Window Cleaning Issues - Canvassing, pole systems, pricing, problems, etc.

What Van Do We All Use
Posted by wrighty (wrighty), 26 January 2004

Just wondering what type of van we all use as this might help me on which vehicle  to buy.


Craig Wink
Posted by Sunshine (Sunshine), 26 January 2004
Hi.... we bought a bedford rascal. Its like a tardis. Looks very small on the outside but loads of room inside.
2 sliding doors a tail lift at the back. We went with magnetic signs so if we resell it there is no lettering to worry about. Ladders are easy to lift on and off when you are on the could do worse than buy one of these. Cheap to run, tax and insure.

Posted by Terry_Burrows (Terry_Burrows), 26 January 2004
WinkRenault Kangoo very good Grin but we need bigger Huh
john 20  Winkstone Shocked Huh big boy Shocked
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 26 January 2004
I use an Astra, plenty of room in the back, goes well very economical
Best I have brought to date
Posted by WavieDavie (WavieDavie), 26 January 2004
Ford Escort 1.8 Diesel plus a K+H roofrack which has a roller bar at the back to save needing arms with two elbows! It also has cleats, which make tying the ladders on an absolute breeze.

Used to have a Diahatsu dinky toy which was great, a bit like Sunshine's Rascal, but there was only about 1/8" of metal between your toes and the motor in front because the engine was under the seats. The only crumple zone was my size 10 boots  Shocked
Posted by Majestic (Majestic), 26 January 2004
I have a Astra, not to keen on the lift up tail gate , am going to go  for a Combo , or Partner
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 27 January 2004
I use an Escort 1.8 Diesel van which i find gives me enough room and fuel economy is excellent Wink


Posted by stevekennedy (stevekennedy), 27 January 2004
Mercedes VITO. Excellent van. No breakdowns. No lost days. Bit big, but we used to use it for contract cleaning as well. Got alu roofrack with roll bar. (really important if going for transit size van)
Posted by Spoonbill1970 (Spoonbill1970), 27 January 2004

Nissan Sunny Hi-Cube van. Ex-Gas board, not seen many around. Love the fact that I have two back doors (i.e. no lifty-uppy tailgate), and don't skelp my head on the ladders.
Used to use a P reg 3 series, but impractical.  That is a 1976 3 series Land Rover, not a BMW (I wish!) Tongue

Keep Warm!
J Spoonbill
Posted by tam (tam), 27 January 2004
Terry yu not got anything good to say about john boy
Posted by easycleanwindows (easycleanwindows), 27 January 2004
Transit short wheel base need bigger 4 ladders water tank 700 ltrs and three poles 1 @3ft,1@35ft,1@45ft with 36ft extention on roof
Posted by T_W_CONTRACTS (T_W_CONTRACTS), 27 January 2004
i use a ford transit connect supplied by my company
its good solid & economical vechile 03 reg Cool Cool Cool
Posted by paul (paul), 28 January 2004
i have two vauxhall combos with side slide doors and one vauxhall vivaro with double sliding doors and six speed box Grin
Posted by wrighty (wrighty), 28 January 2004
Thank You  8all for your comments

Craig  Cool
Posted by Old_Master (Old_Master), 29 January 2004
1 medium wheelbase Transit and 2 long wheelbase transit. The medium wheelbase is a great van!
Posted by samm (samm), 29 January 2004
escort van, nice & low to get ladders off easy, 55 diesel model slow but runs on fresh air Cheesy

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