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Old 07-26-2013, 09:34 PM   #1
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still working on the transit set up I am looking at some roll out trays for the floor and maybe an extra bin on the passenger side door.

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Looks like crap.
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You can readjust the heights of the shelves in the first pic and get at least one more in there, maybe even two.

If I had a Transit I would get shelving that went all the way up to the front doors like drspec's. more storage and easy access from the side doors.
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still working on the transit set up I am looking at some roll out trays for the floor and maybe an extra bin on the passenger side door.
Don't you mean roll bars?
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On what shelf are you going to put the duct tape, ty wraps, and handcuffs?




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By the time you load a 22' extension ladder and 8' A frame on the roof that vehicle is at a greater risk of ending up upsidedown than your previous van. You might want to invest in one of these
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You can readjust the heights of the shelves in the first pic and get at least one more in there, maybe even two.
You bet and that is why I added plywood shelves in the truck I drive.

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You bet and that is why I added plywood shelves in the truck I drive.

Is that a 350/3500 series ? Looks like you have more weight than me loaded in there.
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Is that a 350/3500 series ? Looks like you have more weight than me loaded in there.
Yes it is a one ton.
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New job gave me a transit to save on gas $ since I'm the service guy from Boston down through cape & islands. I gave it back to them after two weeks of going to the supply house for every job, wasting 2x fuel doing it. I'm in a well stocked Chevy 3500 spending the same on gas but not having to go back and forth to supply houses. I now get four more jobs done per week than I did with Transit. They suck.
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I don't get the idea of downsizing to a smaller van, I'm finding the full size E350 I have is too small for my current jobbing. I need to upsize to a cubevan.
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I don't get the idea of downsizing to a smaller van, I'm finding the full size E350 I have is too small for my current jobbing. I need to upsize to a cubevan.
knowing what to stock in the smaller van makes all the difference. We do residential work so carrying a full boat of #10 thhn is not needed. We don't need 20 nail on boxes or 25 romex connectors. We keep material in the shop so restocks are done when the guys come by the shop. If it were my only van then I would not recommend it but for stricktly service think small.
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knowing what to stock in the smaller van makes all the difference. We do residential work so carrying a full boat of #10 thhn is not needed. We don't need 20 nail on boxes or 25 romex connectors. We keep material in the shop so restocks are done when the guys come by the shop. If it were my only van then I would not recommend it but for stricktly service think small.
I think the opposite, I've noticed that service requires a full variety of different color devices, different brands of breakers, different variety of plates and such forth. My goal is always not to go there and then go buy something I don't have on board. I have noticed from past mistakes how unhappy a customer can be when I replace a Ivorr GFCI with an Almond on because it is all I had on board when I got there.
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Wait.. is this one of those Ford Transits that I've been told repeatedly don't exist?
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I think the opposite, I've noticed that service requires a full variety of different color devices, different brands of breakers, different variety of plates and such forth. My goal is always not to go there and then go buy something I don't have on board. I have noticed from past mistakes how unhappy a customer can be when I replace a Ivorr GFCI with an Almond on because it is all I had on board when I got there.
No offense to rewire, but his setup is absolutely horrible. Drspec's is much more efficient and if you go to Mike Holt's you'll find another guy with an awesome setup.

I think for basic residential service work a Transit Connect could be fine. I'm talking about mainly repair/troubleshooting work plus small things like running a new circuit, changing devices or fixtures, things like that. As a secondary vehicle in a large service area, it could save you a decent amount of money.

With that said, I personally want the room to keep everything I want ready to go and be able to load the center with larger stuff needed for bigger jobs, so that's why I am going for a high-top van.
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I think the opposite, I've noticed that service requires a full variety of different color devices, different brands of breakers, different variety of plates and such forth. My goal is always not to go there and then go buy something I don't have on board. I have noticed from past mistakes how unhappy a customer can be when I replace a Ivorr GFCI with an Almond on because it is all I had on board when I got there.
The point is you don't need 10 ivory GFI receptacles. We carry a variety we just have a reduced amount.
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Wait.. is this one of those Ford Transits that I've been told repeatedly don't exist?

Nope, it's not.


That's a transit connect. The transit isn't for sale yet. The 2014 Ford Transit is replacing the E series van.

http://www.ford.com/commercial-trucks/transit/2014/
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Nope, it's not.


That's a transit connect. The transit isn't for sale yet. The 2014 Ford Transit is replacing the E series van.

http://www.ford.com/commercial-trucks/transit/2014/
Nice, another high roof offering. When will they be available?
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Nope, it's not.


That's a transit connect. The transit isn't for sale yet. The 2014 Ford Transit is replacing the E series van.

http://www.ford.com/commercial-trucks/transit/2014/

It's still a Transit. The 'Connect' is just the trim model.
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