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Old 11-06-2019, 10:10 PM   #51
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It dont look like anyone really knows what a brand new e450 box truck with a lift gate would cost per month with nothing down,
so now I got to call a ford dealership today and just ask someone .

this is Just something I need to know...



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jesus christ, I have contacted a number of ford dealerships in town and simply left a message on the internet for them .. I got calls back but none of them have had the courtesy of at least telling me what a 12 foot e450 box truck would cost me with a rail gate on the back......

none of them have yet to just e-mail me the info...

I realize I am just kicking the tires at this point and just want a free estimate .... and I basically told them so but it cant be that hard on
them to just fire off the numbers to my e-mail account....

they all want me to come in and drive one..... I told one of them I KNOW how it drives because I already have 2 of them now..........




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Old 11-07-2019, 05:31 PM   #52
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Got someone finally on the ball today calling me back about the box truck...... I can get a e350 with a 12 foot box for about 41k then add on a rail lift for about 6k.....

cheaper than I thought it would be....
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Got someone finally on the ball today calling me back about the box truck...... I can get a e350 with a 12 foot box for about 41k then add on a rail lift for about 6k.....

cheaper than I thought it would be....



What's a rail lift?












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A platform out back that raises and lowers to the ground and up to the deck.
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The rail type Looks something like this one


http://www.tommygate.com/liftgate-ce...-what-to-know/
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The rail type Looks something like this one


http://www.tommygate.com/liftgate-ce...-what-to-know/



We have the style with the single piston in the middle and scissor arms. It folds out from under.


Jackazzes put it up and slide the pin but don't relieve the pressure on the cylinder so sometimes the pin slides out cuz it's loose as a goose and worse the cylinder is taking constant pressure spikes when they drive and the gate bobs.














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The rail type Looks something like this one


http://www.tommygate.com/liftgate-ce...-what-to-know/



We have the style with the single piston in the middle and scissor arms. It folds out from under.


Jackazzes put it up and slide the pin but don't relieve the pressure on the cylinder so sometimes the pin slides out cuz it's loose as a goose and worse the cylinder is taking constant pressure spikes when they drive and the gate bobs.














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I hate those style with a passion. When we were moving I rented a Penske truck with the lift like that. Brand new international, 4000 miles, thing worked mint , until the truck was weighed down so the thing wouldn’t fold up.
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I hate those style with a passion. When we were moving I rented a Penske truck with the lift like that. Brand new international, 4000 miles, thing worked mint , until the truck was weighed down so the thing wouldn’t fold up.



Lolz, we don't have that issue, plenty of clearance. I would say that is an improper installation issue or they should have used a different model/it wasn't designed for that truck.


We have had almost no issues with this one(two years old, no issues) or the last one which we had for 15 years. One time a linkage broke but they sent a new one to us lickety split and it was easy to fix.












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I agree have a good looking work vehicle to show up at your customer's home, unlike some of the companies I have worked for before, where the truck barely made it out of the shop parking lot...


So are you saying buying a new truck and making payments is a better deal tax wise than just buying an older truck and paying in full if you have the money? Even though I have a 13 year old truck, my accountant still can depreciate it... Many financial advisors will tell you buying a vehicle couple years old is a much better deal than buying new... let someone else take the hit on those first couple years depreciation... Now if it does work out better with the taxes to buy new then yes I can see your point, I would much rather drive a better truck than give my money to the government...And to your point about an older truck breaking down you are right, that down time is a killer...
My old boss opened an LLC Investment Co. to buy all his plumbing vans. Then his plumbing company leased the vans from his investment company.

His investment company writes off the depreciation of the vehicles and his plumbing company writes off the cost of the lease payments.
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