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99 thoughts on “Don t wreck the truck!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Craig Costley says:

    watching this and thinking so its not just my kids that wanna roll down ramps on chairs lol

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marc says:

    Geez you Americans have huge ass trucks, Our twin can utes (utilities) are nowhere as big. Despite the size of our country, car park spaces are bloody small.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fayed Siaj says:

    So happy for you Ray, you're doing it!
    Wish you the best

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave says:

    Ray: "Its my first day."

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Claudia Stutsman says:

    It's cool that your child is there with you and learning. My mom used to take me to work when I was very young and it made me feel so good to learn and to be helpful.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TEAC Fan says:

    Ray, you're mooovin' on up in the business world! Slowly coming together, good luck!

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Royce Murphy says:

    You have insurance on ALL THE THINGS already right? disasters, theft of your stuff, injury, bla bla bla.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert W says:

    Small tip I learned with my shop brake clean is expensive get 55gal drum and cans you pressurize lol nice start for a shop better than my first 1 bay start

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert W says:

    I know the fear with your livelihood I moved all my tools from Arizona to California then to Oregon and a yr ago to Alaska 35yrs 5 boxes and a never told the wife amount of tool truck rapeage

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stevo says:

    and the adventure begins,,thankyou Ray,,👌👍

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Tricker says:

    Ray needs a live in shop dog, a big one with a bad attitude and f@*ck off big teeth.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tamiya Fan says:

    See if simplisafe mob will be a chan sponsor and hook you up with a full camera and security system. Important now you have your own shop. Wish you well in this venture.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Gelinas says:

    Be safe this week. I see a storm is on the way.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars evilborg says:

    I'm so excited for you !!

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars colin sharman says:

    First shop upgrade, put a decent winch on the roller door.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Doucette says:

    When do I get to meet the wife?/! Or is she camera shy..Tell her I promise not to bite unless she's in to that sort of thing…Hee..hee.hee
    Just saying. :):):)

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars drew1381 says:

    Some of my fondest memories is from when my Dad owned his shop. Spent many hours playing in his shop. I was probably about the age of your kids. Thanks for taking me back. Good luck brother.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JamesTK says:

    Alternative title "Wrecked the Truck!"

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don's Junkmail says:

    Customers sweat about their crummy cars

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 0x00 says:

    That place looks amazing. Maybe some Rush, Wu Tang, and Merle Haggard tapestries up high on the walls?

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TENN-DEE says:

    How hot has it been in Florida man it's been almost 80 here in Tennessee

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Angelico says:

    More tips: make sure you have a regular routine for opening up the shop and closing down at the end of the day. Make it efficient to get in and get out without compromising security.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars THEDRAGONBOOSTER8 says:

    I hope it all goes well for you Ray. It's a big step..

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don's Junkmail says:

    Shower at Rays
    How cool!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Reynolds Adventures says:

    I hope to live this dream as you are in the near future, It's nice to see what it could look like. Lot's of work to do to get there.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don's Junkmail says:

    Yo check engine light
    If for some strange reason that bulb in the dashboard was… well
    was not working on a electric California lawn mower

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TENN-DEE says:

    Man I've been here since you left the dealership and glad to see your progress! I'm starting from scratch myself doing Mobile repairs

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don's Junkmail says:

    I heard a wheel bearing…

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don's Junkmail says:

    Where's the cat?

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Link says:

    You might want to use the circuit breakers as your power-down source. This way you don't have to walk all over the shop.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Hunter says:

    It’s somewhat reassuring to see your oil pressure runs as low as mine. Even after replacing 2 oil pressure sensors, I am still receiving this “blessing” from GMC. Best of luck going out on your own. I’m sure you’ll do just fine.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Adams says:

    Glad and good luck to your new adventure.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lon Willis says:

    Thank you !

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronny Dowdy says:

    Glad you are making progress in the new shop.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ron gagnon says:

    congrats Ray wish you all the best in your new venture and umm you turned the radio off so what are the mice going to listen to😁😁

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Doc says:

    Will you cut back on the brake cleaner now your having to buy it?🤣🤣🤣. Mmmmm shining!👍

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alec Rollins says:

    Your very livelyhood is no longer in your trailer in your backyard or some other owner's garage. It's in an industrial area near what I think is the Palmetto area. So: Use Ably or Best brand locks, reenforced door ways and jams, harden those windows in the office, find security surveillance cameras that use onsite DVR equipment bolted to the infrastructure with online backup, with 3x full online UPS (to avoid constant tripping to battery as your air compressor kicks on). and you might consider motion and sound monitoring while unoccupied. Find a security system that is monitored with operator ability to PA into the area. 7-11 uses similar systems Don't forget to consider intrusion from your neighbor's shop. And get insured and reevaluated by their adjuster. You know, once you can afford all it. Oh, and make friends with the local Manatee/Sarasota Sheriff's office. Perhaps pick up some contract work for their office, but offer friend/family discounts to the individual officers personal vehicles. That can go a long way for emergency response and false alarms.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kyle F says:

    AC on a surge protector is a nogo!

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dbf Crell says:

    There's 2 ways to set up shop for "Ray's Bays"… The first way is to simply bring in your most used tools, but do NOT dedicate any particular place for them. Start bringing in cars for repair and all your tools will quickly find their correct place where they make the most sense to you. The downside of this first method is the disorganization at the beginning, but it quickly becomes organized over the first week or two. While this method takes a bit longer up front, the tools will end up being in a more usable place because their locations come out of necessity of actual use. The second method is to put the tools where you think they ought to be before you start doing repairs. This is the way most people do things. The downside of this method is that you will probably do a whole bunch of rearranging as necessities and convenience becomes clarified. These people often never feel they're done organizing and it can go on forever, which is fine if it suits you. Both of these ways do work, but one needs to realize it's smarter to go with one of these methods then it is to have no organizational plan whatsoever (but even that can work too).

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Art Adams says:

    For now… GOOD outside cloud recording cameras !

    Word of mouth advertising/referrals is the best you can get. Yellow pages are ‘shoppers’ ! “How much do you charge per hour“ – “how fast do you want me to work”? Release from liability forms for when they don’t want to repair defects !

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Art Adams says:

    The office should not have an outside window! You desperately need more/better lighting – have fun !

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RK Harm24 says:

    RAY!! It's Polece

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve C says:

    You need a CCTV system… Lorex makes one with free smartphone notifications when there is movement in a defined area and it sends it to you) … Can also hook up to your alarm to set it off of it sees movement in your shop for example. Plus it serves as a record for any damages claimed by a customer both in your shop and outside it for liability purposes. Super cheap and easy to setup. I used to do these on the side. Just a tip. Don't go wireless, easily jammed by criminals.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tony Solar says:

    Just flip circuits in the breaker when leaving instead of running around unplugging things. Just don't flip the security cams circuit.