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Old 10-14-2012, 10:36 AM
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Dropping the trailer to save gas?

Hey guys, gas prices are killing us in Southern California. Have any of you just decided to do your basic maintenance from the back of the pickup to save gas?

I like the convenience of backing the trailer in and out of the garage and not having to load and unload every morning, but is the extra work worth the fuel savings of not towing the extra weight and equipment?
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:39 AM
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Most guys out there are running equipment that is far too large to put in the back of a truck. Not to mention how hard it would be when unloading it and loading it.
I guess this would work well if you only had a push mower and some other small tools.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:02 PM
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^^^ I agree, if you have anything less than 36" it might be an idea, but I'd look pretty dumb trying to squeeze 2 72" mowers and a 48" mower into the back of a pickup.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:08 PM
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Or keep the trailer on & have a certain service area to avoid all the driving...Is the 5x8 trailer the biggest one you have?
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:20 PM
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hey ringahding, I do a lot of residential accounts and I am able to profit a lot off of them because I have kept my size down.
Just curious how you contact larger properties to bid on. Such as apartments and what not. Do you call who is in charge and ask for a tour of the site and then send them a quote or do you just send them a quote? I have looked for an answer on here and haven't been able to find one.
I know this is off topic but i thought i would ask. Thanks!
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:23 PM
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Yeah, you can save money, but isn't the goal to make money?

Just my two cents
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:00 PM
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Sound like you need raise your price if gas getting to high
You have to pass it on Everybody else does it

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Old 10-14-2012, 02:37 PM
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consumables are always an issue.

we raise our prices as fuel goes up..
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:40 PM
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The 5X8 trailer is all I have and the 21 inch Honda is all I need for most of my accounts. 93 Chevy makes a good point...trying to save money is good and all but raising some prices might be the answer.

Thanks for your responses everyone!
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:02 PM
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If I only had a 21" I wouldn't
Pull my trailer.

I run a diesel truck that doesn't get any better or worse milage with or without a trailer.
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