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Old 03-25-2014, 12:00 AM
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Irrigation repair Van setup

I am looking for a Van to set up as our irrigation or sprinkler repair vehicle. We have been using a box truck and I am hoping to save on gas by using a van.

I would love some pictures and suggestions of how your set up your van.

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Old 03-25-2014, 07:49 AM
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My E250's only get about 9 - 10 MPG, you won't save much fuel...
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:02 AM
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My E250's only get about 9 - 10 MPG, you won't save much fuel...
yep, that's what the one I used to use got.
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Old 03-25-2014, 02:39 PM
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put a cap on a Saipa, and you can get 40 mpg, and haul a roll of funny pipe and a bag of shrubblers
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:53 PM
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And employ Indians while unemployed Americans starve. Great idea.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:33 PM
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And employ Indians while unemployed Americans starve. Great idea.
I am all for buying American when an American company offers a product I want or need. But American car companies have been making vehicles that they wanted to build not ones the people wanted (full size trucks aside). The big three are now importing these small vans with diesel engines from their euro divisions and rebadging them. They have been available in Europe for decades. Ford has finally retired the Last generation of E series vans after about a 25 year run with no major changes. The replacement looks cool


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Old 03-26-2014, 07:19 AM
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I am all for buying American when an American company offers a product I want or need. But American car companies have been making vehicles that they wanted to build not ones the people wanted (full size trucks aside). The big three are now importing these small vans with diesel engines from their euro divisions and rebadging them. They have been available in Europe for decades. Ford has finally retired the Last generation of E series vans after about a 25 year run with no major changes. The replacement looks cool


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They build what people buy. If GM 's marketing division proved the American worker wanted a truck that would blow them on their way to work , they would sell one.
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:39 PM
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They build what people buy. If GM 's marketing division proved the American worker wanted a truck that would blow them on their way to work , they would sell one.
I've been a ford guy but I'd consider changing my opinion with options like that.
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:09 PM
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we bought a transit last year, will probably get another one this year.
my guys love them. your not a rolling warehouse, but if you don't stock every manufacturer, and are a little creative, they work.
ours are stocked 1"-2" poly and PVC. they can hold a few days worth of stock.
ill get pics later, it's due for a spring cleaning this week.
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:19 PM
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we bought a transit last year, will probably get another one this year.
my guys love them. your not a rolling warehouse, but if you don't stock every manufacturer, and are a little creative, they work.
ours are stocked 1"-2" poly and PVC. they can hold a few days worth of stock.
ill get pics later, it's due for a spring cleaning this week.
GM has a small van like the Transit coming out either late this year or early next year. No word yet on MPG though but with a 2.0L I4 I'm guessing it gets pretty decent mileage.

http://www.chevrolet.com/city-express-small-van.html
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