How to transport large RV trailers

Transporting a large recreational vehicle is a two-part process: first finding a driver to haul it for you, then getting the RV trailer ready for the road. Online shipping companies like Citizenshipper connect people who need large vehicles transported with independent drivers who can do the job, and usually cheaper than traditional shipping companies. The first step in contracting an online driver is creating a listing for your RV trailer.

To begin your listing, be sure to enter all of the important information in the appropriate places. Drivers need to know the make, model, weight, road-worthy status, and type of hitch employed on your RV trailer. When listing large RV trailers, be sure to include the vehicle’s width and length. Large trailers can be required to travel only during daylight hours in certain states. Most importantly, include a picture of your RV trailer. The more information and pictures that are placed in your listing, the more attention it will attract from drivers.

Other vital details to list are definite dates for pickup and delivery. Be sure the schedule falls into a reasonable time window. Also, unavoidable delays like traffic jams and inclement weather should be considered when confirming dates.

Drivers will begin reading your listing once it’s posted, and may ask questions about the RV trailer. Be sure to monitor your listing often. Once drivers begin bidding on your trailer, you will have the chance to evaluate their profiles. Look for feedback from previous customers, substantial experience, and proper equipment. For the delivery of large RV trailers, you’ll want to see large, powerful pickup trucks outfitted with a fifth wheel and various trailer hitches.

Prepping an extra-large RV trailer for transport is similar to getting any vehicle ready for the road. Starting with the exterior, be sure all electrical components like running and brake lights are 100% functional and all connections and plugs are clean and working. Critically, all fuel tanks should be emptied, and tires, brakes and axles visually inspected. The spare tire should also be checked. Larger RVs also have additional electrical motors that power awnings and ‘pop outs’ – these should also be examined.

Inside the trailer, everything that isn’t secured, like pots, pans, and electronics must be stowed before travel, and cabinet doors secured with zip ties. All tanks and containers should be emptied, including the sewer tank if it won’t be used. Bigger RV trailers have large living areas and sleeping units that slide out when parked. Be sure all furniture is placed in travel position and all ‘slide out’ units are locked.

Transporting large RV trailers is a job for people with experience and the right equipment. Find your driver from a community of over 52,000 members at Citizenshipper.com. Click here to list an RV trailer for shipment.

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