I have neigbors that tore a cape cod down to one stick on concrete and
replaced it with a full 2 story structure and between having lumber
delivered and those cheap rental trucks hey got by with their 2 4door
Rent the truck or pay for delivery. Simple albeit not as covenient as
grocery sopping. Otherwise pay someone else to do the remodel.
On 4 Jan 2007 14:57:51 -0800, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
When I had a full-size convertible, a '65 and then a '67 Pontiac
Catalina, I could carry a whole room of furniture in the back seat and
on the trunk. Went 3 feet above my head when I was driving.
And twice I put a double bed mattress on the trunk and moved a spinet
piano. They should be moved while upright but I only drove about
10mph on the bumps and 25 on the flat spots.
:Can your car pull a trailer?
This is a good point. I think Harbor Freight sells trailers that will
fold up and you can store in your garage. I was tempted.
I keep an old compact station wagon for just this kind of thing. It's a
hassle to keep up, and I only use it average 2 maybe 3 times a year, but
it's great to have it when I need it. One year it looked like it would
be expensive to get past the smog test and I started looking for
alternatives, including a trailer as mentioned. Turned out I got the
smog thing done for less than $100, so I still have the wagon. Brought
home a 16' extension ladder with it just the other day on the roof rack.
Bingo. I knew if I read all of these somebody would pick a winner.
Just buy a trailer, (couple hundred bucks at Northern or one of the
other industrial guys, sell it when you are done or fall on love and
keep it. I know a few neighbors who share one.
That lets you have a regular car (with a trailer hitch) and move damn
near anything. If you are not trying to tow a backhoe or go out on the
interstate, you can do it with a pretty small car.
Most cars dont actually have frames anymore, and can only pull about
500 pounds, and not even that if you accelerate fast. The trailer
weighs at least 200 usually, so that gives you 300 payload.
I'm probably going to buy a Harbor Freight trailer tonight or tomorrow
(but since someone mentioned it, I'll look in the NOrthern catalog.
I'm having it delivered to my borother in Texas where i will assemble
it while visiting. My 7 year old nephew can help me. And then I will
drive back with some furniture. Unfortunately I have nowhere to keep
the trailer and I'll have to sell it after that. It's still cheper
than renting a truck or a van, 900 plus airfare one way, versus 200
plus gas an extra one-way. Gas and airfare are about the same, so 700
dollars cheaper and I 'm going to have a 5+5 day sightseeing trip.
On 3 Jan 2007 13:40:55 -0800, " email@example.com"
Undermaintained or not, the odds are tiny that it will break down in
the 75 minutes you have it, and if it does, call them and they'll send
another truck, take your materials to your house for you, and they
probably will cancel the charge for the truck.
Do you think they will expect you to hitchhike back to the store, rent
another truck, and do everything yourself?
Don't go making up problems where there are none.
We had that problem and our VW mechanic was going to scrap a van, so
we got it , fixed it up. (an engine) and cut the back off for a very
cheap and fun "pick-up"
It helped us decide to get a canoe. and we now get our own firewood.
have it delivered so they can weed out all the twisted lumber for the
next time I go there to get mine.
for $100 I will deliver it to you on my way by.
| We're planning on doing a remodel involving a new wall and hand-built
| shower stall with a budget of around $2,000 for materials. The
| problem is, that we don't have a truck and I don't want to bother
| anyone to borrow theirs for all the drywall, studs and tile we're
| Is there any solution to this? I've seen that HD will actually rent
| out trucks for like $20/hr, but it looks like a hassle and I don't
| to be responsible for their under maintained fleet vehicle, even if
| only for an hour.
| Do you see any obvious solution?
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