RV Shipping FAQs

When shipping your RV, it is crucial to transport on the correct trailer due to certain DOT height restrictions. We also offer drive away options that are much more cost effective. You should always book your transport at least 1-2 weeks in advance. With Door to Door RV shipping please understand that big trucks are restricted to go into certain areas. You must also take in to account low hanging trees and cross wires in rural areas. North and south routes RV shipments usually take 5-7 days and east to west generally take 8-11 days for RV transporting.

How should I prepare my RV or travel trailer for Transport?

All doors including cabinet doors and windows should be taped or tied closed. Antennas, propane gas bottles, should be removed and placed away from the unit. Take down all pictures and mirrors hanging or other loose and breakable items. No hazardous materials may be left in your RV during transport, including gas or oil tanks, ammunition of any kind, or any other materials, which may be considered hazardous. Please ask your Global Freight and Logistics if you are unsure.

How far in advance should I schedule the transport of my RV?

We at Door To Door RV Shipping recommend that you schedule your move as soon as possible to ensure that your RV is moved within the time frame which best meets your schedule. It is helpful when orders are submitted 5 to10 days in advance of the available date.

How much will it cost to ship my RV?

Our Transport Specialists at Door To Door RV Shipping are trained to ask the right questions which pertain to your move. They will review your quote request and will accurately price your transport. Pricing your transport is determined by a few factors. The origin, destination, RV size, and the level of service desired. These all play a part in how your RV is quoted.

How long does it take to transport an RV?

There are two major factors in determining how long your RV transport will take for delivery. First is the distance between pick-up and delivery. Typically the longer the distance for the transport the longer it will take the driver to deliver the RV. In addition to the distance, the number of stops the driver will have to make will also play a factor in the delivery time. Unexpected delays can be caused by traffic conditions, weather conditions, and roadway conditions; rare mechanical problems can also add time to the delivery.

Here are some rules of thumb:

  • 500 miles will take 1 to 3 days
  • 1,000 miles will take 2 to 5 days
  • 2,000 miles will take 4 to 8 days
  • Coast to Coast will range from 7 to 14 days

Please remember these are just estimated times for delivery. Our Dispatch Department at Door To Door RV Transport will try to provide an accurate estimate of delivery as the truck assignment is made.

What steps are involved in shipping my RV?

Once your order is placed and all paperwork submitted, the transport of your RV will be scheduled according to the available date you provide. After a truck has been assigned, you will receive notification of the estimated pickup date and time. When the driver picks up your RV, he will perform a detailed inspection of your vehicle on a Bill of Lading. Both the person releasing the RV and the driver will sign this Bill of Lading. The same Bill of Lading will be present on delivery so that the vehicle can be re-inspected before released.

Where will my RV be picked up and delivered?

The RV will be picked up as close to your home as possible. In some cases we ask that you meet our truck at a mutually appealing location such as a supermarket or some other large parking lot. This is due to the typically large size of the trucks and the inability to maneuver through many streets, and under low bridges, wires, and branches.

 

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