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Shipping A Classic/Vintage RV or Motorhome

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  1. Who Is Shipping Classic Rvs?
  2. What Is The Process For Shipping Vintage Rvs?
  3. How Does Insurance Work When Shipping An Rv?
Shipping A Classic/Vintage RV or Motorhome

Every type of vehicle has its share of classic and vintage offerings, though RVs aren’t usually the type of vehicles that come to mind when you think of “old school cool.” But you might be surprised to find that there are many older RVs and motor homes on the road that certainly qualify as classics. In fact, there a wide variety of vintage RVs due to the different shapes and sizes of the vehicles, as well as the different versions that have evolved over the years. Fifth wheels definitely make up a part of this vintage contingent as well since they tend to have a longer lifespan than that of a typical RV. Some of the older models of RVs have even inspired newer versions of classic makes, which allows owners to enjoy the nostalgia of a classic while still enjoying the amenities and performance of a modern RV.

Who Is Shipping Classic RVs?

You might be wondering who is shipping these vintage vehicles since they can, for the most part, still be driven. One of the advantages of an RV or motor home is that it can operate as a home on the road while you travel. It makes sense, then, that someone who wants an RV transported could just as well do it themselves. While that is true, many owners prefer to go through an RV transport company since it prevents the vehicle from logging extra miles during the trip. This is one reason that many of our customers are buyers and sellers of RVs that don’t want additional mileage put on their new purchase.

A-1 Auto Transport is a licensed, certified, and bonded RV transport company with a long history in the industry. With more than two decades of professional RV shipping behind our name, we can proudly offer the most affordable rates you’ll find, while not sacrificing the level of service we provide. Call us today at 1-888-230-9116 for a FREE price quote, or you have any questions! No payment or obligation is required, just tell us what you need and where you’re going and we’ll provide a FREE estimate, no strings attached!

What Is the Process For Shipping Vintage RVs?

When you contact a prospective shipper or transport company to haul your RV, you’ll need to be prepared with the details of the vehicle. This includes the make, model, and year, but also other details like the dimensions and any special considerations that need to be taken into account, as well as the pickup and delivery locations.

Once your RV is picked up, it is firmly secured to a transport carrier—usually an open carrier due to the size of most RVs—where it is then transported to the destination. One thing you should look for in a company that ships classic RVs is their experience and the safety measures they take. Experience is key since not every company ships RVs and many that do, don’t do it very often. The safety measures include everything from how carefully the vehicle will be loaded and unloaded, as well as how it is secured to the carrier. If a company cannot explain these things in detail to you, it might be time to seek out other options.

How Does Insurance Work When Shipping an RV?

Every auto shipping company has to have up to date and valid insurance coverage for any cargo they transport. This is one of the main benefits of shipping versus driving an RV for a vacation: you won’t have to drive a large RV and it will be protected against damages that occur while it’s in the care of the shipper. There is a base minimum amount of coverage for any RV shipment, but you can also choose a higher level of coverage if you so desire, which is often the case for those shipping a classic or vintage RV.

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