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Old 03-07-2013, 02:07 PM   #21
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I69 out of Lansing and you see tons of drivers heading towards Canada with new units all day every day
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:12 PM   #22
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Horizon Transport delivers Flagstaff/Rockwood TT. I just checked today on deliveries and they are running at two weeks from completion of build date. Heavy time of year for shipping, due to all RV show purchases. They have contract drivers that tow the units to dealers. Informed from reliable source that 100 units a day are currently shipped.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:21 PM   #23
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My dealer in Alberta said they get 9 at a time (referring to Rockwood tent trailers). I'm curious the trucking rate, thanks for the Horizon tip.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:00 PM   #24
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Yes, contract haulers by truck...mostly by 3/4 to 1 TN pickup trucks.
This is how they are delivered in Canada to, I see them on the highway here going 70 MPH.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:00 AM   #25
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I live in West Michigan and when I go south to see my dad who lives in Tennessee we go straight down US-131 until it turns into State Road 13 in Indiana which goes though where quite a few of the major brands of RV's are made in the northern part of Indiana. When we go by the Main Jayco plant where the main office is located there are at least 40-50 pickup trucks in line for their transport papers for RV's when we go by around 8:30am. Now that I am semi retired i am thinking about contacting where I got my trailer and see if the need another driver as most are retired persons that do a lot of this.

Something similar to this is when Hurricane Katrina went through New Orleans a call went out in our area for drivers to take trailers from a local RV dealer down to Mississippi, Two of my neighbors and a friend who I camp with did a trip. The deal was they were given a point of drop off and had 24hrs from time of pick up to time of drop off, and when picked up would receive $1800 from the RV dealer. Well the friends truck blew a tire and was having a hard time getting a replacement tire due to an oddball size, they finally took off after several hrs. with him and delivered their load as directed at 30 hrs after leaving. One way from here to Mississippi is around 1200 miles. Their trucks and trailers had FEMA signs on the drivers side back windows. All the way down they were not stoped by any police in any of the states they were traveling through and speeding at least 15 mph over the speed limit in all states. After expenses they had $1200 left. If given the opportunity again they said they would do it again as it was an very interesting experience and I will join them next time. The last time I had an older truck and didn't feel comfortable doing it.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:51 AM   #26
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I'm pretty sure this is how our trailer was delivered.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:00 AM   #27
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I'm pretty sure this is how our trailer was delivered.
That's great ......bet good gas mileage too
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:42 AM   #28
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In Ontario they are looking for people with 3/4 and one ton trucks to deliver trailers. The pay is $1.55 per mile and all toll fees paid. You only get paid when loaded, so the trip from Canada to the RV manufacturing plant is at your own expense. Because they are paid by the mile the drives have to speed to make any money.
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In Ontario they are looking for people with 3/4 and one ton trucks to deliver trailers. The pay is $1.55 per mile and all toll fees paid. You only get paid when loaded, so the trip from Canada to the RV manufacturing plant is at your own expense. Because they are paid by the mile the drives have to speed to make any money.
If they drove slower their MPG would be better so in fact they would make more money, it would just take an hour longer.
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If they drove slower their MPG would be better so in fact they would make more money, it would just take an hour longer.
It is the turn around time they are driving for. Just like other drivers they have to keep a log book. The extra speed could mean the difference of one or two deliveries in a week.
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