Price of Towing an RV
As with almost any service based business, cost is one of the most important concerns. And if you ask any service provider the cost of something, you inevitably get the good old “it depends” response.
So in this post I will try to break it down so that it makes sense to anyone needing their RV hauled and relocated. Below will be several factors that go into the pricing of our service. Of course, if you still need a custom bid, reach out to us via email or phone by clicking on this link.
In case you’re in a hurry and don’t have much time to read further, we can tell you that our average move costs about $300-$350. That includes our comprehensive service from door to door transportation, safety checks, and full, federally approved cargo insurance—quite a deal when you consider the peace of mind.
Here are a few factors that may affect pricing.
Factor #1 – Time, Mileage, and Distance
The most important factor to consider is time, mileage, and distance. Usually these are pretty much one in the same when you’re talking about highway miles and straight shots. But when you start getting into rough terrain, that’s when the scenario can change.
It’s not that we can’t handle a trip through the forest safely and confidently. It’s that it takes more time due to decreased speeds and increased care and caution. So, you have to consider more than the distance. You have to think about the logistics.
Sometimes an RV will require power to operate things like the RV lift hydraulics, slide outs, and leveling gear. I can’t speak for all companies, but we can bring cables, generators, or any other power arrangements as long as we understand the situation ahead of time.
When all things are simple and straightforward, we usually just charge by the hour as it ends up being the most simple and cost effective way to do it. For that, our standard rate is $95/hour and most moves take about three hours door to door.
Factor #2 – Quality, Age, and Condition of the RV to be Towed
There are some RV Towing companies that won’t touch RVs over a certain age, which is usually around 20 years old or older.
We try to accommodate each and every customer. We recognize the age of the RV is not the only factor in the quality and shape of an RV. For this reason, we consult with each and every customer directly to talk about the condition of the RV. If it’s not in good enough shape to tow, we will either recommend a service that is better equipped, or arrange a time to make all necessary fixes before hitting the road.
We look for things that point to the overall integrity and road worthiness of the RV. This includes the tires and bearings. If the bearings are more than 10-15 years old, they may need servicing to avoid catastrophic overheating incidents that can completely total an RV.
Our company is fully insured for these types of incidents, and yet we take great care in avoiding all types of problems in towing your RV. We make sure the tires, tread, axles, and overall integrity of the RV is able to be transported safely and within legal operating parameters. This is how we’ve been able to maintain a high level of customer service for the 20+ years we’ve been in business!
Factor #3 – Level of RV Relocation Service That You Need
We have folks reach out to us with just about every situation you can imagine. Some of our customers have everything 100% ready to go, and do 100% of the labor packing up and then deploying at the arrival site.
While we certainly appreciate the help, we are a full service outfit. This means we can do the entire job from start to finish, which includes helping you pack up the contents of the RV itself. We ensure that all of your belongings will be secure and road worthy.
Our rates are really good for this comprehensive service. We will even hook up your RV to all utilities, deploy slide outs, and prepare the interior for your arrival. This saves our customers, time, hassle, and a lot of energy that is better spent on other things.
Factor #4 – The type, size, and weight of the RV needing to be towed
Not all RVs are created equal. Certainly not.
Some of the older 5th wheels, for example, are set lower down than the newer ones. Why does this matter? Because the newer trucks usually can’t pull them because they ride too low!
We’ve been in business a long time and have towed a lot of RVs, so we know the ins-and-outs and what to expect. That way we don’t show up only for everyone to be disappointed on your moving day.
Whether you have an ultra light pop-up camping trailer, or a giant, 20,000 pound, 42-foot-long, triple axle behemoth fifth wheel, we have the truck, the tools, the experience, and the qualified and insured driver to get it done. We’ve seen just about everything and know what to expect in order to make your move a success.
All of these above four factors and more will weigh in on the final price you pay on moving day. We accept almost any form of payment, including cash. To discuss your particular situation and get a quote in 60 seconds or less, you can contact us. Thank you so much for reading!