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Old 06-18-2016, 07:18 PM   #1
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Motorhome shipped cross-country?

Has anyone had a motorhome shipped to/from them, cross-country?

Curious about ball-park cost, and any good referrals for places that do this.

A lot of companies come up online in a search, but no real references to how good they really are...

Thanks!
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You could contact a local RV coach dealer and see who they use .... or , give me a call if you don't mind me using it for a run to the Yukon .
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I would much rather drive the coach cross country personally. Yes it takes longer, but it's not the destination, it's the journey!!!
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:27 PM   #4
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I would much rather drive the coach cross country personally. Yes it takes longer, but it's not the destination, it's the journey!!!
I would, too, but it's not in the cards this time.
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How do you think Motorhomes get from the manufacture to a dealer? Someone is hired drive them.
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At 27 feet long by 10.5 feet tall, our former Class C was small enough to be trucked on a flatbed (with two other vehicles) from Arizona to New Hampshire. The cost was around $4,500. We went through a commercial service (Corporate Auto Transport); the service got a cut, and the rest went to the independent trucker by cashier's check, at delivery.

We also got quotes from Transcar Auto Shippers and Showroom Transport, the latter of which gave us quotes for both driving and trucking the coach.
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Might try Auto Driveaway, I think they have offices in most major cities.
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have you looked at uship.com

Might be able to get a idea of cost there

Not sure if they can even put a class A on a trailer w/o being classified as a wide load due to height? I would thin transporting as a wide load would be very expensive due to having to pay support vehicles to travel along

You could always work someone out with someone on this site to drive it out. I always think of the movie "Moving" when I think of paying someone to drive a vehicle not sure how trusting you are but that could be a option
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Never seen one on a trailer, I'm sure they're too tall! We now have a TT but I drove an Itasca Horizon for 9 years, 40,000 miles and 2 cross-country trips. If you run out of options, I'd love to do it and can probably bring my retired Sheriff brother in law with me to navigate! PM me if that sounds feasible!
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You did not put the important info, SIZE, in your post? Call a Landstar agent that does oversize/ heavy haul with the size and just see what the cost would be, the weight is not going to be a factor, but the length will! The width will not be a factor either as the mirrors can be taken off. Depending on the length, will be the deciding factor if it will fit in the well of a Double Drop trailer some are stretchable, some not! Also depending on the height of the MH also, if it will fit on a drop deck, it will be a lot cheaper! Size does matter! Way cheaper to have someone drive it if it is roadworthy? Rail!
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A large Type A shipped on a truck takes a lowboy and permits for overheight in almost every state. Might require pilot cars and only move during daylight hours.
I would expect hiring someone to drive it will cost $1 to $2 per mile plus fuel.
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Thanks for all the great advice!!

This would involve having one motorhome driven out and another motorhome driven back (not towed). Looks like I'll have to wait until Monday to see what some of the actual quotes would be.
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Thanks for all the great advice!!

This would involve having one motorhome driven out and another motorhome driven back (not towed). Looks like I'll have to wait until Monday to see what some of the actual quotes would be.
Just the fuel cost will be near $3,000 - add the driver at $1.00 a mile (might get a few cents one way or the other - It better be a GREAT DEAL! -

Also figure you might have one or two "Issues" with one or the other vehicles on the way out and back. Average "issue" = $500+

I've talked myself out of it.

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In case it hasn't crossed your mind, how will a break down on the road be handled? If something serious let's go (like a turbo or lift pump)? Who pays, buyer, or seller? Even something not so serious, but whatever it is causes a long delay?

Point being, I'd have that figured out if these aren't new coaches with warranty and I weren't doing the driving myself.
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