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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Real Men Drive Transits

I had a bit of an accident with my little Transit Connect the other day, involving another vehicle. No one was hurt and the van is being repaired but the speed in which insurance companies work prompted me to buy another van to save being without one for too long.
I've needed a bigger van for quite some time now. The Connect I've got/had is all racked out (by myself) so it holds all my tools neatly but it's difficult to carry materials to jobs as well, there's only so much you can carry on a roof rack and if its raining it makes it worse.
I decided I might as well bite the bullet and go for a big 'un and get a full size transit! All white and at the moment with no sign writing so I turn heads as I'm sure people think I'm after their scrap metal!
 
New transit filling the drive
I plan to get it sign written with my company name and to rack out the back to hold all my tools and keep them organised - any ideas on the racking would be appreciated I carry quite a bit of stuff!
I'm loving the van already, it's nippy and sitting up high means you see a lot more (it's also got roof bars ready fitted saving me a job).

4 comments:

  1. Very nice Kev but do remember that you are restricted to 50mph on single carriageways and 60 on dual carriageways in a panel van. I found out the hard way a few years ago!

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    1. Yeah a mate of mine got done a few years ago. Silly law but never mind. The last two vehicles I've had have been panel vans so I always stick to the speed limits!

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  2. Hey Kev fine big van! why not build your tool storage on the sliding door side. Then you can cram stacks of sheets of ply and plasterboard without pulling them out the way to get at tools or fixings, this might work for you :)

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    1. I've thought about doing it that way but I'm still not sure as I've not seen many vans kitted out that way. Also the tool boxes are quite wide so it would take up a bit of space and make it difficult when I add to my tool kit.
      I Just painted the inside white today to make it look cleaner and brighter, probably varnish the floor as well to make it easier to sweep out. Time to google van racking I think!

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