I'd say you better be pretty damn sure that everything in that van is secure, and will be re-secured throughout the day, and secure enough to stop it from flying into the back of your head in an accident.

Plus you better be damn sure that anyone you put in that van is going to be as diligent about safely securing items as you would be.... at which point I'd just vote for the damn divider ;)


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------ Original Message ------
From: "Josh Luthman" <j...@imaginenetworksllc.com>
To: "af@afmug.com" <af@afmug.com>
Sent: 10/17/2016 4:37:40 PM
Subject: Re: [AFMUG] Suggestions for work vans

I'll have to see some examples before I decide. I like the safety part of it, but I'd rather be able to go from driver seat to the back without walking around the entire vehicle. I also like the idea of dual sliding doors for the same reason.


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

On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 4:33 PM, Ken Hohhof <af...@kwisp.com> wrote:
Also whether to add a partition along with those shelves. (so you can make extra money transporting prisoners on weekends) (or picking up stray dogs)



From: Af [mailto:af-boun...@afmug.com] On Behalf Of Josh Luthman
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2016 3:16 PM
To:af@afmug.com
Subject: Re: [AFMUG] Suggestions for work vans



So it sounds like everyone is pretty happy with Ford work vans (excluding the chinsey Connect). Just need Ranger shelves and Prime Design ladder racks for stuff and job's done?





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



On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 5:37 PM, George Skorup <geo...@cbcast.com> wrote:

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.



Mark







On Oct 15, 2016, at 4:54 PM, Josh Luthman <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> 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:



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Good design:



<IMG_0465.jpeg>





Mark





On Oct 15, 2016, at 4:15 PM, Ken Hohhof <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
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> wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDkx87s6FmA



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YqkK856WRI&feature=youtu.be





From: Af [mailto:af-boun...@afmug.com] On Behalf Of Josh Reynolds
Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:55 AM
To: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> 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] On Behalf Of Joe Falaschi
Sent: Friday, October 7, 2016 11:26 AM
To: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

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On Oct 4, 2016, at 11:32 AM, Ken Hohhof <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
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 winter.



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



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











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