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Well business is going great and I have had a full week. The only thing is my load and unload times are slowing me down. I still haven't figured out a way that I like to make things easy to get to in the truck. Just wondering how long did it take you to get your truck set up right? When I eventually get a trailer I will have to do it all again.
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This week has been seriously busy.

My trailer is covered in grass & debris.

With all the work I am doing, I have no time to put everything back in order. I just zoom to the next property.

A trailer will make your life easier. Until you decide to reverse on a busy street when school hours end & buses want to pass. lol.

The downside of a trailer seems to be the gas, my truck is awfully thirsty because of it.
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Well business is going great and I have had a full week. The only thing is my load and unload times are slowing me down. I still haven't figured out a way that I like to make things easy to get to in the truck. Just wondering how long did it take you to get your truck set up right? When I eventually get a trailer I will have to do it all again.
We got it right first time out of the gate, simply by reading forums like this one, looking at what others were doing, what worked well, what they didn't like, took all this into consideration and then went for it.

We offer a host of services and have trailers that are set up for specific tasks then we have two landscape trailers that are used for whatever type jobs, everything is working very well.
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I bought a 5x8 recently and built 4ft sides. To make a partially enclosed trailer. Well my loading times are worst. I can just carry more gear to a site at a increased gas rate. It is great for dump runs and doubles the load I can carry but like everything else it has its expenses.
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You can go backwards? I park like I have no reverse.
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I bought a 5x8 recently and built 4ft sides. To make a partially enclosed trailer. Well my loading times are worst. I can just carry more gear to a site at a increased gas rate. It is great for dump runs and doubles the load I can carry but like everything else it has its expenses.

You can go backwards? I park like I have no reverse.
I used to drive an 18 wheeler so backing is not a problem.
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You can go backwards? I park like I have no reverse.

LOL.

Well the worst is when you take the trailer off for the day & forget how to drive without it.

HAHAHAHA!!! Turn the wheel right for the trailer to go left.

Turn the wheel right for the truck to go right...

I drove on my grass today when the storm hit. Couldn't see a damn thing.
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The only thing is my load and unload times are slowing me down.
Do you mean at the beginning and end of the day or at each job?
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Do you mean at the beginning and end of the day or at each job?
At each job. Things are just not in the truck right so that I can easily grab what I need. So I have to take one thing out to get to another. But it is getting easier for me now and think I am getting a system down.
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It does seem that using a truck alone is more difficult than having equipment on a trailer.
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Do you have any pics of your set up. Oh yeah, I drive an 18 wheeler and let me tell you that backing one of these small trailers is harder than a 53 footer. I look like an idiot sometimes backing my boat in the water.
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