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Old 05-09-2014, 12:15 PM   #31
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"I'll eat a bug"- Cal Worthington. AAA tow guy in Morro Bay quoted $2/mi. to fetch a car in Oregon that had been in an accident. AAA Co. actually paid the body shop up there to tow it down at no cost to us.
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:32 PM   #32
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4600 miles round trip
once round trip fuel, round trip per-diem, round trip wages are added up
3 trailers $7500
$2600.00 in fuel
9 or 10 days per diem @$60
9 or 10 days wages @ $30.00 per hour
there's only about 2 grand left over!!!
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:39 PM   #33
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Not just fuel. What about purchase of the truck and trailer and maintenance?
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:40 PM   #34
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You forgot insurance too: Worker's Comp for that kind of work probably isn't cheap. Insurance for the tow vehicle and freight as well. I doubt there's much left over.
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:42 PM   #35
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And interest on the loan for equipment.
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:55 PM   #36
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Divide that 2 grand into truck payments, insurance and all other added costs like you guys mentioned and we should all tip the driver.
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:06 PM   #37
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Hi: All...Better be careful, or Dave might just hang up his hooks. You've gone and used up all his profits!!! Alf
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Old 05-09-2014, 04:19 PM   #38
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We picked up our 19 last Nov the 14 th . Have a daughter on Whidby Island stayed 3 days . Took 3 days to get home using our new trailer . Stayed 1 night in Washington , 1 night in Oregon and 1 night in Sacramento then went the rest of the way to home in Ventura County . Our costs including 1 night at the Hilton in Medford , Oregon on the way up, food and gas was total about 1500.00 there and back . Got to get familiar with our new trailer including pulling her up mountains and in the rain . Have had a tent trailer 2 campers and a small motor home . Never pulled a trailer before so it was a good trial run to get familiar . We are very glad we did it and it was a lot cheaper for us .
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Old 05-09-2014, 05:24 PM   #39
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I forgot to mention our tow vehicle is a 1992 Ford XLT with a 5.8 engine . We have a cover for bed . We got about 15 mi going up to Canada . Gas gets cheaper when you leave California and we drive 55mi per hour . We got a little over 11 pulling trailer with our V8.
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:09 AM   #40
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First there was cow tipping, now delivery driver tipping?

Seriously people, you need to get out and do more camping to get your fun in.
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