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Old 07-18-2020, 09:44 AM   #1
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Motorhome Transport?

Looking for recommendations and sharing experiences about using a motorhome transport service to get a motorhome from one area of the country to another. Suggestions welcomed.
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Old 07-19-2020, 11:03 AM   #2
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Google "driveaway service companies", see picture.

Then check with the BBB, read reviews, possibly check with your states attorney generals office for lawsuits/complaints or other assistance.

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Might also want to check with the motorhome dealers in your area. They deal with transporters on an almost daily basis. Your "move" may be perfect for one of them as a "back-haul" after delivering a new unit from the factory.

Biggest issue for me would be their insurance coverage while your coach is in their hands.
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I guess it’s because of a medical issue, but I have to ask.....

Why wouldn’t you drive your own motorhome across the country?
Thought that’s why we buy RVs.

Asking for a friend.
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Old 07-19-2020, 02:06 PM   #5
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I guess itís because of a medical issue, but I have to ask.....

Why wouldnít you drive your own motorhome across the country?
Thought thatís why we buy RVs.

Asking for a friend.
Dropping off at factory for repairs. Nothing fun or glamorous. Just sad and depressing. Itís out of the 1 year warranty window.
Compare cost of lost income plus expenses for 5 days to the cost of transport.
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Old 07-19-2020, 02:19 PM   #6
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Might also want to check with the motorhome dealers in your area. They deal with transporters on an almost daily basis. Your "move" may be perfect for one of them as a "back-haul" after delivering a new unit from the factory.

Biggest issue for me would be their insurance coverage while your coach is in their hands.
Motorhomes, though, aren't 'delivered to dealers, they are driven there, so unless this 'motorhome' in question is driveable - it's a no go.
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It’s driveable.
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Old 07-19-2020, 02:21 PM   #8
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Dropping off at factory for repairs. Nothing fun or glamorous. Just sad and depressing. Itís out of the 1 year warranty window.
Compare cost of lost income plus expenses for 5 days to the cost of transport.
your own 'lost income and expenses' probably still won't come close to $2 per mile minimum that a 'driver' would drive it across country for... then they have to 'get back home'... : /
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...including the fact that they need to 'sleep' somewhere along the way, which more than likely is IN your motorhome, if you are o.k. with that, as well as using the bathroom, fridge, microwave, generator, etc., just like you, yourself, would.

If you require someone to stop and stay at hotels, though, add a LOT more to your budget...
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I delivered motorhomes and diesel pushers from the factories/shippers to dealers all over for a while - it's not the glamorous idea that many may have - there is something called the 'DOT' watching over you, limiting your 'drive' hours per day, and 'where to stay' along the way is also a 'secret' in the industry, as you're not 'supposed' to overnight in the motorhome, but, after all, it's a motorhome! are you really going to pay to stay at a decent hotel along the way, even if there is 'room' to park a big rig, when you are driving a hotel-on-wheels? Doubtful. That would not make any good business 'cents'.
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Old 07-21-2020, 06:59 PM   #11
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I know that Forest River uses these two companies and maybe more: Horizon Transport and Synergy RV Transport.

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Motorhomes, though, aren't 'delivered to dealers, they are driven there, so unless this 'motorhome' in question is driveable - it's a no go.
Not all of them are driven. After two bad experiences, with obvious delivery issues, our new 2400Q was delivered on a flat bed to our local dealer.

It was nice to only have about 100 miles on the unit instead of 700 miles of potential driver abuse between Elkhart and Atlanta.

A small Class C, or a Class B, can be trucked, the bigger ones will need to be driven.
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I just bought a 2006 DW302 in Texas. I want to truck it to Pennsylvania. I’d prefer to truck it. I just posted a question regarding the rear ground clearance. Any suggestions?
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