Saturday, October 13, 2018

Keeping 10-Foot Box Van

8:00 am:
In yesterday's 10:15 pm Blog post, we wrote that Reader Lisa was arriving to help unload the U-Haul 10-foot box van that we drove here from Beaverton Oregon.

However, during the nite George figured out that it would be best to leave our stuff inside the 10-foot. When we find the 17-foot that we want to buy, Lisa has volunteered to help us unload then.

Thank you, Lisa!






9:13 am:
New Box Van
A 17-foot U-Haul Box Van has an inside floor dimension of 14'-3" long. The 10-foot U-Haul Box Van that we are driving now has an inside floor dimension of 9'-11" long.

This means that by moving up to the 17-footer, we increase our length by 4'-4" over a 10-footer [Is my arithmetic correct?].

I am heading out toward the City of Riverside to check out a U-Haul 17-foot Box Van that is for sale!

Wish me luck!


4:20 pm:
Introducing Box Van!

2007 Ford E450 17' Box Van




8:21 pm:
Sorting Stuff Out
With the help of Mark, U-Haul's sales manager, we moved all the stuff from the rented 10-foot box van to our own Box Van.

The first thing to do was to attach the [2] shelf-cabinets that came with the dear departed Señor Tránsito, to Box Van's wood runners. That attaching took me about 2-hours for both shelf-cabinets.

After that was finished, there was now a place to put every single thing that we have! I spent about an hour picking up stuff from the floor and putting it away. Then, it was time to break for supper.

I drove Box Van who towed Scampy, to Denny's. That's where I am now. It is as very cautious experience driving Box Van. He's long! Bumper to bumper, Box Van is 23'-11" long! And add to that Scampy's 13-feet, that totals 36'-11".

Box Van's storage area.





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25 comments:

  1. Ha! Riverside is the city I grew up in (1959-1984). I bet I wouldn't recognize it anymore. :)

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    1. Tom,

      When were you last in Riverside?

      George

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    2. My wife and last drove thru in 2012, but we were returning from a trip and didn't stay (we did in Laguna Beach). When I got out of the Air Force in 1987, I stayed in San Bernardino and met my wife, got married in 1990, then moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1992 where we've lived ever since. My memories though were when I was growing up in the Riverside International Raceway era.
      Good times! :)

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  2. Hi George, does the 17 footer you're looking at have the "attic " above drivers cab ? I seen one today in my travels and that attic would be excellent for storage .
    Ray
    Annapolis Md U.S.A

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    1. Ray,

      Sorry, I do not know anything about attics in trucks.

      George

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    2. It's called grandma's attic. It appears your new box truck has it

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    3. They call grandmas attic it's the part that hangs over the top of the cab
      If you don't mind me asking a personal question and I'm not trying to be smart but why did you pick a 17 foot
      I would have guessed a 15 foot not too small and not too big
      And a little easier to handle

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    4. George, the 'over-hang' above the driver area is the attic.

      Safe travels!
      Mark in Palm Springs

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    5. They are referring to the part of the box that extends over the cab. That is called Grandma's Attic of the Attic.

      Davy

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  3. May the force be with you George!

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    1. Steve,

      Thank you sooooo much! 😎

      George


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  4. Good luck and I hope your adventure has a happy ending! Yayyyy... Box Van

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    1. Vera,

      How about today's happy beginning?

      George

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  5. Can U-haul put a door and window in for you? I like your box truck...doesn't look like a van.

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    1. Rita,

      No, U-Haul is in the rental business.

      I have a lot to do before I get to a door and a window.

      Building my living quarters inside Box Van are the #1 priority.

      George

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  6. George, wasn't the dear departed Ms. Tioga also 36 feet?

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    1. Dee,

      MsTioga was 27-feet long, bumper to bumper.

      George

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  7. Hi George. in the picture it doesn't appear to have the pass thru from driver's cab into the cargo box. this pass thru is a major point. without it you'll have to exit the cab and re enter thru rear roll up door everytime you want to enter your quarters. thats going to me a major PITA. there are plenty of trucks with the pass thru available, I would strongly urge you to find one .

    best regards
    Ray
    Annapolis Md U.S.A

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    2. why go thru all that when you can buy one already set up with pass thru. its a major effort to modify the cab.

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