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  1. #1
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    Default Let's see your finish carpentry work vehicle

    As a mostly trim carpenter who does occasional cabinetry/built in's I prefer to use an enclosed vehicle so I have my tools with me (as opposed to using a pickup truck). My vehicle is getting old and I'm starting to think of a new vehicle. I'm curious to see the vehicles and setups others are using who do similar work.

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    self agrandisment............. in a van http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2011/07/15/van-racking/

    and ron of paulk homes........ in a luton head truck, look at you tube
    Limey Carpenter

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    Don't forget the occasional ambulance, lol ;-)

    Phil
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    Phil,

    You bringing the bambulance to the Remodeling show? Kreg will be their, no telling if we may need it.

    Tom
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    thanks tom ! buddy for looking out for me.....

    will get pic later basically a ford or chevy van 3/4 ton comes with racks from adrian and then I fill them up with festools ! simple as thatl
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    Default Re: Let's see your finish carpentry work vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by tjbnwi View Post
    Phil,

    You bringing the bambulance to the Remodeling show? Kreg will be their, no telling if we may need it.

    Tom
    Nah!, I'm taking the LakeShore Express from Penn station overnight. No ambulance :-(
    I'll be there Wed. morning.

    Phil
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    Default Re: Let's see your finish carpentry work vehicle

    I love looking at other peoples set-ups . So i toss these in . This 3/4 ton van was to light ,lacked big enough brakes .I no longer use it like you see it . The boxes/drawers worked well ,i could carry a lot and get at it also.
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    Tom, that's a french-fitted limousine. I've been using an old Explorer for years and I have gotten used to having doors on both sides. Anyone using vehicles other than vans?

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    More ,These are the box units for the older set-up . Look back at previous post and you can see them in the van .
    this is the new box truck ,But it does not look that neat in back .It tends to be well loaded .
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    included this shot so you could understand it's size .Needs to get down the narrow roads near my home with out running people or myself in a ditch [width-no duals] .It will park in standard parking spots [regular length]. The job/house in the picture is 2 1/2 hrs from home ,i stay there .supplies are not easy to get in the area .I do everything but the painting .This box truck carries plumbing ,electical ,framing, and extensive finish tools .besides the drawers with tools I stuff and stack crates with job specific materials .This last week it had general stuff a new stove and two cabinets plus food and gear for two for a three day stay . Even with organization unloading and loading takes time .I should be up there in the shop setting up for tomorrows door install now before it gets dark .When i get to a job I do not want to have to leave for lack of tools or supplies.
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    This is my 11 year old work truck, like you I appreciate the side doors;

    http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nU...4/IMG_2019.JPG

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    Default Re: Let's see your finish carpentry work vehicle

    The gas milage is preety good and it's great for transporting the occasional built-in.
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    Ready made and weatherstripped compartments, 12,000 lb gross vehicle weight, plenty of interior room for the 5:00 rush or a small cabinet order. A place for just about everything and everything in its' place (well, a lot of the time anyway, lol). Can get up to 18' trim in AND close the doors.
    $2K to buy and about $2K/yr maintenance not including fuel. Gets about 10-11 mpg. Just tried a new additive (thanks Tom) and it's a bit peppier, we'll see if the number comes up.
    Main items;
    2 miter saws, 2 saw stands
    Table saw, 3 circulars (2 sidewinders, 1 hypoid)
    more than a dozen air nailers
    All my LRRP paraphernalia (dozen zip-wall type units + plastic and oompaloompa suits, etc)
    Planer, 2 floor nailers, comporessor
    Every tool bit I own, dozen levels, dozen electrical cords
    All my drywall tools, my tile tools, my plumbing tools
    Safety gear and a built-in cooler for beverages ;-)
    1500 watt inverter, scene lights that illuminate an entire driveway, an awning to keep me cool or dry

    And always a neighbor asking if the owner is alright -priceless :-)

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    That is awesome!

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    Joseph,
    What kind of truck is that? What kind of mileage? What's the inside look like? How's it ride?
    Gary

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