At what point?

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by JJ Window Cleaners, Aug 27, 2014.

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  1. JJ Window Cleaners

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    I was just wondering at what point you decided to get a van? or did you start off using a van?
     
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    When I could not get anything more on/in me car :D
     
  3. boarcity

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    after my first year. one of the big advantages for this job is that vans always have bigger side mirrors than cars do
     
  4. TolishAPurd

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    I remember a great post on here awhile back from someone talking about how vans area new thing for WCers and only really necessary for WFPers. It made a lot of sense to me when I thought about it. If I didn't do so many other trades then I would just have a car, or maybe a smaller van (fuel economy, fits tight spaces, duel purpose).
     
  5. TolishAPurd

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    But to answer your question, I bought my van when I started my business.
     
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    I started with a van years ago and will get one again soon
     
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    When my car turned into a mobile pond.

    I was doing WFP out of a Vectra with the boot full of barrels, a trolley, 30' pole and a DI vessel. God knows why I carried the DI in the boot :confused:

    I decided it was time to get a van and bought a Citroen Dispatch. My barrels and trolley looked lost in it :D. As time went on, I bought the gear for a full van mount, extra poles, gutter vac, warning signs etc, at times it is choka block now.

    It's the best thing I have bought for my business without doubt :thumbsup:
     
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    #8 laddergarder, Aug 28, 2014
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    I currently have two kangoos, which are technically estate cars with the windows blacked out with vinal, and have just bought a ford transit.

    When I started I used my wife's car which was a vw polo, then after a few months, bought my first car. A Rover 400 for £500. A roof rack and I was on my way.

    That car lasted 12 months, then was scraped. I then bought a renault kangoo. Over the years I have had three kangoos, always the etate car version with the rear seats and windows. I once read it was cheaper on the insurance, than going for a panel van.

    Now however, the little kangoos are crammed with gear, including an internal roof rack for step ladders and stand offs. I have one which I intend of getting rid of soon, so have bought a nice big transit, which gives me the option of getting a large WFP system or looking a preasure washing in the future.

    So 7 year before I bought a panel van for me, but using small kangoos since my second year at it.
     
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    thought you posted you had two kangeroos there i need more coffee i think:rolleyes:
     
  10. rugbywolf

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    I had a motor bike and sidecar, just like Wallace and Gromit, to start with. now I've got a nice van.
     
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