Advice on when to buy new trucks?

zpyroro

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I see so many cleaners fixing and wrenching on their trucks and crying the blues. The kicker is though that they have been in business for 5 plus years and have a solid clientele built up. So why keep fixing the hoopty? Why not buy new and reduce your head aches greatly? At what point should a cleaner buy new instead of someone eases problems?
 

KobeHancock

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Buy a new truck if you feel you need a new truck. I’m actually more interested in where you folks find new jobs. For me, it seems unreal to find something reasonable that would pay off well.
 

mrotto

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I keep mine for about 9 years. BUT I spend a lot of time and money on regular maintenance. In addition to biweekly and monthly maintenance, I take my machine to Jon Don every year for total maintenance. The money I spend more than makes up for it running all year long without any downtime. I HATE it when your on a job and something does not work when its supposed to, especially when your a high end cleaner in a high end home.

When I do sell them, they look and run like new so I can still get top dollar.

That being said, thats what I have done over the years. Got my last setup three years ago, so thats it until I hang up the wand.