My truck died today. Here are my options.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Hardcore5657, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. ecurbthims

    ecurbthims LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 493

    your truck was twenty two years old and untill this fire served you well [I am guessing ] ,why not just buy another cheapie and be done with it ?You can pick up something 10 years newer for very little ,and you dont hurt your hummers value by working it hard .
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,473

    Are you saying that the entire inside of the cab is toast, or just the inside of the steering column? A steering column would be an easy repair, the cab a bit more, but still may be the best way to go.

    Either way, if the rest of the truck is still giving you good service, why not just find a replacement cab at a local salvage yard. We have lots of them around here, but we also have a place that specializes in GM parts and takeoffs. You may be able to find a cab from a truck that was totalled in the bed area, and still has a decent cab. Spending several hundred dollars always makes me a lot happier than spending several thousand for something I need. A new truck would be nice, but insurance goes up on newer vehicles (at least in my state), which just adds to your total cost of operation.
    If that isn't what you want to do, then just use the H2 until you can replace the truck.
  3. Grass Shark

    Grass Shark LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone 7
    Messages: 660

    I wish I had a hummer to pull my trailer with..... badassssss!!! Not sensible, but bad ass and if you gotta do it then do it.
  4. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    So do I got this straight?....... the h2 is the only back up for your business? Their are no saved funds for repair or replacement for at least a year? selling the H2 is off the table? So now that we all know exactly where your priorities lay what exactly are you asking us?........
  5. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    everyone should have a back up truck
  6. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,142

    If I am on your ignore list than how will you see when I have responded to you genius
  7. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776


    Business is business, and if it means selling off your material item (H2) to make your business survive than so be it.

    But, you can use your H2 for business and leave it at that. Babying the thing and keeping it shiny and new isn't the priority, Surviving is.

    The only drawback is that you'll be getting some evil eyes from your competition thinking your showing off with the H2. Those are the ones that don't realize it's just a fancy version of a Silverado.

  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,135

    Actually, stealing from his customers would be a far better route to go to buy a new truck.

    Just make sure they don't know that you're stealing from them.
  9. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,274

    You really want to trash the inside of a Hummer with your sweaty, dirty, dog crap carrying body?
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  10. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    The problem with a hummer is their gas guzzling reputation. Its a in your face thing that clients or potential clients may look funny at. But maybe not. TOPSITES, you get what you deserve.

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