PODS vs. U-Haul U-BOX
PODS vs. U-Box
Why choose PODS over U-Haul’s U-Box?
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A larger container is nice to have, especially if you’ve got lots of stuff. But you can’t get that with U-Haul's U-Box dimensions. The only U-Haul container size comes in at 8’ X 5’ X 7.5’, while PODS gives you small (8-foot), medium (12-foot), and large (16-foot) size options. You’d have to rent 2 U-Haul's U-Box containers to get the capacity of a single PODS' 16-foot container. It’s also worth noting that our 8' containers are also 8' wide, whereas U-Haul's 8-foot U-Box is only 5' wide. That means our container dimensions offer 385 cubic feet of interior space versus 257 cubic feet for U-Haul's U-Box.
PODS containers are sturdy, steel-framed, and weather-resistant, with thick plywood walls covered in aluminum or fiberglass on the exterior. U-Haul's U-Box containers, by comparison, are wood-framed, plywood boxes covered by a simple vinyl cover. Remember that we’re talking about your stuff here, so which one would you feel better about using?
Let’s face it. U-Box is just U-Haul’s attempt to get in on portable moving and storage. That’s great! People should have options. But PODS has built our business on portability. We’ve got far more knowledge and experience with portable moving and storage containers. And we’ve invested in important innovations like PODZILLA, our patented level-lift system that gently and carefully moves your container onto and off of our trucks. U-Haul's U-Box can’t say that.
Our 20 years of experience and huge, nationwide network of portable moving and storage facilities means we’ve become very efficient. But we’ll never compromise on the excellent quality of our service, which is reflected in our #1 ranking for customer service by Newsweek. So if you see a better price out there, think about what they had to compromise on to get there.
Get it & load it
We deliver your container, and to ensure your safety, PODS is a contactless service so you don't need to meet your driver. Take your time loading on your schedule, right in your driveway. If you want help, your PODS personal moving and storage team will connect you with local packing and loading companies.
At-home storage gives you the flexibility you need, whether you want easy storage just steps away, or you want to take your time packing and loading.
If you need temporary storage, we'll pick up your loaded container and bring it to a local PODS Storage Center, where it will be safe, secure, and easily accessible until you need it again.