Old 06-26-2014, 09:18 PM
garciajj612 garciajj612 is offline
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Your opinion on vehicle for service work?

What type of truck or van do you guys prefer to use for service work and why?
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:49 AM
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Maybe the Low-VOC cement and primers might have changed conditions, but there might still be good reasons (spelled O-S-H-A) to not have those items occupying the same airspace as the service vehicle occupants.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:03 AM
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A few threads over the last few years
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:54 PM
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We use Ford Ecoo-Line 150 vans, we ony do service work, we have a full shelving and drawer system inside and that works very well for us.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:58 AM
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I like Chevy Astro Vans. Unfortunately GM quit making them in 2005. It figures.
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:59 PM
koster_irrigation koster_irrigation is offline
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We're still using service body trucks.

Crew cabs for the install crews
and Extended Cabs for service guys.
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:33 PM
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i have a utility body, one of my service techs drives a van with a service body, the other one drives a transit.
they all have they advantages and disadvantages. i like the truck because its more quiet. the van can hold more stuff, and the transit had very good gas mileage.
think about what you need the vehicle to do and outfit accordingly.
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:01 PM
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Cadillac Escalade. It handles better and gets better mileage than a van. Solvents go in a converted cooler that seals them up quite nicely.
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