Anyone working out of a full size van?Posted by JimmySperdute on July 19, 2019 at 11:19 pm
We have 2 full size vans we are working out of and I??m looking for ideas on how to set it up. I had a set of boxes I built and when I removed them to haul some things for my daughter I couldn??t believe how heavy they were and how much stuff I had.
Looking for some ideas and or pictures.
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- MemberJuly 20, 2019 at 12:01 am
With a little thought you could put some kitchen cabinets and counter in theee with some shelves above it.
- MemberJuly 20, 2019 at 12:24 am
yup on my 3rd ford e350 extended van since 2002 best value for the money. Way cheaper than a pickup with plenty of room, seats 7. pm me and i will send some pics
- MemberJuly 20, 2019 at 4:11 am
my boss had an HVAC guy build a box out of thin sheet metal. im operating out of a tahoe right now.
- MemberJuly 20, 2019 at 3:49 pm
Out of all the vehicles I’ve worked out of; a van is my favorite. You can stand up in it, well, maybe a little hunched over; you can get to just about anything you need and they hold a lot of gear.
The downside is traction. For some reason, it doesn’t like to get around in soft soil, sand, or mud. Just don’t drive it into bad spots. Get a heavy duty van and pull a trailer with a quad…I hope everyone has a great day; I know I will!
- MemberJuly 20, 2019 at 5:23 pm
If a van fit what I do, I would look at one I could stand up in.
When I was in the service I had an M577 command track. 13 tons, generator, 3 radios, furnace and two drafting tables that folded away. It had a tent extension that slept 5 of us even with the card table up. Probably a bit of overkill now, but a lot of ideas would carry over…
- MemberJuly 20, 2019 at 8:03 pm
We were in Korea. First winter we had 19 days where it didn’t come up to zero. The second winter got cold. Plotting targets and computing firing data is really hard with mittens on..
- MemberJuly 22, 2019 at 2:30 pm
I used a van for a while at the last place I worked. The only thing I really liked about it was that you could put the rod inside without collapsing it. Since there’s no cab between you and the equipment and the things are basically a giant tin can, the racket from rebar, paint cans, and everything else rattling everywhere you drive is something to get used to. I didn’t have 4WD on the van I was using and it got stuck somewhat easy even in perfectly dry conditions. Anyway, personally I’d never use a van again if I had a choice in the matter.
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