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Old 05-14-2017, 04:06 PM   #81
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Don't overlook the fact that a high roof with ladders on top won't make it through a fast food drive through,


Keep it in perspective.


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Definitely something to remember or make sure your help remembers but not an issue for us. Not saying I don't ever eat fast food but we hardly ever went through the drive through in our company van.

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Been there done that. My old van would just fit through one lane at the bank, one time I went through a different lane and hit a light, brought down the drive through ceiling.
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For that reason i have the height written on my dash how tall my pickup truck is when i have scaffold stacked against the cab. This way i dont have to guesstimate. Nothing worse than sticking your head up out the window looking up as you are creeping forward in the drive through haha


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For that reason i have the height written on my dash how tall my pickup truck is when i have scaffold stacked against the cab. This way i dont have to guesstimate. Nothing worse than sticking your head up out the window looking up as you are creeping forward in the drive through haha


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I think it would be worse to back up after you've hit something.


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Note to self: put a note on the dash asking myself if I have a ratchet strapped the ladders down.


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Note to self: put a note on the dash asking myself if I have a ratchet strapped the ladders down.


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You will figure that one out when you get to the job without any ladders


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I guess everyone to his own but the promaster has to be one of the ugliest vehicles ever produced. I put it up in the hall of shame with the Pontiac Aztec. Who gives the go-ahead to such ugliness? Who would want to look at it every day? It doesn’t cost any more to design and style a pleasing and contemporary front face to these boxes on wheels.
I think they look awesome. Reminds me of the old Tempo Matadors or the DKWs from the old Country.
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Been there done that. My old van would just fit through one lane at the bank, one time I went through a different lane and hit a light, brought down the drive through ceiling.
Did you paint it back up for them?
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Yes I put the ceiling back up. It was made of tiles in a drop ceiling grid. I blocked off each lane and put them back up. Then I walked inside to see if they wanted to report the damage in anyway, they said thanks for putting it back up. I have been going into the bank ever since.

Writing down the vehicle height is fine, which I knew my height was 8'3" but the light was lower.
Also be sure the height is measured with the van empty.
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Alot of times they have the dummy bar hanging down before the actual canopy so hopefully you just hit that! lol


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Writing down the vehicle height is fine, which I knew my height was 8'3" but the light was lower.
Also be sure the height is measured with the van empty.


When the truck was totally empty i put one frame on there representing the highest it would possibly be.

I can never remember what the height was so i just wrote it down so i can look at it when i pull in. But actually it is more helpful when i have employees driving the truck




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