Ah! The joys of the open road. Packing your belongings into an RV, sleeping under the stars in interesting locations, travelling wherever inspiration takes you. Sounds like heaven, doesn’t it? The ability to go where you want, bring what you want (including pets), and save money on overnight stays and meals. Sign us up.
There are many reasons to rent an RV and take yourself on a special vacation. Maybe, though, you would rather own one and live the RV lifestyle. Follow your dreams! We’d never try to talk you out of it.
However, there may come a time when you can’t or you don’t want to drive your RV, and need to ship it instead.
Read on for more.
When Would I Shipped My RV?
Perhaps you are thinking, “That’s ridiculous! I’m going to drive my RV everywhere.”
Maybe you will, but sometimes it may actually be more convenient, and save you money, if you hire professionals to ship your RV. Allow us to explain some of them:
New Purchase Across State Lines
You’ve searched high and low for the perfect RV to suit your needs, and found it across the country. Maybe you don’t have the time to go get it and drive it home. Maybe it’s perfect, but you want to be able to load your supplies and add special touches before you’re ready to take it on its first journey. Shipping solves the problem, taking the stress and worry out of the process.
No Truck to Tow With
Maybe you purchased the RV with the intention of only moving it a couple of times a year. In that case, you may not own a truck capable of towing your RV—nor do you want one. The easiest and least expensive solution is to hire professionals who have the equipment and skills to move your RV for you, so you can meet it at its new location and drive it from there.
Now, we hope this doesn’t happen, but sometimes it does. You’re having an amazing relaxing trip, and you get a call from home. There’s an emergency and you have to get there fast. There’s no time for you to drive your RV home. What are you going to do? Hire an RV shipping company. They’ll get it to you quickly and safely so you can focus your energy on solving the problems at home.
Lack of Confidence
Towing an RV can be truly stressful, especially if you’re going long distances. Without practice and experience, it could take away from the pleasure of the trip. Long-distance driving can be exhausting. Why not turn to professional vehicle transport drivers who have the experience to haul your RV safely?
To Save Time
Maybe you want to go on a trip somewhere unique and beautiful, but you have limited vacation time available. With advanced planning, you can have your RV shipped to the location, and meet it there without having to add additional days to your trip. You get to spend more time enjoying the experience, and less time worrying about getting there.
Hauling it On Your Own Can be Expensive
Between the cost of gas (because towing an RV will guzzle gas), toll prices by axle, and wear-and-tear on your vehicle, there can be a lot of hidden costs involved when you haul your RV yourself. Although prices vary for a number of reasons (which we will explore more below) the average cost of transporting an RV is $3.32 per mile for under 100 miles, and $1.05 per mile for less than 1000 miles.
Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, or Another Country
While it is possible to drive an RV to Alaska, it takes a lot of time (and skill). You may want to take your RV to Hawaii or Europe (if it isn’t too big) or anywhere else in the world. There are professional shipping companies, like ShipLux, who can help you get there.
While it’s not cheap to ship your RV, in the end, it can save you time, money, and ease some of the burdens of travel and the stressful hidden costs and consequences of the alternative options. If you realize that this is the best option for you, be sure to contact several companies before deciding who you want to entrust with your property. You want to consider their experience, skill, reputation, insurance policy, and price transparency policy.
Prices will vary depending on a few factors, including:
- Gas prices
- Direction of travel
- Size and weight of the RV
The only way to know for sure is to contact companies and ask lots of questions; in that way, you will find a company you can trust.
Get Your RV Shipping Price Quote From ShipLux Today
Here at ShipLux, we want to help you get to the Great Outdoors to enjoy the journey without any worry. Whether you have an RV, travel trailer, camper, fifth wheel, or bumper pull, we have the experience and equipment to get it where you need it to be.
We’re committed to providing Premium service with every shipment, and hassle free, door-to-door, RV shipping. We provide Price Transparency for every vehicle we ship. Contact our agents today to have your questions answered, and get a transparent price quote.