RV Transport Companies

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  1. RSTransport

    RSTransport Bobtail Member

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    HEY, My name is Randy i am out of houston texas i am interested and hoping to join in on the RV TRANSPORT BUSINESS. i have currently 2 companies on mind who basically already did all paperwork for hiring and both approved me to go work with them. i was wondering if anyone had any advice or thoughts on which company is best to choose from. specially me being a rookie at this and first timer. SYNERGY RV TRANSPORT OR SOUTH EASTERN TRAILERS? both out of INDIANA. any advice or help would be appreciated.

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  3. Roadmedic

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    Probably Synergy before Southeastern. Southeastern charges you to give half the freight shipment up front or used to 3 years ago. Synergy pays about the same as the rest. Been in business around 3 years and I know some drivers over there.
     
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  4. RVTransporter

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    I've had a lease with Synergy for the last 2 years. Great bunch of people imo. If you have any questions about them, shoot me a pm.
     
  5. M35a2

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    Can some of you guys who are full time RV haulers give a realistic idea to us, about how many miles your driver per week and what kind of dough are you netting per month? Advice for newbies?

    Im in Afghanistan and When I return to Southern Michigan I am interested in picking up a truck and getting into RV hauling full time.
     
  6. tarponinternet

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    if you are good, you can expect about 5,000 loaded miles a month and 5,000 unloaded miles a month. you have to get back to the yard. now for the net you can take your gross and subtract fuel (the faster you go the more you use, the physical size of the trailer will effect mileage also), oil changes, air filters, regular maintenance, tires (6), food, wiper blades, special equipment, tolls, permits (you get reemburesed but you pay upfront), some stay in a hotel others sleep in the truck (you are not allowed to sleep in the trailers)
     
  7. Roadmedic

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    I ran one year at 149,000 miles.
     
  8. lastone in

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    It’s true that you are not allowed to sleep in the units - but It would be hard to find a driver who has not. Several companies official policy is no sleeping in the units, but in the past few years this has not been strictly enforced. Some are now saying that sleeping on the couch is acceptable. I’m aware of several drivers who bring a king size comforter into the unit and their own pillows and sleep in the units. A can of Febreze would cover up any discretions during check in. In real life a hotel 2 -3 days out of seven should be he norm.
     
  9. tarponinternet

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    It is when the driver uses the toilet and leaves a present for the person checking in the unit. The dogs that urinate on the corners. The cat that sharpens it's claws on the leather. But yes there are those that are discrete and get away with it. For a drive away? I would be sleeping on the couch every night!
     
  10. Roadmedic

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    I had a friend who had his wife traveling with them. They moved their bags out of the bed of the pickup since it was a 5th wheel. It was bad weather, so they put them in the storage area until delivered.

    They forgot in the rain and the dealer saw the bags. It was reported to the company that it had been used as personal.

    I do not even go in them unless a vent is open or looking for the keys.
     
  11. tarponinternet

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    I have heard so many horror stories that I just did not go in them unless it was to turn off something or to look for the keys also. One pull off driver that was suppose to bring me the keys on a unit without keys had such an attitude that he walked on the leather with his boots on!
     
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