RV Transport questions...

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  1. JChors

    JChors Medium Load Member

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    Been doing that, Roadmedic. Lot's of good info there too.
     
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  3. jeffman164

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    Iv'e been looking at class 8 tractors to convert also . Class 7 and 8's both have their pros and cons . I purchased this truck with the understanding to see if I liked the haul and tow segment . Now that I know that I want to stay in this field , I am pursuing a class 8 truck . Again , they both have their pros and cons .
     
  4. JChors

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    Jeffman, did you start out with a 1 ton or go straight to Haul'n Tow? I've been running OTR for 17 years (3 as an O/O), so i know the road. Besides needing to learn proper loading, securement, and unloading proceedures for R.V.s, most my experience can be applied to the H'nT end of the biz. Do you think a driver in my position needs 1 ton hauling experience first, or can it be skipped over?
     
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    jeffman164 Medium Load Member

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    Skipped over . With you being in Oregon , I have heard that there are runs out of that state to the Western states . Not sure but I think that the company might be Pinnacle that does this . I myself just jumped straight in with H and T .
     
  6. JChors

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    Yes, Pinnicle. And Horizon too. They have a yard in Coburg (nearest to me), Pendleton, and i think one other place in Oregon.

    Now i'm finding some FL11264 class 8 tractors in Truck Paper that would make ideal H'nTs.
     
  7. jeffman164

    jeffman164 Medium Load Member

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    JChors - if you want to pm me your phone numer , I could try to tell you what I know about the business .
     
  8. JChors

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    P.M. sent.
     
  9. Vic Wolfgang

    Vic Wolfgang Bobtail Member

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    I have been considering the RV transport for a while now. Reading the forums has me believing the 'haul & tow' might be a more sound plan of action vs. the 3/4 or 1 ton pu. I have been a CDL B holder, for 20+ years. I have worked primarily as a city transit and school bus driver for the last 6 years or so. The H&T trucks appear to be very close to a traditional semi tractor...which leads me to believe you would need to be a class A CDL holder to drive one. Can anyone confirm this? Would the class B (with air brake) qualify me to drive one while hauling trailers?

    Thanks for sharing your insight. This forum (and the others) are very helpful.
     
  10. JChors

    JChors Medium Load Member

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    You will need to have a Class A license. The Haul n Tow combinations almost always weigh more than 26,000 lbs.
     
  11. wagners

    wagners Bobtail Member

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    I am just beginning to look into hauling and according to everything I have read 3 constants stand out: 1.) .44 a mile for maintenence 2.) 1.40 per loaded mile and 3.) no haul backs. So using that logic I did some math and I am looking to see if any of the experienced people on here can confirm if what I am coming up with is right.

    I assumed 40,000 loaded miles per year, with no haul backs bringing total mileage per year of 80,000
    At 1.40 per loaded mile that grosses 56,000
    At .44 per mile maintenance that subtracts 35,200 (I included all fuel, maintenance, insurance, payments, fees etc.)

    I have a 2012 F-350 I have hauled my own 36ft fifthwheel with across America and back and averaged 15.4 MPG

    I also tracked my average MPH traveled at 47MPH running mostly main roads

    So by that logic I could run the 80,000 miles per year in about 43 weeks leaving 9 weeks for vacation

    Bottom line I see this scenario payng a gross amount of 56,000 but after expenses I would have about 20,800 taxable income for 10 months worth of work. Would anyone of you confirm or correct my thoughts? I am just looking to make sure I understand it before I start nvestigating more.

    I dont think 20 grand is bad play money considering I have my retirment funds about saved up, I dont have a house payment and my kids will both be in college before I gave this a hard look. An NO I am not paying for their college. Any advice would be appreciated

    Thank you,
    Steve
     
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