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RVing message boards => Towing and towables => Topic started by: gerryd on September 28, 2017, 02:04:46 PM

Title: rv transport companies in north carolina
Post by: gerryd on September 28, 2017, 02:04:46 PM
Hello!
I've been towing my 21ft travel trailer with my 4runner for short trips these last few months. We're about to make a longer trip and stay in one place for 3-6 moths. Does anyone know of a good towing service in North Carolina that doesn't cost a fortune. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Title: Re: rv transport companies in north carolina
Post by: SeilerBird on September 28, 2017, 02:11:30 PM
Everything dealing with RVs cost a fortune. I bought a fifth wheel a few months ago and found an RV transport on Craigslist. Only a mere $250 to be towed 50 miles. :o
Title: Re: rv transport companies in north carolina
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on September 28, 2017, 07:06:55 PM
Typically there will be a flat fee to come and hook up, plus so much per mile. Somewhere around $2/mile is fairly common, but rates vary by area and details differ, e.g. insurance, deadhead fee, etc.  Get some quotes and see what you think. Here are a couple places to get started:
http://www.rvdelivery.com/location.html
http://www.rvmovers.net/cityandstate/north_carolina_rv_movers.html

If the delivery distance is within a days drive, there may be a local service that could handle it at a more moderate flat rate. These are usually guys with chauffeur licenses using their own trucks on a part time basis. You may be responsible for insurance on the RV.  Check the local Craigslist or call some RV dealers to see if they have some contacts.
Title: Re: rv transport companies in north carolina
Post by: kdbgoat on September 29, 2017, 05:51:54 AM
Everything dealing with RVs cost a fortune. I bought a fifth wheel a few months ago and found an RV transport on Craigslist. Only a mere $250 to be towed 50 miles. :o

That's cheaper than a guy that was advertising around here. He had a $350 "hitch" fee, then charged something like $2.00/mile.
Title: Re: rv transport companies in north carolina
Post by: SeilerBird on September 29, 2017, 05:53:54 AM
That's cheaper than a guy that was advertising around here. He had a $350 "hitch" fee, then charged something like $2.00/mile.
I had a 39 foot DP towed from Padre Island to Corpus Christi, a total of $25 miles and was charged $1000. Unfortunately at the point of breakdown you can't do comparison shopping.
Title: Re: rv transport companies in north carolina
Post by: Rene T on September 29, 2017, 06:47:24 AM
Everything dealing with RVs cost a fortune. I bought a fifth wheel a few months ago and found an RV transport on Craigslist. Only a mere $250 to be towed 50 miles. :o

I wish you had called me Tom. I would have done for 1/2 that price.
Title: Re: rv transport companies in north carolina
Post by: SeilerBird on September 29, 2017, 07:01:21 AM
I wish you had called me Tom. I would have done for 1/2 that price.
I was in contact with you and you volunteered to do it for free but I did not want to take advantage of your generosity since it was in the other direction from where you are. That would have been an all day event for you and the guy I hired was local. But thanks for the generous offer. ;D