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amanda8950
01-27-2007, 02:46 PM
Taking $ out of the equation, what are the good and bad points that you guys have found either in use or have heard to setting up a box van to haul mowers,etc. out of vs. working out of a trailer ? I still have the open bed of a pick-up when I need mulch, stone or trees, but for what you may spend on a good enclosed trailer, I've seen box trucks that could be bought and set-up for the same $. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

Eclipse
01-28-2007, 12:14 PM
I have an enclosed trailer now. If I could pull it off I would much rather have a box truck.

Bruce's Lawn Service
02-03-2007, 01:07 AM
72243:nono:Here are some pictures of my box van. Best investment I've made. Only cost $6000 used.

amanda8950
02-03-2007, 08:40 AM
Are those ramps from discountramps.com ? How do they work for you ? That's a really nice truck and set up you have.

GreenN'Clean
02-03-2007, 11:44 AM
What kinda gas mileage do you get with that type of truck?

troblandscape
02-03-2007, 01:53 PM
can you tell me what kind of ramps they are nad is that a 14 or 16ft. Box

Grass-Masters
02-03-2007, 02:30 PM
I am curious where you can get those ramps as well.

troblandscape
02-05-2007, 07:39 PM
Those ramps he has a from USAramps.com I researched his threads.

Grass-Masters
02-05-2007, 09:30 PM
Thanks, I will go take a look at them.

Az Gardener
02-06-2007, 01:47 AM
Trailers don't break down, trucks do. I looked long and hard at boxed trucks. Couldn't find a crew cab box truck with a box of any size, or it was a giant furniture moving van. Trailers give you flexibility, trucks not so much. JMHO