- Snowmobile Shipping, Transporting Process & Preparations
- The Snowmobile Shipping Transport And Delivery Process
- Preparing Your Snowmobile To Ship
- Snowmobile Transport Resources
Snowmobile Shipping, Transporting Process & Preparations
Riding a snowmobile should be a fun activity whether you’re hitting mountain trails in the U.S. or taking an overseas adventure with your sled. At A-1 Auto Transport, we try to take the stress out of the process by offering professional and affordable snowmobile shipping services to any location, both nationwide and internationally. With an experienced snowmobile shipper, you can rest assured that your next trip will be as relaxing as possible—you just tell us where to uship and we’ll meet you there! We even offer storage if you’re unable to arrive before your sled does. No matter what type of snowmobile you need shipped, or how many, we’re here and ready to help! Here are some of the most common types of sleds we ship:
- Touring snowmobiles
- Sport trail snowmobiles transport
- Utility snowmobiles
- Performance sleds
- Crossover snowmobile
- Mountain snowmobiles
- Multi-passenger snowmobile
The Snowmobile Shipping Transport and Delivery Process
There are many types of snowmobiles and, due to the varying designs and different chassis or frameworks for each one, not all of them are secured the same for the snowmobile shipment process. Whether you’re shipping your snowmobile to Sweden for Snocross or simply having it transported and
relocated across the U.S., professional transporters will take care of the delivery, every step of the way. Simply follow the minor preparations (see below), tell us where you’re located and where you're headed, and we’ll take care of the rest.
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Preparing Your Snowmobile to Ship
Preparing the snowmobile as asked by the snowmobile shipping companies is a very important responsibility and, if not done properly, could cause delays at the beginning of the process. While the transporter will handle the transportation process, they will ask that you have the vehicle ready for pick up. Most of the preparation is simple enough to do on your own, but doing what is asked of you will lessen the risks involved in shipping your sled, making sure the process goes as planned and ensuring safe delivery. The requirements, of course, will be slightly different depending on the type of snowmobile you have shipped, and the preparations asked of you may vary slightly from one company to another. Because of this, It’s highly advised that you consult with the snowmobile transport company before you begin to prepare it for transportation.
As a general overview of what you can expect, these are the most common things you’ll need to do:
- Some of the snowmobile's external parts, including the handlebars, belts, windscreen, and tie-downs, must be taken off to safely transport it. You may also be asked to remove any additional accessories, such as a ski-doo, if applicable. The transportation company may use skid blocks or toothed chains to secure the snowmobile in place during hauling. Rest assured, we can include the delivery of these items along with the snowmobile to ensure a hassle-free transportation experience.
- Drain the fuel tank to no more than 1/4 full. This helps reduce the weight of the sled and guards against problems that can arise from leaks.
- Clean the snowmobile and make note of any existing damages or scratches. This will give you something to compare to the condition it arrives in upon delivery, ensuring that it hasn’t been damaged during shipment. The shipper should do the same and it’s not a bad idea to take photos of any dings so that you have a visual record.
Snowmobile Transport Resources
Best Snowmobile Adventures - Our take on the best spots you can visit for a snowmobile adventure in the United States.
Snowmobile Trader - One of the premier online resources to find a new or used snowmobile for sale, both from dealers and owners.