Curbside Outtake: 1965 Chevrolet C30 Flatbed – Still Hauling Appliances

Why can I relate to this? How many refrigerators, stoves, washer and dryers have I hauled over the past 24 years since I bought my first rental? At least 13 each, as that’s how many units I have, but that’s just counting the first ones that went in. There’s been a bit of turnover since then. And then there’s our house, and…

This is the way to haul them, with a flatbed with a liftgate. I’ve taken to just tipping most of them in over the low tailgate of the Ford, on a protective drop cloth, and sliding them in. Easier than dollying them in on ramps, especially when I’m alone.

If I was to have a one-ton class truck, I’d rather have a dump bed though, as I’ve hauled a lot more loads of loose material than appliances. But then shoveling it is good exercise.