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Old 04-09-2019, 10:34 PM   #1741
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Always abundant carts at my HD stores.
Wish I could say the same. I think everyone puts them in their trailers to move material at the job or shop.

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Old 04-09-2019, 11:24 PM   #1742
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Always abundant carts at my HD stores.
That's just cause these chuckleheads don't go to your store...
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I hate buying lumber anywhere where I have to load it up on a cart and push it through a cash. Drive through yard is the only way to fly...or have it delivered...

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Old 04-11-2019, 12:30 AM   #1744
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I hate buying lumber anywhere where I have to load it up on a cart and push it through a cash. Drive through yard is the only way to fly...or have it delivered...

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I prefer that as well.

Same price, but a savings of 40 minutes and 15 miles.

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Old 04-14-2019, 08:29 PM   #1745
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Here’s my van set up so far, need to find a way to hold tape rolls

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Old 04-14-2019, 11:19 PM   #1746
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I hold tape a couple of ways.

Plywood base, 1” hole in the middle. 3/4” PVC in the hole, 10” high. Like a paper towel holder.

On a shelf, I’ll sink a timberlok lag an inch deep, leaving 5 or 7” to put rolls of tape over. It could go horizontally as well.


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A couple new additions:

1/2” pipe flange, nipples, and elbows make a u shaped rack for the caulk guns. I did not want them to hang straight down and swing.

- Those motion sensor lights are great, only coming on at night. They only stay on 20 seconds, and the batteries last a long time.



Flexvolt battery covers make handy battery holsters. The multi tool shaves off the red plastic so the batteries slide in but don’t latch.



This is old, but gold. I like the trashcan in the back for trashing out debris. I’m happy to say the plywood cut out works great. Even a trip down the freeway with an open door didn’t end with a mishap.


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I'm done with this van... I've got too much crap to pack around weekly.
There's a decommissioned ambulance available less than an hour away from me for $6500cdn. They usually sit for a while so I'm going to start saving for it.
I've just simply outgrown a van.

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You might find some room if you build out the door panels.

Shelving that fits your modular storage better helps too.




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You might find some room if you build out the door panels.

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I've considered building out the rear door panels, but occasionally I have to haul materials between 8'-10'....and it leaves me very little room for expansion at the end.
I'm going to reconfigure my shelving to accommodate one to two more of the Husky Connect system... But after that I'm pretty much maxed out until I build some type of storage space at home.

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I'm done with this van... I've got too much crap to pack around weekly.
There's a decommissioned ambulance available less than an hour away from me for $6500cdn. They usually sit for a while so I'm going to start saving for it.
I've just simply outgrown a van.

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It looks functional but there's always room for refinement. I always look to overanalyze's van setup for inspiration I don't think I'll ever get there but it's a nice goal.
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:47 PM   #1752
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It's not always clean...
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:48 PM   #1753
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You sure?

That's what mine looks like clean.

Asever, I see you also enjoy the end of week clean-out-the-truck beer. Nothing finer than a warm sunny Friday afternoon drinking in your own driveway.
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You sure?

That's what mine looks like clean.

Im a bricklayer

Thats what i would called “freshly detailed!”

Haha

Actually I call a vacuuming and wiping the dust off the gauges so i can read them a quality detail!



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Finally getting my trailer set up. Criticism welcome (but not too much, I have feelings)
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But ya gotta love the guys that pull up under the canopy at blowes just to grab a piece of osb. While I'm lugging 12 buckets out to the parking lot . They have new trucks see!! I don't. I guess that's the jist. .. if you look pretty ? You park where you want ?
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Short box problems, but she does get the job done Loving the job box, working out the kinks daily. I could use a ladder rack at the very least, but I'm thinking of trading for an 8' box hopefully in the not too distant future.

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I ran a short bed for years. 91 Chevy 3/4 ton.
I also was a full time vinyl sider. No rack for a long time.

You should have seen me with 5 or 6 boxes of siding, 24 foot extension ladder, 10 foot step, 6 foot step, saw horses and my brake, plus 3 or 4 boxes of coil.

It was a bit Beverly Hillbillies.

Then when I also was carting windows...

Then at the end of the job, dragging all the boxes and scrap home, plus the equiptment.

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I don't think I could gain back to a pick up after having a box truck.

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Just got this to turn into my work vehicle. Going to do a 3-slide set up with a cabinet at the slide door that will be on hinges to pivot against the bulkhead. First thing I did was drop it off at the stereo shop to install an apple CarPlay unit and rear view monitor with camera that stays on at all times to see what’s behind me while cruising down the road.



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