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Old 08-21-2014, 08:39 PM   #141
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I love my truck but a van is the right tool for the job.
I'm picking one up tomorrow.
Booked in for lettering on Wednesday next week.
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:53 PM   #142
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Excuse the crappy video...here is our van. We do similar to Spencer and have larger tools and totes that get loaded depending in the job. We also have an 18' covered trailer for larger jobs and new builds. This does 85% of what we need.

Van Organization: http://youtu.be/THQ97K5__vY
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Now if I can get this model then I may just jump from the trailer and truck combo.

That thing with my logo down the side would look badass lol

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man, not a ford fan, and not a van fan.....but DAYUM!!!! I like that thing
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I love my truck but a van is the right tool for the job. I'm picking one up tomorrow. Booked in for lettering on Wednesday next week.
Post some photos when it's hooked up .
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Excuse the crappy video...here is our van. We do similar to Spencer and have larger tools and totes that get loaded depending in the job. We also have an 18' covered trailer for larger jobs and new builds. This does 85% of what we need. Van Organization: http://youtu.be/THQ97K5__vY
Great video on your van organization .
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man, not a ford fan, and not a van fan.....but DAYUM!!!! I like that thing
Thanks!! I really enjoy working out of it. Customers have came up and looked in and said they are impressed also.
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Van is here
More pics in the work truck/ work van thread
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I like my truck.

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We now have three set ups.

Truck with 8' box, contractors cap, lader racks, slide out ezcargo bed.
We have found it to be ok but could be better set up.
Space is so limited you can haul tools or material but tough to haul both.
Also this is reg cab truck 3 men max, usually only 2

The van regular length GMC 2500 with roof rack and pre fab steel shelve.
Has the same issue as the truck but more space. Custom shelves are the best but I needed this van up and running and time was a factor. Also not sure which of the guys will have the van daily.
2 men only in this ride

Truck with trailer extend cab 6.5 box with fibre glass cap and rack.
Trailer is 14x7 tandem. Garbage goes in the truck, tools and material are in the trailer. This is by far the best set up for work.
The down side is traffic and parking on city jobs and the fuel costs are near double the other two.
I can get 6 guys in the truck but mostly 3 to 4.

Our next will be another van as I think this is the best set up all things considered.
Hope this can help the OP make a choice.
Some great set ups in this thread.
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I like my truck.
That's a pretty slick setup but wouldn't a cargo van offer much more cubic area and the ability to crawl inside if needed.
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Still got to go with van.
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Excuse the crappy video...here is our van. We do similar to Spencer and have larger tools and totes that get loaded depending in the job. We also have an 18' covered trailer for larger jobs and new builds. This does 85% of what we need.

Van Organization: http://youtu.be/THQ97K5__vY
Great video
Thank you sharing

Between you and Spencer.. I don't know...You guys sure take organized to a higher level

Very nice

Also, I really know it's not easy keeping it that organized. Your efforts are surely recognized!
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When I'm done for the day I just throw my tools in back and shut the doors.
When I get home I have my granddaughter put stuff away, you can't beat that system!!
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When I'm done for the day I just throw my tools in back and shut the doors.
When I get home I have my granddaughter put stuff away, you can't beat that system!!
She works for you?
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She's 6 so she does whatever pop needs done.

Cleaning the shop has never been so easy!!
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She's 6 so she does whatever pop needs done.

Cleaning the shop has never been so easy!!


Works great.
My kids are 6 and 3. They helped me load all my screw containers for the new van on Friday night. Quality time and production can't beat it.
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All my girls worked for me when they we're little, so when they got a real job they'd bust their ass and know what it's like too have too really work!

The payoff is when your 26 yo introduces you too her boss and says I did a great job raising and teaching my kid work ethics!
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That's a pretty slick setup but wouldn't a cargo van offer much more cubic area and the ability to crawl inside if needed.

Thanks. I've had both over the yrs and prefer a truck now. The top is the cats meow.

I never climb in the back. I have a pole with hook.

Vans are great too.
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Just bought this gem. I've worked out of a cargo van for the last 6 years. And out of my f250 for about 6 months. The van was awesome and I hated working out of the truck. But this utility body van is tits. I can't believe I didn't buy one of these years ago. Being able to have all my saws and big items inside and accessing all my smaller tools from the outside is the best. Makes me much more efficient.
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I have both. Like the truck a little more if materials are already there. The van isn't organized yet. But bought it for $600. With shelves. The van is a little bit of a pain to get tools in and out since you have to jump and duck to go in and get them. But better for keeping things dry. Crack heads target cargo vans here though. But the truck locked up doesn't draw as much attention. And people remember me for the big red truck when looking at projects.
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