Suggestions for hauling Computer Garage from Beaverton, OR to Yates Center, KS?

From: Merle K. Peirce <>
Date: Tue Mar 5 08:01:13 2002

Gunther Schadow suggested Penske to me for our Madison move, and the base
rate on a 25 footer was about 300 dollars cheaper than U-Haul.I haven't
had any problems with U-Haul equipment out here at all.Sometimes it's a
little beat, but usually seems to run well. Penske's truck was a Gas
GMC, and it had no air brakes. Try and get a diesel air braked job. The
gas trucks are very thirsty and they don't like to stop. Mileage is
unlimited on one ways with Penske also.

On Mon, 4 Mar 2002, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:

> We're now in the planning phases for moving Jim Willing's Computer Garage
> from Oregon to Kansas. We're currently looking for the best equipment
> option for moving.
> Jim says he probably needs a 24 foot truck. He's currently looking at
> U-Haul, which is always a cheap solution, but he's stuck right now
> hassling with them over some issues from a prior moves where the trucks
> broke down (U-Haul trucks are deathtraps on wheels).
> There are a few other truck rental places we're going to try to get quotes
> from (Ryder is asking around $1,500, we haven't checked Budget or Penske
> yet), but I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions?
> Jim's original plan was to load the Computer Garage contents into the
> truck and then tow his Suburban from the truck. I am suggesting that he
> rent or even buy a big trailer and use the Suburban to haul the trailer.
> Jim is going to ask some of these places if they will rent trailers one
> way (I don't see why not). I think my suggestion to buy a trailer would
> be cool if he can't since it may be cheaper than renting a truck, and he
> can always use it for other stuff, or sell it when he gets back to Kansas.
> Any suggestions are appreciated.
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> Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
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M. K. Peirce

Rhode Island Computer Museum, Inc.
Shady Lea, Rhode Island

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