what do you use? is a Defender/pickup cheaper then a Van?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by sportline, Dec 4, 2013.

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  1. sportline

    sportline Newcomer
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    Hi all

    I brought a small window cleaning round (1 day a week) using the pole feed system. It came with a van, but I know van insurance is very expensive last quote I did was £1500 (feels like a killer as I’m only paying 350 on the focus ST)

    Anyway was thinking I need something that can hold a 500 litre tank (so half a ton), would it be cheaper to have a defender or a pickup truck? Or would the insurance be just as much as I am using it for business?

    Was thinking a defender or pickup truck as I will be able to use my no claim bonus plus can still use as a normal car when tank is empty…



    And ideas?
     
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  2. keir

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    A mate of mine who's a roofer swears by his defender, its on a G reg but he has spent a fair bit on it to drag it back from a right ol dog, defenders seem very expensive for their age

    I reckon you'll probably find out that it will equal itself all out i.e. Price of insurance on a van versus buying a landy in decent working order or doing maintenance, i have a focus, fair enough its not an st its a 2 ltr tdci but whack a towbar on and get a trailer and off you pop, you could use the towbar after work to drag the fuel tank for your st on any journeys over 150 miles lol, i know 2 people with st's..........fast and very thirsty but the sound ........oh the sound they make lol
     
  3. gto

    gto Active Member
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    why is your insurance so high. are you young or have no no claims.

    my insurance was £380 commercial form compare the market or £300 for normal personal use insurance
     
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    WWC Well-Known Member
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    My insurance on a Renault Trafic is nowhere near the price of yours. If I were you I would shop around for insurance before changing vehicles.
     
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