Alright, so I've got a bit of a conundrum going... recently one of our daily driver vehicles started acting up. We know what the problem is, and that it will cost around $1000 to repair. The vehicle itself is only worth around $2500 going by kelly blue-book, and that's about what we owe on it as well. It used to get decent fuel economy, but now that it has 175,000 miles on the odometer, it only gets around 22.8 mpg average. We (mainly I) also want to get a flatbed truck to use as a bee-truck. So here's the dilemma... do we keep the problem car, and get it fixed for a total cost of $3,500, then buy a flatbed later... or do we sell it/trade it now and get out oweing nothing and buy a flatbed now but have to use the flatbed as a daily commute vehicle to my "day job" (which is actually a night job) until I have built up enough to do the bees full time? Here's another question... given that we're going to get a flatbed at some point anyway, would you buy a flatbed that had previously been used for bees (that would presumably come with whatever method was used to load/unload the hives), or would you look for the best deal on any flatbed and then add an EZ loader or liftgate or whatever?