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Why Would You Use an RV Delivery Service?
Why Would You Use an RV Delivery Service?

RV travel continues to stand as a popular way for Americans all over the country to hit the road and explore comfortably. There many reasons why RV travel is a go-to option for travelers looking to take road trips. 

Driving an RV allows you to reduce your overall travel costs. If you embark on a road trip with a standard-sized vehicle, you’ll be subject to hotel and more restaurant meals. Overnight stays at RV parks are much lower than the average hotel, while many RVs contain kitchens that give you the opportunity to cook your meals. 

You’ll simplify your travels by having everything you need on-board when driving an RV. The flexibility you get from having essential items on board allows you to connect with nature uniquely, lead a minimalist lifestyle, and cut-out time spent traveling alongside other people in areas like airports or train stations. 

People who own an RV or are looking to acquire an RV might find themselves in a situation where they’d benefit from utilizing an RV shipping service. Let’s discuss why a professional delivery service is the most efficient and reliable way to move your RV. Afterward, we’ll unpack how to get yourself set up with an RV delivery service the right way. 

Let’s dive in! 

How Can a Professional RV Delivery Service Help Me?

You might be wondering why you shouldn’t drive the RV yourself. Professional RV delivery services aim to take the stress out of transporting your RV. Moving an RV can create feelings of worry and stress from the preparation and actual transport process. An RV delivery service will have all of the specialized equipment and trucks to move your RV, which frees you up to focus on other tasks. 

Hiring a professional RV delivery service helps you avoid some challenges that road trips are known to present. Spending too much time behind the wheel will be uncomfortable as long-distance drives can result in fatigue, soreness, and even falling asleep behind the wheel. 

Let’s take a closer look at how the transportation methods that RV delivery services use to get the job efficiently done for you. 

How Are RV’s Transported?

Three primary methods that RV delivery service’s use to move RV’s include a tow-away method, a flatbed method, and a drive-away method. 

Tow-away services are popular within the world of RV transport as many RV’s contain a bumper-pull design or a 5th-wheel design. A driver will link their truck to the RV during a tow-away service and pull it where it needs to go. Flatbed trailers are often primary choices for RV delivery services as they allow drivers to haul multiple RV’s at a time to increase the profits made from a single route. Drive-away delivery is simple in that the driver doesn’t need to link to the RV or load the RV onto a flatbed trailer. Instead, the driver simply gets in the RV and drives off to the destination.

We know that you’re looking to acquire a convenient experience when hiring an RV delivery service—so that’s why we’re recommending door-to-door delivery for your RV. 

Why Would You Use An Rv Delivery Service

How Will Door-to-Door Service Help Me When Shipping My RV? 

Door-to-door delivery service is by far the most convenient way to deliver your RV through a professional transport service. During a door-to-door delivery, the transport company that you hire will come to your residence or another pickup spot that you designate, drive off with your RV, and deliver it outside of the door of your chosen delivery location. While door-to-door is the most expensive delivery service, other delivery services will be less convenient as they’ll involve you going out of your way to meet the transport company at a spot they designate for pickup. Suppose you’re delivering your RV to a more remote area and don’t select door-to-door shipping. In that case, the chances of you having to go out of your way to pick up the RV upon its delivery are high as transport companies often provide drop-offs in or near cities.

Most people are looking to hire an RV delivery service hop online to find leads on companies to work with. If you’re hoping to work with a quality RV delivery service at an affordable rate, you’re going to benefit from being thorough with your research. 

How Can I Find a Quality RV Delivery Service? 

How you do your homework when seeking out a quality RV delivery service will be the difference-maker in whether or not you achieve exceptional service at a quality rate. Keep in mind that the wide range of RV delivery services available means different companies with various business practices. You want to locate an RV delivery service that listens to your needs to generate a thought-out game plan at a competitive price. Being diligent with your research will allow you to identify any red flags that might indicate an RV delivery service isn’t worth working with.    

Evaluating an RV shipping service’s credentials is one of the first steps you should take when screening a potential company to work with. Our former customers leaving mostly positive reviews? If there are any negative reviews present, evaluate what issues the customer left a review is complaining about and see if it’ll be a deal-breaker for you. It’s essential that you source reviews from trustworthy platforms. Google reviews and Trustpilot are two platforms that people commonly utilize to source company reviews. 

Every professional RV delivery service should have proper licensing to move your RV. You can request that the company you’re consulting with show proof that they have a Department of Transportation (DOT) number and MC (Motor Carrier) number. All motor vehicle transportation companies need to have DOT and MC numbers on file. 

You must request information on the delivery service’s insurance policy during your consultation. Every reputable delivery service should readily provide insurance information for you regarding their policy. Lastly, verify that the company you’re speaking to has experience dealing with RV delivery, or even better, your specific type of RV. 

We understand that you’re looking to attain the lowest rate possible when searching for delivery services to transport your RV. Please keep in mind that a company with the lowest price doesn’t necessarily make them the best choice. Some RV delivery services might offer you rates that seem too good to be true, which can be a red flag as fraud exists within the vehicle delivery industry. 

Understanding the science behind how RV transportation prices will aid your ability to source a quality quote. 

What Do I Need to Know About RV Shipping Costs and Insurance? 

The distance your RV covers during its travel route and its weight are the two main factors affecting how much you pay for delivery service. Avoid RV delivery services that provide you with a quote and request that you pay a large upfront deposit. If you hand over a sizable amount of cash for a service before it occurs, you can risk the delivery service dodging your calls and committing fraud. Working to book your RV delivery in advance will foster your ability to attain a competitive quote from a quality service.   

Why Would You Use An Rv Delivery Service

Chances are you have a timeframe in mind when you want your RV delivery to take place. Being flexible with your delivery dates will give the service you’re working with more opportunities to provide lower quotes. Some RV delivery services will offer you a discount if you agree to meet them in a location that’s frequently traveled as the handoff will be more accessible for the service. 

Let’s say that you’ve found the ideal RV delivery service to work with. This service has an upstanding reputation, is transparent throughout the entire planning process, and provides you with a low quote. 


Now you should start to think about how to prepare your RV for delivery. Prepping your RV for its delivery date will make it easier for the delivery service to do their job so they can take stress and time out of your life.  

How Do I Prepare My RV for Transport?

We recommend that you address any outstanding service needs for your RV before its delivery. All gas and electric sources should be switched off, and you should remove personal items to reduce weight and protect your possessions. The less weight the RV is carrying, the cheaper your rate will be. If there are certain loose items that you can’t remove from your RV before its delivery, do your best to secure these items to ensure they don’t bounce around during transit and damage parts of your RV. 

We’re happy to take the time to talk to you about using an RV delivery service because it’s one of the specialized services that we offer.

Here’s why you should consider working with us for your RV delivery service needs. 

Why Should I Consider A-1 Auto Transport for Delivering My RV? 

We understand that you’re looking for an RV delivery service that has plenty of experience. We’ve been helping ship RV’s for over 25 years throughout the United States and the rest of the world. We only work with bonded, insured, and licensed companies to serve all 50 U.S. states in addition to international delivery requests. Feel free to read more on our RV delivery service offerings before contacting us to receive your personalized quote. 



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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.

Email me - info@a1autotransport.com

Satisfied Customers

“I am meticulous when it comes to everything. At first, I was thinking of just driving all the way to Illinois from New Jersey. A friend recommended me to go to A1 Auto Transport and told me a lot of good things about them. I refused initially because I had filed a 4 day leave just to drive and visit my mother. But things did not go well. My boss asked me to cancel my leave because a very important client asked for an urgent meeting, and the manager could not attend to it. I was hopeless and took the risk of asking help from A1. The notice was short and I forgot I needed to inform them in advance. After a couple of hours, I received a call and they told me they found a way to book me with no extra fees. I am so thankful I got to attend to my work matters. I did not get to see my mother, but the vehicle and items inside it were in perfect condition as if it was me who took care of it. I owe you guys big time! I got one huge deal from our client.”

“The plan was to ship my car from California to Utah. I went through nearly 20 quotes after using an auto shipping site which linked to a bunch of brokers. Finally, I found A1 Auto Transport, a company with its own trucks with great reviews. I was sold. Joe was very competent, gave off the impression he’d done this a million times, and it really showed throughout the transport. He listened to my request carefully, offered me several options, stayed in touch during the transport, and made sure I was happy with everything. Overall, a great company which I would definitely recommend to others!”

“I’m so glad I met you Joe!! A truly fortunate experience. Having to transport a car to Minnesota, I was stunned to see the company, who was supposed to take care of it, just vanish. I couldn’t reach them anymore, like they went bankrupt overnight. However, I was lucky enough to not pay anything, so I simply researched some more until I found A1 Auto Transport. Joe answered my call the first time and we soon agreed on a date and a quote. Unfortunately, I got caught up in work and forgot about it. The order was not confirmed, so Joe must’ve thought I changed my mind. I called him the next day and arranged for a new date. This time, I made a note on my phone and it went well. I replied to his email this time, and the driver arrived at a parking lot down the street on time, as promised. The driver was nice enough to not mention my previous mistake. He delivered my car in just 3 days. Upon careful inspection, there were no scratches or damage done to it during transport. Joe was there along with the driver and they both waited patiently until I was satisfied. Thanks!”

“A1 Auto is kind of like your favourite mom and pop pizza parlour, the one you can’t get enough of despite all the new, expensive avant-garde pizza shops that have mushroomed conspicuously across the entire neighbourhood and seem to have taken over the whole world...but not you. Because you value quality and genuine customer service, and know this business understands and works doubly hard to give you your money’s worth. I’ve been using A1 Auto Transport whenever I left California for business: they may not be the cheapest car transporters around, but the sheer professionalism, dedication, and heart they put into their work is just amazing and worth my every dime. I’m probably one of the most sceptical people you would ever meet. I’m rarely convinced when bombarded with dubious, self-congratulating ads of companies that look like they’ve spent tons of money on marketing materials just to lure your average guy in. A1 Auto Transport is the complete opposite of these companies. My car always arrived promptly on schedule, never with a hint of scratch or dirt or damage, and they keep me updated every step of the process. When you’ve found a company whose genuine care for their customers comes naturally, you stand by them no matter what. It’s the most logical thing to do.”

“A1 Auto Transport helped me move a vehicle to Iowa from Houston. I was a bit nervous, no knowing much about such services. Thanks to Joe, I was able to clear the fog a little. He answered all my questions and explained everything in a way that left no room for interpretation. The details were straightforward. I picked Sunday as the pickup date, since I wasn’t at work, and they accommodated me. The truck arrived an hour early, yet the driver patiently waited for me to arrive. He thoroughly checked my car for scratches or anything that might affect the transport then drove it onto the truck. I was given a 2 day time window during which the car was supposed to arrive in, and it got to Iowa in the evening of the first day. The trip didn’t damage it at all. Next time a friend wants to move, I’ll surely recommend A1 Auto Transport.”

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