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Old 08-01-2019, 08:44 PM   #21
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Don’t come to California it’s a ****hole.

Florida and Texas are great for business/taxes.
Michigan would be weather your used too.
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:50 PM   #22
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I would say come to Minnesota because it has wether you are used to and we need more plumbers too. Though I am not going to tell you to come here because, well it's minnesota.

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If you can find a kuv I think you'd be fine. I have always had Chevy trucks or vans for work. I have a Ford E-350 super duty now and I can say I haven't noticed any difference in quality.
The kuv serves me perfect because I can have my jetter, drain machines and large equipment in the back and fittings, hand tools, tarps and odds and ends in the side doors. I can fit a 50 to 65 gallon water heater just fine with the jetter in place. I can't close the rear doors with an 80 gallon. Unfortunately the jetter is bolted down and weighs around 600 lbs without water in the tank so moving it to make room for the bigger heaters isn't an option.
I don't know if they make them in AWD. I don't recall ever seeing one around here but we don't get as much snow as you guys so they probably wouldn't sell much. The times we've had snow I've been able to get around just fine.
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Awesome replies on where to move! New York, Minnesota and places like that would be preferable. I'm like a husky used to cold snow.

Texas, Florida and hot places like that I'd never settle there. Seriously these few weeks have been real hot at 30C or more but the problem is the humidex factor, it brings it up to 43C and it beats the crap out of you.


If I had work like last week, (only because it's the construction vacation) on a constant basis I'd buy a new van no problem. Maybe because I'm relatively new as a business and it may take several more years before it really takes off. Still I have to rise higher in the rankings of gogl to be seen.

I gave my business card to a restoration/clean up foreman/boss yesterday, he said he'd give my card to the admin and may end up sending work my way because they hire the biggest name in town and I knew he withheld his comment about them, He wanted to spit it out though.
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you get all 4 seasons in new york, so just as you get bored or tired of one type weather it changes...
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I've been looking on kijiji for a while but there is only 2 awd in the province. One is 2010 22K modified for a handicap. and the second seems to be a dealer who didn't get on his lot yet without pictures. Another 2010 12K I think. Both are like 6 hours drive away. I don't want to take the bus there expecting they're in good shape and drive it home. If not it'll be a two day bus trip and hotel.

Both I would have to transplant my side doors and relocate the fuel hose and fuel door?



We have a bunch of transits. They get 22+mpg minimum. They have been really reliable. The v6 has more power than the even the 5.4l v8, or at the least it's geared better and it has an extra gear so yeah. They have a good turning radius. They come in high tops. I think they handle like crap and are tippy but that depends on how fast you go. I am a big guy and don't like the seat. The cab kind of sucks, very few cup holders. You sit really far forward and it feels like you are driving a flat faced bus. They only come in rwd and have less clearance than the old style work vans.



Personally I would rather have a kuv on an e series if buying new as it would be like the same price as a transit and you could make it 4wd with some relatively easy work. You would end up with a 4" lift too though if you don't bend the cast iron arms. The kuv e series comes in dual wheel so maybe 4wd wouldn't be as necessary.


Your best bet might be a used transit though as much as I dislike them.










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I have one Ford Transit that I drive occasionally, it is sitting waiting on a plumber for me to hire, but dang it has awesome power. Plenty for pulling a jetter or mini ex around.
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Tango, truth be told about Michigan; things are good right now... but we just elected a liberal governor. We’re already taxed for gas to fix the roads, but that tax goes into the general fund and used for government waste. When my wife said enough was enough working for a tax firm she worked for the state for about 6 months. Her position was basically to justify the budget. If they don’t spend the budget in full, they loose their surplus. Out of a 40 hour week she only had an hour or two of work. Our new governor wants to raise the gas tax another $.45! We have one of the highest gas tax in the country already. She’s been met with opposition and is looking for other avenues to bleed us. My cube gets 8mpg. This will effect me slightly, but will definitely make me raise my prices. My general area is about 45 minutes or 30 miles. So three gallons each way. I had to fill up yesterday and lucked out as gas prices are down, paid $2.60 a gallon.

I fear whatever new tax she imposes on us will definitely hurt the economy, won’t bring us to our knees, but will definitely hurt us.

Secretary of the State, our DMV is the best I’ve ever dealt with! Registration is easy and reasonable compared to other states I’ve lived in.

Plenty of lakes, rivers, state and federal land to enjoy... oh almost forgot, lots small breweries and distilleries!

One downside.... not sure if we allow Canadian cats... we did have a Canadian governor at one time so I’d research first.
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Tango, truth be told about Michigan; things are good right now... but we just elected a liberal governor. We’re already taxed for gas to fix the roads, but that tax goes into the general fund and used for government waste. When my wife said enough was enough working for a tax firm she worked for the state for about 6 months. Her position was basically to justify the budget. If they don’t spend the budget in full, they loose their surplus. Out of a 40 hour week she only had an hour or two of work. Our new governor wants to raise the gas tax another $.45! We have one of the highest gas tax in the country already. She’s been met with opposition and is looking for other avenues to bleed us. My cube gets 8mpg. This will effect me slightly, but will definitely make me raise my prices. My general area is about 45 minutes or 30 miles. So three gallons each way. I had to fill up yesterday and lucked out as gas prices are down, paid $2.60 a gallon.

I fear whatever new tax she imposes on us will definitely hurt the economy, won’t bring us to our knees, but will definitely hurt us.

Secretary of the State, our DMV is the best I’ve ever dealt with! Registration is easy and reasonable compared to other states I’ve lived in.

Plenty of lakes, rivers, state and federal land to enjoy... oh almost forgot, lots small breweries and distilleries!

One downside.... not sure if we allow Canadian cats... we did have a Canadian governor at one time so I’d research first.
I checked an online caculator and we pay 25% more on gas than you so that would mean our gallon would be around 3.25$ compared to yours.

All the taxes you pay for a week I pay it before breakfast. Seriously if our taxes would be low as yours I would have a 100K lamborghini in my driveway.
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I went on the calculator and on average Canadians pay more by 46% than you guys.
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