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Old 03-08-2018, 10:04 AM   #41
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When you have to carry 20+ boxes of cat6 and coax. A trailer is going to be nice.

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Old 03-08-2018, 10:13 AM   #42
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What!??

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Lmao. When you have steal doors with reinforced concrete for walls.. Everyone gets their own wireless access point.

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Is that what they call a service loop in America?

I take it that's not the finished run.

Just busting your chops

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Old 03-08-2018, 02:19 PM   #44
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Is that what they call a service loop in America?

I take it that's not the finished run.

Just busting your chops

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Lol yeah this is not done.. Going to be done sometime in June.

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When you have to carry 20+ boxes of cat6 and coax. A trailer is going to be nice.

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Those I just have delivered to the jobsite, heck I've had boxes of wire live on jobsite for years. It's the little residential jobs where you have 5 or 6 types of wire that it would be really nice to have substantial storage.

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Don't you find a trailer to be a huge pain in the ass when working in urban areas?

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Fortunately we don’t work in the city too often. When we do, finding parking is a bigger headache than the size of the trailer.


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Those I just have delivered to the jobsite, heck I've had boxes of wire live on jobsite for years. It's the little residential jobs where you have 5 or 6 types of wire that it would be really nice to have substantial storage.

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90percent of my work I have room for a trailer and yes having everything I need at one time is awesome.. The other 10% I markup my estimate to include the headache of having to deal with the trailer.

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90percent of my work I have room for a trailer and yes having everything I need at one time is awesome.. The other 10% I markup my estimate to include the headache of having to deal with the trailer.

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I'm still fighting with the best setup, my truck and cap is too damn small.

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I'm still fighting with the best setup, my truck and cap is too damn small.

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In all honestly I don't regret my decision one bit in buying the trailer over a Ford transit t350. Though I am getting more non data work each week so having space is going to be great. If all I was doing was running cat5e and coax all day, then I would just stick with a van with a ladder rack.

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In all honestly I don't regret my decision one bit in buying the trailer over a Ford transit t350. Though I am getting more non data work each week so having space is going to be great. If all I was doing was running cat5e and coax all day, then I would just stick with a van with a ladder rack.

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What type of work are you doing these days? I still do lots of data.

I've worked out of everything from a 14' cube van to a Honda Element... But I couldn't do a trailer.

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What type of work are you doing these days? I still do lots of data.

I've worked out of everything from a 14' cube van to a Honda Element... But I couldn't do a trailer.

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A lot of handyman work mixed in with data and being a Directv retailer. I get the "what else do you do?" question a lot from my customers. A lot of drywall repairs and basic electrical.

Serial 14' cube van would be nice.

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I'd like to get myself a little 10ft box truck like the little u haul ones with the single rear axle.

Big enough to house everything small enough to go where I need it

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Increasing my inventory for the final build out.

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Just a quick update on how I have it layed out. It's really a dream to work out of it. I installed one set of Dewalt toughsystem racks and installed a 2nd toolbox. It's gettingess cluttered but still have work to do.

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Just a quick update on how I have it layed out. It's really a dream to work out of it. I installed one set of Dewalt toughsystem racks and installed a 2nd toolbox. It's gettingess cluttered but still have work to do.

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Looking good! But where does the wire go?

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Looking good! But where does the wire go?

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Goes in the v right now I'll post a picture when I can

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Nice, when I used a cube van basically one half of it was just boxes of wire on shelves. Seems like we can never have enough wire on hand.
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Makes me wish I had somewhere to park a trailer

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Nice, when I used a cube van basically one half of it was just boxes of wire on shelves. Seems like we can never have enough wire on hand.
Yeah. It's so damn convenient to just have what I need when I need it. Wire in specific. There was times when u was like, damn if I only I had that roll of flooded cat5.. Ect now I don't have that problem.

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Nice, when I used a cube van basically one half of it was just boxes of wire on shelves. Seems like we can never have enough wire on hand.
Here is current wire setup. Plenty of room for boxes and boxes of whatever I need.

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