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Old 05-05-2013, 10:15 PM   #171
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These are great updates! Thanks for keeping it current and taking the time to share your experiences as an RV Transporter. Anyone picking up a new rv at a dealer appreciates what you do!

I hope that anyone considering doing what you do for a career will find your posts here at JOF extremely helpful
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:39 PM   #172
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I have a new White Hawk that is very similar to the one you recently towed. The spread axles make for a better towing experience---with one exception. I get a lot of "creaking" and "popping" during slow speed turns and backing up while parking it. I assume that this is normal with a spread axle. Is this a common experience? Any cause for concern?
To be honest once I'm hooked up I hit the interstate and rarely drop below 63 MPH. Don"t think I backed up at all with this unit. Also hard to hear anything over the
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These are great updates! Thanks for keeping it current and taking the time to share your experiences as an RV Transporter. Anyone picking up a new rv at a dealer appreciates what you do!

I hope that anyone considering doing what you do for a career will find your posts here at JOF extremely helpful
I enjoy posting here and hearing the comments. My wife is always asking if I updated the thread yet after I deliver lol. I got to get around to ordering a JOF decal for my truck so others might recognize me on the road!
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:42 PM   #173
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I enjoy posting here and hearing the comments. My wife is always asking if I updated the thread yet after I deliver lol. I got to get around to ordering a JOF decal for my truck so others might recognize me on the road!
There ya go! Definitely gotta get that JOF decal
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:13 AM   #174
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Off to pick up another one. Not sure what yet but I know I'm heading back to the east coast.....home!!!
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:14 PM   #175
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Nothing exciting this time.....picked up a USED 2008 or 09 not sure Coachman Chaparral 268 RL 5th wheel. It had been send back to coachman to have an entire new side installed due to water damage. The fact that trailer belongs to father in law of a coachman salesman would be my guess on how they got warranty work done on a unit this old.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:10 PM   #176
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I just started reading this thread after travelling 4000 miles from BC to a small town between Fargo and Grand Forks ND round trip. I noticed a large number of new looking trailers being towed with dually pickups. I finally figured out that they were being delivered to dealerships. We followed I-5 then over to I-90 then I-94. I started wondering about how one would go about doing it, although it is not for me right now. I also noticed lots heading north from Fargo towards Winnipeg. I am only 11 pages into it so far. I am glad you did your homework doing this a used pickup is a good move due to the high miles that get put on the truck. If it is a way to go broke then judging by the amount of people doing it lots of people are not making any money. I know I will have some questions and lots are being answered as I read along. Drive safe and enjoy the new job. I admire people who aren't afraid to take a chance and going against the nay sayers.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:28 PM   #177
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One thing I was wondering is would a used Freightliner FL70 with a sleeper be practical? I bought my truck used last year and it is an 08 that had 37000km or 24000 miles on it, I am guessing that is the type of used specs you would look for although mine isn't a dually. How many miles do you get out of a set of tires. I did notice that your truck was definitely the vehicle of choice amongst the guys hauling trailers. I seemed to notice more Fords than Chev or GM, but Dodge was the most common.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:04 AM   #178
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Derek700 thanks for your comments. Feel free to ask questions as this was the intent of this thread.
There are a few guys out there running medium duty trucks hauling singles but typically it is all 3/4 and 1 tons. Medium duty trucks are usually set up as a haul and tow meaning they haul one and tow one. (see link)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7y6Sr-rt-D...ul+and+tow.JPG
Lots or SRW trucks on the road doing this and lots of DRW seems to be a matter of preference. I prefer DRW and you could not sway my opinion the other way after approx. 60,000 KMS of towing since Nov 2012. Current set of tires are due for replacement next week and they will have 120,000 kms on them, they are Goodyear Wrangler Pro Grade IIRC. Replacing them with a set of Firestone TransForce HTs based on what I have heard from others doing this they are a good lasting tire.
You say you are still reading this thread so post # 170 has a break down of repairs to that date. SInce then I've done another oil change, replaced a wheel bearing under warranty (got to love lifetime warranty parts), identified the passenger side wheel bearing is on the way out, and my batteries are no long for this world lol.
It is not a job for everyone that is certain, it comes with many challenges and is not an overly easy way to make a living. I have meet several people that have been doing this for 5-6 years and they have passed along some good advice.
One upside is I have been home since last Thursday so I could take care of some family / house things and I should be on the road again this Sunday am!
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:26 PM   #179
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Moved my fathers TT to the beach today where it will stay for the summer. Took a week and a half off to do stuff around the house and get the wife's motorcycle on the road for the summer. Leaving home first thing tomorrow morning to pick up something, details to follow.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:12 PM   #180
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Really enjoyed your updates and reading the opinions on how a trailer tows! Stay safe out there and keep us updated.
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