What Is the Gas Mileage of a U-Haul Truck?
Renting a U-Haul to move from one end of town to another can be an economical way to move your possessions. It can also be economical to move your possessions halfway across the country--unless gas prices are high. Knowing the gas mileage of a U-Haul truck can help you estimate how much money it would cost to drive the truck and find out how big of a hit renting a U-Haul truck would have on your wallet at the gas pump.
U-Haul has a fleet of different sizes of trucks, all of which have different fuel capacities, can travel a certain distance on one tank and get different gas mileage. All U-Haul trucks run on unleaded fuel.
26-Foot and 24-Foot Trucks
The 26-foot truck gets approximately 6 to 8 mpg, while the 24-foot truck gets 7 mpg. Both trucks have 60-gallon tanks and travel approximately 420 miles on one tank of gas.
The 17-foot truck gets 10 mpg. This truck has a 40-gallon tank and travels 400 miles on one full tank.
The 14-foot truck also gets 10 mpg but has a 30-gallon tank and can travel 300 miles on one full tank.
The 10-foot truck gets 12 mpg. This truck has a 35-gallon tank and travels 420 miles on one full tank.
U-Haul also has a cargo moving van and a pickup. The cargo van gets 15 mpg. It has a 35-gallon tank and travels 525 miles on one full tank. The pickup also gets 15 mpg but has a 34-gallon tank and travels 510 mile on one full tank of gas.
Adam Crowson is a professional journalist with experience as a homeowner, parent and photographer. He has served as a copy editor and page designer at a daily newspaper since 2006, and previously worked as a reporter for a weekly newspaper. Crowson holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication.
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