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Can I Hire Someone to Transport My RV?

Did you know that you don’t have to own a large truck or have experience driving a massive RV? If you don’t want or cannot move an RV, there’s an entire industry of trained professionals willing to do it for you. It may require a bit more planning and money, but you’ll rest easy knowing a professional is moving your RV. Let’s take a peek inside the RV transport world and see how you might benefit from it.

Can I Hire an RV Transport Service?

Yes, you can hire an RV transport service to move your RV from one location to another. Generally, RV transport companies help move RVs from the manufacturer to a local dealership. However, there are many more scenarios where RV transport could be helpful.

When you buy an RV from a dealer, they might use this service to deliver it to you. RV transporters are also frequently used by individuals who don’t own a truck, experience an emergency, or just aren’t comfortable towing. As long as there’s a need and you’re willing to pay, you can find a transporter to tow your rig. 

uShip towing RV
Commercial operators may tow with commercial trucks

How Much Does RV Transport Cost? 

The cost of transporting an RV will depend on the trip distance and type of RV. Prices typically range between $1.00 and $4.00 per mile. The average cost to transport an RV fewer than 100 miles is $3.32 per mile. However, for trips under 1,000 miles, the price is $1.05 per mile. We personally had an RV shipped 1700 miles and it cost us about $2000.

While this service might seem expensive, when you factor in the time to drive to and from the location and the fuel savings, it can be worth it for the convenience.

Reasons to Hire Someone to Transport Your RV

If you find yourself in a bind when it comes to transporting an RV, these services can prove invaluable. Let’s look at a few of the most common reasons to hire an RV transport.

You Don’t Have a Truck to Tow Your RV Trailer

You don’t have to own a truck to own an RV. Many people purchase an RV with no intention of moving or traveling in it. It’s very likely these buyers don’t even own a truck capable of towing their RV.

These individuals have an RV transporter deliver their RV to a designated spot where it will sit. The occasional cost to move the RV to a different location is much less than a large monthly truck payment.

This option is excellent for those looking to move seasonally or very rarely. However, it could become expensive if you need to move your RV a lot.

Grand Villa RV
If you plan to live in a destination trailer, you might hire a transport service to move your RV as needed.

You Want to Buy an RV Across the Country

If you’re looking for a specific layout or model, it’s a tough time to buy an RV. With RVs flying off RV dealership lots faster than many manufacturers can produce them, sometimes you have no other option than to buy from across the country. Luckily, an RV transporter can make the drive for you.

When you factor in the hours spent driving both ways, food during the trip, and many other expenses, RV transport can be appealing. The transporter will deliver your vehicle right to your front door for a fee.

Pro Tip: Buying an RV sight-unseen? Don’t get scammed! Here are 7 Red Flags to Watch For.

You Had to Fly Home for Unexpected Illness or Emergency

Many RVers, especially those who travel full-time, could find themselves on the other side of the country when an emergency happens back home. Being in a rush while towing an RV is asking for trouble.

RV transporters can safely and efficiently deliver your RV back to your home if you face an emergency. Fly home quickly, and your RV will join you later. 

Dually truck towing fifth wheel

You’re Not Comfortable Driving or Towing It

Towing an RV can be an anxiety-inducing experience for some RVers. And driving or towing an RV while filled with anxiety will often increase your chances of making a costly mistake. This is one situation where paying a professional to drive or tow your RV for you could certainly save you money in the long run.

Pro Tip: Towing a large RV is no joke! Check out these 10 Ways to Make Towing a Big Rig Less Dangerous.

How to Find RV Transport Services You

One of the best ways to find a transport service is through a transport bidding service like Uship. This service is an online bidding platform where professional transporter service providers can bid on your transport needs. We have used this service twice before to find a shipper to move a fifth wheel, and it works very well.

The basic process involves entering information about your RV, including the type, drivable or towable, and weight, as well as the pickup and drop-off location. Transport providers can then find your RV and give you bids to move it. Be sure to check the transport service information, insurance, DOT#, and CDL to ensure they are legitimate. Scams are all over the internet, but at least using uShip money is handled through their service, so you are protected during the move.

Have you ever hired a professional to transport your RV? Let us know in the comments!

RV Transport Is a Booming Industry

The RV industry has experienced unprecedented sales volume in recent years. As a result, transportation jobs are in high demand, yet there’s still a shortage of drivers.

A majority of towable RVs are built in Northern Indiana. If you live in the area, have a large truck, enjoy traveling, and can tow an RV, you could easily find a job. Even if you don’t live in Indiana, business is booming as RV dealerships and consumers utilize RV transport services. 

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Jay Wilson

Tuesday 12th of March 2024

I am looking for someone to drive my A Class RV from TX to OH at the end of April or May.

Rebecca

Saturday 8th of July 2023

I need a quote on someone to pull or haul a 31ft Airstream from Tennessee to Alabama. About 235 miles one way. Any suggestions?

Lois Lara

Monday 19th of June 2023

I have a 40 ft Tavel Supreme thst I need moved from near Washougal WA to Boring Oregon

David Lorenz

Tuesday 25th of July 2023

@Lois Lara, Hello Lois, we are a local RV Transport company. ROAD WARRIORS llc we could give you a quote if you still need one to move your trailer to Boring. Phone number is {503}-858-4429 you can call Dave directly.

Travis

Tuesday 23rd of May 2023

How much to haul a 24 ft agosy camper on flatbed. Hillsboro ohio to white lake Michigan.

Mark siller

Thursday 23rd of March 2023

My name is mark siller and I'm in need of a driver to move my 18ft pull behind Coleman camper from orange city fla to Decatur Alabama