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    I would love a taller van, but I think it would prohibit like 50% of my projects that require I park in a garage w/ limited clearance. Like everyone else I would love to see pics of setups and arrangements people are using.


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    Curious if anyone is using rubber matts or carpet on the floors of their vehicile for where you have gear loaded up? Just bought a Ram Promaster City and built a raised floor and debating on leaving it bare wood or covering it. Next up is also building a box to store all the flags in with easy access, will have to post some pictures soon.
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    My van came with wooden floor installed over the base metal.
    I then coated it with a durable bed liner paint.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ReelFilmGeek View Post
    So went van shopping a bit yesterday
    There is no correct answer just a set of trade off that fit your productions..

    transporter (typically two rows of seats to take director and a couple of PAs) (this is popular)
    -goes in a multi story
    -cant stand up
    -minimal load
    -short enough to park on highway


    boxer (my van) (transit?)
    -only two passengers
    -too tall for garage parking
    -significant load
    -can park on street
    -cant stand up

    sprinter
    -only two passengers
    -too tall for garage parking
    -very significant load
    -cant park on street (in a just vacated car spot)
    -can be reconfigured with second row of seats, dit table or whatever and still have load zone
    can stand up

    Im a huge fan of the load being properly isolated from the passengers
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReelFilmGeek View Post
    Curious if anyone is using rubber matts or carpet on the floors of their vehicile for where you have gear loaded up? Just bought a Ram Promaster City and built a raised floor and debating on leaving it bare wood or covering it. Next up is also building a box to store all the flags in with easy access, will have to post some pictures soon.
    Quote Originally Posted by David W. Jones View Post
    My van came with wooden floor installed over the base metal.
    I then coated it with a durable bed liner paint.
    When I laid the back of my truck out almost eight years ago, now, I had shelves built for the sides and a false/raised floor for the central portion, so that I could transport a couple of gun cases underneath, and then I had it all coated in "bed liner", too. The leading edge has damage, but the other 99.99% is still holding strong.


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    Yeah rubber matt is what I'm thinking to go over the wood false floor just to protect the wood from the elements a bit more and make it a bit cleaner look (not that it matters much).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReelFilmGeek View Post
    Curious if anyone is using rubber matts or carpet on the floors of their vehicile for where you have gear loaded up? Just bought a Ram Promaster City and built a raised floor and debating on leaving it bare wood or covering it. Next up is also building a box to store all the flags in with easy access, will have to post some pictures soon.
    I went with a rubber matt, custom cut to cover the entire floor, screwed into metal where possible at the edges - photo below, tape measure for scale. I wouldn't do carpet but to each their own.

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    One positive of rubber matting is that stuff doesn't slide around on it as easily as smooth plywood. That can also be a negative when trying to shove cases in at the end of a day, but it's a real plus when driving around that your gear stays in place just that much more.
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