Mission- $5000 truck

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Scud Runner, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. phroziac

    phroziac Road Train Member

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    I know truck services, but dont know what you mean. I live in benton harbor, and he apparently bought a dry van trailer with broken landing gear in michigan and i was just offering to inspect it and help him find a vendor to fix it if he hadnt taken care of it yet.

    truck services is a great place FYI, but they told me their minimum selling price for a tractor is 6k, and if they cant get 6k they can get 6k in parts.
     
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  3. QuoteWarz Insurance

    QuoteWarz Insurance Light Load Member

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    Hopefully you will be able to find a good truck eventually. It was a smart move to rent out the trailer since you aren't using it right now. Just stay patient and look for the perfect truck. In this economy it is bound to pop up eventually.
     
  4. broncrider

    broncrider Road Train Member

    missoula KW has a couple frieghtliners for dirt cheap...might be able to get the down to 5k....they need to move them quik
     
  5. BackIsSore

    BackIsSore Road Train Member

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    Scud, PM me if you're still searching! I found a 88 Pete COE for 4995 in SW Wa. Dont want to get into any trouble posting the link.
     
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  6. roadrage_2010

    roadrage_2010 Bobtail Member

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    I would say if you only want to invest 5K into a business, then you are no better than the trucks that are being allowed across our border, to point of delivery.:biggrin_25510:
    DOT will tear you apart as they see the year in your VIN code.

    JMO
     
  7. Spacer

    Spacer Medium Load Member

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    I don't think it's quite that cut-and-dried. While I do agree that DOT-goons will gravitate toward older trucks, it isn't necessarily going to be a clunker. In the current economic conditions, I'm seeing some halfway decent fixer-uppers for not much more than that.

    Of course, I won't make any assumptions about mechanical ability. I'll just mention that I think it's a pretty darned good idea to have some if you're going into this sort of thing.
     
  8. Pete_379X

    Pete_379X Super Chrome

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    I don't buy into that too much.
     
  9. Scud Runner

    Scud Runner Light Load Member

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    Yeah, I'm waiting for my tax return. Might offer 5k.
     
  10. mrsemi05

    mrsemi05 Bobtail Member

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    hey can i get it i dont have enough post to PM you
     
  11. walleye

    walleye Road Train Member

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    Ask one of the mods to pass it on for you,..
     
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