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Are RV Drive Away Services Worth Using?

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  1. What Is Drive Away Rv Transport?
  2. The Trust Factor
  3. Insurance Considerations
Are RV Drive Away Services Worth Using?

Drive away services have become an increasingly popular method of auto transport in recent years, thanks in large part to the perceived cost savings that are possible. While there are savings to be found in many cases with drive away vehicle transport, there are also several reasons why you should be very cautious about using them, which we’ll briefly go over in the paragraphs below. At the end of the day, you ultimately have to weigh how much you’re going to potentially save against the prospect of having someone you don’t know driving your RV.

What Is Drive Away RV Transport?

Drive away car shipping is a method of auto transport in which someone picks up your vehicle and drives it to your specified location on your behalf. When you hire a third party for auto drive away services, you’re essentially just paying for the time of the person who will be doing the driving, which is where the notion of cost savings comes into the equation. However, you shouldn’t overlook the fact that you’ll still have to pay for the gas used in the RV, as well as shoulder the cost of any mechanical issues that may come up due to the wear and tear of a long drive. This is just a brief overview of the drive away transport method, which you can learn more about on our dedicated page by clicking here

A-1 Auto Transport has been shipping RVs to all corners of the United States for more than 20 years! With an established brand and a track record of success to match, you won’t find a better or more affordable RV shipping company, whether you need driveaway services or standard shipping! We are happy to offer FREE price quotes to all interested parties, for any method or distance of RV transport! Call us today at 1-800-452-2880 to learn more about what we offer, or if you’d like to get started with a FREE estimate right away!

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The Trust Factor

The tricky part of RV driveaway services, which also apply to other types of vehicles, is that you’re putting a lot of trust in the person who will be driving. Not only will they be behind the wheel of your RV while it’s being driven, but they’ll also be in charge of the safety of the vehicle while it’s in their possession. This obviously requires a lot of trust between the parties and is one of the main reasons that some people shy away from these types of services. For this reason, it’s encouraged to only use drive away RV transport through a licensed auto shipper that provides the services as part of their standard business practices. While there is some money to be saved in a lot of cases, going outside the regular channels of auto transport means you’re taking the inherent risk of having someone you don’t know drive your RV, as well as the matter of driving safely and having the proper insurance in place.

Insurance Considerations

Insurance coverage is an essential part of any RV transport company and that also applies to drive away shipping. As mentioned above, going through a private party doesn’t provide the same type of coverage that a licensed auto shipper can. Your existing auto insurance will still apply, but you’ll still be on the hook for any damages or accidents that could occur along the way. With an RV transport company, they have to legally have additional insurance beyond your own auto insurance plan, which offers an extra layer or protection should there be any mishaps. 

 

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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.
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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!
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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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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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