Box truck and vehicle wrap?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by kyfireman2004, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. Does anyone run a Isuzu or something like that with a box truck to mow out of. Something like what bass landscaping runs?
    Do you have a full vehicle wrap( not just vehicle lettering) on it?
    I ran into a chimney sweeper today with a full wrap on a ford van. He said it was amazing what kind of response he has received from the wrap.
    I was just wondering if anyone on here has the same set up?
    How it is working for you ? Do you like the the box truck set up?
    I really think it would be great. I live in a cookie cutter so called house with really no storage. I figured it would be a great way to store my equipment and get free advertisement to boot. I was hoping to leave the truck at a busy commercial business too.........Maybe give them a discount or free cuts to part the truck there.
  2. gavin478

    gavin478 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    Yeah that would be great. . . . . .until someone calls the zoning board over you operating a business out of your house and parking a commercial vehicle there. I know my neighbors would be Pizzed
  3. swingset

    swingset LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    Reason #352 not to live in the city. :usflag:
  4. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hmm... I run my business out of my house, perhaps the law there is different.
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    Most municiple codes have ordinances in residential zones about commercial vehicles of a certain size/weight. Commercial vehicles of any type are generally not allowed, especially if the look like a commercial vehicle (Lettering).

    They also have sign ordinances in which most cases this doesnt apply to a lettered vehicle which is why you see these on the sides of road (Technically its only a parked vehicle) Now if you park this vehicle in your neighborhood you are likely to get a violation. Check your local municiple codes before you do something like this...I would hate to see you have to rent a place to park after you have purchased a vehicle.
  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Perhaps nobody has reported you yet, or you dont live in a subdivision? The laws vary from state to state and from city to county.
  7. I was planning on parking the truck at a commercial business ........retail store that is located at new mall area. I wanted to get exposure from it in return give them a free cut or at least a discounted one. Lexington is known for its race horses. The people that run the trucks that ship the horses for breeding in the area sell advertising on the side of there box trucks.
  8. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,286

    just because you live in the city doesnt make you immune from being able to run a business out of your house.

    Most neighborhoods have restrictive covenants. I live in the county but live in a neighborhoods with covenants. No business shall be run from a house.

    STRINGALATION LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 777

    i like the idea of working out of a box the i dea for me came from some real cheap m.s.d. trucks 1300 i figured i can landscape and cut out of there.
    i find myself impressed with the wraps as well
  10. weeble67

    weeble67 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 286

    I am with you on liking the idea of the Isuzu styled box truck. I have thought about it alot here recently what with my truck getting up there on miles. The advertising would have to be great. It's a real attention getter. Not to mention the convenience of keeping everything on board and out of the weather.

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