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Hotel Information

Many of our customers will want to stay a couple of days to shop for or take delivery on an RV. The following is a list of Hotels closest to each of our locations.

Special Rate: Comfort Suites Houston West Beltway 8, about 2 miles from PPL, is newly remodeled and provides our customers with exceptional service. Our discounted rate is $79.00 per night (plus tax) which includes breakfast. To receive this price, you must ask for the "PPL" rate when making your reservations by phone: 713-774-7707. For booking online: Click here to access the Comfort Suites PPL rate.

7707 West Sam Houston Pkwy S 713-774-7707

Other Hotels near PPL Houston:
LaQuinta Inn - 12727 SW Freeway 281-240-2300 (accepts pets)
Wingate Inn - 11050 SW Freeway 281-568-6969
Hampton Inn - 4714 Techniplex Dr 281-565-0559
Holiday Inn Southwest - 11160 SW Freeway 281-530-1400

Hotels near PPL New Braunfels
Sleep Inn & Suites - 1477 N. IH 35 (830) 625-7700
Fairfield Inn & Suites - 1465 IH 35 Frontage Rd. (830) 626-3133

Hotels near PPL Cleburne
Hampton Inn & Suites - 1996 W. Henderson St. (817) 641-7770
Holiday Inn Express - 1800 W. Henderson St (817) 641-5300

Airport Information

Houston has 2 airports. The closest airport is William P. "Hobby" Airport (23 miles). George Bush Intercontinental Airport is 39 miles away.

Among many available, here are 3 companies that service both airports and can get you to our location or a hotel:

1) Yellow Cab www.yellowcabhouston.com 713-236-1111.
2) Uber If you're new to Uber you can download their app from Google Play (Android), App Store (iPhone), or online: https://get.uber.com/new-signup/HitTheRoad Get a $15 credit for first time riders using code: HITTHEROAD. To use this code, open the menu, tap payment, select promo code and enter the coupon code.
3) Super Shuttle www.SuperShuttle.com 1-800-258-3826.

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.

Weigh Stations

If your RV is licensed out of Texas, you will need a Weight Certificate from a certified weight scale in any state.  For a listing of the "Cat Scales" in Texas see the Cat-scale Locator.  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 "Redline Autosports" located at 8604 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 performed 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.

(All Forms required whether motorized or non-motorized)
  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
   Houston, Texas
   Phone: 281-985-6801

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.

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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST (Saturday)
Closed Sunday

PPL Houston
10777 Southwest Freeway
Houston, Texas 77074
PPL New Braunfels
5270 IH 35 North (Exit 193)
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
PPL Dallas/Ft. Worth
2408 N Main St.
Cleburne, Texas 76033

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