Door To Door Golf Cart Shipping: Details & Tips
A golf cart, like any other type of vehicle, can easily be shipped from one point to another. Though it has its own unique challenges, it is often less expensive to ship a golf cart than other types of vehicles. On this page, we’ll break down some of the details of having a golf cart shipped door to door.
What is door to door shipping? The names pretty much says it all: location A to location B. Most often, this is from one residence to another, a residence to a vacation or snowbird destination, or from a buyer to a seller. In the case of door to door golf cart shipping between a buyer and seller, that can either mean directly from a dealership or from a private owner to the home (or specified location) of the party buying it.
Shipping A Golf Cart
Though they are lighter and smaller than other types of four-wheeled vehicles, golf carts do come with some challenges when it comes to transporting them. Since the frame and roof of a golf cart tend to be delicate, it’s important that they be treated with the appropriate care during shipment.
Shipping on an enclosed carrier is the best method for safely transporting a golf cart directly from door to door. Enclosed carriers are smaller than the larger multiple vehicle carriers, which allows them to more easily get to residential locations on narrow city streets.
Finding The Right Company: Look For Experience
There’s no substitute for experience and that’s definitely true in the vehicle transport industry. Experience is even more important when if you’re looking for a specialty service like door-to-door shipping or utility vehicle transport. If a company ships golf carts on a regular basis, it should be mentioned on company literature and the website as a service they offer. Any shipper with the proper licensing and operating authority can ship a golf cart, but few of them do it on a regular basis throughout different parts of the U.S.
How much does it cost?
Since they’re smaller and lighter than cars, golf carts are cheaper to ship, even door to door. The main factors that will influence the total cost are the weight of the golf cart and the shipping distance. The heavier the golf cart, the more it will cost per mile, although the per-mile cost does go down with longer distances.
To give you an example, shipping a 900 pound golf cart from Seattle, WA to Austin, TX would cost around $1,000 with door-to-door transport. That’s roughly a 2,300 mile trip and, of course, the price can fluctuate based on the specific pick up and drop off locations.
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Written By:Joe Webster
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.