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Old 08-16-2016, 04:39 PM   #61
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Mini vans are great. After seeing some of the tin shoe boxes some European contractors use minivans are like RVs in comparison.


This puppy is designed for ECs that need to park in the back yard.

Yes, it fits right through the side gate.

BTW, his number one product is replacement fuses. So, there's that.

What's with the the Japanese kanji ? ( the fine print )

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Old 08-16-2016, 05:33 PM   #62
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Back up camera is my apprentice For now.

After an incident last year I got the front camera but of course it's not installed yet.

I'm learning all the DOT stuff now. Especially since trailering my backhoe requires an A CDL.

Point of interest: federally, any vehicle with a GVW 10,000 or more requires a Medical Review Card. Not sure about 3/4 ton, but this would affect all1 tons and all the bucket trucks, etc.
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I've gone with that technique, too.

The heavier an item is, the more I have to hustle it, the more I want it at a pleasant height.

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BTW, in a related topic :: absolutely you want to install a rear-view TV camera so that you can back up quickly to the hitch-up.

In bad weather, when you're tired, when the slope is goofy, it can be a real trial to hook up in any reasonable amount of time.

Further, you're now at enhanced risk as a commercial driver for lawsuits. You don't want to hit ANYTHING.

https://www.amazon.com/DuraSafe-CC00.../dp/B004VWETFU

I'd also recommend that ALL electricans have a drive-camera installed -- the Russian style -- so that you're in good stead when disaster strikes. Your vehicle insurance will be the most robust -- and a MAGNET for the other guy's attorneys.

https://www.amazon.com/Btopllc-Recor...shield+mounted

These can ALSO be mounted on your trailer to record 'mischief.'
We purchased our van with built in GPS navigation backup camera and collapsible luggage racks that support the ladder great and hide when we don't need them.
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We bought our van with backup camera GPS and collapsible luggage racks.
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The 4x6 trailer also has a jack with a wheel. I can easily move it around if there is not enough room to turn around with it rather than backing down a nasty curvy driveway.
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This puppy is designed for ECs that need to park in the back yard.

Yes, it fits right through the side gate.

BTW, his number one product is replacement fuses. So, there's that.

What's with the the Japanese kanji ? ( the fine print )
There are some that would find something to replace the fuses with. I have seen the pics....

I have no clue about the kanji, I can't read it in the pic.
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You're welcome.

I think the king of getting things done in one visit through on truck stock is George Brazil.
George Brazil is a hack

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With a trailer that tiny, you can't really even have 12" deep shelves on both sides.

I think Pack Rat style drawers on the floor might be in order. If you build them, you can maximize the space available.

I'd get everything together that you want to stock (tools and materials) and lay it out on the floor/tables and plan according to that. It's just like packing your suitcases or moving van. You need to know what sizes items you have to know where to put them. Just chucking stuff in there is not the greatest plan.

Roll your SE cable into standard sizes and put them out of the way.

Stock just partial rolls of 8 and 10 Romex as well as 12/3 and 14/3

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