We have the Prime Design on our 2010 E150. It has the permanently attached collapsible handles. Not sure exactly which model. That's the only rack I'd put on any new truck.

On 10/15/2016 4:20 PM, Mark Radabaugh wrote:
Prime Design is the one with the ladders centered over the van.


On Oct 15, 2016, at 4:54 PM, Josh Luthman <j...@imaginenetworksllc.com <mailto:j...@imaginenetworksllc.com>> wrote:

Who makes the good one?

Josh Luthman
Office: 937-552-2340
Direct: 937-552-2343
1100 Wayne St
Suite 1337
Troy, OH 45373

On Oct 15, 2016 4:48 PM, "Mark Radabaugh" <m...@amplex.net <mailto:m...@amplex.net>> wrote:

    All of the Prime Design ones I have seen have the removable
    handle.    I think some of the WeatherGuard ones for the lower
    vans have the flip down handle.

    Horrible ladder rack… Ladder hanging over the side, handle
    sticking out even farther:


    Good design:



    On Oct 15, 2016, at 4:15 PM, Ken Hohhof <af...@kwisp.com
    <mailto:af...@kwisp.com>> wrote:

    I’ve seen vans with the Prime Design racks with the handle
    folded and stowed like you say.  I don’t know if that’s a newer
    design or maybe just for low roof vans or something, but yes
    there seems to be a discrepancy.  Sounds like Mark has them,
    maybe he can chime in?
    *From:*Af [mailto:af-boun...@afmug.com] *On Behalf Of *Josh Reynolds
    *Sent:* Saturday, October 15, 2016 1:37 PM
    *To:* af@afmug.com <mailto:af@afmug.com>
    *Subject:* Re: [AFMUG] Suggestions for work vans
    Basically that, but the ones I'm familiar with the pole is
    always connected, and once the ladder is in place the pole folds
    against the side of the vehicle up top and has a spot for a padlock.
    On Oct 15, 2016 11:37 AM, "Ken Hohhof" <af...@kwisp.com
    <mailto:af...@kwisp.com>> wrote:



    *From:*Af [mailto:af-boun...@afmug.com
    <mailto:af-boun...@afmug.com>] *On Behalf Of *Josh Reynolds
    *Sent:* Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:55 AM
    *To:* af@afmug.com <mailto:af@afmug.com>
    *Subject:* Re: [AFMUG] Suggestions for work vans

    Good ladder kits mount the ladders on top. There is a level
    that pulls the ladder down to the side of the vehicle, then you
    just pull it off the hangers. They also have locks.

    On Oct 15, 2016 1:36 AM, "Paul McCall" <pa...@pdmnet.net
    <mailto:pa...@pdmnet.net>> wrote:

    For those with the higher roof vans, two questions.

    Can you go through a fast food drive through?

    How do you get ladders on /off?  Do they make a ladder kit
    that flips over the side or something?

    *From:*Af [mailto:af-boun...@afmug.com
    <mailto:af-boun...@afmug.com>] *On Behalf Of *Joe Falaschi
    *Sent:* Friday, October 7, 2016 11:26 AM
    *To:* af@afmug.com <mailto:af@afmug.com>
    *Subject:* Re: [AFMUG] Suggestions for work vans

    We like the dual sliding doors.  We install shelving on the
    driver side door entry way for easy access to tools.  The
    Transit connects are decent.  The full size transits are too
    large for us - mileage is too big of a hit.  I’m sure they
    will last longer but by the time they are 5 or 6 years old the
    wrap is tired and it’s worth nothing, new stuff is out, might
    as well just plan on a 4 year replacement cycle and have
    something that always works. We’ve had some issues with the
    older transit connects as they get into the 100k mileage
    range.  Our new vans are Promaster Cities.  They get better
    mileage than our Transit Connects and are hopefully a little
    tougher. There are some great incentives on the Ram Promaster
    City vans right now.

    Joe Falaschi


    On Oct 4, 2016, at 11:32 AM, Ken Hohhof <af...@kwisp.com
    <mailto:af...@kwisp.com>> wrote:

    I am also looking at Ford Transit, medium roof 130” wheelbase
    3.5L Ecoboost. Trying to decide if the dual sliding doors
    option is brilliant or stupid.

    A dealer near me bought up a bunch of 2016 Transits with hail
    damage, I decided to pass on that. I think that means a
    salvage title.

    *From:*Af [mailto:af-boun...@afmug.com]*On Behalf Of*Josh Luthman
    *Sent:*Tuesday, October 4, 2016 11:10 AM
    *To:*af@afmug.com <mailto:af@afmug.com>
    *Subject:*[AFMUG] Suggestions for work vans

    I already have a Tacoma which is great, but I'm looking for a
    second vehicle for a second driver.  I'd like to try a work
    van to keep everything inside.  Maybe even warm parts for the

    I'm looking at the Ford Transit and would love to hear of any
    additional suggestions/experiences.

    Josh Luthman
    Office: 937-552-2340 <tel:937-552-2340>
    Direct: 937-552-2343 <tel:937-552-2343>
    1100 Wayne St
    Suite 1337
    Troy, OH 45373

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