RV Transport: Should I Have It Driven or Towed?
RV transporters offer several different service options to choose from. Choosing one can seem like a difficult task, but breaking down the decision process into simple questions is the best way to decide the option that is the best for your needs. One of the main factors you need to consider is whether you want to have your RV driven or towed to its destination.
Obviously, not all RVs are motorized, and some can only be towed. Some examples of RVs that can only be towed:
- Camping Trailers (Also known as “Pop-up” trailers)
- Truck Campers (Where the trailer sits over the truck bed)
- Travel Trailers (A trailer with rigid sides and no motor)
- Fifth-wheel Travel Trailer (Similar to a travel trailer, but part of the trailer body extends over a special hitch in the truck bed)
Motorized RVs can be towed, but are typically driven in transport. There are three main classes of motorized RVs:
- Class A – 21 to 40 feet and built on a commercial truck or bus chassis
- Class B – 16 to 21 feet and built on a van chassis
- Class C – 20 to 28 feet and built on a truck chassis with part of the RV extending over the truck cab
RV transporters will typically drive a motorized RV to its destination, as this is usually the most cost-effective option. If an RV is not operational or cannot be driven, having it towed can be an option. Towing an RV is likely to be more expensive, as it requires specialized trucks and equipment.
Whether you choose to have RV driving or RV hauling, you should still carefully prepare it for transportation and ensure that the transporter carries the appropriate authority and insurance for the job.