RV Transport Companies

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  1. Bigfoot_Trucking

    Bigfoot_Trucking Light Load Member

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    Would be doing a lot better if I didn't have to spend so much on truck repairs/maintenance.

    Back hauls never happen. I've only had two in 1 1/2 years.

    Still with the same company. Looking at other options as I'm not always able to go where I want which in turn requires me to reset on the road or in Indiana. I'm thinking a smaller company may be a better choice. Especially during the slow times.
     
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  3. jatman45

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    you still with indiana transport bigfoot?
     
  4. lastone in

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    OK lets clear up some things. All of this is jus from my second year of RV transport….so….

    It’s not a money making operation. You will be OK, but it’s an older man’s, (ok woman too), game. I can only speak from my own experiences. I’m 58 and have been delivering for 2 years, but not all year! I only work when the low hanging fruit is ripe. I run from late March to around mid to late June. If your in between your life career and retirement this is not a bad gig. I have my own RV for the past 7 years and was familiar with towing a fifth wheel.


    Lets all admit that there are NO back hauls. Currently around 3-5 percent of all paid miles are back haul miles, (per my dispatcher). Most are moving repos and dealer stock balancing. In two summers have had just one back haul. When I work I spend only 2 out of 7 nights in a hotel. We can sleep on the couch in the units. I will not say that I always follow that option. I carry a good sleeping bag and my own pillow and I sleep like a baby. I do carry a can of febrile all the time just in case. Most of my nights are spent in Wal-Mart parking lots. I feel secure with other campers.


    I do like the adventure of it all. I would never consider this as a primary job. In year one I drove 23K paid miles and put 52K miles on the truck, (paid off 2006 ford F350). I currently have 146K on the truck with no major problems.


    I don’t keep as close as I should on what my profit or loss is. I can say that it’s not a money making experience, but then again I never believed that it would be.
     
  5. Roadmedic

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    Now you tell me.

    What in the world have I been living on since 2003.
     
  6. lastone in

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    You're clearly in the minority. I don’t believe everyone is making a living delivering RV’s full time. Just doing simple math makes it unlikely. It’s definitely a sessional position. It works for me.
     
  7. Roadmedic

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    I know of at least 50 that are.

    Most weeks I only work 3 days, some 4. Unless I want to go long and make more.
     
  8. lastone in

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    50 sounds about right. You know there are 1300 current RV delivery drivers.
     
  9. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    I said that I personally know. But, since you know everything, I guess I would not know.
     
  10. lastone in

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    I did not mean to sound snarkey. It sounds about right - 50 could be the number.The number of all year round RV delivery drivers making a living could be around 50. I only know of 3 out of around 100 plus that I see on a regular basis. You know 50 - so I guess the number is 53. Sounds low in relationship to all of the delivery drivers out there.
     
  11. Roadmedic

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    I drove a truck for companies. I owned my own truck years ago.

    I cannot see why company drivers work for so little money either.
     
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