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Old 03-01-2015, 06:08 PM   #1
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For the last year straight, I've been trying to pull everything off my trailer that wasn't getting used. It was amazing how much stuff I took off, but it's even more amazing how much stuff is still on my shelves. Im at the point where I would be hard pressed to trim much more from this inventory.

Everything had to fit into in 1 of 3 categories. (1) daily use, (2) regular use, (3) got to have to make it out alive. The rest got thrown in my shed.

Still, it's a bunch of stuff. It's easy to envy the guys that drive around with one empty shelf in their van and some boxes & wire on the floor. Anybody else in the same boat?
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Old 03-01-2015, 06:14 PM   #2
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With the down turn in the economy, I built a spreadsheet of excess material that I've got sitting around and set it off to two other areas to see if they can burn it up.. Some of it is stuff I know I'll use, but the quantities are a little higher than I need.. There is still a certain percentage of it, that I'll keep on hand...
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I've got a pretty unique filing system
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I should have snapped a pic of the back of my van before i started hoeing it out today. It gave McClary a run for his money
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You might be the best electrician in the world but that's still pretty shameful.
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here's a picture of my trailer
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I'm going to spruce it up to haul solar panels
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Do you have a construction crew, and a service crew, or do your guys do it all?
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Looks like the supply house took a dump in the back of your van.
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Hey. That's on a good day. You guys have seen pictures of worse.
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For the last year straight, I've been trying to pull everything off my trailer that wasn't getting used. It was amazing how much stuff I took off, but it's even more amazing how much stuff is still on my shelves. Im at the point where I would be hard pressed to trim much more from this inventory.

Everything had to fit into in 1 of 3 categories. (1) daily use, (2) regular use, (3) got to have to make it out alive. The rest got thrown in my shed.

Still, it's a bunch of stuff. It's easy to envy the guys that drive around with one empty shelf in their van and some boxes & wire on the floor. Anybody else in the same boat?
I think you'd reach a point where it's more of a hassle to store or keep moving around. If I don't use it after a year or so, it gets thrown away.
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Mines not quite that full, but running a close second for clutter.
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Is that your construction/install van or service van.

I can understand a mess, It means you've been out making money. But I can NOT understand trying to do construction work and service work out of a vehicle like that.

I'm assuming you have 2 separate crews?
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How did you get a picture of my van?!?
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I usually go through my truck about 1-2 times a year. If I come across something I didn't use in the last year, it comes off the truck. So far it's been working for me. I remember when I first turned out, I had EVERYTHING in the shop on my truck. Now it's whittled down to the stuff I actually use.

I do a mix of new installs and service in ag, industrial, and commercial.
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That looks like my truck..my boss complains, but I never have a chance to clean it up..well, that's my excuse..
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Im getting better at whittling down my inventory. I hate working out of a messy van.
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