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Old 02-17-2009, 09:28 AM
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...to the father of PBR series bull rider Matt Bohon. http://www.matt-bohon.com/ The truck will be used to haul rodeo bulls in its new life.

I bought the truck in spring 2007 with 20K miles, and in a little under two years, rolled on an additional 115K miles, nearly 100% towing miles mostly boats cross country. The truck saw both coasts many times, and many of the Canadian provinces as well.

In those miles,
  • two sets of injectors were replaced under warranty by GM;
  • new rear brake pads and rear seals were installed at 130K;
  • all six tires and shocks were replaced at ~120K;
  • two exhaust seals and an exhaust manifold were replaced, I attribute all to heavy and constant use of the exhaust braking system.
Truck depreciated in value (buy price vs sell price) by $15K, while generating ~200K in gross revenues. Fuel/lube costs were ~60K. Consumable part costs (tires, brakes, etc.) were ~5K. Other repairs (not covered by warranty) were under $3K total.

Very pleased with overall service of this truck.
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  • Total GM diesel miles to date : ~950K

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Old 03-02-2009, 07:05 AM
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Hey Mark since I am pretty new to the forum, did you use to do all this towing with your 6.5 TD trucks as well? I also notice your fleet is down to two trucks now, do you have another one coming or is this just an unfortunate sign of the times?
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:51 AM
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The 6.5L trucks were used mostly for plowing and local/regional deliveries. One summer, I had an ongoing contract to deliver aluminum barstock to Yankton, SD which was a 700 mile roundtrip. That was about the longest hauling I did with those trucks. They were pretty well worn by the time I purchased them used, from the KCMO municipal fleet.

As for the Kodiak sale, it is a sign of the times. However, if times were better, I'd be trading for a single axle hauler with a sleeper this year. So, the sale may be 1) the first step to a downsizing/rightsizing for the market, or 2) the first step to a 'going out of business sale', or 3) a temporary self directed trade-in before buying a single axle tractor to pull boats more efficiently, nationwide.

Wish I knew the answer, today. Time will tell!
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:17 AM
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Well, I hope all turns out well for you. I am slow here as well on the west coast. Working at a Medium Duty dealer has been pretty good until the last three - four months. The economy has finally caught up to us. I still get most of my hours in each week, but the parking lot isn't busting at the seams by any means.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:46 AM
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We had good snowfall in December, that really helped to bridge the gap this winter. Have cleaned up a few small ones in the last week as well.

Hotshot flatbed deliveries basically stopped in December. We have never been this 'flat-lined' in the 7 years we've been doing this.

Boats are both seasonal, and highly discretionary. We are seeing lots more repo/bank sale listings, and value buyers of older used boats. Spring will tell if the recreational boater still gets out their wallet...low fuel prices will definately help.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:48 PM
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Quote:
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We had good snowfall in December, that really helped to bridge the gap this winter. ...Boats are ... highly discretionary..
Mark, I hate to be the one to tell you, but I think you're doomed. Global warming will kill your plowing business and rising taxes on the rich will kill the boat market. Time to start thinking government job...



(Sorry - couldn't help myself...)
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:33 AM
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Yeah I was thinking maybe a DOT enforcement officer. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em - right?
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  • Previous owner of two 1994 6.5L K3500s, '01, '02, and '05 6.6L K2500s, '04 C4500, '06 K3500 dually, '06 K3500 SRW, '09 K3500HD SRW, '05 Denali
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:35 AM
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Perfect!

I'll apply to the FAA as an airworthiness inspector!
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:40 AM
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Flat line pretty much describes it. Purchased used 2007 Topkick and now the truck is working me! Houston, TX taking grubbing for peanuts runs to keep hope alive....not a sound business model but jaw is set to survive.
Best to all in the bidness
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