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Old 09-19-2015, 03:34 PM   #1381
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Nothing fancy, but it gets me and my tools to and from the job sites.
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Old 09-19-2015, 03:54 PM   #1382
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Nothing fancy, but it gets me and my tools to and from the job sites.
Doesn't have to be fancy.
That's a clean set up, and I'd bet it works just fine for you. I'd like that setup myself because mine screams "Chuck with a truck".
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Old 09-19-2015, 06:24 PM   #1383
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Lol the Chuck Wagon. Got the trailer couple of months ago. Not sure how i used to function without one.
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New 8' 6"x24' flat bed for hauling rebar and forms .. It's biggggPost your work truck/van thread-imageuploadedbycontractortalk1442710943.070060.jpg
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Current truck 2000 Silverado 2500 with 91k on it, bought it last July with 65k and its been great, although loves to guzzle gas. Did a lot of work to it. Looking at getting a utility cap with a ladder rack and side doors, bought this one cheap for winter but real love the convenience until I have to pick up lumber and the beds full of tools. I've been working on getting more side work lately so it will come in handy. Picture from this weekend when I moved the bosses trailer so we could strip his roof to build a dormer

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Looks like that new Ford cutaway has easy engine access!
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Looks like that new Ford cutaway has easy engine access!
I wouldn't go as far to say EASY but at least since they still used the single turbo 6.0 in 2010, access through the dog box is just enough to get at it.

A lot better than my F350 6.4 as far as getting to maintenance areas.

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I swear one day I am going to get someone to make me some custom shelves like spencer has. I am tired of my tools and crap being all over the floor.
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Dude, do you not have shelves at all?

There's usually $100 sets on craigslist. At least get most of your stuff out of the aisle.
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How long is the box? We pull a trailer nearly every day, have been thinking about one of these instead. Thinking it would be easier to get to some sites.
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How long is the box? We pull a trailer nearly every day, have been thinking about one of these instead. Thinking it would be easier to get to some sites.
14'. We have a 20' box trailer as well that we leave on site but the truck definitely gets more use. It is defiantly more convenient taking to the city than towing a trailer.

Keep your eyes out on Craigslist, I picked this one up for $7500.

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My work truck is an 2012 F550 with a 8'6"x12' flat bed 4 tool boxes and a heavy duty rack. Top boxes and rack can be removed with a forklift in about 10 mins. Even with the boxes and rack in place I can still carry around 1000 sq. ft of Symons forms and load the racks with lumber.
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2014 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel. I just cram everything in the bed and back seat for now. I'll be looking into getting a trailer next summer so I can stay a little more organized.

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2014 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel. I just cram everything in the bed and back seat for now. I'll be looking into getting a trailer next summer so I can stay a little more organized.

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How long is the box? We pull a trailer nearly every day, have been thinking about one of these instead. Thinking it would be easier to get to some sites.
When I see those I wonder how it is getting in and out of the back all the time? Would you use a ramp? Seems like it would tear up your knees going in and out over the coarse of a career.

I know I wonder sometimes taking the step down out of my trailer what seems like hundreds of times a day at times if I'm screwing my knees over.
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When I see those I wonder how it is getting in and out of the back all the time? Would you use a ramp? Seems like it would tear up your knees going in and out over the coarse of a career.



I know I wonder sometimes taking the step down out of my trailer what seems like hundreds of times a day at times if I'm screwing my knees over.

We have a cube van with roll up door, so it's a little lower than a regular box truck. The pain is on jobs that your not comfortable leaving the door open. It gets old rolling it up and down 100 times a day. I worked out of it for a few years before I moved up, and loved the space. Never worked out of a trailer, but with the cube you get the space of a trailer with the maneuverability and access of a truck. Not that it always matters in rural areas.
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We have a cube van with roll up door, so it's a little lower than a regular box truck. The pain is on jobs that your not comfortable leaving the door open. It gets old rolling it up and down 100 times a day. I worked out of it for a few years before I moved up, and loved the space. Never worked out of a trailer, but with the cube you get the space of a trailer with the maneuverability and access of a truck. Not that it always matters in rural areas.

I love the mobility aspect. Only reason I don't own a cube or transit type vehicle is that I couldn't justify the cost of one of those and my truck. So I moved to a truck and trailer for now.
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Yeah I've been following your set up. And I'd be in the same boat if I went out on my own. Ultimately, I'd like a cube with the outside compartments. That way there's less climbing in and out, only for the big tools.
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When I see those I wonder how it is getting in and out of the back all the time? Would you use a ramp? Seems like it would tear up your knees going in and out over the coarse of a career.

I know I wonder sometimes taking the step down out of my trailer what seems like hundreds of times a day at times if I'm screwing my knees over.
Probably just a step. Besides, I don't have to go to the truck to get parts anymore. I ruined my knees long ago.

Our trailer works great, just can't get to all of our customer's homes with it.

For the most part, we work at least 20 miles from a supplier or big box, so the more stock we can carry, the better.

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