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Old 07-20-2019, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default 25k miles!

$1100 for new tires on the cube. Old tires had 4 broken belts! Thursday we needed to use my drain cleaning truck for the first plumbing job while my Master had his slicks replaced, honestly Iím surprised we survived winter!

At about 35mph it started shaking like crazy! So we left my truck at our mechanics. Good deal, but F! Money goes out as fast as it comes in it seems! Firestone, 8 ply.

Just after $1100 for breaks on the power wagon.....
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Chalk it up to the cost of doing business. Raise prices if need be.


Once my van was shaking like Elvis at 55 MPH. After {2} new tires, it was smooth sailing.
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Hey sights

What year is your power wagon?

I’m looking at an 2018
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What year is your power wagon?

Iím looking at an 2018
Mine is an Ď11. My Masterís power wagon is an Ď18. Honestly I really like his, Iím not totally sold on the new hemi.... itís one of those that when at crushing speeds it drops to 4 cylinders.

Donít get me wrong, his has more balls and gets better mileage than mine... and both will cherp the tires on a dry day.

If the Ď18 is still new, get the lifetime warranty. Between the two of us, weíve only had to use it once on mine. Some mechanism that allows the rear suspension to unlock went bad... twice. Second time was less than a month after they fixed it. Didnít affect normal driving though.
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I spent over 6200$ in repairs for the van in 2018. And I did 90% of the work my self. Bringing it to a garage would probably tip the scale over 10K to 11K.

That's why I gotta charge customers a lot to pay a lot of overhead.
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I spent over 6200$ in repairs for the van in 2018. And I did 90% of the work my self. Bringing it to a garage would probably tip the scale over 10K to 11K.

That's why I gotta charge customers a lot to pay a lot of overhead.

honestly with that much spent on repairs you should have a new truck and your monthly payments would be way less than your repairs and you would have a safe and reliable truck...
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Lets assume that a new truck costs 60,000 dollars.

You've set 7 years as the life of the truck and depreciate it over that time.

60,000 divided by 7= $8571 per year. You're annual charged hour sheet is showing 1425 hours. 8571 divided by 1425 = 6.01 additional per hour needs to be charged to buy the truck.
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Lets assume that a new truck costs 60,000 dollars.

You've set 7 years as the life of the truck and depreciate it over that time.

60,000 divided by 7= $8571 per year. You're annual charged hour sheet is showing 1425 hours. 8571 divided by 1425 = 6.01 additional per hour needs to be charged to buy the truck.

a new chevy 3500 extended van is around 35k....and if you dont have to spend 6 to 10k a year in repairs ..then add in lost time to make money and your time labor and aggravation to the mix..its a NO additional cost to buy that new van...
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I bought a new 2017 Chevy 2500 v8 In 2018 for $27k.

It came loaded with shelves and dividers, 11k miles on it now which isn’t bad for 14 months of work.
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Hey sights

What year is your power wagon?

I’m looking at an 2018
Mine is an ‘11. My Master’s power wagon is an ‘18. Honestly I really like his, I’m not totally sold on the new hemi.... it’s one of those that when at crushing speeds it drops to 4 cylinders.

Don’t get me wrong, his has more balls and gets better mileage than mine... and both will cherp the tires on a dry day.

If the ‘18 is still new, get the lifetime warranty. Between the two of us, we’ve only had to use it once on mine. Some mechanism that allows the rear suspension to unlock went bad... twice. Second time was less than a month after they fixed it. Didn’t affect normal driving though.
I will definitely look into the extended warranty,
The power wagon is hard to find in Cali.
I may take a road trip.....
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