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Old 06-15-2009, 08:07 AM   #221
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Very nice katoman,
What is that long piece of equipment on the left side of your trailer, on top of your bench?
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'05 Chev 3/4 ton, 6x12 Haulmark trailer. The "I brake hard for wildlife" is because I do, and keeps the tailgaters off. Weathergaurd pull out drawers in van both side and rear, inverter, etc, etc.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:02 PM   #222
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Very nice katoman,
What is that long piece of equipment on the left side of your trailer, on top of your bench?
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Thanks Steve, that's my aluminum brake, an older model with the handle on the end. I primarily use it for capping windows and doors and the occassional siding job.
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Here is my 2004 E350. I'm in the market to upgrade, as I have a daughter now, and I need something else to haul her, my wife, the dog, and my toold when I go to work at the inlaws and suck. I like Renegade's crew 550, and am looking at something similar shown below.



Battery holder I made.



Insulated and carpeter the cage.



Drill holder.



Mobile office





The back







This is what I am contemplating.

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Looks nice SPARKY. Instead of a F550, whynot a dodge sprinter 3500 long wheelbase with mega roof?? Think you'd be much happier on your gas bills with a sprinter?
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Great job with that van! Excellent design. Will it fit in your garage with the ladders on top? They don't make a garage tall enough for my Sprinter.
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Here is my 2004 E350. I'm in the market to upgrade, as I have a daughter now, and I need something else to haul her, my wife, the dog, and my toold when I go to work at the inlaws and suck. I like Renegade's crew 550, and am looking at something similar shown below.



Battery holder I made.



Insulated and carpeter the cage.



Drill holder.



Mobile office





The back







This is what I am contemplating.

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Old 07-04-2009, 05:22 AM   #226
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Looks nice SPARKY. Instead of a F550, whynot a dodge sprinter 3500 long wheelbase with mega roof?? Think you'd be much happier on your gas bills with a sprinter?
The main reason is the sprinter won't tow. I cart around a John Deere 4210 with a backhoe attachment, and the Sprinter only has a towing cap of 5000 lbs.

edit: found a picture - trailer and machine > 5000lbs.



The second reason is that I want a crew cab for the family. My Mother-in-law owns a horse farm that seems to always need work, and my parents have a shore house that always needs work. The problem is that they are both an hour away from here, and they like to see their grand daughter as well as my dog for her to play with. Right now, we drive two vehicles, or I have to try to remember to put everything in the car that I need, and we both know that never happens.

Third is that I bring my daughter to daycare, and I can't turn the airbag off in the van without taking the dash apart and unplugging it.

Fourth is four wheel drive. I can't count the times I tried to get in some of my new construction jobs last winter, most of which were 300' driveways, and just went home. I'd rather stay and work. As much as it is not my responsibility to plow, I don't want to let someone else not doing their job to prevent me from doing mine. And walking to the end of the driveway to fetch stuff is worse than going home.

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Now THAT would be a sweet rig; diesel, 4wd, passenger seats, + mobile shop.

Let me guess: 48K new + 5K to set up = 53K

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The sticker on the cab and chassis only is 56k,add another 15k for the body I believe = 70ish.
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The sticker on the cab and chassis only is 56k,add another 15k for the body I believe = 70ish.
ouch.

Considering this set up is available on a van chassis with a sticker price of 38K....
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ouch.

Considering this set up is available on a van chassis with a sticker price of 38K....
but without a diesel, crewcab, leather, nav, 4x4, the payload of a F450, and the towing capacity. I am not sure if all that stuff is worth 32k more, but they are completely different animals.

I have toyed with the idea of a SRW crewcab 350, with a 8 or 9 foot aluminum reading body. It is a little cheaper, about 10k.
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The 4wd and the passenger seating are hard to come by on a van (although I have seen the Spartan Supreme set up with a rear bench seat).

I have a DRW 2005 Chevy with a 12K GWVR, 6L gas and the towing package. It seems to work fine; I will let you know what happens when it snows
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Streamlinegt, have you considered buying a crewcab truck and towing an enclosed trailer? This would be far cheaper, carry just as many if not more tools, trailer would be easier to get into for tools/supplies, no DOT#'s needed, tow whatever you need to and you could see what your towing without the utility bed. With the enclosed trailer you dont have to worry about snow or rain getting inside like having open doors on the utility bed. You can also just leave the trailer on site and have a much smoother ride home driving an empty truck. You did a nice job on your van, if you dont mind i will be using your idea for the battery holder.
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Streamlinegt, have you considered buying a crewcab truck and towing an enclosed trailer? This would be far cheaper, carry just as many if not more tools, trailer would be easier to get into for tools/supplies, no DOT#'s needed, tow whatever you need to and you could see what your towing without the utility bed. With the enclosed trailer you dont have to worry about snow or rain getting inside like having open doors on the utility bed. You can also just leave the trailer on site and have a much smoother ride home driving an empty truck. You did a nice job on your van, if you dont mind i will be using your idea for the battery holder.
THe problem with towing a trailer is that I mostly do service work, not new construction. I am on 3, sometimes 4 jobs a day. Towing a trailer would be a nuisence. I don't mind the van, here are just some times I hate climbing in and out to get things. Having a utility body seems to be more my style. I appreciate the comments.
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I guess your sticking point is 4x4. That's a large box you got on there, whynot just get a supercrew 4x4 with chasis body, then add a box..instead of box on truck bed?
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Very nice van, was wondering what kind of carpet are you using to wrap the holders with. Looks really thin.

Have an electrician buddy who has the service box on a 4x4 dodge diesel. Like you, he is in and out to the truck a lot and likes the side box set up.
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Just got our new van (new to us) lettered....

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You guys got some sweet setups . I come from UK so it's funny seeing some of these rigs. I went with a truck and trailer just so that i could still use the truck for personal use. Hard getting used to reverseing the trailer when i first got it but now i got it down to a T.





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[quote=StreamlineGT;714881]Here is my 2004 E350. I'm in the market to upgrade, as I have a daughter now, and I need something else to haul her, my wife, the dog, and my toold when I go to work at the inlaws and suck. I like Renegade's crew 550, and am looking at something similar shown below.




Hey Streamline,

I'm considering a new E350... how did you end up getting a finished headliner with lights option? I haven't seen anything like that for a cargovan on my dealers lot..is that a special order option?
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Here is my 2004 E350. I'm in the market to upgrade, as I have a daughter now, and I need something else to haul her, my wife, the dog, and my toold when I go to work at the inlaws and suck. I like Renegade's crew 550, and am looking at something similar shown below.




Hey Streamline,

I'm considering a new E350... how did you end up getting a finished headliner with lights option? I haven't seen anything like that for a cargovan on my dealers lot..is that a special order option?
The van was on the lot like this. It is an option that most dealers don't order. Not sure about for a new one. I have noticed Ford has cut back on available options lately.

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