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pete scalia
10-07-2007, 02:00 PM
I'm spinning off a new dedicated lighting division spring 2008. I'm looking at trucks and I am seriously considering this one. What is your opinion?
Thank you. Pete

http://http://www.fl-sprinter.com/

carcrz
10-07-2007, 03:59 PM
link isn't any good.

Plant Buyer 83
10-07-2007, 04:53 PM
Just take out the double http://

http://www.fl-sprinter.com/



I've been seeing alot more of those around lately. Dodge ones on the beltway especially.

Have you priced any out yet??

pete scalia
10-07-2007, 09:02 PM
Just take out the double http://

http://www.fl-sprinter.com/



I've been seeing alot more of those around lately. Dodge ones on the beltway especially.

Have you priced any out yet??

40-45K equipped not stripped

JoeyD
10-07-2007, 09:49 PM
Sprinter's are really nice!!!

Chris J
10-08-2007, 12:09 AM
never mind....

klkanders
10-08-2007, 12:18 AM
hmmm 40-45k for it or maybe a new shop to park the old truck in?
decisions

bmwsmity
10-08-2007, 07:56 AM
I'm of the opinion that spending as little as possible on a vehicle is the best route...of course, while still having something that looks professional.

I believe there is a certain GVW that gives you better tax breaks as well (100% depreciation 1st year I think). I may be wrong, as tax laws change so much.

As for the truck itself, they're supposed to be awesome...great capacity and great longevity due to diesel engine. I mean, UPS uses them, so they must be decent to get the use those dudes give them. Just not sure if they're the best alternative for the money.

Firefly Lighting
10-08-2007, 07:19 PM
We use Izuzu NPR box trucks for my crews and they work great. You can buildout the inside and they run about 32K. The sprinters are nice but its a work truck and I would rather have the proven izuzu versus spending an extra 10-14K. Not to mention, the lower the overhead the better.

pete scalia
10-08-2007, 09:29 PM
I drove a Dodge one today. They want sticker and no negotiation. They claim the 08's aren't arriving till spring. they said alot of things. I'm gonna try another dealer and see what they say.

extlights
10-08-2007, 10:46 PM
I've seen a lot of them around and everyone says good things about it. For me, I still prefer the truck and trailer route.

Lite4
10-08-2007, 11:03 PM
After reading this thread I noticed a ton of them today. I like the looks of em. I was planning on buying a cargo trailer, but now am not sure. I like the idea of an enclosed van, all your parts are always with you without dragging a trailer behind. HMMM, I will have to give this some more thought.

pete scalia
10-09-2007, 12:09 AM
I've seen a lot of them around and everyone says good things about it. For me, I still prefer the truck and trailer route.

I can't trust my guys not to wrap the trailer around a tree. Plus parking is always an issue. I think the sprinter van is the way to go but i may expand my search into domestic brands too.

Eden Lights
10-09-2007, 12:24 AM
I always liked the sprinter vans, but I didn't get good vibe from the local dealers about after hours service and etc. to minimize down time for us small guys. I wanted one with the Hackney 14' body electrical package. Cost was about 50K all tricked out. I am still looking for the perfect lighting truck?

pete scalia
10-09-2007, 07:52 PM
I always liked the sprinter vans, but I didn't get good vibe from the local dealers about after hours service and etc. to minimize down time for us small guys. I wanted one with the Hackney 14' body electrical package. Cost was about 50K all tricked out. I am still looking for the perfect lighting truck?
me too but I'm not sure it exists.