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Once it starts piling up I have to go because to me the vehicle I have is my lifeline to being able to live and pay my bills. Big storm, we're closed. I cannot afford to be out for more than a week AND IF THE truck crashes I'm dead in the water.

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well since we get little to no snow here, when it snows people go bat**** crazy and most everything shuts down

so, if a flake falls, we shut down

sad I know, but living in the south is like that

like you said, why take the risk with your truck(s)
 

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Once it starts piling up I have to go because to me the vehicle I have is my lifeline to being able to live and pay my bills. Big storm, we're closed. I cannot afford to be out for more than a week AND IF THE truck crashes I'm dead in the water.

How do you go about it?
Sounds like you need a driving lesson or two.

I drive in the snow all the time. No big deal.
 

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Yeah, but I just take it real easy. Tire chains, safe speeds, alternate travel routes to roads that get better plowing, etc. Having something (anything) for a backup takes most of the stress out of foul weather driving. Even if it's just a cheap pickup or buddies that will loan you something for a couple weeks. Might also think about collecting the "dispatch fee" by CC up front, although I've never tried that. This might eliminate tire kickers who got you out in bad weather, only to say 'no, thanks'. If I never went out in bad weather, that would eliminate a good 30% of my service upgrades, I guess off the top of my head. I know you like selling generators... no better time than during a weather related power outage to close the deal.
 

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My trucks are not equipped for snow and we get alot of ice so we stay home if we get anything more than an 1" -2" or so
 

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Sounds like you need a driving lesson or two.

I drive in the snow all the time. No big deal.

a lot of people need to learn to drive in snow.

i learned in a standard transmission pickup truck in heavy snow and icy roads.:laughing:

too many people just simply go too fast or don't observe the car-length rules concerning slippery conditions
 
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Once it starts piling up I have to go because to me the vehicle I have is my lifeline to being able to live and pay my bills. Big storm, we're closed. I cannot afford to be out for more than a week AND IF THE truck crashes I'm dead in the water.

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live in florida
 

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I had an old Toyota Corolla many years ago that I put chains on. We had a very rare record snow of 20-24" and I drove that thing everywhere any truck could go-- the bumper was plowing the snow it was so high. I couldn't believe how well that vehicle did in the snow. My trucks suck in it.
 

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live in florida
You from there? I've checked a few times over the years, and it seems like the wages and hourly-charge outs for electrical work are pretty depressed there.
 
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Once it starts piling up I have to go because to me the vehicle I have is my lifeline to being able to live and pay my bills. Big storm, we're closed. I cannot afford to be out for more than a week AND IF THE truck crashes I'm dead in the water.

How do you go about it?
Are you a woman? :D
 

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Snow is part of the game here, but ice makes me think 3 times before venturing out. Packed snow is just as bad.
That's no chit. Many vehicles are 4-wheel drive, but all are 4-wheel stop. The stopping part is what screws you up. :thumbsup:
 

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My back up plan is my Ford explorer....4x4 v6 throw what I most likely need into that and go...I have totes for most stuff and it has roof rack if I want to bring 28'er...I pulled into one house and the guy said " I guess your rates just went up...:laughing:....yep I am here...she is a little tank gotta love the auto 4x4 too.:thumbup:.....but 12.5mpg when loaded up.
 

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And buy a second vehicle, even if it's a beater.
And put a snow plow on it. :thumbsup:

You don't have to limit yourself to electrical work. :)
 

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You definitely need a second vehicle. In 18 years of driving here in NJ there's never been a snow storm that stopped me from getting to work in an SUV or pickup truck.
 
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