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Setting Up a Plumbing Vehicle

From equipment to supplies, plumbers have a lot of storage needs. It’s important to have ample room for larger equipment, as well as proper organized storage from smaller tools and parts. At VV Fleet, our team has the knowledge and experience to guide you through vehicle selection and deciding on the necessary storage, organization, and other upfitting options you need to meet your needs.

Needs of a Plumbing Vehicle

  • Storage space and Inventory management are the most important features of a plumbing vehicle. Taking time and burning fuel to go on resupply runs mid job can cut into your proffits
  • Ladder storage, either exterior or interior
  • Partitions are necessary for protecting the driver in the event that equipment comes loose
  • Bulkheads
  • Security measures like locking storage to protect your equipment and supplies from theft

Service Truck or Cargo Van

How you set up your plumbing vehicle is entirely dependent on the type of vehicle it is. There are many factors to consider when choosing between a service truck and cargo van as your plumbing vehicle. Service trucks have easier access to supplies, but are typically more limited in protected storage space. When it comes to storing large amounts of long lengths of pipe, service trucks are the way to go. Fuel economy leans in favor of trucks, but this is not always the case. Due to their large amount of interior space, cargo vans are easier to tailor to your exact storage needs. The large expanse of windowless exterior also makes cargo vans better suited for advertising your business.

Three silver Chevrolet cargo vans

Equipment Storage

Being able to quickly access the equipment you need when you need it is crucial for working efficiently. Adjustable height shelves help assure that there is no wasted space on your storage rack. For heavy equipment or supplies, galvanized steel bins will hold up the best. Locking pull out drawers can help reduce inventory loss. Finally, for cable management removable spools allow for grab and go storage.

When You Are Ready To Buy

Once you have an ideas of the vehicle you are looking for, or if you have any questions, give us a call at (760) 684-4177, or stop in, we’re located at 15425 Dos Palmas Rd, Victorville, CA 92392.

To learn more about each vehicles upfitting options, check out our Online Commercial Showroom.