Preparing for the Truck to Arrive

Preparing for the SureMove trailer’s arrival

We’ll be honest: The SureMove trailer is pretty big, and will require a bit of planning on your end to prepare for its arrival.

Trailer location and clearance requirements

Our trailers are 28-feet-long, 8-feet-wide and 15-feet-high. They love paved, level surfaces. We require 40 feet of space for the trailer and ramp, so there are some limitations on where the trailer, or multiple trailers, can park.

  • Trailers can be parked in a driveway or on the street provided that it’s flat, level, and clear of obstructions.
  • For street placement, you may need permits from your city or town. We need any permits prior to delivery, even if we’re dropping off and picking up your trailer on the same day. You can give any necessary permits to your Estes driver at the time of delivery, but please notify us ahead of time if this is the case.
  • Please ensure there are no overhead wires, tree branches, overhangs, or any other obstructions hanging lower than 15 feet above ground.
  • Surfaces: Asphalt is recommended, concrete tends to crack, gravel must be approved by the terminal, and dirt or grass is unacceptable. Note: dirt roads leading to a residence may affect whether we can access your location.

For questions or concerns about placement, to set up Same Day Pickup or Live Load, or to get us your permits, call SureMove at 866-347-2260.

Residential Restrictions

  • Homeowner Associations: Check with your neighborhood homeowner’s association. The most common HOA regulation is the length of time a trailer can be left on or in front of the property. In most cases, it’s 24 hours. HOA violations typically result in fines that are levied against the homeowner.
  • Apartments and condominiums: If you live in a condo or an apartment complex, please check with building management concerning 28-foot commercial trailers. The most common issue when dealing with apartments or condos is locating a legal parking location. Requesting 40 feet of space for an extended period of time can be difficult to obtain by the property management group Make sure you get permission in writing or email, and be able to provide pictures of the exact location for the trailer.
  • Typical parking spaces are 9 to 10 feet wide. The trailer and ramp will need a minimum of 4 parking spaces (40 feet), plus an additional 12 feet for tractor to maneuver.

Securing your trailer

If you need to lock your trailer when you have finished loading, make sure you use a combination lock. Give the SureMove representative your lock combination so we can remove our ramp and verify your footage.

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