While there are not quite as many areas to camp in Hawaii as there are on the mainland there are still ample opportunities to make use of an RV. If you’re planning to move to Hawaii and you want to bring your RV along you’ll have to work out shipping for it. This is easy to set up, but you’ll want to talk with the shipping company first to find out just what the expected costs are going to be and how long transport is going to take.
Preparing for Shipping
To get your RV ready for shipping make sure everything inside is properly secured. That means sealing all the cupboards shut, packing all dishes and other objects in place and make sure that nothing is going to fall during transport. It’s possible your RV will go over some bumps and experience waves and another shifting while out on the boat. Take the time to lock everything down properly and clear out what you don’t want on the RV to keep it safe or dispose of before the trip.
Estimating the Cost of Shipping Your RV
While it’s simple to estimate the cost of shipping a car from port to port to Hawaii, the same is not true for an RV. RV’s come in a wide range of sizes and the size of the vehicle will determine how much it’s going to cost to ship. An RV similar in size to a car would cost similar rates, but a larger RV is going to set you back more. Talk with a transport company and provide them with the specifications of your RV, including the length, width, and approximate weight and you’ll get an accurate cost estimate of what you’ll spend for shipping.
Time to Ship an RV to Hawaii
Generally, it won’t take any longer to ship an RV to Hawaii than it does a car. That means you can expect shipping from port to port to take between 5 and 9 days depending on where from California you are leaving out of and where in Hawaii you’re arriving. There are ports out of places like Texas as well, but the trip is lengthier and generally more expensive when shipping from locations farther east.
To many people, it’s more than worth the effort and cost to ship an RV to Hawaii. There are some camping opportunities and many people enjoy placing RVs right on private land and enjoying the year-round camping conditions. Hawaii is an excellent place to live, and it’s a good place to own an RV too.
Traveling throughout Hawaii in your RV is possible if you work with the right company. A-1 Auto Transport can have your RV chipped safely to Hawaii where you can enjoy traveling the islands and having fun. For quick service, you can call an RV shipping pro at (800) 452-2880.
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.