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In our search for a motorhome we have found a nice pre-owned unit in Virginia.
The problem is that it is about 3000 miles away.
Does anyone know what RV delivery costs would be per mile?


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katoomer wrote:

In our search for a motorhome we have found a nice pre-owned unit in Virginia.
The problem is that it is about 3000 miles away.
Does anyone know what RV delivery costs would be per mile?

Fly down there and pick it up your self. Be a nice trip home.
Or fly me there from Brookings,Or and return me to Brookings after the delivery. You pay all the expences ( Fuel / food ect.)
$800 in my wallet when I get home.
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I'll take the train from your place to Brookings,OR (Or close by)

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SunflyerA wrote:

katoomer wrote:

In our search for a motorhome we have found a nice pre-owned unit in Virginia.
The problem is that it is about 3000 miles away.
Does anyone know what RV delivery costs would be per mile?


When I go on vacation I figure the cost at a 1.00 per mile (if you drive yourself)....seems to work out pretty well. Are you buying this coach sight unseen?


That seems very high!!!

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katoomer wrote:

In our search for a motorhome we have found a nice pre-owned unit in Virginia.
The problem is that it is about 3000 miles away.
Does anyone know what RV delivery costs would be per mile?


When I go on vacation I figure the cost at a 1.00 per mile (if you drive yourself)....seems to work out pretty well. Are you buying this coach sight unseen?





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I was lucky when I purchased my motorhome on ebay. They delivered it from South Carolina and all I paid was the fuel. Negotiate with seller; they may be very motivated to do something like that.


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You are talking about $1100 in fuel alone. Am sure you can find something to fit the bill on your coast!

If you are lucky enough to know someone (already in Virgina) with a large rig and drop frame trailer and hauling rights, they might haul it out for a $1.50 per mile, but if you go thru a company it will probably be higher.


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I can't imagine that 4 days in a motorhome travelling across the country could be classified as a waste of time. I'm a retired business owner and now realize the the business will run with or without you. Take the trip and relax!!!!

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I can't imagine that 4 days in a motorhome travelling across the country could be classified as a waste of time. I'm a retired business owner and now realize the the business will run with or without you. Take the trip and relax!!!!


It's just that I would rather use those 4 days to go camping with my family, and 4 straight days of steady driving is not something I want to subject our 9 and 6 year old children to.
My days away from work are precious.

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I won't buy it sight unseen and the seller has offered to reimburse me for the airfare if I buy it. I could drive it back myself but I have a business to run and I am very busy these days, so I don't want to waste 4 days on just getting the rig here.

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I bought our present rig from an outfit in Virgina three years ago. I flew from Seattle to Richmond where they picked me up at the airport. After the inspection and a bit of bargaining the deal was done. I left there and drove back to central Washington state. Oct, cold, snow, freezing road made for a fun trip. I did have a little three day lay over due to a bad fuel pump. The whole thing worked out and I am still happy with the rig and we just returned from a 8000 mile trip.

Would I buy sight unseen? no way, did I low ball the asking price? you bet. I took the asking price and deducted the air fair, meals, motel if needed and a couple thousand for the fuel.


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