Anyone here survey out of a van
Taking delivery before the year is out, a couple full size AWD Ford Transit cargo van survey rigs. Part of a fleet order we snuck in a couple special requests. We rarely tow anything and having the heated space will help keep our equipment dry and ice free come winter or just allow for a change of sox not standing in a foot of snow. Just wondering if anyone has any tips or tricks or might share some pics of their setup. Thanks
It's been quite a few years since I last worked out of a van. When I did, that idea of all that space being heated was my expectation also going in, but it was not realized. There is just too much space, which is just too leaky and uninsulated, for the relatively puny cabin heater to heat, or for an air conditioner to cool, but that probably doesn't concern you.
Is it going to be down by the river????
Put a workstation in it, then, as Mark Silver said, the crew can process the data while you drive them to the site.
First few years I surveyed I did- 72 Chevy with cragars and a 3 on the tree.
did the job fine, but we had the cops called on us in that van more than the last 20 years combined. guess it gave off quite the “free candy” vibe…