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Old 02-13-2015, 09:10 AM   #71
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You are making money - to the IRS you are self employed. So how is it not commercial?

King sorry but you just don't understand the difference between a commercial venture (which is what this would be) versus a commercial vehicle (which a wrapped motorhome would not be) yes the $4000 monthly fee would be considered as income but the person would be issued a 1099 form and as such this could be a profitable part time business venture

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Old 02-13-2015, 01:03 PM   #72
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Originally Posted by mikebrls View Post
How many would be willing to wrap there RV with graphic advertisement for $ 4000 a month ?

you would need to drive it in specified county at-least 500+ mile's a week .

minimum 3 month contract up to one year depending on advertiser .

the advertiser pay's for the full wrap

Thank you

These vinyl warp advertising business ventures were all the rage from 1996 though 2000!

Freeecar.com was one of the most famous, (paid enough to virtually pay for your new car, or SUV, or Motorhome). It was also one of the ONLY companies to actually sign up a few people. The Freecar.com wrapped motorhome was frequently seen near Seal Beach, CA.

The generally poor business models of these companies, and their associated chain of liability, (the actual advertiser on the wrap when and if the vehicle gets into an accident), once the vehicles is wrapped, shuttered them.

Due to liability issues the wrapped vehicles you see on the road today are generally directly owned and bonded, by the company advertising on the wrap, and driven by a contractor, direct employee, (usually an entry-level marketing department job), or an executive or owner.

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Old 07-24-2015, 12:06 AM   #73
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Originally Posted by mikebrls View Post
Thank you " no score " just people that would and there location, would be great

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Hi Mike! I'm very interested in paid wrap advertising for my 2004 32 ft Fleetwood Fiesta! Please advise- Thanks!
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Old 07-24-2015, 05:31 AM   #74
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Sorry Nana but having a vehicle wrapped does NOT make it a commercial vehicle it makes the motorhome and advertising vehicle. You are not transporting anything except personal so you do NOT need additional insurance and since the motorhome is still a motorhome you do NOT need to go to the weigh stations, nor do you need to keep DOT records, etc.

What you do gain for tax implications is the deduction of fuel, maintenance costs, food, storage, payments etc., just like any other class C corporation.

This is a PROFITABLE business proposition - not highly lucrative but profitable. The question for most people is this, "is this something I would WANT to do?" Different strokes for different folks.
This may be a grey area that could vary from state to state. In Illinois, if we put ANY advertising on the race trailer, we go straight to CDL land. I do not want to live there! However, there is the big exemption for weight and size of vehicle that applies to RV's. Does it apply to advertising as well? Not sure. We see these rental RV's traveling all the time. Not sure if that is exempted because it is a rental.
I would certainly have my ducks in a row with the state before going forward. Also not sure how RV parks take to it. If you show up to a nice one with a big wrap on it, is that a turn-away item?
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