RV Transport Services – Tips to Find the Right One
From personal experience and research (moved fifth wheel travel camper trailers for a local dealer), RV Transport is a fun hobby that will payoff your travel costs and allow you to visit the U.S. and Canada regularly. While there are a variety of ways to arrange your travels, there are basic guidelines that should be followed. You cannot make good money at it without following these suggestions:
RVs have different “cooling systems”. For example, Class A RV’s require full-time heat and air conditioning (HVAC). Large RVs (such as camper trailers) use only half of these features while providing fewer safety features. Class B RVs are the most popular and are less expensive. RVs used for transporting motorcycles are more suitable for long-distance travel than those used for transporting recreational vehicles.
Motorists with longer drives tend to seek out an RV Transporters service. Long distance truck drivers often use RV trailers to transport their belongings, since they offer extra room and better access to the interstates and highways. Drivers may also need a place to store their longer motorcycle articles. Although most motor home trailers are large enough for hauling long trailers, long trips require special considerations about transporting RVs.
Motorcycle trailers are often more comfortable when compared to passenger vans or minivans. Since RVs sit low to the ground, riders are more comfortable. Also, since larger RVs are less weighty than most pickup trucks, they also tend to be less complicated to tow. Trailers, on the other hand, are suited to transporting larger loads. However, the cost of transporting an RV tractor trailer by truck is much more than for transporting a similar size car by auto. The cost of transporting a non-owned RV tractor trailer by truck is based on a variety of factors such as weight, size, and speed; some of which are not relevant to RV’s.
Not all RV transporters have the ability to provide the best rates. There are many common factors that influence pricing including fuel surcharges, distance, size, and type of equipment. It is advisable to get quotes from several transportation companies before arriving at a decision. Many RV transporters are aware that motorists frequently look for the best rates on motor homes. For this reason, many offer special deals for first timers and others have promotions offering free shipping. While some of these might sound too good to be true, it is worth looking into.
Many companies use RVs as a way to advertise for new clients. By offering special RVs at low prices, the companies hope to attract new business. However, it is important to make sure that the prices quoted are accurate and dependable. The best transport rates are likely to be based on a number of different variables including size, weight, fuel surcharges, and distance. Therefore, it is important to consider your own personal needs before settling on a company. Even if you feel the prices offered by a particular transporter are great, it may not be the best choice for your particular situation.
Just because a truck or van is small does not necessarily mean it cannot carry large or expensive items. Freight forwarders and companies often provide RVs that are suitable for carrying goods up steep hills and along beaches. Some RVs are designed to haul campers and larger belongings. There are even some fifth-wheel campers designed specifically for pulling trailers and other RVs. These campers can be specially made to fit an RV’s slide out trunk.
If you are thinking about using an RV transport services to transport your motor home or recreational vehicle, make sure to investigate how they operate and whether they have a good reputation in the industry. Also check out their background and ask any questions you might have. Check to see how much they cost as well. Most services will offer a free estimate and this can help you narrow down your search. Keep in mind though that an experienced trailer driver can usually offer you more competitive rates.