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Enclosed trailer vs. Box van

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by amanda8950, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. amanda8950

    amanda8950 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    Taking $ out of the equation, what are the good and bad points that you guys have found either in use or have heard to setting up a box van to haul mowers,etc. out of vs. working out of a trailer ? I still have the open bed of a pick-up when I need mulch, stone or trees, but for what you may spend on a good enclosed trailer, I've seen box trucks that could be bought and set-up for the same $. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    I have an enclosed trailer now. If I could pull it off I would much rather have a box truck.
  3. Bruce's Lawn Service

    Bruce's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    imag0001.jpg :nono:Here are some pictures of my box van. Best investment I've made. Only cost $6000 used.





  4. amanda8950

    amanda8950 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    Are those ramps from discountramps.com ? How do they work for you ? That's a really nice truck and set up you have.
  5. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,512

    What kinda gas mileage do you get with that type of truck?
  6. troblandscape

    troblandscape Guest
    Posts: 0

    can you tell me what kind of ramps they are nad is that a 14 or 16ft. Box
  7. Grass-Masters

    Grass-Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 424

    I am curious where you can get those ramps as well.
  8. troblandscape

    troblandscape Guest
    Posts: 0

    Those ramps he has a from USAramps.com I researched his threads.
  9. Grass-Masters

    Grass-Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 424

    Thanks, I will go take a look at them.
  10. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,899

    Trailers don't break down, trucks do. I looked long and hard at boxed trucks. Couldn't find a crew cab box truck with a box of any size, or it was a giant furniture moving van. Trailers give you flexibility, trucks not so much. JMHO

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