Submitted by Bailey Cohen
on 02/13/18

RVs; sometimes they’re your literal home away from home, sometimes they’re just good for vacations. You’ve made countless memories in these, from traveling cross-country to camping luxuriously no matter how far from civilization you are. However, despite the fact that they’re sole purpose is to make traveling as comfortable as possible, it’s still not advisable to drive them long distance yourself. Why? Cost, inconvenience, and on road dangers, that’s why. YOU HAD ONE JOB, RV’S! ONE JOB!
For one thing, they’re extremely expensive to drive for long distances. They aren’t exactly known for being eco-friendly and fuel efficient, averaging at a mere fifteen miles per gallon. Sure, having someone else transport all that weight will also be costly, but in the end it will still be the better choice because you won’t have to have the inconvenience of driving hundreds of slow miles on your own, and you can arrive at your destination before your motorhome via other transport options such as flying.
Now, you’re probably thinking “I can handle the drive. Sure, it’s a long way, but I’m driving with friends and family. If I need to take a break from driving I can just pass the driving duties on to someone else and stretch out in the back”. While I’m sure you are perfectly capable of doing this (or at least I’m assuming you do, I have no idea who’s reading this), doing so poses a huge safety risk to yourself and others. For one thing, there’s the constant risk of the car (er, I mean RV) crashes. There’s a reason everyone is encouraged from a young age to wear seatbelts, you know. Even just running over potholes, making sharp turns, or driving across steep inclines or declines could jostle you around and result in an injury.
Speaking of steep inclines and declines, what would happen if you decide to eat something while on the move? Due to the fact that RVs are often equipped with a working kitchen, one may wish to cook their food. Bad idea. I can see it now: you’ve been sitting in the RV for hours and you want something hot to eat. However, the last thing everyone wants is to stop at a restaurant. You’ve already been driving for days, and you don’t want to arrive at your destination late. So, being a Mexican food lover, you decide to cook up a can of beans in the microwave. Simple, right? Wrong! Without warning from the driver, you begin your drive up a steep hill, and suddenly that can of food has gone from a tasty meal to a cleaning catastrophe. The kitchen is ruined, the meal went, and for the next few weeks, the entire place is going to smell of refried beans. Not exactly the ideal situation when that’s the RV you’re going to be living in for the entire trip.
As you can tell from all this, the safest way to travel in an RV is to sit with your seatbelt buckled and nothing else, which eliminates all the advantages driving in a motorhome provides. You could say “screw the risks, I’m driving myself anyway”. However, all it takes is one mistake to ruin everything. It’s best to leave motorhome transportation to the experts, and who better to call for help than A-1 Auto Transport? They will transport your motorhome anywhere for you, whether it’s in a neighboring state or a neighboring continent. Heck, they can even just transport it to your neighbor, but I wouldn’t recommend it. That would be rude.
Of course, no one should just choose a random company and assume they’re the best people for the job. What if they’re the government disguising themselves as an auto transport company to spy on you? You can never be too sure, or too paranoid for that matter. It’s always best to research multiple auto transport companies before picking one for the job, as each one may have different price ranges depending on both their and your situation. If a company is cheap, make sure it isn’t because they provide sub-par service. A-1 Auto Transport has been transporting RVs and Motorhomes for over 25 years, so you know their quality prices comes with a good track record. Pricing can also be affected depending on how one wants their RV transported. A-1 can either have it brought to a depot for them to pick up or, for an additional fee, they can have it brought to a specific house. Sadly though, they don’t bring it inside your house. You’re responsible for any property damages incurred if you have them attempt to do that.
Finally, you must also consider what type of RV you want to have transported. There are so many types of RVs A-1 Auto Transport handles, that only a crazy person would attempt to name and describe all of them. Luckily, I’m the craziest person of all, so here goes nothing:
  • Travel Trailers: A.K.A the trailers you tow behind road vehicles to sleep in when you spent your entire hotel/motel budget buying said awesome Travel Trailer
  • Fifth Wheels: Often more awkward in relationships than most 3rd wheels. These RVs come with a hitch in the front that extends over the beds of the trucks they’re designed to be pulled by, making them also more clingy than 3rd wheelers.
  • Pop Up Campers: When a radioactive tent bit an innocent RV, the popup camper was born. It’s a tiny RV with pull-out tent walls and bunks for sleeping. Once used, they can be collapsed for easy storage and towing.
  • Campervans/Folding Camping Trailers: Always the body positive one, this van shows it’s proud of its size by adding a coach builtbody to itself, either by extending its back out or extending its roof up.
  • Class A, B, & C Motorhomes: While each motorhome has very different designs, they’re as easy to remember as 1,2,3. Class As are the largest and most luxurious, often resembling a bus on the outside and a small apartment on the inside. Class Bs are similar to a campervan, making them the smallest of the three motorhomes. While allowing for less space, they are often the cheapest and have the best gas mileage. Finally, Class Cs are like larger versions of the campervan, often placed on the beds of trucks. They offer more space for storage or movement than Class Bs.
  • Converted Buses: Not much to say here, really just a bus that’s been turned into an RV.
  • Teardrop Trailers: They were bullied so often as a child by their cousin the travel trailer for being small that their sadness caused them to form into a teardrop shape.
  • Toy Haulers: Designed to be part living space part garage, these are perfect for when you just can’t go without your other smaller vehicles.
  • Motor Coaches: A somewhat archaic term used to refer to motorhomes or motor buses. This is something your grandparents can tell you all about!
  • Hybrid Trailers: When the travel trailer and the popup camper falls in love and decides to have a baby, this is the result (had fun envisioning that). These can either have rigid sides and pull out tent sections or have a lowerable top wall/roof for towing.
Now, after all this maybe you still don’t believe me about how A-1 Auto Transport is the best company to transport your RVs. Fine. See what I care. I didn’t care about your approval anyway…*sobs in the corner*. Anyway, there’s no way I can convince you for sure that they’re the best of the best, but I can say that they give out free cost-estimates when you contact them, so there’s no need to feel afraid of asking them for their services, whether or not you trust me.

Submitted by Bailey Cohen
on 02/13/18

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