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Old 04-19-2012, 09:45 PM   #21
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Damn...and I still work out of my '82 Honda hatch-back.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:52 PM   #22
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I know, the van will only last so long. But that is a worry for another day. Right now it runs good and its paid for. When she stops running, it will be time to cross that bridge.
Astros have notoriously weak trannies but bulletproof motors. You'll year that tranny up QUICK. My smoked out pulling a flatbed with 2 quads and 2 dirt bikes.
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this is mine it's not big enough
Looks good..
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Get a big 6 van or or an 8...depending on how much you drag that thing around.
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Astros have notoriously weak trannies but bulletproof motors. You'll year that tranny up QUICK. My smoked out pulling a flatbed with 2 quads and 2 dirt bikes.
You overloaded the tranny, no wonder it burned out.
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Just bought a 6x12 to clear up the disaster in my van, and help haul around our material. I searched some old threads looking for a good setup when working out of a trailer, Im thinking about some regular shelving for the sides and back and maybe the front area by the side door for throwing material in for jobs. Anybody got any good suggestions or pictures of a good setup? Shelving dimensions?

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You might want to install some ladder racks as well
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:05 PM   #27
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Astros have notoriously weak trannies but bulletproof motors. You'll year that tranny up QUICK. My smoked out pulling a flatbed with 2 quads and 2 dirt bikes.
Thanks, ill keep an eye on it, but in all honesty ill probably run that van till she croaks. If I get at least one more year out of her, ill be doing good. I keep it maintained regulary, and that van has served me well.
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Nice ,what made you get that instead of a full size van?
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Ive got a family of 6. I had the van long before I opened up shop.

Edit: Ive got a family of 5. My disabled mother in law, lives with us also.
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This setup has gotten me so many compliments and is so efficient. I copied 220 by using square metal tubing and angle iron. Right now I'm still just using the 50 long milk crates. As I add material, I will start to get the smaller bins for up top.
What size trailer is that?
Very nice set up
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Damn...and I still work out of my '82 Honda hatch-back.

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Did you build that setup yourself?
yes i did i also have room for a four wheeler with a dump bed for those hard to get places
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We use gorilla shelves in ours, i will post pics shorthly.
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Here y'all go. These are ours but they are 8x20
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I like the trailer idea as you can have a nice personal truck to pull it with. Then when you get home you can drop the trailer and drive the truck. Truck stays clean, provided you are not hauling a bunch of guys around in it all day.
This is better than any van IMO. Plenty head room and I like the idea of the bench. Maybe add a small AC/heat
I would still get the pipe outside. No need to have pipe racks inside. Save that space for ladder racks.
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Only thing keeping me from getting a trailer is we work in alot of wooded areas with winding driveways. Not sure how much of a pain it would be getting it up to the houses for service work.
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