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When you call an auto shipping company to determine the cost of shipping your RV, they may give you a flat rate quote while they have you on the phone. If they do, then you may want to call a different auto shipping company like A1 Auto Transport Service.

There are two factors that will help to determine the cost of shipping your RV from one place to another it's certainly not a one-quote-does-it-all option. What you need is a quote based on per mile. You will also need to know what type of shipping options you have available for RV's as well.

If you are looking for RV shipping cost per mile, when you call A1 Auto Transport, you will need to have your RV information to assist them in obtaining the right quote for you. You don't want to be surprised later on with expenses you didn't count on.  How is your rate determined? Here are a few factors that might play a role in what you are quoted.

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Shipping in the Right Season.

If you want to ship your RV in the winter months, between November and March, you will most likely get a lower quote because shipping companies are not very busy during this time of the year. However, keep in mind that the winter weather will play a role in how long it will take to transport your RV for you. On the other hand, some transport companies may actually charge you more to ship between these months because there are more risks involved and the wintry weather, especially up and down the Northeast part of the U.S can make traveling difficult.

Your Current Location.

Your RV will need to be picked up before it can be transported so where you live, or where the RV is will determine how much you will be charged. If a transporter doesn't plan to come to Florida for a while but that is where you live and you need your RV picked up, you will probably be charged extra for the drive down to get your RV. There are certain situations that you may need to meet the transport truck in order to transport the vehicle, for example, if you live off the main roads. When the location is difficult to get to, the pick-up will either cost more or you will need to meet.

The Size of your RV.

When you want to find out how much it will cost for you to transport your RV, you will need to know the size of it first. If you are not sure, you can look at the title or sometimes it is posted on a sticker usually close to the front door of the RV. The transporter will need to know this information before he or she can make an appointment to pick it up in order to drive the right sized truck.

How Soon Will You Need The Transport?.

If you are in a hurry to transport your RV and you are notifying the transporter within a few days of when you need it, chances are, they will charge you more in order to account for the business they will need to set back in order to make room for your transport request.

Type of Shipping.

Do you want your RV placed in a protected transport enclosure or do you accept the open transport method? This will determine how much you will pay for transporting.

Price of gas.

Because gas prices are always going up and down, you will not know the answer to this right off but your transporter should be able to get you a quote based on the current gas rates. You can also check it on fueleconomy.gov to find out what the current fuel cost rates are.

Still, need to know RV shipping cost per mile? All of this may sound confusing but you can do a lot to help your numbers line up the way you want them to. To give you a base calculation, take your total miles you plan to transport and multiply that by the cost for the size of your vehicle. You will also need to add to it the cost of the shipper's fees. The total is the base cost that you can expect to pay as a minimum.  The total base cost will most likely be either higher or lower depending on a few other factors but this will give you an idea and hopefully help you negotiate the best deal for you.


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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.

Email me - info@a1autotransport.com


Testimonial
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!

Testimonial by Cristine Benoit
Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

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
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

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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