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Old 07-10-2018, 09:30 PM   #1
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Someone smoked my 15 year old savanna and wrote it off so the boss bought me a brand new van and told me I could fitout the storage and accessories how I like from Expertec.ca. I think it'll be a brand new e350 or Express 2500.

My old van had a broke ass 4 post ladder rack we would used loomex to strap the ladders down to and custom made wooden shelves. I'm open to suggestions/regrets you guys may have.

I do 90% commercial tenant improvements with a smattering of resi and service.

So far all I know is I want one or those curved weatherguard quick clamp racks for ladders.

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Old 07-11-2018, 12:04 AM   #3
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Make sure to get a sliding weatherguard pakrat. I cant even imagine life without one. Lol

Depending the length of the new van. If its not 10 of cargo space then make sure the bulkhead is one with a cutout in the bottom so you can slide conduit straight in on the floor.

Weatherguard makes a wire spook holder for 500 thwn spools. Those are a must have!

Also an interior 4/6 ladder rack that holds one to the ceiling for quick removal.

On the ladder rack, get a 10 piece of schedule 40 6 conduit and a kit to put a bulkhead and an end cap on it. They come with a mount for the conduit too. Perfect for storing EMT.


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But all of this only after you get the fuzzy dice! Because as previously noted. Nothing else matters.


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Also an interior 4/6 ladder rack that holds one to the ceiling for quick removal.

Jet Rack, yes, I highly recommend the Jet Rack




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I'm not sure about the two you mention, but height would be my main interest.
So you can stand up in it and not have to bend over.
That would be the very most important feature. I hope he allows input on the vehicle as well as the trimmings.
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Ok so I have the van in the shop getting fitted out. I went with;

Ranger brand metal shelving with bins on both sides
Ranger 5020 locking tool drawer
Ranger 1525-FS quick clamp ladder rack
And of course the jet rack ladder mount which was surprisingly affordable at $85 bucks.
Weather guard conduit carrier

How do you guys store your benders in your vans? I had a bell end of 4 pvc in my last van Id sleeve it in but someone out there must have a better idea.


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Ok so I have the van in the shop getting fitted out. I went with;

Ranger brand metal shelving with bins on both sides
Ranger 5020 locking tool drawer
Ranger 1525-FS quick clamp ladder rack
And of course the jet rack ladder mount which was surprisingly affordable at $85 bucks.
Weather guard conduit carrier

How do you guys store your benders in your vans? I had a bell end of 4 pvc in my last van Id sleeve it in but someone out there must have a better idea.
I've stored benders stored 2 ways, I a piece of 4" pvc strapped to the shelving on the driver's rear side or bungee corded to the driver's side rear door with short pieces of capped 2" screwed to the bottom of the door to catch the handles.
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I lay my benders and sledge hammer inside of my pakrat drawer


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https://www.toolup.com/weatherguard-...MaAmGSEALw_wcB


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I’ve had two of the jet racks, two different brands, but even with the tall sprinter, I’d bang my head on them. They perform as advertised, but I took them out for more headroom.
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I went with the whole 'electrician package' from Ranger. I'm happy with all of it, though I think I might pass on the little wire rack if I were to do it again.
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Ive had two of the jet racks, two different brands, but even with the tall sprinter, Id bang my head on them. They perform as advertised, but I took them out for more headroom.
That's what I was worried about. I'm 6'3" so it can be tight already.. my apprentice is a 5'4" chinese girl so she'll be grabbing the material.

I'm also gonna add two strips of led tape light in aluminum channel on each side or the roof. I might look at an inverter.

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I went with the whole 'electrician package' from Ranger. I'm happy with all of it, though I think I might pass on the little wire rack if I were to do it again.
That's what I wanted but at 8 grand the boss said to tone it down.

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Ive had two of the jet racks, two different brands, but even with the tall sprinter, Id bang my head on them. They perform as advertised, but I took them out for more headroom.

I hear you, but in my case, absolutely nothing would piss me off more than that loose 6 footer in the back of the van.


I still have full headroom shelfside
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That's what I wanted but at 8 grand the boss said to tone it down.

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Just getting the van, let alone outfitting it to the tune of 8k, should give you a pretty good indication about how they feel about you as an employee.


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I hear you, but in my case, absolutely nothing would piss me off more than that loose 6 footer in the back of the van.


I still have full headroom shelfside
I like the ladder being offset like that.

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I hate the steel shelving. I have letting the guys spend a day or two building them out of wood. Way quieter, stronger and just layed out better. Just my opinion.

just don't forget the led lighting.
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I hear you, but in my case, absolutely nothing would piss me off more than that loose 6 footer in the back of the van.


I still have full headroom shelfside
That's a really good idea. I have my jet rack centered, but have to re-mount it since I used bolts and nuts to hold the strut to the channels above and they are pulling through the sheet metal. We bought the jet rack universal mounting plates that just showed up so I have to move mine anyway, and I think I'm gonna offset it.
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