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  1. #1
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    New small Service Truck

    Hey guys, I get asked quite a bit on how I fit everything in our newer small service truck. Anyways I wanted to share. Also feel free to share your service vehicle.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrcU16h5wf8&app=desktop

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    That truck would be stripped bare on your first service call in Chicago
    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

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    Liberalism-Ideas so good they mandate them

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    That truck would be stripped bare on your first service call in Chicago
    Its funny. I moved way east almost 20 years ago. I leave the keys in the truck, No hockey puck locks on the door, no security screens. don't even have a key to the back door of the house.

    Don't miss that Chit at all

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    Nicely organized. I’ve had small and I’ve had big. The one constant is whatever the size, I managed to fill it up.
    If God didn't want us to eat animals... He wouldn't have made them out of MEAT.

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    I like it sizing down but still in the trade with all the stuff you need to get the job done.

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    Nice video of arranging stuff...

    We do residential, including installs...
    We tried a truck and trailer... did not like the trailer part... even though sometimes we need it.

    Hard to beat a full size (or in my case, long) van... all the parts, all the tools, specialty parts and tools, and enough room for a whole system with some flex, metal (or ductboard), etc...

    We buy used passenger vans and we do NOT letter them... keep them looking like a church bus.
    Our business is 100% referral... so we do not depend on the advertising on the side of the van.
    Cuts down on the van being broken into...
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    *Installation is more important than the brand of equipment
    *The duct system keeps the house comfortable; the equipment only heats and cools (and dehumidifies)
    *Cheap is not good, good is not cheap; however expensive is not a guarantee of quality!
    Choose your contractor wisely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parksy View Post
    Hey guys, I get asked quite a bit on how I fit everything in our newer small service truck. Anyways I wanted to share. Also feel free to share your service vehicle.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrcU16h5wf8&app=desktop
    Cool truck but where do you put your condenser and furnace. A long bed would be better suited IMHO. Gees. you need a trailer for that truck and will the engine pull it? Glad it works for you. Thank you verry much
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    Sen. Barry Goldwater

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    Out of 50 service call,how many are fixed "on the spot"? Out of an 8hr day, how many hrs are you putting in running for parts? Just curious.

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    You would be suprized how much you can fit in a truck that size

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    I think I will keep my 1 ton with a 9 ft bed. I just upgraded from a tahoe in December when my grandpa gave me his old work truck and I ain't looking back. That poor Tahoe was almost rubbing on the tires in the back I had it so loaded. Now I have twice the parts and I can find them too.

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    IMO... nothing beats a long chassis van...

    In my case, an Express 3500 extended.
    Yeah, it would be nice to walk rather than crawl...
    That is what my helper is for...
    GA-HVAC-Tech

    Your comfort, Your way, Everyday!

    GA's basic rules of home heating and AC upgrades:
    *Installation is more important than the brand of equipment
    *The duct system keeps the house comfortable; the equipment only heats and cools (and dehumidifies)
    *Cheap is not good, good is not cheap; however expensive is not a guarantee of quality!
    Choose your contractor wisely!

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    I brought a retired ambulance about 10 years ago. It is a E350 1 ton with extended roof.

    It had only 69,000 miles on it. I was and still am on the department that brought it new in 1984.
    Always parked inside and maintained, no rust on it today.
    These are built with most components extra heavy duty.

    I have scaled it up to 10,000 lbs.

    The down side is a 460 CID V8......the best MPG down the highway is 10.
    Bad, yes, but I only have to travel about 3000 miles per year.

    Also it still looks like an emergency vehicle, good and bad.
    Panics some people when parked outside a building, but when driving I have been flagged thru construction sites.
    I can just about stand up straight in it.

    Still being on the dept, I can get a red light permit to keep the warning lights usable.

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