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maria-n-skip
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« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2007, 04:59:00 PM »


"which would have left the front 7-8 feet of the bus hanging off the back of the trailer"

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« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2007, 05:34:27 PM »


"which would have left the front 7-8 feet of the bus hanging off the back of the trailer"

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And that apparently included the front axle which he neglected to mention. I think everyone would know that you could not transport the bus with the front axle not supported on the trailer.

It is not at all unusual to see an equipment trailer going down the road with six or eight feet of the equipment hanging off the back. Always with all the wheels on the trailer however.
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« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2007, 09:21:18 PM »

Do they have your signature on any paperwork? Did they tape record your original conversations or advise you that they were going to tape record your conversations. If not, then I would lack recollection or suffer " I cannot recall" syndrome regarding any and all conversations with anyone from the incompetent tow company and that it was purely accidental that they showed up to offer their services of which you politely declined.

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« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2007, 05:33:21 AM »

Nope no signatures or anything, just a lot of shuckin' and jivin'

I'm glad it all worked out this way, I had a well respected company that I've worked with before pick the bus up last night, due here in a few hours.

I would have used them in the first place, but this other person was supposed to work on it for me, so I was trying to wrap the deal together.

Live and learn I suppose...
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« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2007, 05:37:24 AM »


  I certianly hope you are finding someone else to work on it!
 
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    I thought "I don't recall" only worked in the senate Smiley

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« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2007, 07:14:25 AM »

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« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2007, 07:49:10 PM »

Yes, the bus arrived at my shop tonight, very professionally done.  The driver managed to load it by himself and unload it himself with zero damage, full liability coverage and for about $1k less than the first jokers.

The company is Aber's Towing in Ashland OH, they'll go anywhere in the country and I can't speak highly enough of them, used them twice now.

http://www.aberscrane.com/

1-419-289-1741

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« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2007, 08:14:47 PM »

I know Abers and they are a high dollar outfit that has been in business for many years. But I don't believe they hauled anything cheaper, I think your just trying to make someone look worse in your post or ruffle feathers. Even if they were cheaper (which I don't believe) was it a mile for mile deal? This thread should die as there are 2 sides of every story and the other side probably has a very different account of what happened.
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« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2007, 08:57:30 PM »

Ron,

Do you know something we donít? You came across a little hard on coachconverter, whats up?

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« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2007, 06:48:23 AM »

Yeh really.

Actually, the haul was a couple hundred miles further and was about $1000 cheaper.  The Facts

The post can die, that's fine.  I just wanted to pass on contact information for a reputable hauler, which I think we can all benefit from finding someone that others have had good luck with.

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« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2007, 06:59:51 AM »

Unfortunately, there seems to be little if any standards set for pricing in the towing industry, we've seen this time and time again over my career in law enforcement.  The prices quoted seem to be at the mercy of the driver and mood he's in at the time, reputatable outfits seem to try to be consistant or somewhat in how they base their charges but the actual driver seems to have the final say based on what he encounters when he arrives at the scene.  I've seen a couple of times where a "nuisance" fee has been attached simply because of the difficulty of the tow.  I feel that a reputable towing service should be experienced enough to know what is needed and can quote an appropriate price for the job based on the information given at the time of the call, but as always the human element can come into play and some of the lesser quality outfits think they have you over a barrel and might try to take advantage of it, your option is to send them on their way and get a better one.  I've seen outfits give price breaks and others overcharge.
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