RV Transport questions...

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by Rick_C, Mar 12, 2012.

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  1. LGarrison

    LGarrison Medium Load Member

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    All I can say is I ran the first new truck for seven years and now will take off in the morning on the first run with another new truck. I will make it because I know how to get loads back to Indiana for another RV. Running both ways loaded is the key to make it.
     
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    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    Sometimes it is. I have no problem running empty either. I do not always go back to Indiana. Sometimes, I go sight seeing. My advance almost always pays the way both ways.
     
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    I'd recommend you dump the pickup idea and find a used Class 8. I've got years of experience around RVers and can tell you almost all the pickups out there are overloaded with a fifth wheel. Go to www.Escapees.com and look for the HDT forum in their discussion section. You'll find tons of info and even a source of used Class 8s for sale by members there. A Class 8 is really the only way to go unless you plan on pulling small fifth wheels. If you get into quality like New Horizons they almost all require at least a medium duty truck but why waste time in a rig that isn't built for th long haul. A class 8 is much more comfortable and safer! They're also a whole lot less money that a pickup.
     
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    Do you guys that haul with your trucks use any type of Emergency roadside service? Have you looked into extended warranties or anything like that? I plan on getting a CDL hopefully late fall or next spring. I have had a few things happen here at the house so i sorta need a little independance right now but i still need a job to. Thanks guys for all the input I really need some good tips on getting started. Guys thanks again and stay safe out there.
     
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    I hauled for Gulf Stream from 90 to 96, got out of it because I burned out from to many 14 to 18 hr. driving days. It's been a dream ever since to do it again with my wife. Well, in 2 weeks my dream is coming true. I have a 96 Dodge dully, I'm buying a 2000 T300 Kenworth with a 102" cabin on the back. I will be pulling a trailer with 3 RV's, my wife will pull with the dully. If we don't get back hauls will load the pickup on trailer on the trip back home. I'm not raising a family or paying a mortgage. I will be happy with with making truck payments, upkeep and a hamburger. I have a cdl, she has a chauffeurs.
    Hope it goes as well as I'm hoping it will.
     
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    Try those 14 to 18 hour driving days now and you'll find it pretty expensive .
     
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    My one ton is holding up very well.......with some mods! I have been pulling hard with her and I'm happy still. I do think that the mods are helpful as long as you don't go crazy.
    Tranny cooler, intake, boost and Pyro guages, air bags, ported air, shimmed fuel rail, and more
     

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    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    Mine has 722,000
     
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    With no mod's either 100% stock! Ive seen ya post on CumminsForum before :biggrin_25514:
     
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    Amazing to say the least to many on that forum. No special filtration and they swear if none, the injectors die.

    Not to mention their other gospels.
     
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