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RV & Heavy Equipment Transports

Much like boat transport, shipping RVs and Heavy Equipment requires a great deal of advance planning. You must not only prepare the machinery for the move but must also acquire all the necessary permits for travel. We use flat bed trucks, low boy trailers, step deck trailers, double extendable drop trailers, vessel trailers, & multi-axle extendable step deck trailers. We also provide drive-away and power-unit-only vehicles.

Preparing The RV Or Heavy Equipment For Transport
All RVs and Heavy Equipment need to be prepped for shipment. The manufacturer's manual is a good starting point. Each manual should contain the information necessary to get your equipment ready. It also may discuss any special precautions you may need to consider. Preparation may include the draining of fluids, disconnecting batteries, and securing any parts that may become loose. These manuals are widely available on manufacturers' websites should you need an extra copy.

For RVs, all doors and windows should be taped or tied closed, including cabinet doors. Please take down all pictures, mirrors, or other loose and hanging items that may shift or break during transport.

Under no circumstances can hazardous materials of any kind be left in your RV or Heavy Equipment during transport. This includes gas or oil tanks, firearms or ammunition, illegal substances, or any additional material deemed dangerous.

You should make sure the equipment being transported is ready for the over the road elements and the weather it will encounter. Protect any parts that could take water damage from potential rain. When shipping in the winter months, prepare the machine to withstand the coldest weather and prevent freeze damage to tanks and lines. If it is being towed, special precautions may be needed to prevent overheating and to comply with safety guidelines.

Special Considerations
Once a carrier has been assigned, consult with the driver and get any information on what special arrangements you may need to make in preparation for the move. This includes having an area available to load and unload the equipment, as well as arranging for any cranes, ramps, or loading docks that may be necessary.

For overweight or oversize equipment you may need to obtain special permits. Machinery which is very wide or tall may not fit under bridges or power lines, or may need to use special roads. Most roads have weight limits past which they may become damaged, and heavy cargo highways may need to be used for overweight equipment. If you believe your equipment will require special consideration, we must consult with the local Department of Transportation - Motor Carrier Division.

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