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Old 10-04-2015, 11:38 PM   #1
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Has anyone hired someone to pick and drive home a new motorhome?

We may have found our perfect motorhome at a great price. Unfortunately it is located in another state 1400 hundred miles away. Are there services that inspect and then drive cross country to deliver? We both work and can't get enough time off. Just exploring the possibility. Thank you for any input.
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The inspection(s) and shuttle driver to bring it home are usually not one in the same. I recommend a professional inspection, then based upon positive results, you fly to do the final inspection and acceptance. Separate then is the coordination with someone to do the shuttle drive.
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As much money as you will have invested I think it is EXTREMELY important to be there for the predelivery inspection and to take it on a test drive. Problems discovered 1400 miles later are going to make you unhappy with your purchase. Sounds to me like you might be coming down with the flu and will be out of the office for a week.
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Old 10-05-2015, 08:59 AM   #4
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We may have found our perfect motorhome at a great price. Unfortunately it is located in another state 1400 hundred miles away. Are there services that inspect and then drive cross country to deliver? We both work and can't get enough time off. Just exploring the possibility. Thank you for any input.
Where do you live and where is the MH located and what type is it.
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:15 AM   #5
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I agree, where and where? There are plenty of us that drive
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Old 10-05-2015, 06:17 PM   #6
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janniemac, there are several of us retired law enforcement types that shuttle high dollar autos (BMW, Mercedes, Cadillac and a few Japanese brands) around the south east. Please make sure your insurance is OK with having someone other than the owner drive the coach. You are likely going to get some ridiculous prices from some who just want to drive your coach.


We usually have a chase car to get us back to where we started. I guess in your situation a towed vehicle would work just as well.
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We may have found our perfect motorhome at a great price. Unfortunately it is located in another state 1400 hundred miles away. Are there services that inspect and then drive cross country to deliver? We both work and can't get enough time off. Just exploring the possibility. Thank you for any input.
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As much money as you will have invested I think it is EXTREMELY important to be there for the predelivery inspection and to take it on a test drive. Problems discovered 1400 miles later are going to make you unhappy with your purchase. Sounds to me like you might be coming down with the flu and will be out of the office for a week.
I agree. This much like getting a mail order spouse.
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My Father-in-law does this for an RV dealership in MS all the time. They go in pairs of two so they have a follow car to return home in.
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Why would you make such a huge purchase like this without being there? Would you buy stock in a company you don't know anything about? Why are you buying this motorhome?

Go have an adventure! Take a few days to drive it home yourself. Enjoy it! That is why you bought it, isn't it?
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Replies #2, #3 and #7 are the best answers.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:32 PM   #11
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FreedomDream said it best: go and drive it home, you won't regret it
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I took delivery inMelbourne Florida and drove it home to Los Angeles, California in 4 days, (after spending a week at Fort Wilderness with the kids). While I really do not recommend it, it can be done.

The flu typically lasts up to 7 days. You wouldn't want to get your coworkers or customers sick!

Unless if you withhold final payment until it's delivered to you for your inspection, (very unlikely that anyone will agree to let your delivery driver take it), I would just make an "emergency" mini-vacation out of having fly out and drive it back.
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I own a 35 ft. I would be willing to work out a deal, however like others said you should at least inspect home and then hire a driver.
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If you buy it unseen by you and pay someone to deliver it to you, let me know. I have a bridge to sell and would make you a great deal. I can't imagine anyone wanting to do that.
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