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Old 12-24-2002, 02:35 PM
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There's no reason why solo ops shouldn't be working out of a van for reasons mentioned above. Security,weather issues,ease of turning around, etccc. I've been using a van for 16 years.
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Old 12-24-2002, 03:05 PM
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I found this one on ebay.It is what I want exactly except maybe a chevy instead.
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Old 12-25-2002, 12:16 AM
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I just sold my Ranger that I was using to pull my trailer and I too am considering a cargo 1 ton van to pull my trailer with and also be able to store tools etc inside. I know that I am going to have something because I hate putting tools and hand held equip in my 2001 Expedition. Not to mention being dirty as all outdoors getting in my family transportation.
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Old 12-25-2002, 10:21 AM
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With a van you could attach a Jungle Jim timmer and blower rack on the outside?

Attach it like a Bike rack on the front by the hood?

If I keep up with this I'll be riding a bicycle with a wagon behind it!
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Old 12-25-2002, 07:13 PM
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Naw, if you put all your stuff on the outside, what point would there be in having a van at all? The whole point here was to get all your stuff inside out of the elements. And away from those prying fingers........



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Old 05-31-2011, 10:27 PM
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I currently use a 1983 1ton cargo van with a ladder rack for landscaping, pressurewashing, home improvements, etc. I can fit a riding mower, 2 push mowers, a weedeater, brooms, shovels, rakes, bags of grass and more inside with a 3rd person in the back. Another advantage to a cargo van is you don't have to unload when your done, you simply lock it up and leave it. I have access to both a dump trailer and utility trailer which have both worked well. I like the idea of having a truck, but I don't see any advantages. When I wake up I go out to my van and go to the job. There no loading required. If i need multch i hook up the trailer. It's much easier to do multching jobs with a dump trailer than a truck
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if you get a cargo van, always do a full scan around the xterior before you drive, especially if it's dirty. Because somebody could write "FREE CANDY" in the dust!
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Anybody realize this thread is 10 years old?
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Anybody realize this thread is 10 years old?
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:18 PM
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so what ...lets see some updates ,who went with cubes and vans

We actually started using cubes last year ourselves asnd its absolutely the best money we ever spent.
we haul 2 -60'' ztrs in a 14'
and in our 10' box we haul a 48'' walker and 2 push mowers
we also do all of our fert and squirt in a 10' truck
for people considering a box go as wide as you can ,there is nothing better then kissing a wall every time you step off the mowers.

lets see pics
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