40' RV pulling enclosed trailer for one car hauling

Discussion in 'Car Hauler and Auto Carrier Trucking Forum' started by rakusa, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. rakusa

    rakusa Light Load Member

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    When I was otr my approach as many OO's with authority was to always go where the good load takes me. Retired now thinking about getting an RV to get back otr, destinations escape me since the money pointed me where to go, always to places I would have never thought of going and always an enjoyable adventure (except Brooklyn, Austin, Houston curb hopping, etc).
    Still have my authority and a driver car hauler in place I am thinking about buying a 40' RV and using it commercially to haul one car when a good load appears. It would give me a destination and earn something to pay for the fuel as well as carry bicycle or dirt bike, etc. and so on.

    Does anyone know of anyone who is doing or tried this? What are the opinions of them insurance and other factors I am missing? Could I do this non commercially if commercial costs kill the revenue? Any opinions will be well received.
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2020
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  3. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    Insurance for new entrants is exorbitant right now. And the idiots have the load board rates in the toilet. If you're just going at it to make a little spare change, you might do all right, but I wouldn't guarantee it.
     
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  4. NuCar Carrier

    NuCar Carrier Light Load Member

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    I did the same thing when I wanted to make trips with my children. Run under the radar or buy one trip insurance. You can snake shimpments off UShip by figuring out who the shipper is and calling them directly to avoid the UShip's exorbitant fees. It's time consuming.
    I did meet some interesting folks, dragging old cars out of barns that hadn't seen the light of day in 20 years but it's definately a just for fun deal.
    Insurance is, as always, the bugaboo.
     
  5. NuCar Carrier

    NuCar Carrier Light Load Member

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    BTW, motorcycles can pay very well, your idea is doable and may work well once you develop a customer base. I had an antique car guy who would wait for weeks for me to pick things up for him
     
  6. Zonie

    Zonie Light Load Member

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    I've been considering this as well, but using the trailer to move High Tech equipment. I already have the 35' Diesel Coach... The Insurance could be the deal killer...
     
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  7. quatto

    quatto Medium Load Member

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    Anyone know what the insurance running on a gig like this? Ballpark is ok.
     
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