Van or trolley ?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Aide, Oct 26, 2014.

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  1. Aide

    Aide Member
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    Hi, I've done all the thinking and decided I'm going to go for it !! The big question is with the pole systems, do I get a trolley system or buy a 2nd hand van with a decent system in it ? All advice welcome. Thanks
     
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  2. Smurf

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    Hi & welcome to the forum Aide :thumbsup:

    If budget would allow how about both?
     
  3. Diwrnach

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    Yeah I would say both as well, that is how I will end up eventually, just have a trolley/back pack now though.
     
  4. Aide

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    Thanks guys. I cant really do both as I'm looking at vans fitted out around the £3500 mark, funded by selling my car. Decisions decisions !! Have you found the trolley good enough on it's own as that's obviously the cheaper option ? Also I'd need to buy a system for purifying on top of this wouldn't I as I live in a hard water area.
     
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    I started off with a pure freedom trolley and to be honest it drove me nuts having to keep filling containers, humping water about also dragging the trolley around the streets all the time. They come in handy for the odd job but not really practical if you need to get through a lot of water (get busy) whereas using a van mount I find far less hassle myself. When I say van mount all I did was use the trolley static in the van feeding from a van tank instead. Then all I do is just attach a 100m microbore hose reel to the outlet. The pure freedom trolley has the same quaility 5 lpm 100 psi pump & digi controller you would find fitted to any good van mount. The only difference is that the leisure battery is alot smaller in the trolley so best to charge it up each night.

    Regarding using an ro/di you have the option of a static home system with holding tanks or if this is not practical stick a 4040 ro/di setup in the van aswell. Be warned that if using a small ro they has a very low production rate so will mean will take upto 24 hours or more to fill a van tank depending what size it is so your van could be off the road for a very long time.
     
  6. Aide

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    Thanks Smurf, the 2 vans I'm looking at have the brodex 500l system in. Will this have ro/di inbuilt. 'novice':thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:
     
  7. Aide

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    Also as someone that is useless at DIY do these systems need regular maintenance/servicing ?
     
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    Are those new or used systems you are on about?
     
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    They are very basic really so will not tax the most useless diy person like myself. If you can change a light bulb then you have no problems as even I can do that :D




     
  10. Aide

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    They're 'hardly used' systems in older vans. The systems are £2500 + vat and the whole cost with the van is not much more so seems like a decent way in for me. Obviously I'm a bit green going into this hence coming on here for some much neede help/guidance. It's a great forum and I'm itching to get going but don't want to start with silly mistakes !!
     
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