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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, 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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Old 03-25-2014, 06:55 PM
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I really like the looks of the Transit my only problem with them is that it's all PVC in my area so we need to carry at least a bundle of 1/2", 3/4" and 1" and a couple of sticks of Sch 40 3/4" and 1" with at least a stick each of 1.25", 1.5" and 2" as well. I just can't figure out how to put 20' sticks of pipe on a Transit. It doesn't take up much space (I have almost all of it inside a piece of 6" pipe on the ladder rack), it's just the length.

I'd like to get one of the diesel Sprinters and give that a try but I have a buddy that had a fleet of them and he was constantly rebuilding turbos, so that scared me off of them.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:42 PM
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No way that little thing would work for me. Maybe a salesman.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:48 PM
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20 footers might be a little dicey.
In poly land, we can just carry a few pieces, usually cut in half.
the install quantities get delivered.

here's a shot of my guy loading down some 4" SDR pipe, 14'ers.

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