The process of shipping an RV isn’t any harder than shipping a vehicle of smaller size. Nevertheless, it’s best left to the professionals due to the vehicle’s size and weight. It takes durable hauling equipment to get the job done successfully.
There are many people that use RV shipping services in the USA, including manufacturers and dealers. It’s affordable and easy to take advantage of.
It’s important to research the transport company you hire to ship your RV before you pay for services. Look online for reviews and ratings, and go through their website to see what kinds of services they offer. Make sure they carry the proper licensing and insurance coverage.
5 Things to Do before the RV Ships Off.
- Secure anything loose on the inside or outside of the trailer. This includes latches, windows, vents, doors, awnings, and drawers. Check the stability of all appliances, décor and wall hangings also.
- Take any personal or valuable items out of the RV.
- Write down any damages that you know of. Take pictures of the interior and exterior of the vehicle. You can refer to this documentation after the RV has been delivered and you look it over again.
- Disconnect the gas and electric. This includes any electronics and appliances.
- Check all fluid levels and conduct generalized maintenance on the RV. You may want to take it to a mechanic for inspection if you’re shipping it to a new owner.
If you prepare the RV as requested by the transporter, it should arrive safe and sound at its destination. By getting the vehicle ready, you’re not only securing its condition and transport but the safety of the professionals caring for it.
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.