After our successful first few months, we had a plan to buy and build as many trailer dumpsters as we possibly could. During this plan, we had some major negatives in the back of our minds when it came to trailer dumpsters. First, we both hated pulling trailers. Second, we seemed to have constant electrical issues dealing with the lights of the trailers. Third, was mechanical upkeep that trailers had that real roll-off dumpsters didn’t, like tires, leaf springs and things like that. Also, the cost of registering each trailer and getting license plates. Nevertheless, we proceeded with our plan. That changed one day when I took my daughters friend home and stopped at my parents for one of our hundreds, if not thousands of bullshittin’ sessions.
In our minds we were constantly trying to figure out if we could make our plan better. On that day, I started by telling my Dad that we should build wooden containers that we could somehow pull onto a custom built trailer we would build ourselves. Well, that idea stunk, rightfully! But, one thing lead to another and we landed on an old idea that my Dad had previously rejected. The idea was that we should build our own mini roll-off truck and dumpsters. From that very moment, our plan and life, really, had changed, we scrapped the trailer dumpster idea.
There was a major problem though, none of us had the tools or the skills to even attempt such a thing. Buying tools was the easy part, using those tools to build our real dream was a little bit harder. Through lots of time spent bullshittin’, we formulated a rough outline of what we had to do. I did a lot of research and figured out parts we would need. But, first, we needed a major ingredient, the truck!!!!!
After searching on Craigslist, I found us a GMC W4500 to go look at in Defiance, Ohio, over 3 hours away from us. We drove there, after test driving the truck for awhile we decided it was a good deal and we wanted it. After doing the paperwork, we headed home. Not long into the trip, we noticed a major problem, one that wasn’t there during the test drive. We had a major oil leak! We decided to stop at Walmart to buy some JB Weld to see if we could patch the leak on the oil pan. It worked, and we made it home and replaced the oil plan.
I’m gonna leave off here, I’ll write the rest soon!