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Old 07-15-2009, 11:46 PM   #241
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It looks like it has seat belts??
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:20 AM   #242
 
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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.




Is that a Platinum Edition F-150? Paradise had one, I felt faint when I saw the sticker.
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:21 AM   #243
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that is such a nice truck. I want one.
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:45 AM   #244
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that 09 F150 with the 6.5 ft bed is beautiful..... very nice trailer too..what kind is it?
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:35 AM   #245
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Hey thanks fella's, yeah the truck is Platinum and got a really good deal on the truck. Trailer is a Carmate contractors edition 7x14. They do make a nice trailer but they aint cheap. Paid a little more than i really wanted to but im well impressed with it.
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looks like the bed is dipping a bit. Should have went with the HD or Super Duty. I had a 1/2 ton pulling 8.5x16 trailer. Within the year i had no breaks on truck, suspension was going, etc.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:51 PM   #248
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Trying to save money on the lettering?
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:56 PM   #249
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Every contractor in America had a pair of those magnetic signs when starting out it is a right of passage.
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Every contractor in America had a pair of those magnetic signs when starting out it is a right of passage.
I've got some for the doors on my truck. They were $90 for probably half the size of those. Those were what? $150 maybe?

You probably could have got both sides lettered for under $300

However, grats on the van and the business. Sure it feels good to have nobody to answer to
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looks like the bed is dipping a bit. Should have went with the HD or Super Duty. I had a 1/2 ton pulling 8.5x16 trailer. Within the year i had no breaks on truck, suspension was going, etc.
I got the setup with the extra rear leaf to cope with the extra weight. I have about 800lbs on the tounge and the truck drops by about an inch when im on flat ground. Im on a slope in that pic and the trailer is on flat ground compaired to where the truck is. I also have the Ford TBC so i dont cause any ware and tear to my truck brakes. The trailer is prob causeing me to have less ware on my truck breaks because i can feel the trailer slow me down more than my truck brakes. The anti sway control and TBC work great together also. I have had about 1500lb in the bed upto yet and it does sag a little more than in that picture but so far it's been a great truck to tow with. The new 6 speed make it a lot nicer to travel with also.
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BCConstruction, Love what you did with the interior of the trailer. Very organized. Looks like a mobile shop with room to carry extra cargo. That is a balance that is hard to achieve sometimes.

Well done!
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Cheers JSB, I did take a few weeks to plan the layout and where to put everything. I have 3 of the 40 gallon stanley boxes for tools witout boxes and a few pull out draws for the stanley flip top boxes. It did work out better than i expected as it still feels like there lot of room in there to move around and store materials.
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Here is my truck that I picked up last week. I ordered it in May as there was no way I was going to find a Cutaway equipped the way I wanted it in the Chassis pool.

The pics of the business end are after the first day of getting it on the road, its basically finished now and organized, I don't want to take any pics of it as its filled with junk from a job today.

Checked the mileage today and it was 11.1 which is better than I expected.





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looks nice..goodluck parking in a city multi-level parking lot.
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:56 AM   #257
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JSB - your van is too shiny, that just ain't right.
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JSB - your van is too shiny, that just ain't right.
It's not so much the outside, that interior is WAY too clean. Where's the mud and paperwork?
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It's not so much the outside, that interior is WAY too clean. Where's the mud and paperwork?
Well...
In the pics it was only one day old and had not been on a job yet.
Its plenty dirty now
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Here's my work rig...
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