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Thread: New van setup...finally!!
05-20-2009, 07:48 PM #1
New van setup...finally!!
Most of you saw what happened to my previous truck in this thread: http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=275722
Well, it's been almost a month and I think I finally have the new rig setup the way I want it. It's been 8 years since I've worked out of a van. So far I think I like it.
I am open to suggestions, you guys have a better way.
05-20-2009, 07:55 PM #2
nice set up..i am assuming you are still going to pull a trailer. Hard to find room for a blower and a lunch box, but looks like you are well prepared for most anything
05-20-2009, 08:01 PM #3
If it works for you, then go for it. I just can't see needing the 2 Cobalt tool chests. For example you have a draw labeled "driver bits", do you have a full draw of driver bit in there? Do you need a full draw of driver bits? Also with the amount of space devoted to tools, I work assume you do mostly service work. If you do mostly service work, then were are your parts. I see a motor.
05-20-2009, 08:06 PM #4
05-20-2009, 08:14 PM #5
I am anal about organization! Yes, the one drawer is full of driver bits! I've got driver bits from 1/4" to 1/2" from 2" to 18" long...just in case Yes, I do mostly residental service....all of the small parts are in the "pack rat". I do currently have only one motor on the truck I do have an order in at Johnstone though. I guess I should pick them up tommorrow! It's been raining all week here in central Florida. I haven't been out on much service this week.
05-20-2009, 08:19 PM #6
05-20-2009, 08:35 PM #7
LOL, I'm not quite as bad as my dad, though the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree. My wife & I went through my dad's van this spring, and removed 4 sets of gauges (leaving 3 in the van) We also removed triplicates of various hand tools. We lighened his van by about 1000 lbs. I did notice the other day that the other 4 sets of gauges made their way back into his van I guess he couldn't help himself He is 67 and set in his ways...and it's heritatary. LOL
05-20-2009, 08:42 PM #8
you could never have enough driver bits...the drawer idea looks good considering the number of bits I've lost..BTW nice setuplearn from yesterday, experience it today, gain knowledge for tomorrow.
05-20-2009, 09:06 PM #9
Whats with the funny R-410 tanks
Our tanks here in Canada are different, do you have to invert them for liquid. All our tanks have the liquid and gas nobs on top. Truck looks good also but very little room to move. Watch you Digi gauges I just snapped the sensor of the body where it screws in, when it fell from hanger.Do it right the first time.
05-20-2009, 09:06 PM #10
But I may add at least your organized.
05-20-2009, 09:09 PM #11
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05-20-2009, 09:33 PM #13
Years Ago I used them With R-12
Our recovery tanks are the same. Just our bottle you don't have to flip anymore both gas and liquid are ontop. They might be alittle bigger.Do it right the first time.