There are certain concerns that are the same for both major city moves and rural American moves, and that is: can a tractor trailer get to the home? Most rural American towns are not really suited for tractor trailers with narrow, winding streets.
You want to plan ahead if you live in- or are moving to- a home where a tractor trailer will not fit.
Another issue you may encounter with a rural move is the distance from the home to the company that is moving you. Because rural American towns do not have the turnover that a major city has, there is often not a moving company close to the home or the new location.
This means that the moving company needs to know what equipment and manpower they will need during the move to be sure that they are well prepared on moving day. Because rural towns will be so far from the moving company, additional moving supplies, equipment or manpower will not be able to be sent out if the move is not well prepared.
So for this reason, it is important that these moves have an on-site professional estimator. In-home estimates are a must for anyone with special considerations.
In rural areas, moving companies should not charge a fee to come to your home to provide an estimate. What most moving companies will do is provide a ballpark estimate on the phone after an initial conversation. If this fee is amenable to you, that phone call will be followed up with an in-home visit where an actual, accurate estimate will be given.
For more information on a rural move, contact Marathon Moving.