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Anyone haul campers for a living?

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First I hope I put this in the right section. Just wondering if there are any fourm members out there who use their trucks to tow campers or trailers out there and if there is any money in it? Sadly I just found out that the company I drive for is losing one of our biggest contracts in a few months (I can't go into details sadly) and there is a chance I will be out of a job, I hope not but I like to have a backup plan. I have been toying with the idea of driving cross country in a pickup for some time now while I am still young enough and single and using it to tow campers or trailers but I just wonder if its worth it? I do have a Class A license but driving 18 wheelers and the hurry up and wait at loading docks is not for me if you know what I mean...
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I don't do it for a living...we own an rv park and have pulled quite a few....made pretty good money the times I did it, but don't know if I could do it for a living....think I made better money cause I knew most of the people....couldn't tell ya wat u would make doin it All the time
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Yea I guess there are to many varibles. Oh well thanks for the reply. I have talked to a few of the companies that look for drivers doing it or want to do it but thats about as far as I have took it.
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I have no experience here, but maybe look into hauling Race Horses around. Again, no experience, i wouldnt even know where to start looking into that. My thinking is that some of those horses are worth Millions, so there is money floating around there..

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I have no experience here, but maybe look into hauling Race Horses around. Again, no experience, i wouldnt even know where to start looking into that. My thinking is that some of those horses are worth Millions, so there is money floating around there..
Hauling race horses is WORSE than hauling high end luxury cars. You HAVE to know what you are doing, I'd hate to guess what insurance costs.

Also be aware that in RV transport, you're only getting paid 1 way, and most of the time, there are no loads going back. Plus, if you want to do RV transport, you need to live near where they are built. Otherwise you going to be running alot of miles from home to where the trailers are.

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