If you wish to ship a recreational vehicle (RV) from the USA to another country, there are many things to keep in mind. Whether you have a motorhome, camper, conversion bus or trailer, we can help you ship it internationally, affordably and efficiently. Here are six things to know:
1. RVs Use the RoRo Method
When exporting a bus or RV, the RoRo method is the only option you have due to the sheer size of the vehicle. RoRo ships are built for shipping wheeled cargo, and it’s short for roll-on, roll-off. This means the vehicles are driven on to the ship via a ramp, almost like it was a parking garage.
Once loaded on the RoRo vessel, your RV will be tied down securely in its designated spot. This method is both highly efficient and very cost-effective. Unlike container shipping, RoRo shipping has reliable departure and arrival dates, with a schedule that runs similarly to an airline’s. All RVs are tied down below deck for the ultimate protection against external elements.
2. You Take it to Us
You may take your own RV to the departure shipping port yourself and we will ship it to the destination port. This is called port-to-port. With other smaller vehicles, we are able to come get it from you at your home or business. Due to the size of these vehicles, we ask that you bring it to us at the port.
3. We Ship More Than RVs
We ship all large vehicles related to RVs such as:
- Truck Campers
- Toy Haulers
- Bus Conversions
- Travel Trailers
- Light Weights
- Popup Campers
4. We Handle U.S. Customs Clearance
We handle all aspects of U.S. Customs Clearance, walking you through the entire RV shipping process so you can get everything squared away expeditiously and legally.
5. You Don’t Have to Pay Right Away
Once you get your pricing in the email we send, you can go ahead and place your order and pay us later. No need to pay right away!
6. You Need the Correct Paperwork
In order to ship an RV overseas, you must follow the same rules as shipping a car. This means you need a clear Title of Ownership with no liens on the title. If you bought the RV new, then your name must be listed on the front of the title as the registered owner. If the RV has been sold, both the buyer and seller must sign the back of the title.
To kick start the overseas RV shipping process, get an online quote from us now!