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Got a new to me duramax

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by durafish, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    just bought a 2001 chevy eclb 2500hd duramax with 200,000 miles for 4 grand with a plow setup. needs brake work but i think i got a good deal? only problem is its NH and im in RI the brakes arent safe so it needs to be towed. Any ideas on towing it or have anybody that can do it for somewhat cheap.
     
  2. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Can you borrow an equipment trailer? Your 04 will tow it fine.
     
  3. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    Oh I know my 04 will do fine and I can barrow a trailer but if it breaks or something I would rather just pay $300 and have someone else do it.
     
  4. Snowzilla

    Snowzilla Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 397

    Maybe it would be less hassle to have the brakes fixed locally & drive it home? Do you know what's wrong with brakes?
     
  5. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    i thought about that too but id rather just have my guy do all the work at once. the guy said he had new brake lines put in and doesn't think the guy bleed them right, they work around town but if i needed to stop short i would simply be screwed.
     
  6. Snowzilla

    Snowzilla Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 397

    I see. I guess hauling price is dictated by miles. How many miles is it? If < 100 I would think a towing service w/flatbed would be feasible.
     
  7. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    You think that tow will only cost $300?
     
  8. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    i dont really know thats why im asking but if someone has a trailer sitting in the yard and want to make some extra cash on the side then yea. i would do it for $300 if i had a trailer and wasn't doing anything on a weekend it will only cost $150-$200 in fuel so at the end of they day you walk away with $100 isn't that bad if you not doing anything.
     
  9. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    $100 at the end of the day isn't that bad????First of all,if the fuel calculation is correct,it will not be $100 profit,that is fact.Did you forget to factor in having the correct insurance[towing for others,NOT the same as towing for yourself],wear and tear on 2 rigs,and mileage depreciation?Then you also need to factor in the initial investment of both rigs and their upkeep. Somebody giving up a day on a weekend to make this chump change?I don't think I would do $300 for a good friend,never mind a stranger.The job is worth every bit of $600 easy.Remember,dead heading is an expense borne onto you,NOT onto the trucker,especially since this is only a 1 time gig here.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012
  10. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    PM Repoman207 he may be able to tow it for you.