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Old 01-17-2013, 07:50 PM   #41
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Maybe he meant kilometres not miles?? That would be somewhat better.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:02 PM   #42
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I don't take it as a slam at all, I said I would answer any questions the best I could!
At the rate I am going I expect to put approx. 130, 000 miles on a year. This number seems consistent with the other people I have meet doing this. I anticipate working approx. 40 weeks of the year as it slows down substantially in the summer time. I started Nov 22 and when I return home from this trip on Jan 22 I will have just about 27,000 miles to date. Most of the other I have spoken to with Dodge trucks are all around 600k-1 million miles with varying repairs. I went in to this planning on running for atleast 2 years. My truck only had 108,000 miles when I bought it so with regular maintenance I see it lasting me for a few years. I bought the truck specifically for this purpose and it is a work truck. I enjoy what I'm doing more than any of the other jobs / careers I've held over the past 20 yrs and that is most important to me at this point.
Another plus is right now I am visiting with a buddy from college that without this job I would not be able to visit!
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Maybe he meant kilometres not miles?? That would be somewhat better.
nope miles. I converted numbers on here since the majority here are more familiar with miles than kilometres.
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Reminder to members.. this is a staff supported informative thread on a rv related career and not meant to deal with debated opinions. Off topic or otherwise questionable posts will be removed.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:56 PM   #46
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Back on the road Saturday am to pick up a 2013 Keystone 320VIK. No Jayco's yet but last time I did atleast drive past the plant.
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I was reading about commerical RV Hauling/delivery online a few months ago. From what I gathered most loads go through 3rd party load brokers/dispatchers...not the factory directly. Is that true? If so what I also read is Jayco is one of very few, maybe the only, company that has it own transportation business that arranges delivery from the Jayco factory to dealers, shows, etc. That company was called JET (Jayco Enterprises Transportation) -- the folks online discussing JET talked about the loads being the best paying becaue no middle man was taking a cut.

I don't recall the site, it wasn't an RV site but rather a "Hot Shot" forum. There was several hot shot drivers looking to diversify when business was slow and they discussed pulling RVs.

You're in the business so if true you probably know all this, but you mentioning that you haven't had a Jayco load yet I thought I would share what I read.
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Thanks for the updates. I am enjoying this thread.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:10 AM   #50
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I can not answer that one for you. I just looked through some of my info and I do have a pick up location and gate code for the Jayco after hours yard so they must "outsource" some of the trailers.

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I was reading about commerical RV Hauling/delivery online a few months ago. From what I gathered most loads go through 3rd party load brokers/dispatchers...not the factory directly. Is that true? If so what I also read is Jayco is one of very few, maybe the only, company that has it own transportation business that arranges delivery from the Jayco factory to dealers, shows, etc. That company was called JET (Jayco Enterprises Transportation) -- the folks online discussing JET talked about the loads being the best paying becaue no middle man was taking a cut.

I don't recall the site, it wasn't an RV site but rather a "Hot Shot" forum. There was several hot shot drivers looking to diversify when business was slow and they discussed pulling RVs.

You're in the business so if true you probably know all this, but you mentioning that you haven't had a Jayco load yet I thought I would share what I read.
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