Hilton Southwest, located at 6780 Southwest Freeway, is only about 5 miles from our location. This pet friendly hotel offers its guest a complimentary shuttle service making it convenient to travel to and from PPL and nearby attractions including the world-famous Galleria shopping complex. To book a room at the Hilton Southwest, call 713-977-7911 and be sure to ask for the special “PPL” rate which includes a Breakfast Buffet for two in the Hilton Desert Rose restaurant.
Other hotels in our area include:
LaQuinta Inn - 12727 SW Freeway 281-240-2300 (accepts pets)
Best Western - 11206 West Airport 281-575-6060
Hampton Inn - 4714 Techniplex Dr 281-565-0559
The nearest airport to our facility is Hobby Airport (approximately 23 miles). Another available airport is Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) located approximately 29 miles across town from PPL. Use "SuperShuttle" or "Reliable Transportation Services" to bring you to our location or a hotel. Information can be found and reservations made for these companies at www.SuperShuttle.com or www.yellowcabhouston.com. They can also be reached at 713-236-1111.
Rental Car Information
If you choose to stay at the Holiday Inn Southwest, there is a Hertz Car Rental office in the lobby. For reservations call 1-800-654-3131. Car rentals are also available at both airports. Available rental services at Hobby Airport include: Enterprise, Thrifty and Avis. At Bush Intercontinental available rental services include: Enterprise, Hertz, Thrifty and Budget.
If your RV is licensed out of Texas, you will need a Weight Certificate from a certified weight scale in Texas. For a listing of the "Cat Scales" in Texas see www.catscale.findlocation.com. The weight must be for the motor home, travel trailer of fifth wheel ONLY and is not to include any tow vehicle. Unfortunately, it is not acceptable to have the truck & trailer weighed together then deduct the weight of the truck.
Texas Inspection Station - Vehicles Licenses Outside of Texas
If your RV is licensed out of Texas, and is gas powered, you will need a current Texas Safety Sticker, Emissions Report and Vin Verification Form from a licensed inspection station at the time your motor home is placed on PPL's lot for sale. The nearest location to PPL Motor Homes to get this completed is "Third Coast Auto" located at 8904 Southwest Freeway at Gessner. For a map click here.
If your RV is licensed out of Texas but is a diesel, travel trailer or
5th wheel, the Texas Safety Inspection & Vin Verification can be
at any Inspection Station in the state of Texas.
Make sure they provide you with a Vin Verification Form.
To Import a Diesel, Motor Home, Travel Trailer or 5th Wheel into the USA
If your RV is registered outside of the USA, you will need the following paperwork at the time of your appraisal appointment.
required whether motorized or non-motorized)
Identification: Applicant must have a valid operator's license.
Vehicle Information: Proof of ownership – title, registration and/or sale document from country of origin
Insurance: Insurance coverage that meets or exceeds minimum requirements for the State of Texas.
Federal: US Customs Form HS -7 or the vehicle manufacturer's statement of compliance letter certifying that the vehicle meets or exceeds USDOT EPA standards. This can be obtained at the border or at the Houston location below:
● US Customs
2350 North Sam Houston Parkway East
State: The State of Texas inspection sticker applied to the windshield and form V1-30A. This form should be provided at the time the vehicle is inspected. Be sure the inspector gives you a Vin Verification form in addition to the safety inspection form and sticker.
10777 Southwest Freeway (Highway 59 South)
Houston, Texas 77074
Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST (Monday - Friday)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST (Saturday)
5270 IH 35 North (Exit 193)
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
Direct Phone: 830-608-0555
Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST (Monday - Saturday)
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