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KentuckyDiesel
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Delivering campers for $$??????
#1127587 - 03/18/03 01:45 AM

I saw a company advertise about a year ago that said they pay people to deliver camper trailers across the country with their personal trucks. Does anyone know of anything like this? I thought it might be fun do do this a few times. If anyone know of a place that pays to deliver horse, stock, or flatbed trailers that would be fine too. -Phillip

Bigpiper
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Re: Delivering campers for $$?????? new
#1127605 - 03/18/03 02:10 AM

You do know that you must have a CDL, keep a log book and have a DOT physical to pull for those people. The ones I talked to said I had to buy trip insurance from them and you have to use motels if you don't have a sleeper on your truck and that cuts into your money real quick.

Ag__Teacher
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Re: Delivering campers for $$?????? new
#1128048 - 03/18/03 11:11 AM

Here is a site for a delivery company in Oklahoma and it list the requirements to work for them. Southeastern Trailer Transport

KentuckyDiesel
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Re: Delivering campers for $$?????? new
#1129190 - 03/18/03 10:00 PM

There was a place that had a bunch of locations, one in southern indiana. I remember a bunch or requirements, but I don't recall a CDL being one of them. They also did those setups where people lease out their RVs to others for extra cash. Sounds like a decent deal, aside from the CDL thing. I was thinking about getting mine bt then I couldn't claim stupidity if DOT tells me I'm overweight. But I ave farm plates so no big deal unless I am over 150mi from the farm. -Phillip

argve
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Re: Delivering campers for $$?????? new
#1129266 - 03/18/03 10:25 PM

My brother did this for a few years back in the early to mid 80's. He worked for NTC (National Trailer Convoy) which is basically Morgan Drive-away. I watched him chew up two pickups doing this before he switched to driving big rigs. Yep you either sleep in a motel or your pickup. I know from talking with my brother that he says there is not much money in it after you figure in the operating costs.



KentuckyDiesel
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Re: Delivering campers for $$?????? new
#1129384 - 03/18/03 11:03 PM

Sounds like too much trouble anyway if you gotta have a CDL and keep logs and stuff. -Phillip

mullins87
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Re: Delivering campers for $$?????? new
#1129990 - 03/19/03 10:32 AM

That's pretty much what I decided also. I had considered doing something very similar back when I bought my truck. You know, trying to figure a way to make the truck partially pay for itself.

Bigpiper
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Re: Delivering campers for $$?????? new
#1130203 - 03/19/03 12:41 PM

Argve, I talked to a guy at a fuel stop who was delivering trailers, he told me that because he did not have a sleeper on his truck the DOT people would always demand that he show them motel receipts. If you were trying to sleep in the pickup you were in for a big fine. Bill

twildman
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Re: Delivering campers for $$?????? new
#1130382 - 03/19/03 02:10 PM

Wow I looked at the site liste above, it seems to me that you have to pay them to work for them? I called to find out how much per mile they pay, just for the fun of it.

CompuDoc
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Re: Delivering campers for $$?????? new
#1130868 - 03/19/03 07:30 PM

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If you were trying to sleep in the pickup you were in for a big fine.




Three years ago when I was driving from California to NJ I slept in the back of the Cadillac ambulance on the gurney (aka stretcher) and did not have a problem from anyone. In tow was my car trailer and my Fiero GT on top of the trailer. A few times I even parked in the rest stops that had signs of no overnight parking and stayed overnight. Most of the times I stayed in the truck stops. Only on the last nite of travel did I stay in a motel.

CCOUGHRAN
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Re: Delivering campers for $$?????? new
#1130959 - 03/19/03 08:19 PM

compudoc,

i bet you also did not keep a log book, pull over at weigh stations, etc.
it is entirely different for an individual to sleep in their vehicle, than for a commercial driver to sleep in their, unless doing so in a dot approved sleeper.

i don't really agree with having to have a sleeper or receipts....


i can think of several times that i have pulled over and slept in my truck, whether it was for a few minutes, or the entire night.



chris

Musicman_L7
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Re: Delivering campers for $$?????? new
#1131312 - 03/19/03 10:50 PM

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If you were trying to sleep in the pickup you were in for a big fine.




Three years ago when I was driving from California to NJ I slept in the back of the Cadillac ambulance on the gurney (aka stretcher) and did not have a problem from anyone. In tow was my car trailer and my Fiero GT on top of the trailer. A few times I even parked in the rest stops that had signs of no overnight parking and stayed overnight. Most of the times I stayed in the truck stops. Only on the last nite of travel did I stay in a motel.




Still have your Fiero? I'm restoring mine currently, and am a member of a few clubs, and frequent an online Forum for Fieros. Email me, and let me know if you still have it... Now I don't feel so bad, my family said I was nuts for buying a diesel pickup that's so old (too expensive to fix, they say) then they nearly fell over when I showed up in a Fiero one day! I'm sure that they wanted to commit me to the insane asylum!!!

Nic

Ag__Teacher
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Re: Delivering campers for $$?????? new
#1131984 - 03/20/03 09:53 AM

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I called to find out how much per mile they pay, just for the fun of it.




Did you get an answer? I was curious about that myself.

twildman
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Re: Delivering campers for $$?????? new
#1132579 - 03/20/03 04:45 PM

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I called to find out how much per mile they pay, just for the fun of it.


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Did you get an answer? I was curious about that myself.





They pay 71 cents a mile base rate for single. Sometimes they add a fuel supplement to it.

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