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Old 01-01-2013, 03:50 PM   #11
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Hey, thanks everyone, for educating me. I've seen tent campers and small units packed together on a flat bed like new autos. Never really noticed the long-haulers pulling the big trailers. I guess mine will be sloshing through winter snow/salt later this month. It's only around 1200 miles to get here.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:30 PM   #12
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We saved the freight charged and went and got our. What a great trip! So worth it...I am sure we spend and 1/2 in gas but it the journey to get your RV. Had fun coming back and doing the shake down cruise.

P.S. would do it again!
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:44 PM   #13
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got friends that pull them from the plants to everywhere. most of them have over 400k on a 06 or newer 3/4 and 1 ton long bed diesels, I called a few hauler companies and they wanted long bed trucks only and some wanted no older then 2 year old trucks
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:05 PM   #14
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One of the things that struck me as odd is the freight charge per unit. We were looking at trailers and a dealer had 2 side by side with different invoice prices. We were looking to see if they were different options, etc, but it turned out the difference was in freight. I asked if they did not have a set fee like car dealers, and he told me he thought htey did, but apparently not.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:59 PM   #15
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May just have been a difference in dates and one having crossed over the line. For example one shipped in June, FR started passing along higher delivery costs starting on 7/1, second shipped in July. NOT real info just speculation. Shipping costs are going up everywhere due to higher gas costs over time, not enough qualified drivers, etc.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:37 PM   #16
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Freight can vary on a daily basis. There are fuel surcharges, toll charges, and different companies delivering the same units.

Also, certain larger units will have a CDL surcharge if over a certain length or weight.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:58 AM   #17
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Last year when I considered buying from the wholesaler RV dealer in OH, they quoted $1.65 cents per mile.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:05 PM   #18
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I don't think we paid any freight on ours. We live less than 5 hours from the plant and our TT was released from quality on a Friday and we were driving it home after our PDI by noon the next day. In fact, our dealer was going to drive to the factory himself if he couldn't get a delivery by 3pm on Friday. The advantages of living in the midwest, I guess.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:10 PM   #19
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Last year when I considered buying from the wholesaler RV dealer in OH, they quoted $1.65 cents per mile.
That rate must be fairly close. The freight was set at $2000.

1200 mi X $1.65 = $1980, and I saw $14 tolls in a comment.
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On my way to Albany NY, I saw a Dually with a flat bed Fifth Wheel (or gooseneck) hauling 3 trailers - 2 Microlites (one single axle, one tandem), and a Roo 183 (side tent, no slideout). I never seen that before.
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