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Offline BevTech

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Service Vans/trucks
« on: December 16, 2012, 09:41:22 PM »
Hi all. Haven't see a thread for service vans so thought I would create one. Post up some pics or even a short vid of your service ride and description. Be neat to see.
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Offline andersenappliance

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Re: Service Vans/trucks
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 04:23:40 PM »
Hey Bev,

Here is a good topic on this question.

Check out Wild Imagination's ride.  Pretty sweet.  Mine is an Astro Van.  I traded it for a used washer & dryer, then rebuilt the automatic tranny myself.  It's treated me good.

Many of the guys have pickups.  I have one too, for moving machines, but I'd have a hard time carrying parts & tools in it.

Offline Wedgeman55

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Re: Service Vans/trucks
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2012, 01:44:09 AM »
I use a 2006 GM minivan.   Just do service,  no moving of machines at this age with this body getting older.   I'll try to scare up a picture of the thing,  my digital camera took a crap for now.     I have parts cases with all the small parts,   and some bins with ignitors,  one with belts,  one with larger parts and one with misc.    System works good,  I know where everything is.     Good part is,  if I have to empty out van,  I can do it in about 10-15 minutes.  Say if I need repairs and need to use a car or other vehicle temporarily.    Or need the van for something else (Like wife buying stuff like trees, shrubs, blocks at LOWES or HOME DEPOT)
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Re: Service Vans/trucks
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2012, 07:33:30 AM »
Mine is ok.  Lots of room is what I wanted.  Those Fords and Chevys just wasn't making what I wanted.  Besides, a lot of new customers will actually come out to look at what kind of van I use to determine if I'm legit or not.  I think I'm legit enough.



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Re: Service Vans/trucks
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2012, 09:03:33 AM »
I would not mind having a SPRINTER van if I was in the biz  O0
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Re: Service Vans/trucks
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2012, 11:01:04 AM »
I might use my dads Saturn wagon when i start out on my own. Its going to take me a long time to save up for a truck or van... I'd like a chevy silverado with a work cab on the back. And use my flatbed trailer for hauling away old appliances.

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Re: Service Vans/trucks
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 02:18:11 AM »
I like the Sprinter.   Several Handymen I know have them and love them.   However,  I wouldn't be allowed to park that in my driveway where I live.    And I really don't need that much room,  the van I have is sufficient and gets pretty good mileage.   If I was hauling appliances and such,  I would probably love to have one.   Looks like a nice van.    On mine,  I have 4 magnetic signs which I can take off if I want.    Makes the van multipurpose.     
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Re: Service Vans/trucks
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2012, 04:12:37 AM »
I test drove the high top Nissan the other day. That's a lot of van. Was not really impressed. The ford transit van is going to be sold in the U.S. starting in 2013. I haven't decided on my new purchase.

Offline Tuco

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Re: Service Vans/trucks
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2012, 04:33:43 PM »
I still use carboard boxes and plastic tubs for parts out of my 4 door car with a trunk. I'm passively looking for a work van with bins. (AWD Astro van or something like that)

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Re: Service Vans/trucks
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2012, 11:48:48 PM »
  I have 4 magnetic signs which I can take off if I want.    Makes the van multipurpose.   

How are those working for you?

I've heard they'll fly off at speed, then you're out your sign.

 

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