, but the overall height and width are going to be different.
The height is going to include both the height of the box plus the deck height because this deck height is the measurement of the deck to the ground, which adds extra height to the top of the truck to the ground. The box height is 6 feet 1 inch, plus the deck height of 29 inches, which makes for a total overall height of 9 feet 6 inches.
The length of the truck will include both the length of the box plus the length of the cab and hood, from the trailer hitch on the rear end to the front bumper of the truck. The length of the box alone is 9 feet 11 inches, plus the length of the remaining truck makes for a total overall length of 19 feet.
Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight
The maximum gross vehicle weight is the maximum amount the vehicle can weigh before it is virtually undrivable. This weight includes both the weight of the empty vehicle on its own plus how much it is capable of hauling inside the box.
The empty weight of the vehicle, before it has been loaded with items, is 5,790 pounds, but it can have a maximum total gross vehicle weight of up to 8,600 pounds so that you can load up to 2,810 pounds of items inside the truck. If you exceed this amount, the gross weight of the truck won’t be evenly distributed enough for it to drive smoothly or effectively.
In addition to how much weight you’ll be able to load into the box of the 10-foot truck, it will also be useful to know how much weight you will be able to tow in a trailer attached to the rear trailer hitch. The towing capacity of the 10-foot truck is 6,000 pounds, and if you exceed this limit, the truck will struggle to drive effectively.
Whenever you are driving a large vehicle, it’s important to know the height clearance so that if ever you need to drive through a parking garage, a drive-through, a motel, or a bridge while driving, you’ll be able to know if the truck can fit beneath it. Nobody wants to get stuck during their move, as this can cause expensive damage to the vehicle and tack extra hours onto your total rental payment.
The overall height clearance of all U-Haul moving trucks is 12 feet, so you’ll want to ensure that the height clearance bars and other overhangs indicate or appear to be 12 feet or higher. Luckily, U-Haul moving trucks don’t fluctuate too much in height differences, so you can expect the same height clearance regardless of which size of truck you choose to rent.
Some other features, aside from the dimensions and measurements of the 10-foot U-Haul truck, include comfortable seating for 2 adults, automatic airbags, automatic transmission driving, AM and FM radio connection, and air conditioning.
They also have disc brakes, which outperform other types of braking mechanisms because they assist in breaking during various weather conditions, slopes, and quick stops. You can drive assured that you’ll be able to stop quickly to avoid nearly any sort of collision.