Auto Shipping FAQ: Can I Ship a Recreational Vehicle?
While it’s not the most common question, there are always people out there that are trying to ship a recreational vehicle, and it’s something that can be difficult to do depending on what exactly it is you’re trying to ship. To start, the term “recreational vehicle” is fairly open to interpretation; an RV can be one of several different things, including campers, motorhomes, tent trailers, and even things like boats – really, anything that you can enjoy some recreation in. In this blog post we’re going to be focusing on the motorhome, the traditional recreational vehicle and often the first thing that comes to mind when someone says recreational vehicle or RV.
But to answer the question posed in the title, yes, you can usually ship a recreational vehicle, though as we said how it is shipped will depend on how large it is. Small RV’s can usually be shipped on a flatbed carrier, but at a point even a flatbed hauler won’t be able to handle a recreational vehicle, so shipping one can get tricky. Most shippers will first ask why you don’t want to simply drive it; remember, we’re talking about RV’s that can move under their own power, not tent trailers that are hauled behind a truck. That said, you’ll probably need to be specific in terms of what exactly you’re looking to ship, so try to have the length, width, height and weight of your RV, as well as its current condition, on hand when you start getting quotes.
If you’re trying to ship a recreational vehicle, take a minute to fill out our online auto shipping quote request form. Chances are you’ll have to put “other” into the quote form, but that’s okay – when you ship something as large as a recreational vehicle, it’s important to speak to a live agent to give them all the particulars. The more information they have, the more accurate a quote they will give you, which is why it’s important to have that on-hand when you start your search. Most every company will be able to get it shipped for you, but don’t be surprised if it takes a bit longer than the average to get it picked up or to even find a carrier that can do it. Chances are, the number of carriers on the road that are able to handle something as large as an RV are going to have to charge more and it will take longer for them to get to you – they likely won’t be in your area at the time.
So, take a minute and fill out our free online quote form. It’s completely free from start to finish, but it will net you multiple free quotes in your email inbox from some of the best auto shippers in the industry. That’s how we know you can get quotes to ship your RV, and your quotes will only come from companies that are fully licensed and bonded and who only work with regulated and insured auto transporters. If you have questions about our services, the quotes you will receive, or would simply like to speak to someone over the phone for help in getting quotes to ship your recreational vehicle, you can contact one of our live agents any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417.