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Offline Nippychippy

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New van
« on: June 19, 2014, 12:54 PM »
 As it says new van ordered first time being self employed  [unsure]   Can't wait to get it here are some proposed signage  what do you guys think festool might be taking me over [big grin] [scared]



Which one is better I am in two minds to what looks good
« Last Edit: June 20, 2014, 05:07 PM by Nippychippy »

Offline Wooden Skye

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Re: New van
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 02:00 PM »
What no logo on the top of the van?  You could be missing out if some guy is flying overhead! [poke]
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Offline jonny round boy

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Re: New van
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 02:00 PM »
Mk8 transit?

Is that the SWB med. roof you're going for?
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Offline Kev

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Re: New van
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 02:41 PM »
You'll need something much bigger for all of your Festools [wink]

Make certain your phone number isn't interfered with on the sides with body profiles and door tracks!

http://rccjoinery.co.uk appears to be available ...


Offline jimmylittle

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Re: New van
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 02:56 PM »
I no longer have a van, being largely based in New York City, but one thing to consider - keep your phone number on the sliding door only.  The text is going to be smaller, but it will always be visible, even if you're parked with the doors open.

When I had my van, the open door cut off the last two numbers, and the signage did me no good when parked.

Congrats on the new van!
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Offline Nippychippy

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Re: New van
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2014, 03:07 PM »
You'll need something much bigger for all of your Festools [wink]

Make certain your phone number isn't interfered with on the sides with body profiles and door tracks!

http://rccjoinery.co.uk appears to be available ...



Cheers Kev I'll make sure everything looks good the doors are most of the time closed so I'll get him to do a photo image of the van  before they stick anything how do get that website I haven't a clue how to do that stuff [eek]

Offline Nippychippy

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Re: New van
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2014, 03:09 PM »
What no logo on the top of the van?  You could be missing out if some guy is flying overhead! [poke]

 Ha ha we used  to think our work vans in the company in Ireland

Offline Nippychippy

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Re: New van
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2014, 03:13 PM »
Mk8 transit?

Is that the SWB med. roof you're going for?


They call them different now so the rep keep saying its the L2 H2 that's the size they transit starts at this ones are two tonne weight [big grin] for all the festool I will get in the future [tongue]

Offline Kev

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Re: New van
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2014, 03:18 PM »
You'll need something much bigger for all of your Festools [wink]

Make certain your phone number isn't interfered with on the sides with body profiles and door tracks!

http://rccjoinery.co.uk appears to be available ...



Cheers Kev I'll make sure everything looks good the doors are most of the time closed so I'll get him to do a photo image of the van  before they stick anything how do get that website I haven't a clue how to do that stuff [eek]

Buy it here https://www.123-reg.co.uk/order/domain?X-CSRF-Token=35a207605531c052e6ae5d27a88fd73dc8fa61c8&domain=rccjoinery.co.uk&ajax_enabled=true

from https://www.123-reg.co.uk

(there' other options too, just search google for "domain name registration uk" if you don't like the look of 123-reg

http://www.names.co.uk/order/domains/search_results.php?mode=most+popular&hid=&mxhid=&oid=&sitemaker=&old_id=&old_id_check=&search_source=unknown

You can sort out hosting and the like later, all you really need is a home page and an email service hosting package for a few bucks a month ... just so you can have a few nice pics and your phone number till you get up to speed with it (i.e., don't waste a bucket of money - but at least make certain you've got the name).

Offline Nippychippy

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Re: New van
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2014, 03:29 PM »
Thanks Kev I like that so much

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: New van
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2014, 03:31 PM »
The .uk and .com domain are available as well as the .co.uk one mentioned. Rare to get the opportunity to choose!

I have a number of domains registered through 123-reg, but I use tsohost.com for my website hosting.

If you want a guiding hand to sort out the registration, a "holding page" and email forwarding to a "normal" email account, I'd be happy to help. PM me.


Offline Deansocial

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Re: New van
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2014, 03:35 PM »
L1 swb L2 mwb and so on so its mwb mid height, alot name em like this now

Offline Nippychippy

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Re: New van
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2014, 03:38 PM »
Thanks Garry I will take you up on that offer I just need to get some money coming in again two weeks without a van is killing me ha ha

Offline Kev

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Re: New van
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2014, 03:41 PM »
The .uk and .com domain are available as well as the .co.uk one mentioned. Rare to get the opportunity to choose!

I have a number of domains registered through 123-reg, but I use tsohost.com for my website hosting.

If you want a guiding hand to sort out the registration, a "holding page" and email forwarding to a "normal" email account, I'd be happy to help. PM me.



Grab Garry on that offer [wink] .. knowing the local hosting options and rates is valuable knowledge!

Offline Nippychippy

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Re: New van
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2014, 03:42 PM »
Thanks for clearing that up dean  it's a monster  [scared] but I felt the the transit custom L3 L3 looked a bit silly and it only holds a tonne  and I thought by the time you have tools in it then go to the merchants it wouldn't take much to be over loaded

Offline jimbouk

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Re:
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2014, 03:44 PM »
Which oprions did you spec? I want air con, driving round london in this weather is too much.
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Offline Nippychippy

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Re: New van
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2014, 03:48 PM »
Na no air on I don't think had it before never got the use of it so I'll probably pay for it now Scotland isn't normally  warm ha ha I got the trend pack and the place that I got it are putting in led load lights and a 240 convertor and a extra battery pack   I think it comes with a rubber floor too  but I think that might be a pay in the

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: New van
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2014, 03:52 PM »
Thanks Garry I will take you up on that offer I just need to get some money coming in again two weeks without a van is killing me ha ha

No problem.

Domain registration

  • rccjoinery.com for 1 year will cost £8.99 (then £8.99 per year thereafter)
  • rccjoinery.uk for 1 year will cost £5.39 (then £5.39 per year thereafter)
  • rccjoinery.co.uk for 1 year will cost £5.39 (then £5.39 per year thereafter)

You can obviously have one, two or all three domains, and I can help you set them up in a way that you could get email to any of them forwarded on to your normal email address.

Website hosting

Lite hosting package is £14.99 per year and should be more than enough for you to have a holding page and maybe a gallery of your work.

I'll PM you my mobile number if you wanted to have a chat.

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: New van
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2014, 03:54 PM »
Regarding your phone number.....

My experience having my number on my van has never giving me a single job.

I have my number on both sides and rear.    I even get people asking me for my number while my van is right behind me.

People well.... round my area take no notice of van numbers.   People use people who have been recommended by some one. That's how I get my work via recommendation only or more work from previous clients.

Ill be removing my phone number of my van because one I don't get jobs from it so what's the point and two I do think it looks more professional with no phone number on your van.  

It's like saying I'm that good I don't need to advertise my number  or something down those lines.


My mate had his number on his old van and he said he only ever got one job from it.   He's not long ago bought a newer van this time he decided not to bother with his phone number.   Said having his logo and name only makes it look less cluttered so keeping it a more clean look and straight to the point.  
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Offline jimbouk

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Re:
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2014, 04:01 PM »
Trend pack sounds good as does the lesuire batt can do bit of camping when not working, did you lease hire or hire purchase or lump up? Are ford offering any decent deals, im thinking of changing mine.

Im with jmb on the adverts. Less is more. Never even bothered sign writing my vans at all.
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Offline Kev

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Re: New van
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2014, 04:08 PM »
Regarding your phone number.....

My experience having my number on my van has never giving me a single job.

I have my number on both sides and rear.    I even get people asking me for my number while my van is right behind me.

People well.... round my area take no notice of van numbers.   People use people who have been recommended by some one. That's how I get my work via recommendation only or more work from previous clients.

Ill be removing my phone number of my van because one I don't get jobs from it so what's the point and two I do think it looks more professional with no phone number on your van.  

It's like saying I'm that good I don't need to advertise my number  or something down those lines.


My mate had his number on his old van and he said he only ever got one job from it.   He's not long ago bought a newer van this time he decided not to bother with his phone number.   Said having his logo and name only makes it look less cluttered so keeping it a more clean look and straight to the point.  

Maybe they see you and get scared [eek] [big grin]

I've grabbed a business card out of a snazzy little dispenser on the side of a van once - thought it was a great idea but it obviously never caught on (and obviously doesn't do anything for you when you're moving!)

Offline Nippychippy

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« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2014, 04:36 PM »
Trend pack sounds good as does the lesuire batt can do bit of camping when not working, did you lease hire or hire purchase or lump up? Are ford offering any decent deals, im thinking of changing mine.

Im with jmb on the adverts. Less is more. Never even bothered sign writing my vans at all.


Ye jim I went to my local dealer they were 12 weeks delivery which is to long for me the sales man I didn't click with him so I rang vans direct  and spoke to mark great chap to deal with very help full  the vans getting delivered mid next week from Cardiff I am in dundee I went hp it as all that i could get ring new business but I am happy with the deal I got

Offline Nippychippy

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Re: New van
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2014, 04:38 PM »
I see your point jmb my old boss said the same he never got any calls from it but I don't have any customers yet so every littles  hopefully  [scared]

Offline Nippychippy

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Re: New van
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2014, 04:55 PM »
The one thing I am and I am not Woking forward to is racking it out the inside is massive ill post pics when I get my hands on it

Offline Deansocial

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Re: New van
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2014, 06:02 PM »
Maybe if you washed it they would see the number jmb [tongue]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: New van
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2014, 07:37 PM »
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Maybe if you washed it they would see the number jmb [tongue]


I am sure he thinks, what is the point, we live in England and it will rain in ten minutes! [big grin]
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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: New van
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2014, 01:43 AM »
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Maybe if you washed it they would see the number jmb [tongue]


I am sure he thinks, what is the point, we live in England and it will rain in ten minutes! [big grin]


Exactly!!!! What is the point!  Plus the time it takes I can be doing a job instead!!!

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Offline VW MICK

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Re: New van
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2014, 02:16 AM »
Nippy

Think you will enjoy the racking out .there is some great pictures on here about van fit outs

And I'm sure you will need some new festools to do the build

Keep us posted

Offline Deansocial

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Re: New van
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2014, 02:26 AM »
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author=Deansocial link=topic=33329.msg324182#msg324182 date=1403215363]
Maybe if you washed it they would see the number jmb [tongue]


I am sure he thinks, what is the point, we live in England and it will rain in ten minutes! [big grin]


Exactly!!!! What is the point!  Plus the time it takes I can be doing a job instead!!!



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Offline festoolviking

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Re: New van
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2014, 03:26 AM »
Hi

Driving along the freeway and passing you (or getting overtaken by you) only gives customers a few seconds to get the information from the sides of your van. So a few pointers:

Keep it simple and big on the sides.
More details can be put on the rear since your spending more time reading behind a vehicle then when passing it.
Your logo should tell people what you do, I personally would change it a bit (unless you're just doing roofs).
If you still want your number on the van, skip the "TEL:" and put a "phone icon" there instead.
For your web-page, skip the obvious "http://www" and just put the rest in print.
As for the address (web) once again keep it simple, the address doesen't have to tell customers what you do, that is what they will learn from your web. I would try get an address like "rccj.com" or similar, easier to remember when your sitting at your computer 8 hours later.

Some might disagree but I just see a lot of vans, trucks and cars with too much info on. If you can't take it all in in a few secs. you stop reading, and pick another company, maybe.

Just my [2cents]

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