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Travel trailers are the steppingstone to adventure for many travel enthusiasts. If you’re unsure what exactly a travel trailer is, they’re a popular non-motorized version of an RV. People often pull their travel trailers via a hitch that attaches to their car or truck. Travel trailers are available in several sizes. Smaller travel trailers are popular for people who like to venture off on the occasional road trip. In comparison, bigger travel trailers can serve as permanent homes with amenities that include patios.  

Here are some key benefits that travel trailers provide: 

  • Various models to suit different budgets
  • Easy to set up nature
  • Reliable security features
  • The ability to house more than one bedroom
  • No stair climbing 

People moving their residential location or wishing to have their travel trailer in a far away location from where they currently can benefit from the hep that professional travel trailer moving services can provide. 

Let’s begin by discussing the advantages of hiring a transport service for your travel trailer.

What Are the Advantages of Hiring a Transport Service for My Travel Trailer? 

Enlisting the help of a travel trailer moving service is the easiest and safest way to move your travel trailer long distances without hauling it yourself with vehicles like a truck. A simple Google search for ‘travel trailer moving services near me’ can point you in the direction of handfuls of organizations. Since travel trailers aren’t self-propelled, a transport service will help you move your travel trailer safely and efficiently through modes like flatbed transportation and towing. The biggest advantage of hiring a transport service for your travel trailer is reducing stress on your end. 

Moving a travel trailer takes thorough preparation and cautious maneuvering. If you’re hoping to move your travel trailer long distance, hiring a transport service can take tons of weight off of your shoulders so you can focus on getting yourself to your destination. We’ll dive into steps you can take to prepare your travel trailer for transit later in this article. Still, before we do, it’s helpful to know that a professional transport service will use their skills and experience to ensure that your travel trailer is properly prepared for its travels. 

Hiring a transport service for your travel trailer is probably starting to sound more appealing. Once people begin to consider hiring a transport service for their travel trailer, they often wonder how much the process is going to cost. Many factors are going to influence how much you pay to move your travel trailer. It’s time to examine what some of those specific factors are.

What Factors Will Influence How Much It’ll Cost to Move My Travel Trailer?

The primary factors that will affect how much you’ll pay for a travel trailer service are the size of your travel trailer, the distance that the travel trailer will be covering during its route, and the condition of the travel trailer. 

Chances are you know that hiring a transport team to move a larger travel trailer will cost more than moving a smaller travel trailer. One primary reason transportation costs are higher for larger travel trailers is that transport companies will have a more difficult time accommodating additional travel trailers alongside yours during transit. A factor that people occasionally overlook when evaluating why bigger travel trailers cost more to transport is fuel costs. A transport service will have to spend more money on fuel, hauling a larger trailer than it will with a smaller model. 

Travel trailer transport services often base the rates they charge on mileage costs. Trips that involve a shorter number of miles to travel will result in a higher rate-per-mile cost, while longer trips will cost a customer less money per mile. 

You might be wondering why the condition of your travel trailer influences the cost you’ll pay for transportation. Some travel trailers are in a condition that makes them unsuitable for towing. It’s easy to see why a transport service would charge a higher rate for a non-towable trailer as the process will require more planning and effort on their end. The smartest way to evaluate costs for hiring help to transport your travel trailer is to source quotes from several companies. Having different quotes will help you get a better ballpark estimate of how much it’s going to cost to meet your specific needs, along with an opportunity to evaluate the best company to work with. 

Knowing how to choose a transport service for your travel trailer will foster your ability to acquire a competitive quote through a reputable company. 

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How Do I Choose a Transport Service for My Travel Trailer? 

Choosing a transport service for your travel trailer may seem like a daunting task with all of the options available, but if you break down your approach into a number of steps, you’ll increase your odds of achieving an ideal result. A quality travel trailer transport service should display a high amount of professionalism—but let’s get specific. By professionalism, we mean that the service you select should have an exceptional reputation, proper legal licensing, and pay attention to your needs so they can meet them accordingly. 

You’ve surely seen advertisements on the internet or on signs and billboards offering vehicle transport services. When you’re searching for a transport service to move your travel trailer, keep in mind that not every vehicle transport service has the licensing and experience necessary to assist you. Companies you want to work with should confidently display their credentials to support their claim that they can help meet your needs. 

Every transport company you consider working with should have proper legal licensing. Two of the most important requirements for a transport company in the area of licensing are for them to have the Department of Transportation and Motor Carrier Numbers on file. You can request the Department of Transportation and Motor Carrier Numbers from the company you’re consulting with. If you’re looking for a way to verify this licensing information, hop on over to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s website. 

Insurance is one of the most essential parts of shipping your travel trailer. A professional travel trailer transport company will be able to provide a copy of their insurance certificate. Do your best to verify that the company you’re consulting with has an insurance policy that covers damage that may occur to your travel trailer. You’ll have the ability to buy third-party supplemental insurance if you wish to raise the level of protection that your travel trailer will have during its transit route. 

Let’s say you’ve found your ideal travel trailer transport company to work with. They’re close to you, have a stellar reputation, and are offering you a competitive rate. Before you hand off your travel trailer to the company that’s assisting you, there are a number of steps you can take to get your trailer ready for transit. 

How Can I Prepare My Travel Trailer For Transport? 

Preparing your travel trailer is all about making sure it’s safe to travel long distances. As we mentioned earlier, a professional travel trailer transport service will double-check to make sure that everything is in order before transit begins. The process of preparing your travel trailer for transport is similar to the steps you would take to prepare a vehicle like a car or truck for shipping. A quality travel trailer transport company can give you a list of preparation requirements to follow before you hand off your trailer. 

Following the preparation steps were about to discuss will be the difference-maker in avoiding delays or incidents during your travel trailer’s shipment. 

The initial step you should take when getting ready to hand off your travel trailer for transport is verifying that everything is secure. Make sure that parts inside and outside of the travel trailer won’t come loose during transit. Doors, awnings, and appliances are a few examples of travel trailer parts that can come loose and interrupt a travel route. You should remove all personal items from your travel trailer before it gets sent off. If personal items rattle around the inside of your travel trailer during shipping, you can risk having other inside parts of your travel trailer suffering damage. 

Here’s a quick list of measures you can take to prepare your travel trailer for its journey with a transport company:

  • Secure windows, doors, and cupboards
  • Document the travel trailer’s condition
  • Perform a general maintenance checkup
  • Disconnect power 

 


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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.


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