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Old 10-19-2013, 11:44 PM   #1
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Hello,
I am looking to hire someone to deliver our rockwood 8312ss from Maryland to Pirate Land in Myrtle Beach. We are moving and have a boat we have to tow, and need someone to tow the tt. And honestly, it will be our first time towing our new tt, and we're a little scared to pull it that far.
If you or someone you know is looking for some extra money, please let me know. Thank you so much.
ps, not sure on the dates yet we are in the process our selling our home.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:32 PM   #2
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It looks like UShip.com has a dedicated RV area:
www.uship.com/transport-rv

I've never used them, but I would think that you would want someone who is somewhat used to this work- even if you have to pay a little more. If nothing else, they'd have the insurance.

The other option is to roll the dice with CraigsList- but that would leave me more nervous than anything else.

I'd consider it (), but I've never pulled a travel trailer of any length- only my fifth wheel. I have a hitch, but don't know the first thing about weight-distributing hitches and sway control. (Well, a little about sway control- my pop-up camper had a simple friction bar.) And, of course- I'm not insured to pull for money! And, I'd want expenses covered for a round-trip instead of just one-way like the pros would likely expect.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:42 PM   #3
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Where do you live in Maryland? How long is your trailer without me looking it up, do you have a hitch and what kind?
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:58 PM   #4
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Where do you live in Maryland? How long is your trailer without me looking it up, do you have a hitch and what kind?
Her profile says Abdingon, MD and looks like a length of 34' 9".
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520 miles from Abdingon to Myrtle.
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520 miles from Abdingon to Myrtle.

Nice little day trip, but the price of fuel would kill me.

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Nice little day trip, but the price of fuel would kill me.

Same here. I'd likely have a $400 fuel bill to do it round trip.
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Same here. I'd likely have a $400 fuel bill to do it round trip.
That's part of the cost for the owner to absorb in getting the cost/mile price from someone. Have heard a low as $1/mile up to $3/mile round trip. For mileage from your home base and back.
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$2 a loaded mile is what I've heard. That way, your fuel is covered, but you don't look like your charging for your empty drive home.
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I've used Show room transport, out of Northern Virginia. (www.showroomtransport.com) Done this twice. The first was from northern NY to Washington DC in the dead of winter. Very happy with the service. Once you set up the details, a driver will call you before pick up. Through him or her, you can facilitate out the little logistics of pick up and delivery.

The first time I wasn't able to be present for pick up, and had to have the driver put plates on, get the registration from the storage facility etc. After he picked it up, I met him down at the campsite in DC. He placed it in my spot exactly how I wanted, and that was it. Very simple. Very stress free.

2nd time was back to New York. I met the driver at the campsite, hooked up, and told her I'd meet her 7 hours down the road. Again, simple as that.

Expect now and then a little snag. One driver just finished a cross country trip, and asked if it would be ok to delay pick up until the next morning so she could get some rest first. Not a big deal to me, but might bother others. As you add more cogs to the wheel, expect small adjustments to a plan.

These two trips were around 900.00 a piece. Considering I once had to have a tow 40 miles to a dealership for a repair that cost me 200.00, it's not all that bad. I usually set up for several months at a time. If your needs are to move every weekend, it's obviously not quite so efficient.
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