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  1. #1
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    Finally...

    I've been lurking this forum since 2009. I finally decided to attend UTI and a year later was just accepted to STEP in Arizona.

    I was hoping to get some suggestions from current and past students on housing. What is the average rent I should be paying over there? I'm looking for a 1br apt. Any leads?

    I'm probably going to just fly over and use a bicycle or walk to class. Driving across the country will be about $500. A transport looks to be around $1,000.

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    I don't know about the exact price because I'm not an expert on that area but I would recommend you use Craigslist to find a price range and available places near your school. That is what / how I found my place to live when I had to move across country for a job.

    And that is a smart move not moving / transporting to school now because you might have to use that money to move to where the job is once you get out of STEP if no one around where you live is hiring. It cost me around $1500 to move 2000 miles with a truck and a trailer with my car on it.

    Good luck.

    PS. Looking for a single room for rent would be a lot cheaper than a whole 1br apt.

    I dunno nothin bout no cars...


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    When i was there in 2007 i paid $400/mo for a room in a house that the owner rented out to only MSAT students (my roommates were Audi). it was a really nice house, fully furnished with a sweet pool........... but it's been a while and i don't remember a thing about who to contact for it...

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    Great! When do you start?

    People pay an average of $500 or so a month. There are a few apt. complexes within bike distance.

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    I start in July.

    I'm going to be done here in Exton next month. There's a harbor freight nearby that sells tool boxes. I was thinking of picking one up before I go back to NY.

    Does a step student entering a dealership usually start out with service cart?

    http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-to...art-95272.html

    http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-to...net-68784.html

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    personally i would avoid HF and search craigslist

    also check with your tool truck guys trying to offload used boxes/carts

    i picked up a sweet cart from my snapon guy for $150

    If I was making a choice between tool box and cart to start out... i would definetly get a kick ass tool cart... i.e. snapon, matco, mac. You can store more tools in there than you can afford when you are starting out... and move it to where you are working. By the way... no rush yet as you still have to go through step... so it gives you time to check CL and Fleabay

    that being said... everyone has budget constraints... and if you want to get the HF ones... at least pick yourself up this months car and driver magazine... there is a coupon for the hf cart in there for 150... maybe the cab as well... car and driver usually have the best hf coupons

    but my opinion... go for quality

    just to show you how much stuff a tool cart will hold

    check out this blue one:

    http://garagejournal.com/forum/showt...t=cart&page=29

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    just to show you how much stuff a tool cart will hold

    check out this blue one:

    http://garagejournal.com/forum/showt...t=cart&page=29

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    Yeah, I heard them saying something about another STEP class starting in July... I wonder how that is going to work. We are going to have 2 STEP classes, one FastTrack class, and one lab. There are only 2 classrooms... Im interested to see how it works out.

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