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chris clean

Hey guys i am going to be upgrading from my combo van with barrels and backpack to a bigger van probably a vivaro or similar with a system. I had another thread earlier in week for advice on system and thanks for all the help and info I've been sent!!

I have test driven some really nice low mileage vans and found a system I think I'm really happy with. Now I know every van/ system has pros and cons but the total cost of my new van and system including fitting the works will come in just shy of £10k. Working out what I earn now and how its growing every week that's a cost I'm personally happy with. Just out of curiosity really and Im not prying into anyone's business account a bit would love to know a rough figure people have spent in total on there set up to get an idea. Cheers

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Green Pro Clean Ltd

My wife does not even have access to details like that!

 

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Part Timer

I bought a 2yr old Vivaro and fitted it out with a factory installed 650l RO hot water system with booster pump etc etc, so paid quite a bit more. It was also done with absolutely no window cleaning business experience and absolutely no customers. Just fortunate I had the money to finance a new business and not have to get work at any cost. Cost of equipment is all relative to your own financial circumstances, all I would advise is always leave enough in the kitty to be able to survive for 6 months if something goes wrong.

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chris clean
I bought a 2yr old Vivaro and fitted it out with a factory installed 650l RO hot water system with booster pump etc etc, so paid quite a bit more. It was also done with absolutely no window cleaning business experience and absolutely no customers. Just fortunate I had the money to finance a new business and not have to get work at any cost. Cost of equipment is all relative to your own financial circumstances, all I would advise is always leave enough in the kitty to be able to survive for 6 months if something goes wrong.

 

Cheers for the replies guys, @Green Pro Clean Ltd my wife won't be told that info by me either

 

Yeah cheers partimer. I started off with what u could afford when I first started and only went he backpack option in case it fell flat but a year or serious graft has built a nice well paying round and the advertising plus word of moth/ walk ups is meaning its growing weekly so I now have total faith in spending serious cash on going bigger. The other big thing for me is i had always wanted to be self employed but you have know till you try it. I love it and love the lifestyle. It's definately a case now of speculate to accumulate.

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Minty

Always a new van, I can't fix that

Always DIY kit as I can fix that!

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simon

i paid for my van over 5 yrs, became mine in november, and although the end price was hellish its been well worth it, i had poles and backpack from 5 yr in a car so only bought a tank, hose reel and pump box so about £600

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David K

DIY with hotwater , around 1600 pounds total . Would go DIY any Day , you get to costumize and get all the nitty nerdy bits you want . Like having a system thats MY system.;) The great thing is the knowledge of knowing exactly where and how to repair anything ( almost) on the spot , having a variety of spares onboard always. Beacause you built it , you know what to Carry! :thumbsup:

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