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Get your emt or paramedic license then you can be a wreck chaser on the side,if you have emergency plumbing call go full lights and sirens,get out of the way,I've got a stop valve leaking lololololol
Round here the cops don't bother lettered plumbing/hvac vans, especially on nights/weekends. They know it's important.
 

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I ended up buying a new Sprinter 1500 for 45k
Works great! This day in age I’m not spending 35k for a work van with 100k miles .

I have the opportunity to buy a 2011 14 foot Izuizu box truck with a lift gate off E-bay
with 103k on it for 15400... They e-mailed me a second chance offer when the high bidder
would not pay the 15,600 high bid....
I was tempted to do this but I dont care to deal with
another deizel and all the issues that come along with it.....
 

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I have the opportunity to buy a 2011 14 foot Izuizu box truck with a lift gate off E-bay
with 103k on it for 15400... They e-mailed me a second chance offer when the high bidder
would not pay the 15,600 high bid....
I was tempted to do this but I dont care to deal with
another deizel and all the issues that come along with it.....
The space on those trucks is great! Have you looked into the gas option ?
 

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I have the opportunity to buy a 2011 14 foot Izuizu box truck with a lift gate off E-bay
with 103k on it for 15400... They e-mailed me a second chance offer when the high bidder
would not pay the 15,600 high bid....
I was tempted to do this but I dont care to deal with
another deizel and all the issues that come along with it.....

One of my ex employees bought one of those years ago and I said 'why?". It's too big, too high and too much of a pain. He parked it within a year and sold it at a loss. He came back to work for me a couple of years ago.
 

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The space on those trucks is great! Have you looked into the gas option ?
I just dont want the headaches with a deizel truck ever again....
I would much rather buy a 14ft gas box truck vs a deizel any day...

I know that used deizel is gonna be someones headache....
we got a supply house that delivers heaters to us all the time and they
bought a used Deisel truck with the lift gate and its been broken
down more days than it has been on the road.... they are devils

gas trucks are much better for in town service work...deizels are good for long over
the road adventures.....
 

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One of my ex employees bought one of those years ago and I said 'why?". It's too big, too high and too much of a pain. He parked it within a year and sold it at a loss. He came back to work for me a couple of years ago.
I presently am driving a 14 foot U_Haul 2006 truck.... Its been pretty good
even with the pull out ramp its got all the room I need.... 14 foot is my limit
I dont want nothing longer...
I hauled around 6 heaters today and delivered 2 of them
to a job .... Going north tomorrow carrying 4 of them. Very efficient
 

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I have the opportunity to buy a 2011 14 foot Izuizu box truck with a lift gate off E-bay
with 103k on it for 15400... They e-mailed me a second chance offer when the high bidder
would not pay the 15,600 high bid....
I was tempted to do this but I dont care to deal with
another deizel and all the issues that come along with it.....
Junk,run run run
 

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I just dont want the headaches with a deizel truck ever again....
I would much rather buy a 14ft gas box truck vs a deizel any day...

I know that used deizel is gonna be someones headache....
we got a supply house that delivers heaters to us all the time and they
bought a used Deisel truck with the lift gate and its been broken
down more days than it has been on the road.... they are devils

gas trucks are much better for in town service work...deizels are good for long over
the road adventures.....
Correct,also it's 1000.00 ever time you raise the hood on a diesel
 

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Correct,also it's 1000.00 ever time you raise the hood on a diesel
1000 is dirt cheap.... the high pressure oil pump cost me 2500 one time....
injectors were just as bad too.... and they have you over a barrel too .....

never again
 

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1000 is dirt cheap.... the high pressure oil pump cost me 2500 one time....
injectors were just as bad too.... and they have you over a barrel too .....

never again
Obviously not a newer diesel. Im putting together a list to rebuild my diesel, the hpop through ford is 3900.00 gasket kit is another 350. High pressure fuel pump is another 3200.00 or I can buy a used motor throw new valves, springs and head gasket in it for 5500.00.
But a used 450 chassis like that one is still 30k with 250,000mi on it.
 

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I’m exhausted. Been looking around for a high roof Ford Transit and cannot find a new one anywhere within 100’s of miles. And the used ones are asking 10 grand over BlueBook. Ridiculous
 

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Lift gate??? Pull the passenger side sun visor down,if there is a mirror there it's a good vehicle,if no mirror it's junk

I never heard of looking for a mirror....lol

Yes its got a lift gate.. that probably needs hydraulic fluid...(I hope).
Rear door needs work too..... probably just gonna put a new door on it
Its got a rusty front bumper, some rust on the quarter panels just like
my 97 E350 had... these are tanks....

its a 2001 with 48,000 miles on it.....They are storing it until I can get
up there and drag it home...

is a gamble on my part... It will need some TLC
but I could not pass on it...
 

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I never heard of looking for a mirror....lol

Yes its got a lift gate.. that probably needs hydraulic fluid...(I hope).
Rear door needs work too..... probably just gonna put a new door on it
Its got a rusty front bumper, some rust on the quarter panels just like
my 97 E350 had... these are tanks....

its a 2001 with 48,000 miles on it.....They are storing it until I can get
up there and drag it home...

is a gamble on my part... It will need some TLC
but I could not pass on it...
Didn't you buy a truck last year, so you would have 2 spares for a total of 3 trucks?
 
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