How much does your rig weigh?

Do you pull that with a KIA?

We are trying to lighten the load for the trip to Las Vegas. We need to get the rig to 9,995 or less due to the highway patrol requiring a commercial Class A lic.

We will need to remove the 2 turbo twisters, have no fuel or water on board with no hoses. According to the math, hopefully we should be around that number.

Are you going to the Las Vegas, possible tax deduction !!!
 

The Cleaner

Vetran Washer 30 Years Plus
Where you pulled over in your state?

What was the process to get the registration?

Did you have to put a DOT # on the truck?

Yes i was in FL

I just went down to MV and had them raise the GVW, it costs you more but keeps you legal.

No Dot # required
 

greg/sd

New member
Nick you really need to get that flatbed your were talking about. once you go from pulling a trailer to everything on the truck your gonna ask yourself what took me so long.
 

Christopher

Moderator
Nick you really need to get that flatbed your were talking about. once you go from pulling a trailer to everything on the truck your gonna ask yourself what took me so long.


That is what I want to do this year, go from a trailer to a flatbed truck.

Too many times I can't get in too close with the trailer or the houses with the 1/2 circle drives....can't make the turn with the long truck and trailer.

Even if it turns out later on that I don't like the flatbed idea, there are many, many uses for it that I can use still in the pressure washing business.





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810f250

Griffs Services PowerWash
Nick you really need to get that flatbed your were talking about. once you go from pulling a trailer to everything on the truck your gonna ask yourself what took me so long.

Greg could you post a pic of your rig, or redirect us to a post with a pic of your rig.


That is what I want to do this year, go from a trailer to a flatbed truck.

Too many times I can't get in too close with the trailer or the houses with the 1/2 circle drives....can't make the turn with the long truck and trailer.

Even if it turns out later on that I don't like the flatbed idea, there are many, many uses for it that I can use still in the pressure washing business.

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361-853-2513
prostaff@superiorpowerwashing.com
Exterior House Cleaning Corpus Christi Texas
Cleaning Driveways and Sidewalks Corpus Christi Texas

Chris what is the length of your trailer, and the combined vehicle length?
 

greg/sd

New member
I've changed some stuff since these pictures. I added another machine for a total of 21 gpm when all are running.
 

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Scott D.

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I have 1 big issue w/ flatbeds...

What do you do when you are working on a big job, and something you dont have an extra of on hand breaks and you have to run out and get a new part or you need to go and get lunch for your guys or something like that. Do you just pack everything up? I like being able to just let them continue working doing something, and just unhook the trailer and go, rather than having to pack EVERYTHING back up.

I love that flatbeds look so much more professional, but I cant see how they would be much more functional than a trailer...Im not saying they arent, I just dont know...
 

810f250

Griffs Services PowerWash
I have 1 big issue w/ flatbeds...

What do you do when you are working on a big job, and something you dont have an extra of on hand breaks and you have to run out and get a new part or you need to go and get lunch for your guys or something like that. Do you just pack everything up? I like being able to just let them continue working doing something, and just unhook the trailer and go, rather than having to pack EVERYTHING back up.

I love that flatbeds look so much more professional, but I cant see how they would be much more functional than a trailer...Im not saying they arent, I just dont know...

Scott the initial design of my wash system I seriously considered this company for a versatile flatbed multi-use vehicle setup, and you could still pull a trailer if need be.



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810f250

Griffs Services PowerWash
You got it Greg, but was out of my budget, over $10,000 for the 15K lb winch set up.
 
We scaled at 11780 :eek: out at the truck stop. That was with only 230 gallons in a 300 gallon tank and our 35 gallon detergent tank was empty too. Add the extra weight we didnt have 105 gallons x 8 and we are pushing 12620 We have never scaled before, this was an eye opener. Our truck weighs 3600 out of that. Our towing on our truck is suppose to be 7700lbs....so much for that.

Its a good truck, pushing 150,000, we have put 70k on in the last 2.5 yrs, and only have put about $1600 into it with gen maintenance and brake pads. We do need a new truck, very bad but just dont have the funds or the customer base right now to back up another payment.:(
 
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810f250

Griffs Services PowerWash
We scaled at 11780 :eek: out at the truck stop. That was with only 230 gallons in a 300 gallon tank and our 35 gallon detergent tank was empty too. Add the extra weight we didnt have 105 gallons x 8 and we are pushing 12620 We have never scaled before, this was an eye opener. Our truck weighs 3600 out of that. Our towing on our truck is suppose to be 7700lbs....so much for that.

Its a good truck, pushing 150,000, we have put 70k on in the last 2.5 yrs, and only have put about $1600 into it with gen maintenance and brake pads. We do need a new truck, very bad but just dont have the funds or the customer base right now to back up another payment.:(

That sure added up quickly. Is the trailer a steel floor?

Ford trucks don't complain they just pull their load. :)
 

Scott D.

Member
That sure added up quickly. Is the trailer a steel floor?

Ford trucks don't complain they just pull their load. :)

+1....I love my truck. Only a half ton, but It pulls like a champ. Its an 06 and ive got around 65k miles w/ only minor work thats been needed while it was under warranty. Brake will be soon, but overall no issues.
 

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ckingclean

Cleaning with Aloha
We are trying to lighten the load for the trip to Las Vegas. We need to get the rig to 9,995 or less due to the highway patrol requiring a commercial Class A lic.

We will need to remove the 2 turbo twisters, have no fuel or water on board with no hoses. According to the math, hopefully we should be around that number.

Are you going to the Las Vegas, possible tax deduction !!!

So you are taking it to Vegas then. Cool. How are you going to wash that big garage you were telling me about with no turbo twister?! Not a working vacation huh?
 
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