RV Transport questions...

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  1. LGarrison

    LGarrison Road Train Member

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    yes that's what they get
     
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  3. jeffman164

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    Yes . Cars for backhauls and obviously they don't pay squat . . Lowboys can load two or three depending on size and location . We can't haul regular freight cause company doesn't want to wait out the 90 day pay game . Wish that we could though cause it pays A LOT better . Like I said before , backhauls are a real pain in the behind . Believe it or not but sometimes it is more beneficial to just head back empty . Hassle of brokers not returning calls , sometimes you think that you are booked for a backhaul and broker gives it to someone else , making arrangements for pickup and delivery times with customers , businesses only open during the day Mon - Fri , excessive out of route miles etc etc . Trouble is , if you deadhead back empty all of the time in a class 7 or 8 truck , I don't think that you will last too long in business . I own a Kenworth T 300 haul and tow . It has a Cat engine with a 9 speed .
     
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    jeffman164 Medium Load Member

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    Also , we can find our own backhauls and book it ourselves through Central Dispatch . If we do this ( which I do ) , company takes 15 % as opposed to 20 % .
     
  5. JChors

    JChors Medium Load Member

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    Jeffman, any pics of your rig? Does it have a sleeper?
     
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    jeffman164 Medium Load Member

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    Here are a couple of pics of my haul and tow .
     
  7. JChors

    JChors Medium Load Member

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    Very nice, Jeffman. I'm considering something similar.
     
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    JChors Medium Load Member

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  9. BuilderBob

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    Its whatever you make of it. Personally I beleive you dont need something that big unless comfort is #1 wuth you. I have a 2006 International 4400 automatic with a 24' bed and a 30 " sleeper.
    The object is to make money. With your rig, you are going to be digging out of a hole for awhile.
    If you have never done H/T before maybe sign on as a driver for someone who owns one. Or, buy a off lease Ryder and fab it yourself
     
  10. JChors

    JChors Medium Load Member

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    Yes, comfort is a priority for me. So is reliability and durability. That's why I'm interested in a Class 8 Haul 'n Tow instead of a smaller rig. At $28.5 grand, this one is half the price of a new Class 3 truck, and it's well within my budget. I know it will need a frame extension, longer driveshaft, lower profile tires, and maybe a taller pumpkin gear, along with an H'nT bed. It's got 540K mi on it, and it could easily go that again before an overhaul is required.

    edit: Then again, I may just use that conversion money to buy a low boy trailer instead.
     
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  11. Roadmedic

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    I would suggest you look at autoexpeditor.com
     
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