How To Prepare Your RV For Shipping

How To Prepare Your RV For Shipping
December 28, 2018 Aldo Flores
a motor home parked under the stars

Your Ultimate Guide to RV Shipping

RV shipping ensures that you can take your recreational vehicle on an exciting adventure in a new place. Your RV allows you to bring all the comforts of home with you anywhere there’s a road. Once you’ve traveled all the highways and byways in your home country, you may be looking for new paths to take. Fortunately, you don’t have to remain limited to where you can drive.

It is possible to utilize travel trailer moving services to have your camper or mobile home shipped internationally. Even if you’re not going to be traveling to a different country, RV transport services can ensure that your vehicle gets to its destination safely without you needing to get behind the wheel.

If you’re going to take advantage of these services, however, it’s important to know how to ship an RV overseas — or anywhere.

Preparing Your RV for Shipping

an RV being prepared for transport

If your vehicle is damaged during its journey, it can ruin your plans and cost you a lot of money. That’s why it’s essential to know how to prep for RV shipping before you turn over the vehicle to the carrier.

Here are key steps you should take before your RV is loaded and ready to go:

  • Remove any loose items from the inside, including anything hung on the walls.
  • Disconnect (and remove if possible) all electronics and appliances for secure transport.
  • Ensure all doors, windows and cabinets are closed, locked and secured so they won’t open during transit.
  • Check your tires, tow bar, and hitch to confirm they are in good working condition.
  • Make sure engine fluid levels are good and look for any leaks.
  • Confirm all signal lights work properly.
  • Provide the carrier with a full set of keys and any special instructions that may need to be followed during transport.

An Assortment of Shipping Options

a flatbed truck hauling cargo

Depending on your destination, your shipping budget, and other factors, you can pick one of several shipping options. The experts at Trans Global can walk you through our travel trailer moving services to help you choose which option is the ideal fit for your needs.

Some of the most common transportation methods for your RV include:

Roll-on/roll-off: RoRo containers are generally used to transport a vehicle across the ocean. The process involves driving the RV onto the vessel using ramps, then driving it off in the same way once it reaches its destination.

Flatbed: With this shipping method, the camper is loaded onto a flatbed trailer and hauled to the next point of its journey. Flatbed shipping is often used in combination with RoRo shipping to get your vehicle to each new port.

Towing: If you’re shipping your RV from the United States to Canada or a port in Central or South America, for example, you may not need to transport the vehicle overseas. In that case, towing may be the easiest, fastest, and most cost-effective option.

How Trans Global Auto Logistics Can Be of Service

Trans Global recognized as an expert in RV shipping. We know how to arrange for a smooth and safe trip. Among our other services, we will help you to determine which shipping method makes the most sense for you and your vehicle. That means much of the worry involved in arranging for transportation is taken off your hands.

With our help, you can relax and concentrate on all the fun and excitement you’ll have driving your mobile home through new territory. We’ve helped countless owners bring the luxury and convenience of their campers across the oceans to explore another land, and we can do the same for you. To hear more about our RV shipping services, call or email Trans Global today.

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