Box Van Set Ups?

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5/31/2010 3:27 PM

Does anyone have any good pics of some Box van set ups they would be willing to show me for some ideas?

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5/31/2010 3:49 PM

Camper in the front, bikes and tools in the rear, duh.

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5/31/2010 4:30 PM

Oh wow is that how its suppose to go, i'm glad I asked.

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5/31/2010 5:23 PM

Bikes go on the roof.

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Empty a bag of skittles into the toilet and then flush. It's like watching a five second long nascar race.

5/31/2010 5:26 PM

With or without Stripper pole and wet bar ?

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"The public sucks. Fuck hope." ~ George Carlin

5/31/2010 5:41 PM

This could be a good thread, like who's got the best box van set-up.

I haven't got one so i can't contribute but i've seen some pretty sweet set-ups, tv / x box all moulded in aroung velvet interior, bunk bed up front, in closed tools underneath ...

Keep strong KTM764 this thread has potential.

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"The riders know what's going on, everyone else is just speculating." Chad Reed.

5/31/2010 5:42 PM

Dave wrote:

This could be a good thread, like who's got the best box van set-up.

I haven't got one so i can't contribute but i've seen ...more

is there a prize for best setup?

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5/31/2010 6:16 PM

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5/31/2010 6:19 PM

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5/31/2010 6:19 PM

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5/31/2010 6:27 PM

damn makes me rethink box vans for sure i like the lil room for changin/sleepin....

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5/31/2010 6:33 PM

Thanks dcg141 looks good.

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5/31/2010 6:51 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/17/2016 11:16 PM

I'd check out moduline or other cabinet companies for trailer/race rig cabinetry and design your own living quarters area after that.....

Link: http://www.modulinecabinets.com/photo-gal1.html

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5/31/2010 7:15 PM

Now that's what i'm talking about.

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"The riders know what's going on, everyone else is just speculating." Chad Reed.

5/31/2010 7:40 PM

The best coup so far was getting the seats and the door panels w electric windows out of wrecked E-150 passenger van for $200. Box van cabs are very loud so I stripped the cab and installed dynamat everywhere. Working on a cruise control setup now. You can get used box vans all day long now very cheap.

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5/31/2010 7:55 PM

Racer92 wrote:

With or without Stripper pole and wet bar ?

WITHOUT??? blink

What's the point?

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5/31/2010 9:39 PM

Ah the mighty box van! Bring us back to 1991 and let’s get down to it!

There are plenty of empty ones out there, but setting one up properly (and so it looks nice) is a big job. It is best to buy one that is already built and set up for MX by someone else. Finding one can be hard, as most people are not building these anymore, so you are looking at one that is likely going to be older than a 97 model or so. The good news is the price is usually cheap! Look in Cycle News, Ebay, Craig’s List and some of the more popular Moto/off road Forums, as there are some out there.

The best body style to get is a Grumman Olsen all aluminum body. These can be very hard to find however, and Grumman Olsen (truck bodies) went out of biz back in 2002 or so. Best case scenario, regardless of who makes the body, is to get a body style that has swing out (aka: “barn doors”) on the back. Roll up doors are messy, ugly and take up a TON of space that can be otherwise utilized for storage of clunky items such as hoses, cords, overhead lighting and lawn chairs, brooms and other large tools that most races are likely to carry with them.

Once you have those basics, it is all about the interior layout. I once had a Ford 16’ with an overhang. It resulted in a ton of usable space between the rear doors, ceiling, overhang and various other areas. I had a 12’ shop and 4’ living area with overhang. I basically had a sleeping area up front that was plush and sealed off from the back. It was simple, comfortable and practical for sleeping at the track or in truckstops. I would sleep 1-2 nights in the truck, shower with the power wash and have other friends with motorhomes that cooked.

My truck was also set up so that everything that I owned for racing was fully contained, and never had to come out when I was at home.

The back included special and secure “slots” for the following:

All spare parts for bikes (levers, pistons, forks, plastic etc etc)
Tire Rack for up to 12 tires/wheels
EZ Up (10x10)
Lawn Chairs (4-6)
Garden Hoses and wash lines
Pressure wash (permanently mounted under the truck)
Tool Box and all tools
Parts Washer
Air compressor and various air lines on bench and out the back
Helmet and gear storage
Google storage and supplies
Dirty Gear
Extra plastic
Gas cans (3 - 5 gallon race jugs)
Oils and Lubes (with separate countersunk holes for up to 15 aerosol cans and 10 cans of oil and or premix oil)
120 gallon pressurized water tank
microwave
Enough overhead fluorescent lighting to have solved the Vegas SX blackout in ‘95
Event the Mountain bike had a place to hang that was secure and out of the way.

I am sure there was more I cant think of, but layout your items and find a place for everything…..

It made packing and traveling super, super easy, because the truck was ALWAYS ready to go. Everything had a special place that I had built into it. When I was at home, I just backed it up to my garage and opened it up, and was able to work directly out of the back. I did not have a home workshop, except in the wintertime.

Many people who set up a van mount kitchen cabinets and countertops and don’t really give much thought to making maximum use of available space, and building things specifically for the items that you personally travel with.

I think the best suggestion is to simple take all the items that you bring to the races into consideration and make a place for them. The only items that I did not have a place for was a BBQ and my cooler, which always just sat on the floor of the truck when it was in motion. Good luck.

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5/31/2010 10:16 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/17/2016 11:16 PM

One thing for sure, you really need to seal off the back (gasoline, oils, solvents, etc.) from the front. Long hours on the road snorting gas fumes doesn't make for fast lap times.


Also you don't want to wake up wrestling with your tool box if the guy driving turns the van over on its side at 95 mph some night in the middle of nowhere (don't ask). Install a nice sturdy wall and door like DCG did.


Also, a portable shower is really handy.

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6/1/2010 3:17 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/17/2016 11:16 PM

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6/1/2010 6:36 AM

Not exactly a box van, but having a lot of floor to ceiling heigth makes it possible to stuff 8 bikes in the place normally occupied by 4. Or bikes up top and all the other equipment down low.

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6/1/2010 8:01 AM

I did not want to mess with a water system so I got one of these. http://www.zodi.com/web-content/Consumer/zodihottaptravelshower.html
I quite washing my bike at the track years ago..just to much work on a day I supposed to be having fun.

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6/1/2010 8:27 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/1/2010 8:27 AM

newmann wrote:

Not exactly a box van, but having a lot of floor to ceiling heigth makes it possible to stuff 8 bikes in the place normally ...more

Do you even have a penis? That is overkill for anything moto and ridiculous. For someone that is supposedly into the grassroots and two-strokes of the sport I am shocked and appalled that you would find this necessary for anything other than dick measuring competitions.... I would be ashamed of that thing.

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6/1/2010 8:34 AM

BIGHEAD1 wrote:

Do you even have a penis? That is overkill for anything moto and ridiculous. For someone that is supposedly into the ...more

jealousy is a bitch.

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6/1/2010 8:46 AM

newmann wrote:

Not exactly a box van, but having a lot of floor to ceiling heigth makes it possible to stuff 8 bikes in the place normally ...more

BIGHEAD1 wrote:

Do you even have a penis? That is overkill for anything moto and ridiculous. For someone that is supposedly into the ...more

txmxer wrote:

jealousy is a bitch.

must be penis envy since he brought it up LOL laughing

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6/1/2010 9:06 AM

BIGHEAD1 wrote:

Do you even have a penis? That is overkill for anything moto and ridiculous. For someone that is supposedly into the ...more

Wow, what a jealous little bitch!

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6/1/2010 9:15 AM

BIGHEAD1 wrote:

Do you even have a penis? That is overkill for anything moto and ridiculous. For someone that is supposedly into the ...more

Have you ever seen the number of classic bikes that Newmann has restored and puts on display at SX and MX races? When he says he can fit eight bikes in there, it is because he is hauling eight bikes.

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6/1/2010 9:17 AM

Awsome thread.....I wanted to find one already done, but can't find one for less than 15,000. So that has me thinking of finding a used one and doing it myself.

The more pictures the better!

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6/1/2010 9:21 AM

txmxer wrote:

WITHOUT??? blink

What's the point?

As usual youre right, my bad.

The question shoulda been, stripper pole in front or back ?

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"The public sucks. Fuck hope." ~ George Carlin

6/1/2010 9:23 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/1/2010 9:24 AM

newmann wrote:

Not exactly a box van, but having a lot of floor to ceiling heigth makes it possible to stuff 8 bikes in the place normally ...more

BIGHEAD1 wrote:

Do you even have a penis? That is overkill for anything moto and ridiculous. For someone that is supposedly into the ...more

txmxer wrote:

jealousy is a bitch.

Yeah right?! If Dickhead1 realized how many vintage bike he hauls to shows in that rig he would STFU. He showed me at the Houston SX just how he gets 'em all in there but I still dont see how he does it.

Newmann is da man !

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"The public sucks. Fuck hope." ~ George Carlin

6/1/2010 9:55 AM

Newmann's a good dude and deserves everything he has.

I'm still laughing at the penis comment though. Imma gonna use that one.

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Empty a bag of skittles into the toilet and then flush. It's like watching a five second long nascar race.