How to Ship an RV Trailer

CitizenShipper CitizenShipper · Updated January 16, 2024

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Have you bought a camping trailer and need to transport it to your location? Recently sold an RV trailer and transportation was included in the deal? Drivers in the CitizenShipper community can dependably deliver your trailer where it needs to be, and at significant savings compared to other services.

The entire process starts with the information you provide online. It’s crucial your listing contains all your trailer’s pertinent data, including a picture, make and model, total weight, type of hitch connection, and any mechanical issues. If timing is a concern, be sure to list definite dates for pickup and delivery, but be certain the schedule falls into a reasonable time window, and factor in possible delays. Two examples of this would be inclement weather and traffic delays centered around roadwork or population centers.

Once you place your RV trailer for an online bid, drivers will begin bidding on the job. This is your chance to evaluate the range of fees submitted by different drivers, but just as importantly, you’ll get to assess their profiles and the feedback given to each driver from past customers. Driver feedback is the best gauge of a driver’s capabilities, particularly when you’re considering hiring them to transport a valuable and large vehicle like an RV camping trailer. Sometimes drivers with extensive positive feedback for delivering specialized items like RV trailers will not be the cheapest options, but their experience convinces customers they are the right choice.

Besides feedback and experience, driver profiles also showcase the transport vehicles used by drivers. For delivering RV camping trailers, you’ll want to see large, heavily-powered trucks outfitted with either fifth wheel or trailer-hitched couplings. Also, many drivers include profile pictures of previous trailers they’ve delivered.

Now it’s time to get your RV trailer ready for transport. In many ways, this task is similar to prepping a car or truck for delivery. Ensure fuel tanks used for cooking and generators are empty, and all batteries are disconnected. Also, be sure all outboard electrical components like running and brake lights are functional, and all connections are clean and working. Inspect the trailer’s tires to be sure they are properly inflated and have enough tread to make the trip.

Inside your trailer, all non-essential items – like pots, pans, bedding, and electronics, should be removed if they don’t have to travel. All items that must be transported should be stowed inside cabinets or placed into travel containers. Cabinet doors and drawers can be secured with bungee cords, and be sure tanks holding water are drained to the lowest possible levels.

Delivering an RV trailer is a specialized duty, and several CitizneShipper drivers are up to the job.

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One thought on “How to Ship an RV Trailer

  1. Hi, I am looking to transport a trailer from Montrose, Co to Knoxville, TN. It is a 37 ft outback. Just wanted to get a pricing quote.

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