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Old 10-30-2015, 07:38 PM   #31
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I looked at it one time as a job when out of the military. As said earlier there are alot of must haves to get a contract (size of truck, hitches, rock catcher etc etc). For me to many unknowns to start from fresh but would reconsider if I could be contracted by a local dealer to pick up product. I would also look at the health issues.....fast food, little exercise, driving in all weather and conditions.

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Old 11-01-2015, 05:26 AM   #32
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Had a friend that did it. He told me that he lost money on every trip since he dead headed back to pick up another trailer.
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Old 11-01-2015, 11:09 AM   #33
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lots of people doing RV transport , to bad they all seem to lose money . must be a bunch of people that like to fail and work for nothing
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Old 11-01-2015, 11:23 AM   #34
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Im curious about this too. My neighbor in our campground just told me he was thinking of transporting.
I wonder if this is a paper "loss" like most will try to do for tax benifits or if they are actually operating in the red, just to travel. Obviously you can write off alot of normal expenses that with out a business you are just out.
Makes you wonder.....
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Well for my input as a newly retired CDL truck transporter ( first day of retirement) I have ask at least 100 RV transporters how much a mile it cost them to deliver a unit.and not one person could tell me. I looked at it and I don't see were you can make ANY money. Might be a good way to see a lot of country but if you have a family counting on your income I just don't think the numbers work out.
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Im curious about this too. My neighbor in our campground just told me he was thinking of transporting.
I wonder if this is a paper "loss" like most will try to do for tax benifits or if they are actually operating in the red, just to travel. Obviously you can write off alot of normal expenses that with out a business you are just out.
Makes you wonder.....
Think you can only claim business loss for 5 yrs .
Someone is making money do this are it would not get done
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Old 11-01-2015, 02:14 PM   #37
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Think you can only claim business loss for 5 yrs .
Someone is making money do this are it would not get done
I think your right. But it doesn't have to be by much.
I know alot of farmers and ranchers that have tight margins or in the red on paper, but they are doing pretty good otherwise with right offs and all.

A good tax guy will help you keep as much of your money in your pocket!!
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Well for my input as a newly retired CDL truck transporter ( first day of retirement) I have ask at least 100 RV transporters how much a mile it cost them to deliver a unit.and not one person could tell me. I looked at it and I don't see were you can make ANY money. Might be a good way to see a lot of country but if you have a family counting on your income I just don't think the numbers work out.
Congrats on your retirement. Couple more years for me.
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And then there are those who know the TAX CODE and have their own companies.
Lets not be critical of something most of us do not know in detail because of lack of interest.
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And then there are those who know the TAX CODE and have their own companies.
Lets not be critical of something most of us do not know in detail because of lack of interest.
How is this relevant to this thread. Not sure who you are thinking is being critical.

I personally owned a trucking company so im pretty sure my input is pertinent to the questions on hand. Plus i am reasonably certain i will be back in it in a year or two.
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