Boat Hauling and Transport Services in the USA.

We move boats in the USA.

We transport Boats on a Trailer or Boats not on a trailer up to 12ft wide.

    

Tires

Check each tire. You are looking for proper air pressure. The pressure should be located on each tire. If a tire on a boat trailer is not properly inflated, it can blow while in transport. When the temperature gets hot from driving on the tire while the tire pressure is low, the tire has a chance to instant expand air pressure causing the tire to burst. Look for dry rot. If a tire is old or has been sitting in area for a long time it may have dry rot causing the tire to be unsafe. If the tire has bad dry rot on it, then it is much safer to just replace the tire before having a transporter come out to pick up boat. In any case, it is always good to have a spare tire with the boat. If a tire goes bad a long the way, the driver will put your spare on. If no spare, we will buy a tire and put it on. You would only have to reimburse the driver for the tire.

Bearings

Every wheel on a boat trailer will have bearings. If the bearings are not properly greased, then the bearings may get very hot and cause the bearings to go bad. If that happens, the wheel can come off of axel. Most bearings have grease fittings where you can pump grease easily into the the bearing. Our drivers are trained to look out for that in transport yet preparing it before shipment will reduce any risk.

Lights

All trailers should have proper lights. If your boat trailer has no lights, please let us know in advance so we can bring with us a light bar that attaches to the back of your boat trailer. If you have no way to check to see if all lights are working, please let us know in advance so we do send a driver out there with a light bar.

Boat cover, Canopy or Shrink Wrap

We always recommend that no boat cover be on a boat while we are in transport. As though it may seem that it will protect your boat, in a lot of cases the wind from transport causes rips in cover in turn the cover flaps against the boat causing scuff marks. Also, shrink wrap, as good as it sounds, in most cases it is not worth the cost. It does have a high chance of coming off in wind while in motion.

Secure boat to Trailer

We do check the boat to make sure it is secured to your trailer yet it is your responsibility it is already done. Of course no driver wants to drive down the road with a boat not secure; the driver will make sure it is anyway.

Overwide Boats

Is your boat over 8ft 6in wide? If so, we will need permits in each state we move the boat. We will handle getting the permits. Our drivers are very experienced with moving overwide boats. There are a lot of things to look out for when moving an oversize boat. Each state has a restriction on what time of day we can not be on the highway towing the boat. Most states will not let us drive after dark. Also, our drivers will be aware of what is ahead. In some cases certain roads do not allow overwides to pass through. In certain cities in the country, an escort may be required to drive through if boat is over 10 ft wide. Generally, escorts are not required unless over 12 ft wide.

Choosing the right Boat Transporter

Of course we will say choose us. If you do want to look around for others, here is what to look for.Make sure the shipping company has insurance. Make sure the company is licensed with the federal government. If the company has an MC Number, that number shows that they can operate in all US States and Canada. Some companies just have a DOT number which only allows them to operate in their own state. We have BOTH. Next, be sure they are a legitimate company. There are some companies online that you go on a website and trucking companies bid on your transport. Be careful! A lot of those companies are not real companies. You may save some money going with those companies yet the service may be non existant, horrible, or worse, you end up never seeing your boat again.

Any question you may have, we are here 7 days a week to speak with you on the phone.

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The cost to transport a boat depends on what type of boat it is, the popularity of the route aswell as the locations.  The rate also depends on the size of the trailer.  The length, width, height and weight.  Is the boat over 8ft 6in wide.. If so, in every state in america it will require an overwide permit.  If the boat on the  trailer is over 13ft 6in high it will also require overwide permits and possibly escorts.

Our rates per mile to transfer a boat from one location to another varies.  In general the more miles it goes the less per mile the fee for transporting is.

The easiest way to find out how much it is going to cost is to call us at 800-462-0038 to receive a trailer delivery price estimate.

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Akron, Ohio - OH

Albuquerque, New Mexico - NM

Anaheim, California - CA

Anchorage, Alaska - AK

Arlington, Texas - TX

Arlington, Virginia - VA

Atlanta, Georgia - GA

Aurora, Colorado - CO

Austin, Texas - TX

Bakersfield, California - CA

Baltimore, Maryland - MD

Baton Rouge, Louisiana - LA

Birmingham, Alabama - AL

Boise, Idaho - ID

Boston, Massachusetts - MA

Buffalo, New York - NY

Chandler, Arizona - AZ

Charlotte, North Carolina - NC

Chesapeake, Virginia - VA

Chicago, Illinois - IL

Chula Vista, California - CA

Cincinnati, Ohio - OH

Cleveland, Ohio - OH

Colorado Springs, Colorado - CO

Columbus, Ohio - OH

Corpus Christi, Texas - TX

Dallas, Texas - TX

Denver, Colorado - CO

Detroit, Michigan - MI

Durham, North Carolina - NC

El Paso, Texas - TX

Fort Wayne, Indiana - IN

Fort Worth, Texas - TX

Fremont, California - CA

Fresno, California - CA

Garland, Texas - TX

Gilbert, Arizona - AZ

Glendale, Arizona - AZ

Greensboro, North Carolina - NC

Henderson, Nevada - NV

Hialeah, Florida - FL

Honolulu, Hawaii - HI

Houston, Texas - TX

Indianapolis, Indiana - IN

Irvine, California - CA

Jacksonville, Florida - FL

Jersey City, New Jersey - NJ

Kansas City, Missouri - MO

Laredo, Texas - TX

Las Vegas, Nevada - NV

Lexington, Kentucky - KY

Lincoln, Nebraska - NE

Long Beach, California - CA

Los Angeles, California - CA

Louisville, Kentucky - KY

Lubbock, Texas - TX





Madison, Wisconsin - WI

Memphis, Tennessee - TN

Mesa, Arizona - AZ

Miami, Florida - FL

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - WI

Minneapolis, Minnesota - MN

Modesto, California - CA

Montgomery, Alabama - AL

Nashville, Tennessee - TN

New Orleans, Louisiana - LA

New York, New York - NY

Newark, New Jersey - NJ

Norfolk, Virginia - VA

North Las Vegas, Nevada - NV

Oakland, California - CA

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - OK

Omaha, Nebraska - NE

Orlando, Florida - FL

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - PA

Phoenix, Arizona - AZ

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - PA

Plano, Texas - TX

Portland, Oregon - OR

Raleigh, North Carolina - NC

Omaha, Nebraska - NE

Orlando, Florida - FL

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - PA

Phoenix, Arizona - AZ

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - PA

Plano, Texas - TX

Portland, Oregon - OR

Raleigh, North Carolina - NC

Reno, Nevada - NV

Richmond, Virginia - VA

Riverside, California - CA

Rochester, New York - NY

Sacramento, California - CA

San Antonio, Texas - TX

San Diego, California - CA

San Francisco, California - CA

San Jose, California - CA

Santa Ana, California - CA

Scottsdale, Arizona - AZ

Seattle, Washington - WA

Spokane, Washington - WA

St. Louis, Missouri - MS

St. Paul, Minnesota - MN

St. Petersburg, Florida - FL

Stockton, California - CA

Tampa, Florida - FL

Toledo, Ohio - OH

Tucson, Arizona - AZ

Tulsa, Oklahoma - OK

Virginia Beach, Virginia - VA

Washington, District of Columbia - DC

Wichita, Kansas - KS

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Showroom Transport has been in business since 1994.  We are open 24 hours a day every day of the year.  You can always call us to check on the status of your boat move.   We are licensed, insured and bonded.  We are a proud member of the better business bureau.  Our drivers have years of experience moving and transporting boats all around the country.  Everyday we work hard to improve our customer relations.  We want every single customer satisfied with our service.  We believe if our customers are happy they will call us again or refer us to many others.  We love repeat business!  

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When moving a boat on a  trailer our safety guide will work.   Our drivers are trained to do a walk around inspection on the trailer before hooking up to it, during travel and after the delivery has been made.   We start out by looking at the overall appearence of the trailer.  

Inspecting the Trailer

1.  Look at the appearance of the trailer:  Look for the obvious: loose siding or panels, broken or missing lights, or anything out of the ordinary.
2.  Tires: Check the tire pressure of the trailer tires.  Kicking the tires is not the best way to check for proper air pressure.  Use an air gauge!  Look foor dry rot, cracks, rips or buldges on the tires.  When a tire blows it can cause damage to your trailer,or boat,  slow your trip down and also pieces of your tires could hit another vehicles on the road.  When in doubt, change your tires. It will save you money in the long run.
3.  Lights: Trailers are required to have lights on all sides.  The back lights, the side marker lights and the lights at the top front of the trailer called the center lights.  Every state, city, county lights on trailers are mandatory.  Clean the the light caps, replace bulbs if needed. Check wiring.  You want all lights working.
4. Brakes: Electric Brake Trailers must have a break away switch on them. Before driver pulls away the driver should make sure the break away switch works. The driver should also make sure the trailer brakes are working properly too.  To do so the driver should place the vehicle shifter in drive and move the lever on the electric brake controller inside vehicle without stepping on brakes.  The trailer should immediately stop or slow down progress.  For air brake trailers, there is a hand valve that can be applied with the same respect.  Yet for semi trailers, driver should know how to check for brake adjustment.

Inspecting the Boat 

1.  Make sure all loose items are secure.  Seat cushions can fly out during transport from wind.

2. If boat has outboard motors make sure they are in safe or locked position for transport.

3. For inboard boats make sure the props are either taken off or in a position they will not get damaged from loading and unloading the boat onto the trailer

4. Remove any boat cover from boat as there is a huge chance it will rip and come apart durning travel especially in high cross wind states.  Even boat covers designed for transport will come apart.  We advise shrink wrap or nothing at all on boat.

Securing the boat to the Trailer - make sure the saftey cable is attached, the winch line and for most boats motorcycle straps to the eye sockets in the back of the boat to the frame of the trailer.  Also a tie on the stern to the tounge of the trailer.  If you straps across the whole boat make sure you put soft cloth so the strap does not rub against the boat itself.  Also, do not tighten to the extreme as it could crack the boat. Pull over in a safe place during travel multiple times to make sure the ties are not losing up and the boat is secure.

The above information is only a few major things to look for before and during travel.


For more information of the safety of moving boats please call us at 800-462-0038.

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