What a great forum! Hey I need your guys brains on this one. I figure I'll be using 3 tons of nut coal this winter and am building a bin for it. I live about 18 miles (30 minutes) north of Mt. Carmel where I am told I can get a ton of good coal for $130 at the UAE Harmony breaker (never been there, but my neighbor has). But all I have is a van, which I can either load with 1,200 pounds or tow up to 3,500 pounds. But I have no trailer to tow with.
There are a couple of guys near me who will deliver coal for $186 per ton, but I don't know where they get their coal--I think it varies. The one guy also sells Reading Anthracite bags, so I'm thinking that Reading is his main coal supplier. What do you guys think? Should I get a trailer so I can tow a ton and a half, or am I wasting my money? Trailers aren't cheap. I don't know that I'd use it for much besides hauling coal. I was also racking my brain on how I could load 1,000 pounds of coal into my van without it making a a big mess in my van.
Even if I put a tarp down I am afraid it will run off and all over. What do you think?