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Shop van and or delivery truck revisited

2/8/16       
Harold morantz

Website: http://morantz cabinets.com

Posted a while back about shop van. Do not want to invest in new, but need something bigger than my old dodge caravan which is getting old. We rent from Uhaul about 3-4 times a month 14ft cube seems to always be enough. Looked at many used ford e350's, but anything decent is in the 10k range plus almost a grand for dealers fees. Tried the private route, but could not find anything reliable.
My car mechanic that I trust and have used for years has several Uhaul cube vans that he leaves and he told me their service record is quite good, even though many on line have not recommended them. I am bringing him a 2006 14footer with 90k on it to check out. 7400.00 with no dealer fees. Wrapped in white film and no dents, very clean and with 4 great tires. About 2700.00/year on my commercial policy with 1 million protection and considered a fleet lease so any of my guys can drive it without providing driver history. Donating my caravan to my synagogue and I get a tax receipt. Save 700.00 /year on that and have a readily available truck that I can load up the day before and head out early rather than picking up at Uhaul and starting later. It's not going to get daily use. Anyone else have success with used hauls? Harold.

2/8/16       #2: Shop van and or delivery truck revi ...
Mike Fuson

Back in October I bought a used uhaul truck. 14' like you describe. I bought from uhaul and pretty much paid what you describe. All I can speak of is my short experience with the truck but I love it. Wished I had got it years ago. We use the over cab area for tools, the pull out ramp is great, it runs great, well built, and according to Uhaul it has been very well maintained. The only thing I done was put tires on it. The only thing I don't like about it is that it don't have a glove box to keep any paperwork in. I will be shortly adding a back camera system to mine.

2/9/16       #3: Shop van and or delivery truck revi ...
james mcgrew Member

I have three trucks similar to what you describe, getting away from towed trailers was one of the smart moves we made.

2/9/16       #4: Shop van and or delivery truck revi ...
Hen Bob Member

We have two, A cab over Isuzu 16' and a E350 14'.. Couldn't be without them

2/9/16       #5: Shop van and or delivery truck revi ...
Larry

Sounds OK. The only draw back to the Ford vans is their love of gas.

2/9/16       #6: Shop van and or delivery truck revi ...
Paul S

Harold, I would and have purchased trucks from Ryder truck Leasing. We picked up a Isuzu 16' box truck for 8000.00 that had 150K on it ....cant beat it ....By the way, Ryder documents all the service and repairs so you can see what's been done with the truck. I will be getting another one soon.

2/14/16       #7: Shop van and or delivery truck revi ...
cabinetmaker

1 16 foot Isuzu NPR deisel and one 20 foot. 1 Ford econline 150. All done well for 5 years. We rent 26' or 16' when going long distances.

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