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Old 10-16-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone here is or has hauled / delivered RVs for the manufacturers. I am in the process of a career change and really want something behind the wheel. Not necessarily interested in commercial driving at the "big rig" level but RV hauling appeals to me.
Any real world experiences would be great to hear.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:57 PM   #2
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Just wondering if anyone here is or has hauled / delivered RVs for the manufacturers. I am in the process of a career change and really want something behind the wheel. Not necessarily interested in commercial driving at the "big rig" level but RV hauling appeals to me.
Any real world experiences would be great to hear.
Seems that most haulers we see out there are at least 1 tonners and quite new- that indicates a requirement by the manufacturers for a good low mileage hauler- Have no knowledge about insurance riders, etc.- Keep us posted as to your progress into this field- DD
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I read an article a while back about a guy who did this for a living. He had documented the number of times he drove the major roads leaving the areas where the RV's are made. He spoke about the frequent maintenance cost of the truck being a major factor in quitting the job. I too have thought about this but didnt want to turn the times I drove my RV into a job.
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XM radio has been advertising this job recently and the ad says a 1 ton truck is required.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:36 AM   #5
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To me it would not be appealing. Just another driving job.

Nothing like camping, just moving cargo from place to place as an independent operator. You still will be sleeping in motels or truck cabs.
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Lot of regs to comply with in that endeavor, plus $$$$ insurance.
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My neighbor did this for a few years... YOU are responsible for any damage.. including nails in the tires picked up in the manufactures parking lot..
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One would also think that this is a bid type scenario with lowest bidder getting the work. The problem with this type work is that you are paid one way. The return trip is up to you to make profit on probaly too. I would say if you had the truck already and wanted to explore it then you could inquire about credentials required which is probaly a DOT registration#, ins. and some type of buisness name for checks to be paid to. You will have the benfit of a buisness write off though.

Don't buy the horse to pull the cart yet. Do some more digging with the manufacturers on how it works IMHO.
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One would also think that this is a bid type scenario with lowest bidder getting the work. The problem with this type work is that you are paid one way. The return trip is up to you to make profit on probaly too. I would say if you had the truck already and wanted to explore it then you could inquire about credentials required which is probaly a DOT registration#, ins. and some type of buisness name for checks to be paid to. You will have the benfit of a buisness write off though.

Don't buy the horse to pull the cart yet. Do some more digging with the manufacturers on how it works IMHO.
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[QUOTE=3'senough;101578]One would also think that this is a bid type scenario with lowest bidder getting the work. The problem with this type work is that you are paid one way. The return trip is up to you to make profit on probaly too. I would say if you had the truck already and wanted to explore it then you could inquire about credentials required which is probaly a DOT registration#, ins. and some type of buisness name for checks to be paid to. You will have the benfit of a buisness write off though.

Wow it sounds like a new cable show. theres Shipping Wars why not "Tow My RV War"
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