AMERCO Real Estate Expands U-Haul Self-Storage Operations With the Purchase of a Truck-, RV- and Boat-Storage Facility

Jan 07, 2010, 12:10 ET from U-Haul

VICTORVILLE, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- AMERCO Real Estate announced today that it has expanded the U-Haul network of self-storage locations with its purchase of a truck-, RV- and boat-storage facility located at 14598 Palmdale Road. This storage facility boasts 587 storage units throughout seven single-story storage buildings, with more than 86,386 square feet of storage. The Palmdale Road U-Haul Storage facility also features 148 RV storage spaces, 37 of which are covered, and also has available a convenient on-site RV waste-disposal station.

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The Palmdale Road U-Haul Storage facility will be selling a wide variety of environmentally friendly packing supplies: boxes made out of recyclable materials, 100 percent biodegradable packing peanuts and moving pads made from recycled denim. Also on site will be a Take A Box/Leave a Box display, which allows customers or anyone in the community to leave moving boxes or unwanted electronics boxes for another customer to reuse for free, instead of throwing them away or recycling them.

"We are pleased to be expanding our presence in Victorville, and look forward to continuing our long-standing relationships with local communities throughout California," stated Carlos Vizcarra, president of AMERCO Real Estate. "Moreover, with the expansion of U-Haul self-storage operations, we are better equipped to meet our customers' current and future needs. Families needing the finest in moving services now will have increased convenience and a shorter distance to travel when moving and storing their goods, which not only will make their move easier but will have the positive effect of reducing the amount of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere," Vizcarra said.

The Palmdale Road U-Haul Storage facility will feature 24-hour security with electronically controlled access, state-of-the-art digital video surveillance, your lock/your key, both climate- and nonclimate-controlled storage rooms, FREE use of storage carts, no deposit or administration fees, a convenient credit-card payment plan and available low-cost Safestor protection to help safeguard personal possessions.

The U-Haul facility's focus on sustainability will also include a Reuse Center to provide our customers with a location to donate unwanted, gently used household goods, furniture, sporting equipment and clothing for other customers to take for free. These are items that normally would be headed to the Dumpster and/or a landfill.

Customers who rent a U-Haul moving van or trailer for a one-way move can receive one month of free storage before or after their move.

Customers can rent storage from more than 1,091 U-Haul owned storage facilities across the United States and Canada by calling their neighborhood U-Haul center, visiting www.uhaul.com or contacting the U-Haul national reservation system, at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.

About AMERCO Real Estate Company

Since 1989, AMERCO Real Estate Company, an affiliate of U-Haul International, Inc., has been responsible for providing real estate services to AMERCO subsidiaries that include more than 1,350 U-Haul moving and storage centers throughout the United States and Canada.

About U-Haul

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the best choice for the do-it-yourself mover, with a network of more than 15,800 locations in all 50 United States and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 101,000 trucks, 76,000 trailers and 34,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 395,000 rooms and approximately 35 million square feet of storage space at nearly 1,091 owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the consumer's number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. As one of the nation's largest retailers of propane, U-Haul supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard barbecues.

U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran who grew up during the Great Depression. Tires and gas were still rationed or in short supply during the late 1940s when U-Haul began serving U.S. customers. Today, that background is central to the U-Haul Sustainability Program: "Serving the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle includes fuel efficient moving vans, neighborhood proximity, moving-box reuse, moving pads made from discarded material, and packing peanuts that are 100 percent biodegradable. Learn more about these facts and others at www.uhaul.com/sustainability.


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