A Special Type Of Auto Transport Used For Snowbirds

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A Special Type Of Auto Transport Used For Snowbirds
A Special Type Of Auto Transport Used For Snowbirds

Snowbirds, or seasonal vacationers, tend to go on longer trips, both in terms of distance and the length of the stay, which makes hiring a car shipping company a good choice. Not only is it a great way to minimize the mileage during longer trips, but it can also help to mitigate the risks and maintenance costs involved with long distance driving. Here are the main services you’ll have to choose from:

  • Enclosed Carrier - An enclosed carrier is just what it sounds like: a completely enclosed transport vehicle. When you opt for an enclosed carrier, the price can be higher in some cases, mainly because fewer vehicles can be moved at once on an enclosed transport truck. The benefit is that you can ship a car, truck, motorcycle or RV with completely security, every step of the way. If you’re concerned about the weather, road hazards or privacy during transport, an enclosed carrier may be the way to go.
  • Open Carrier - An open transport truck is a more affordable option, and for the same reason that enclosed carriers cost more. More cars can be moved at once on an open carrier, reducing the cost of shipping for each individual vehicle. The disadvantage of an open carrier is that the vehicle is exposed to the elements during transport, which does not make it ideal for snowbird auto shipping since it often requires long distance transport and traveling through states affected by cold weather, ice, and snow storms.
  • Door-to-door - Door-to-door auto transport can be done with either an open or enclosed carrier, but is easier to accommodate with the smaller sized enclosed carriers. Door-to-door car shipping is also available for seasonal travelers going overseas or to another country, either to or from the U.S.
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Why Snowbirds & Travelers Hire Auto Shippers

There are a variety of reasons that someone may hire a car shipper for their travel needs, but there a few that we see more often than others. This list includes concerns over maintenance issues during travel or the high mileage that comes with driving a vehicle yourself across the country. Weather is also a concern, especially for snowbirds, since they are generally shipping from a colder climate to a warmer climate.

For seasonal travelers that like to vacation in an RV, shipping is a great option that can be easily overlooked. After all, having an RV means that you can travel in comfort and without having to pay for lodging. The catch is that RVs don’t get good gas mileage and can be costly to repair, potentially turning a basic vacation into an expensive endeavor. Snowbird auto shipping isn’t just for RVs and cars either; many owners use Snowbird transport services for the following types of vehicles:

  • Motorcycles & Trikes.
  • RVs and campers.
  • Yachts & other types of boats.
  • ATVs & Quads.
  • Trucks and travel trailers.

Snowbird Car Shipping Resources.

Top 10 Snowbird Destinations - From RVparks.com, a list of RV tips and trips that include a listing of the top 10 travel destinations for seasonal travelers and snowbirds.

Fodor’s Travel - A great website for vacationers, Fodor’s is the world’s biggest publisher of travel and tourism information in the United States. They have a section for popular destinations, guide books and deals on airfare, hotels and more.


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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.


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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
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There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
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We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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