One way to make money on the road is to deliver something from point A to Point B for a fee. This can be quite lucrative for you.
You can deliver everything from flat screen TV's to Boats all across the country.
For towed items, i.e. cars, boats, motorcycles and trailers the commercial rate one way ranges from $2 per mile and up. So, if you are taking a little 500 mile trip from, say, Sacramento to Las Vegas you can pick up and extra 500 bucks or more!
I usually recommend charging less than retail and absolutely insist on the following:
-Written and notarized letter of agreement between you and the party you are delivering for.
-Flexible delivery date. Avoid "Must be there by XX minutes" type of deliveries. They are ALWAYS far more trouble than they are worth.
-The party that you are towing for MUST pay for a rider document on either HIS/Her insurance and/or yours. This is a MUST have. If someone says "don't worry about full insurance" walk away from the deal. You HAVE to assume that whatever you are delivering will somehow become a total loss enroute. Let the insurance company worry about that; remember, your job it to have fun rving.
-Full and clear photos of whatever you are delivering. Three sets; one for you, one for the owner and one for the owner’s insurance agent... you mail direct to the agent. Do not trust the owner to mail them... they never do!
-It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure that whatever you are delivering is adequately packaged, secured and/or that all systems function perfectly, i.e. no worn out tires on TOADS, trailers, etc.
-ALWAYS get 50 percent up front... or all of it if you can. Once you’re paid it is often difficult to get some people to pay for what they promised.
- Never transport firearms for someone else.
Some of the best ways to get deliveries is to post them in several places at your RV park, hand out your card to other campers and tell them that you do occassional deliveries if they are "going your way" or offer your services on Craigslist.org
This is just one of many ways to make money on the road.