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On ‎16‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 19:03, windowgleamtrowbridge said:

Can't see that being legal these days! Haha

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I made the sidecar myself, it was basically a box with a flat top. The ladders (standard double 11) laid on top, and I kept my gear inside the box. It was quite legal, The ladders stuck out at the rear about one metre, and, having checked with the police, just had to have something bright coloured on the end of it. I had a red plastic bag with a clip that fixed onto the bottom rung.

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I have thought about going electric not decided against it. I did 18 months with the bike as my only vehicle by which time my round had grown so much I was able to buy a small car and build a trolley system that fitted in the boot for jobs further afield and up steep hills! I now use a mixture of pedal power and petrol depending on the location, distance and how much water I need. I have now bought a van which I'm currently converting, but will always keep the bike as I love and my community loves it. It's very useful for jobs where it's had to get vehicle access

I am indeed very well known in my town and spend quite a bit of time being photographed by tourists... Especially when my boy is with me (I'm a single parent so he rides with me every weekend :) )

The trailer is a Surly Bill flat bed trailer with a diy conversion. The base trailer with hitch is not cheap, but has an impressive payload. The fully laden weight with the ladders and 2 extra water barrels is 31st so it needs to be sturdy. 2400659dfbb0e8ab8cf52f0be795afcd.jpg&key=b3caffd2e6cbb0800dd7c7c2d5a8115565b3709b8823f986aa47003ecb6f1834

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That's impressive! What town are you working Beccy? Must take some effort to get rolling

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I used to work Sundays but would not start until 11 sometimes 10 but any earlier is asking for trouble because Sunday is the only day some get for a lie in.

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17 minutes ago, windowgleamtrowbridge said:

Yes. I've also put an option on my sign up form to see if they're happy for a clean on a Sunday! At least I'll have it in an agreement then if they do say yes!

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Good idea

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It's a rod for your own back. 

 

If you only have weekends free now then just do saturdays. Have a day off otherwise you will hate life. 

 

If you do Sundays now when you are ready to move full time the clients will still expect it.  

 

Here's the kicker.......  you will get a LOT MORE 'Not this week thanks, got family round'  etc. 

 

They may say fine to start but deep down no one wants to be disturbed on a Sunday. 

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Only issue I have about Saturday's I that I work nights into Saturday morning... Tuesday would be my main working day and Sunday as my 'back up' day just in case I wasn't able to get out on a Tuesday. If I went full-time I'd be able to cut Sunday cleans out. If the customer doesn't like the fact I don't clean on a Sunday anymore then that would be their issue anyway!

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