What Size Truck do i need?
The two most common ways to determine accurate truck sizing are as follows:
Number of bedrooms
This is the easiest method to determine truck size, and is generally pretty accurate. If you are more the packrat type, or you have many large pieces of furniture it is important to note that these are not "typical" and you will need a larger truck. The general starting point is this:
2 Bedrooms of Less = 15 Foot Truck
2 - 3 Bedrooms = 20 Foot Truck
4+ Bedrooms = 26 Foot Truck
Don't forget about your outdoor items such as bikes, BBQ's & patio furniture.
Instead of using the number of rooms as a guide, some people choose to use the cubic measurements of the truck in their calculations. The general rule of thumb is to allow 150 - 200 cubic feet of truck space per furnished room. Again, these are just guidelines as there are many other factors to consider.
If you are willing to put in the time, the Penske Truck Size Wizard is a great way to determine your specific sizing requirements.