In our last blog post we talked about springtime often being a time for making small moves, including university students coming home and cottage-opening season.
But sometimes the need to either rent a more suitable vehicle or hire a mover isn’t so clear. You spent a lot of money for your car and you don’t want to spend any more just because something doesn’t fit in the trunk.
All you have to do is figure out a way to carry whatever you’re moving inside or on top of the car and, boom, you saved yourself the cost and hassle of renting a truck or hire a mover.
Unless doing so it ends up costing you more by overloading your vehicle, or if you put yourself and everyone else on the road in danger. Sort of like the people in the following examples did. When overloading or carrying bulky loads on your car or truck pouts yourself or other road users in danger, you should definitely consider hiring a moving company, or at least a larger vehicle.
As far as we can tell, these scenes are all real.
Carrying a mattress on the roof of a car at highway speeds requires some planning and a lot of rope to make sure the mattress is secure and won’t blow off and hit or blind another vehicle. Trying it with eight mattresses is simply asking for trouble – and uncaring of other drivers on the road.
In this video, the guys at MythBusters conclude that it’s possible to overload your car and still drive it. Brilliant. Thanks guys. Now you’ve given the OK for everyone to try this. As the narrator of the story says, ‘the driver may have ruined his car, and been a danger to others, but the myth is possible.’
Even truck manufacturers like to perpetuate the myth that their trucks are ‘built tough’ by showing scenes of things like entire loads of bricks being dropped into the bed of the truck. But, again, that doesn’t make it right. Or at least it isn’t right to pull a ‘Beverly Hillbillies’, even if it’s a toy Cat up there and not Granny.
If you’re ever tempted to overload your car or truck, please do so as safely and securely as possible, drive at slower speeds and think about everyone else on the road. Or why even risk it? Just call us here at Little Moves, we’re happy to help.