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Tips for Smooth Shipping of Your RV

Posted Date : 2017-05-19 00:00:00


Shipping your R.V. (Recreational Vehicle) is not an easy task. RVs come in all sizes and shapes from small trailers to huge motor homes. Shipping all types of RVs presents you with several challenges.

Ensure that you have a robust budget and plenty of time while shipping your RV. It is a time consuming and expensive task. Experts recommend a minimum of a week of lead time for your carriers so that you can agree on when you book for shipping and when you want to get it picked up. It is good to take 2 to 3 weeks for doing this for a travel trailer or motor home.

It takes quite a while to find a carrier company or RV movers who will transport your RV. They are not commonly found on a transport rig. The cost of transport depends on the weight and size of the RV. RVs take up more room than a standard car or motor vehicle.

If you are importing an American RV to your country, you need to be aware of the challenges like customs regulations you could face in your home country. For instance, in Europe, there are various regulations and rules regarding RVs from wiring type to size. The RV you are shipping must adhere to these standards.

If you are not concerned about cost, you can use the services of a freight broker who will handle all details of your shipment. This may cost you more.

Shipping RV’s involves some general problems. Here are some tips for smooth shipping of your RV:

  • Identify the type of RV owned by you. Example, Pop up campers, Mini motor homes, Travel trailers etc.
  • Ascertain which category your RV falls into.
  • Check for regulations and rules of your destination state or country.
  • Ensure the locking of your doors, cabinets and windows. Tape them shut to prevent movement.
  • Avoid having anything hanging from walls or hood of the RV.
  • Unplug all the electric devices and disconnect gas connections and power supplies.
  • Make sure that all lights are functional.
  • Secure any pop-ups like doors.
  • Check for the status of fluids and any leaks that are possible.
  •  Ensure you hand over all sets of the keys of the RV to the driver of the carrier.
  •  Provide all details of emergency procedures to the carrier.
  •  Check tires for any wear and tear or any cracks.

These are some tips to ensure proper preparation for RV transport services.

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