What is RV? RV stands for recreational vehicle. A recreational vehicle is usually a motor vehicle or a trailer which is designed with living quarters for accommodation. Recreational vehicles may include truck campers, caravans or travel trailers or camper trailers, campervans, motorhomes, popup campers, and etc.
Common features of recreational vehicles usually include sleeping quarters, basic cooking facilities, and a bathroom. Other luxurious recreational vehicles may be equipped with air conditioning, cooking countertops, television and satellite receptions, water heaters, and washing machine.
Some recreational vehicles are self-motorized or they are trailers that need to be towed behind motor vehicles. Most recreational vehicles are of single-deck but double-deck recreational vehicles also exist. Some even have expandable sides or slide-outs or canopies.
In countries such as the United States, Canada, or Australia, recreational vehicles provide temporary accommodation when traveling. There are allocated places for people with recreational vehicles to stop for overnight or longer stay. Some site with limited facilities may provide drinking water connection, sewer connection, AC power connection, television, telephone and hotspot (Wi-Fi) connection. RV parks may provide better facilities such as convenience store, barbecue area, bathhouses or hot tubs, exercise equipment, laundry, and etc.
These days, RVs also serve as permanent homes for people who do not have a house of their own. During winter, people will travel in their recreational vehicle to places with warmer climate. There is a limited length of time that a recreational vehicle is allowed to park and it varies from park to park. These people generally will move from one park to another. In most countries or states, driving a recreational vehicle does not require a person to have a special license. All you will need is your typical driving license. It is best to check with the local authorities because every state has their own laws and requirements.
If you are planning to take your family on a holiday and for some reasons you are not able to drive your recreational vehicle, you can get a trusted RV transport service to transport your RV for you. Before you go about to find companies to move your RV, there are few things you may need to know.
You will need to choose from the three main ways of transporting your recreational vehicle such as the Flatbed RV Service, Tow-Away RV Service, and Driver RV Transport. Flatbed RV Service means your RV will be transported to the destination on a flatbed truck and usually with other vehicles and RVs as well. Tow-Away RV Services means your RV will be towed behind another vehicle and this will depend on your RV type. The Driver RV Transport means a driver will be driving your RV to the destination and usually this is the cheapest method.
The following are factors that will determine to the cost of RV transport.
~ A bigger RV may need a specialized equipment to tow or a special flatbed to move the RV.
~ A driver RV transport is the cheapest compared to the other methods of transportation.
~ Timing also affects the pricing e.g. requiring the RV to reach the destination by a certain date.
~ Pickup and delivery locations.
~ Season or time of the year.
Time Of Year – Seasonality can unfortunately also affect the cost of your RV transport service. Ice, wind and snow can shut off certain routes or make them unsafe to travel, meaning an alternate longer route is needed which will bump up the cost of your quote.