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Old 02-09-2014, 10:57 PM
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Service/Install Vehicle Setups?

Hey guys, what are you currently using for your service/install vehicles? Do you run trucks, half ton, compact, or possibly vans? Also, what kind of storage bin setups do you have? Pictures would be awesome!
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:59 PM
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I'm sure you guys have trailers of some sort as well. Do you build bins in them to organize your parts? What would you do in the future if you could build one from scratch?
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:39 PM
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:58 AM
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This is my truck 5 years ago, its a bit cluttered now but you get the idea.


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Old 02-10-2014, 11:20 AM
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This is my truck 5 years ago, its a bit cluttered now but you get the idea.


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This is exactly what I was looking for! Being that you have use this setup for 5 now, are you happy with it? My reason for asking is I'm wondering how well a cargo van would work using bins inside it. There is one in town that I think I can get a pretty good deal on but don't want to waste the money if it won't be very easy to use.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:30 AM
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Do you mean like a small box truck? I like my setup it is good for service but doesn't hold enough for my average install which is why I bought an enclosed trailer. I personally hate vans. I don't like them because they are too easily cluttered and you have to climb over everything to get to your parts. But if you keep it neat I could work ok.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:59 PM
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Also, where do you get your cardboard bins from? I see you can get them online but didn't know if you had a place you would recommend?
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:58 PM
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Also, where do you get your cardboard bins from? I see you can get them online but didn't know if you had a place you would recommend?
Uline seems to have the best selection with decent prices. I found some cheaper but only had a few sizes and line is really fast at shipping.
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Do you mean like a small box truck? I like my setup it is good for service but doesn't hold enough for my average install which is why I bought an enclosed trailer. I personally hate vans. I don't like them because they are too easily cluttered and you have to climb over everything to get to your parts. But if you keep it neat I could work ok.
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We use vans and have nice shelves...always something to climb over though..also climbing inside is annoying throughout the day..
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:44 PM
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I use a couple of E250 vans. They work great, the shelves are big enough I can just cut the tops off my fitting and head boxes with a razorblade and put them right on the shelf. I prefer that to transferring parts from one box to another.

It does get cluttered if we're doing an install or major rework/addition but for just service, it's very easy to keep it clean. I've done a couple of installs where other than the pipe, I was able to do the entire job from van stock so it definitely holds a lot of material.
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