Finally found a van
Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:02 PM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:48 PM
Well in a way I would have gotten your van since it was all ready set up but I just didn't have that much to spend on a van at that time. I was lucky to have found this one so close to me and I had to lay down $1000.00 to him so he would let me make the first deal with him over 4 other people and one of them a was a fleet owner of some company that just about snatched it from me.
I figured if he was that interested of getting it it must have been a good one.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:10 PM
regular maintenance and not over loading and it been bullit proof
Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:43 AM
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:15 PM
Edited by Flyin-A, 01 March 2012 - 06:19 PM.
Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:39 PM
South West near NC.
Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:49 PM
I tried cutting around the wheel well but it didnt turn out to so good. I laid some cardboard against the sides but it was hard trying to hold the cardboard up and at the same time bend over and try to outline the height of the wheel well with a sharpie. All I had was a skill saw and it wouldnt cut a semi circle. i guess i needed a jig saw or something.
I just stopped wasting my time and just started hanging up wire baskets for shelfs to hold chain lube,carb spray, oil ect.....
I took a shower rod and put it through the holes in the rib at the top of the van. I use the shower rod to hang my riding cloths,chest protectors and knee braces. I took J-Hooks and screwed them in the side of the double doors so I could hang my helmets on them and Leatt Braces.
Ill take some pics of the van tomorrow to show what I done.
Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:44 AM
The tank in the back is a 35 gallon tank that has molded in legs......seems to fit well and not take up much space. I will just leave it empty and fill at the track since i dont know how it will ride when full.
It may sit fine and not move when full of water but dont want to take the risk of it turning over or sliding around until I can test ride it first.
I have my riding gear hanging on a rack that I took out of my trailer. It is just a couple of plastic hooks that I drilled two holes through and then screwed to the rib in the van. Then a long rod clicks into the hooks and the gear is hung with cloths hangers. Works and rides well when going down the road.
Here in this pic I just show how the bike sits in the van when it is parked. I have a lift stand under the bike so the bike is off the floor when sitting so the forks and suspension aren't compressed. When I had my 6x12 trailer I hauled the bike on top of a regular stand with a D-ring on each side of the stand. I took a Tie-down strap and put it on each foot-peg and then to each ring. This way the bike was off the floor when hauling it and the suspension/Forks were off the floor and not compressed any. Also the front tire was in a chock to kep the bike from moving forward.
If I do this method in the van I will have to mount a wheel chock and get a different lift stand that has a locking mechanism that you can engage so that the lift will not accidentally fall down.
A regular stand would be better but would be harder to get the bike up on it since there isn't enough standing room to lift the bike up on it.
In this pic you can see I have the Tie-down straps attached/hooked at the top rib of the van on each side. It is more of a tie up system than a tie down system. I aslo have a strap attached to each foot-peg and then at each side of the rear of the van at the top. This method works well and keeps the bike standing up and not rolling back and forth when hauling but the bike is on the floor and not on a stand like it was when I hauled it in my 6x12 enclosed trailer. I'm wanting to change this part but will need a different lift stand and may need to put in a Ply-wood floor so I can mount detachable Tie down rings and put a wheel chock in.
I was wondering if you you all thought that it would be better to put down a Ply-wood floor so I could mount some of these in http://www.redlinest...tie-down-anchor or put it with a track for them http://www.redlinest...engths These tracks come in 2ft or 4ft length's
If I put a floor in my van along with mounting on the S-Track with the S-ring tie-down rings and a detachable wheel chock I could be able to haul the bike like I did in my Trailer. But I would need to get another lift stand cause the one I have wouldn't work due to the locking mechanism that is on it. Once the bike is lifted up it will stay up but if the stand is bumped somewhat the mechanism will move and the lift will fall causing the bike to land on the floor.
I think this stand would work better since it has a locking pin for the mechanism that holds the lift up and in place in case of an accidental bump. http://www.redlinest...-with-gas-shock