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  1. ebsprintin

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    the cargo van setup guide

    Lots to do with how drivers set up their cargo vans and Sprinters.

    Cargo Vans - Expedite Trucking Photo Gallery

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/40917-your-sprinter-sleeper.html

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/31505-revs-ride-1-a.html

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/41464-amazing-discount.html

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/38666-basic-van-outfitting-3.html#post331457

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/42411-bunk-beds-sprinter.html

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/newbies-paradise-forum/32905-floor-cargo-van.html

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/garage-beta-test-forum/38451-help-plywood-floor.html

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22296-sprinter-cargo-securement.html

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/38521-staying-warm-winter.html

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/general-expediter-forum/42563-honda-generators.html

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/for...-do-i-need-run-13000-btu-air-conditioner.html

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22660-batteries-crankinig-amps.html

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/44862-new-battery-bank.html

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/30729-battery-powered-c.html

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/41068-cargo-van-weight-limit.html

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/46846-chef-denniss-new-cargomax.html

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/46852-comfort-144-sprinter.html

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/50406-sprinter-mechanics.html#post482089

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/54838-hazmats-ford-terramaxx.html

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/53477-westmichers-new-xlt-10-project-begins.html

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  2. WestSide

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    Re: the cargo van setup guide

    VERY awesome, eb, thanks for that....helpful in deciding among the myriad options available for us soon-to-be Sprinters...great forum, great people!
     
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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      there should be a van section and this stickyed at the top!:D
       
    • Jack_Berry

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      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/33684-ford-vans-sprinter-bodies-types.html

      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/45234-anyone-running-6-6-duramax-box-truck.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/44923-sleeping-across-van.html

      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/44906-best-motor-c-v-expediting.html

      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/44862-new-battery-bank.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/33662-window-van.html

      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/33728-cargo-van-winter-tires.html

      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/33314-looking-raise-van-roof-rear-doors.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/33487-heated-floor-e-350-a.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/33483-van-dock-ramp.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/33431-savanna-computers.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/33364-aerocell-red-thingie.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/33335-lwb-extended-van.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/33177-webasto-espar.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22608-molded-cargo-van-partition.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/33063-expedite-van-comparison.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/32992-plastic-pipe-bunk.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/32991-chevy-express-manny-tranny.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/32952-wheel-bearings-savana-chevy-express.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/29579-gm-wheel-bearings.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/31505-revs-ride-1-a.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/32781-engine-size-cube-van.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/32701-aerocell-how-many-companies-lease-them.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/32573-crossroads-ford-memphis-tn.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/32552-2002-gmc-savana-diesel.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/32430-tow-haul-button.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/32313-reflectix-help-please.html
       
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    • Jack_Berry

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      Re: cargo van threads--more still

      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/32278-buying-used-van.html
      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/32191-new-ford-diesels.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/32005-mpg-w-chevy-duramax.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/29830-chevrolet-hcv.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/31933-vans-who-has-got-what.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/31749-estiamte-tire-pressure.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/31390-items-could-improve-fuel-mileage.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/31527-truck-decal-removal.html\


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/31584-alloy-wheels-chevy-express-dually.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/31513-cool-breeze-fan.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/30809-cargo-van-sleepers.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/31405-do-you-use-fuel-supplement.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/31305-van-quiz.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/for...-vehicles-under-10-000-lbs-gvwr-required.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/31153-aerocell-drw-owners.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/31121-cb-ground-plane-fiberglass-body.html


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      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/30994-fuel-pump-1999-chevy.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/30926-fuel-mileage-cargo-vans.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/31058-penske-owners.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/30993-qualcomm-antenna.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/30962-rain-x.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/30944-power-inverters.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/30720-fords-attempt-extended.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/30378-aerocell-15-footer.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/30526-gm-4500-cargo-van.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/30293-g-m-alternator.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/30230-sprinter-vs-cargo-van.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22716-chevy-cargo-van-heat.html\


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/29939-van-pre-trip.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/29888-cold-weather-deisel.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/29687-cargo-van-side-door-loading.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/29684-custom-van-website.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/29612-heated-dipsticks.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/29616-cargo-van-tv-antenna.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/29532-gm-van-5-7l-engine-question.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22714-what-single-best-added-item-you.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22704-pallet-pullers.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22708-you-van-owner-thinking-about-sprinter.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22707-gadgets-accessories.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22700-interest-van-owner-operators.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22673-where-could-i-get-satelite-tv-my-van.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22660-batteries-crankinig-amps.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22642-van-roofs.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22653-cargo-van-rates.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22620-removing-signs.html




      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22648-d-max-cube-van.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22638-2004-chevrolet-wheelbearing-assembly.html
       
    • Jack_Berry

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      Re: cargo van threads and...............

      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22618-need-build-bed-cargo-van.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22623-nitrogen-survey.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22619-espear-michigan-sponsers-here-eo.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22616-bio-diesel-particle-filters.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22603-cube-van.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22582-sprinter-unicell-cube.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22601-where-find-10-000-gvwr-cube-van.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22463-airtabs-van.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22574-ford-van-modifications.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22541-american-diesel-vs-sprinter.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22527-espar-d2-cargo-van.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22547-ultra-low-sulfer-fuel.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22512-nitrogen-inflation-improves-tread-life.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22525-nitrogen.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22534-new-2008-chevrolet-express.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22523-gas-engine-additives.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22522-fuel-pump-cargo-vans.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22505-e-track-installation.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22477-cargo-van-stuff.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22481-chevy-express-3500-locking-differential.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22453-gm-duramax-owners.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22455-aerocell-sleeper.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22447-gas-van-operators-operating-cpm.html
      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22433-gasoline-brand.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22412-dream-van-turns-3-a.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22401-adding-cruise-control-gm-van.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22411-portable-generator-choices-van.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22409-ford-disconitinue-diesels-e-series.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22370-saw-unusual-cube-van-today.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/truck-talk/22362-high-idling-gmc-cargo-van.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/for...orum/16861-sprinter-chev-cost-comparison.html


      http://www.expeditersonline.com/forum/general-expediter-forum/16271-sprinter.html
       
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      Thanks...read a couple of these and pretty helpful information. I liked the thread about the guy who used plastic ramps to get dock high with his van. I'm not sure if I'd want to do the same thing tho. LOL JMO:rolleyes:
       
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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      This thread makes it one stop shopping on van questions! Good work!
       
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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      Indeed! There is scarcely a question we newbies can ask about cv's that hasn't already been addressed at some point on this forum.

      There are some updates and new innovations that surface occasionally. For example, I found one upfitter that offers a bulkhead that slides along the e-track to expand/contract one's living quarters according to load requirement.

      Thanks for your service, fellow eo's, and thanks for your service, tractorman.
       
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      Thank you very much for the info. More than enough to keep an inquisitive mind busy for a while.:)
       
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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      Tractorman,

      Guess who builds those units?
       
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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      The Mxx Group units are built by Turtletop...The Cargo Max vans are made by UniCel...simiular units, but 2 differnt companies,,,,
       
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      Yep!

      And those angled walls make it difficult to mount swing out bins or shelving.

      Moreover, they are grossly heavy.

      I am happy for Unicel because it provides work for Kenny and his team, but I am glad they do not put their name on these behemoths.

      Personally, I believe them to be a waste of money. IMHO
       
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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      Greetings,
      First post/ new member...
      Just wanted to mention how helpful these threads have been
      as I have been setting up a 2004 2500 Sprinter Long and Tall for
      moving palletized cargo.
      Thank you!
      Rich
       
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      Type and specification
      Pricing
      Standard of the vehicle
      Test drive the van
      Mileage
      Brakes
      Engine
      Gearbox
      Tyres
      Paperwork

      and finally think before you sign


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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      Hey this post is really informative the cargo van. This guide will helps us while buying a cargo van.
       
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      Re: the cargo van setup guide

      So one of the things that i wanted to do was install a good fitting removeable "barrier" between the freight area and my "personal" area..

      So the orginal idea was to have a "Curtain" made of "Sail material"..dycron i think...but when the lady final got around do doing it (she took time off to have her baby)and really got into it, she called and asked if she could use a material that they make "cold water inflatable rafts" out of....she said it is light, strong and more "pliable"....so i told her to go for it....so the curtain is up..2 pieces of the "raft" material, "reflextic" foil bubble insulation between them sewn in place. 2 inch wide HD hook and loop (velcro) holding it to the walls and the hook and loop and snaps holding it to the ceiling, and a 6 inch 'flap" laying on the floor makes it seal pretty good to keep the heat up ft this winter...

      The "curtain" being removeable lets me still seal the are off, but also I can take it down when i need to use the whole 14 ft of floor for cargo (well i can use 12 ft 6 ins of it). Here are a few pictures of the new"curtain":
       

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