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  1. #11
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    Be sure to watch this before the next time you cross that bridge:
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    The Sunshine Skyway Bridge Disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by brantmacga View Post
    Only two men in a van........ says you.

    I snapped this going over the sunshine skyway in Tampa last week




    I'd get a van. You'll probably be keeping a lot of material on the vehicle as opposed to job site storage, and I think you'd want something to keep it locked up in.

    If getting more than two men to the job is an issue, get a crew cab with a utility body.


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    Quote Originally Posted by peter d View Post
    Not cool....not cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulthrotl View Post
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    i was TRYING to be agreeable. you're hard to please.
    Can you say impossible!

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    Working out of a van is the best choice. Put shelves down each side, short ladders down the middle. 12 ft & 8 ft ladders on top with a Weathergard conduit box between the two ladders. Keep your switches & receptacles in original boxes and rotate your stock. I say rotate your stock because Decora devices can get jostled around and the face of the device can get scratched where it is not usable. My .02 cents
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    Put me down as a van guy and now having had a Transit for about 18 months I would say get a Transit. Lots of room inside.

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    I've worked out of both and have to agree that most situations a van is the way to go. With you saying you'll be doing both commercial and residential you will want the ability to carry a lot of different materials onboard so keep that in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgookin View Post
    Be sure to watch this before the next time you cross that bridge:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMjBGLxMdP4
    The Sunshine Skyway Bridge Disaster
    Yeh I've seen that. My mom is from Tampa, and I'd heard all about it as a kid being down there with her.


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    Quote Originally Posted by peter d View Post
    Not cool....not cool.
    Totally agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iwire View Post
    Put me down as a van guy and now having had a Transit for about 18 months I would say get a Transit. Lots of room inside.
    Does it handle well in the winter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris1971 View Post
    Does it handle well in the winter?
    Does your hair fit through doorways?

    So no, but it parks in my driveway very well on snowy days.

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