I've just joined. I'm moving cross country and after hearing some tales of woe about lost boxes (I've got a small apt), I thought I'd check out renting a small U-Haul and driving it myself.
The last time I tried driving cross country about 15 years ago, I did it in the middle of summer and didn't make it (heat exhaustion from drinking soda/coffee in car w/o A/C, driving with windows down).
It's fall and I think the weather shouldn't be too bad yet. Does traveling in a moving truck seem dangerous (more likely to get attacked/robbed)? Should I definitely stay in an econo lodge instead of trying to cheap it out by sleeping in the truck cab at a WalMart?
Trying to figure out if it's cheaper to rent the truck with gas or just get it moved...Looks like moving it might be cheaper...
Any suggestions? tips?