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Old 10-20-2015, 05:56 PM   #1
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Becoming an RV transporter

Hi guys, not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I am considering entering the rv transport business. I have the proper equipment and my wife makes decent money, so does it pay well enough for the duty? Any feedback is welcome, thank you!
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Old 10-20-2015, 06:03 PM   #2
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That's something to look into but I doubt it pays well by the time you pay for the equipment / tires / fuel / wear & tear repairs & what to do while the tow vehicle is in the shop........ but by far the CDL, road taxes and vehicle licence, local and or state business licence costs & Insurance and Bonding ......... Commercial Requirement are very pricey & I'm sure I am forgetting something......

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Old 10-20-2015, 06:32 PM   #3
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I am a rv transport. live 1500 miles from elkhart ( more/less) I am lucky as I do live in the adirondack mts. lot of small campgrounds around.I make most of my money local under 100 miles(2.00 mile).have been ask by nearby dealers to pickup new campers from elkhart.After doing the math @1.25/1.50 mile and being on the road for 4 or more days it really doesnt add up.my expenses- insur,plates,dot etc is over 5 grand not count truck payment,maint,fuel etc.I run a gmc 3500 diesel dually lbz crew cab- makes it a bit tight in campgrounds but I manage. would I recommend long distance - no way -just saying.
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Old 10-20-2015, 06:53 PM   #4
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No profit but it can be enjoyable if ya like being on the road .
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:38 PM   #5
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I agree bob
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:45 PM   #6
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My uncle tried it for a while ... used him up as well as his truck, but he did get to see some scenery. If you just want something to do to pass time, go for it. If you want to make money and be bit ahead of break even ... it isn't going to happen. Of course if you need an excuse for a new truck ...
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:09 PM   #7
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Somebody must be making money doing it or it would not be happening, they can't all run at a loss.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:39 PM   #8
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Question any volume dealer's sales people ... they have one heck of a time arranging delivery drivers. Many small town dealers send their own to the factory. Ask around ... most any will tell you they shoot for break even. Long drive times for many and pricey lodging as you obviously can't use the RV for a mobile motel.
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...pricey lodging as you obviously can't use the RV for a mobile motel.
The 4 delivery drivers I dealt with all had crew cabs and all had their back seats made up into beds.
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Old 10-21-2015, 11:31 AM   #10
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The 4 delivery drivers I dealt with all had crew cabs and all had their back seats made up into beds.
So what your saying is I would not be able to try out that new RV bed to make sure it is nice and uncomfortable for the new owners?
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