Hey I have read over a bunch of threads discussing this and it seems the majority of the more successful and professional window cleaning business use cargo vans such as chevy express. I was hoping to get some more personal advice.
My vehicle will double as my personal vehicle and work vehicle.
I am limited in storage space at home. An enclosed vehicle would save me from unloading and worry about theft from box of truck.
I am on a somewhat tight budget. The less I spend on the vehicle the more flexibility I have for marketing and new equipment.
I feel a truck or windowless cargo van would be the most professional looking.
A Minivan is more economical, cheaper to buy, cheaper insurance and better mileage.
A Cargo van allows for amazing storage space and easily transports 32ft ladder.
Both the minivan and cargo van allow for more vinyl lettering and advertising on the sides.
Any other factors im over looking? As of right now I am thinking I will have to settle with a minivan or astro, mainly for the reason I don’t want to use too much of my budget for a vehicle.
Last year I used a ford ranger which is too small and too dangerous to transport 32 foot ladder. The year before that, my first year, I used a ford explorer SUV which I also found to be a bit small and unprofessional looking.
What were the main factors that led you to the vehicle you are currently using? Was it kind of like what ever you could find a good deal on at the time or were you certain you wanted a pickup etc.?
Edit: Also for anyone that has used or is using a minivan, can u suggest a superior type? ex. Uplander, caravan