Can I Ship a Travel Trailer?
In the market to ship a travel trailer? It’s not something that everyone needs to ship, that’s for sure. Most travel trailers are simply towed behind a pickup truck, and there are many companies that would gladly help you with that. But is that really “transporting” it? Typically when you ship something on wheels, you don’t want those wheels to be used. It kind of defeats the purpose of shipping it, doesn’t it? Therefore, shipping a travel trailer – without towing it, that is – requires a bit more forethought. It’s not something that can move on its own, so carriers have a harder time loading it onto their truck. It can’t fit on a standard open hauler, either, which typically means flatbed. This can be a problem.
About how companies ship a travel trailer
So we’ve established that most companies ship a travel trailer via a flatbed if the customer doesn’t want it towed. But really, what’s so bad about having a trailer towed instead of shipped? Really, it’s up to you, but having it towed by a professional can save time and money. Flatbed vehicle shipping is expensive, mostly because of how rarely it is needed. It’s a sliver of the overall car transport market, really. Towing it would cost less and usually take less time, as standard consumer-available pickup trucks should be more than capable of hauling a travel trailer.
But if flatbed hauling is what you’re into, that’s just fine. Don’t sweat it – you may end up paying more, and waiting longer, but hey, to each their own. Flatbed shipping of a travel trailer also warrants answering the question of how it’s gonna get on there. Many flatbed companies have a winch but some may require something…well, bigger. Depending on the size of the travel trailer, shipping the truck you tow it with is an option. If the trailer is too big, you’ll have to discuss that with your driver. Some creativity may be needed to put it on the flatbed truck. And, we should warn you, that creativity probably is gonna come with a higher price tag.
Can I get quotes to ship a travel trailer?
If you fill out our free form, you’ll get multiple quotes to ship your travel trailer. More than that, the entire process is absolutely free.Your quotes are generally for open auto transport services. This is often the cheapest and most cost-effective method of transporting a vehicle today, especially if you’re shipping door-to-door. However, to ship a travel trailer, flatbed shipping may be required. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us any time at 800-384-1253. We have agents standing by who can answer questions and help you get your quotes. You can also fill out our free form and submit it to get quotes emailed to you within minutes.