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Old 09-07-2011, 09:46 PM   #21
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Re: Best stealth van?

I cannot say it better than mtrecon did. Thank you.
I just ordered a EB50 on a Ford E-350. I know littel about steath in the city, but I really hope you get to enjoy the out doors too! If you are every in San Diego, let me know and I will buy you a steak in appreciation for your service.
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:29 PM   #22
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i see this was revived by a couple posts over the last two days so i'll chime in for what it's worth

Waaaay back in the late 1970's i chose to live for ~2years inside a chevy hi-cube van with i think about a 10 or maybe 12 foot cargo box x~7ft high x~8ft wide. IT WAS FANTASTIC! I kept the rig completely stock-delivery-van on the outside and the cab interior with the metal sliding door between cab/cargo area...BUT in back? Way nice area to sleep/eat/shower/relax. I was the envy of several of my S.F.Bay Area friends stuck with high rent/mortgage when i was toodlin' around with my truck payment only and my gym membership where i would typically play a round or two of hand ball then shower before heading to work.

I would do it again, though this time i would choose a long WB extra body Sprinter and keep it totally stock on the outside with only rear windows and the sliding door window...looking like a simple local delivery van.

Best wishes on your build, and thanks for your service (my two kids are also serving in the USAF and luving it)
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OH, as a PS... i only had once silly incident (and remember this is in south San Fransisco!) over the ~2yr period. One Saturday nite while parked in a mall parking lot (my usual spots were mall lots) a car full of teens drove up and stole my gas cap! I think it was some sort of gang initiation or similar. Anyway i just let them drive off and they didn't even know i was inside the van. No one ever knocked or even walked the van as far as i know. never a bother.
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:22 AM   #23
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I would guess in urban areas, some kind of generic magnetic business sticker might be useful at times.


Even if I had a plain Jane style van, a problem I still would have is empty business vans don't snore.
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:07 PM   #24
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I would guess in urban areas, some kind of generic magnetic business sticker might be useful at times.


Even if I had a plain Jane style van, a problem I still would have is empty business vans don't snore.
I would sure like to here your guys ideas for "generic business names" That could be a whole post in itself!!!
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:24 PM   #26
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Just get a Nissan van, and people will avert their eyes rather than look at it, let alone acknowlege it.
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