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signs for hired vans
« on: September 01, 2010, 03:41:42 PM »
sorry , been busy but meant to post this after lowestoft.

when I saw Gregg and the VV at Lowestoft I saw the white van that he was driving for the weekend to transport the VV and all the gubbins that goes with it. I was surpprised that the trust didnt have it's own but after discussions I agreed with Gregg that with a lot of 'laid up' time it was cheaper to hire. I then asked why dont we have some magnetic signs that can be stuck onto such hired vehicles so that they spread the word during their travels to and from shows - and while parking at the shows , every little helps. - can thought be given to this when time allows please , or is it too silly an idea?
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Re: signs for hired vans
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2010, 03:43:44 PM »
Funny you should mention that but it was discussed just after Lowestoft about vans, Hiring a van once in a while is expensive but given how much stock has to be moved around the country then leasing one wouldn't be a bad idea, we also though magnetic signage would be a good idea as well.
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Re: signs for hired vans
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2010, 03:46:11 PM »
Not silly at all......after all , it's what a heck of a lot of companies do to their vehicles these days.
The question , however , is how cost-effective would it be ??
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Re: signs for hired vans
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2010, 03:49:35 PM »
About £300 a month
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Re: signs for hired vans
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2010, 03:58:16 PM »
Many, many firms advertising magnetic signs for vans and cars on T'internet  :) . Supply your (our) own artwork and as an example a 90cm x 30 cm (that's 3' x 1' for those of my era) sign is less than £20.00 from one of the quick googles ("magnetic signs vehicles") I did. Could do both sides, both doors and the rear for around £100.00 I reckon  :) . I'll chip in a Tenner if this is progressed - Anyone else  :?: .
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Re: signs for hired vans
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2010, 04:01:06 PM »
I would as well.
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Re: signs for hired vans
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2010, 04:03:08 PM »
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About £300 a month
Err......my comment about cost-effectiveness was with regards the magnetic signage , not the cost of leasing a van !  ;)  :D
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Re: signs for hired vans
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2010, 04:05:35 PM »
my reply didnt post! anyway as I suggested the idea  I can't really refuse to chip in so I'll put in a tenner (not a tenor) as well if it's a goer
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Re: signs for hired vans
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010, 04:25:49 PM »
Quote from: "wcg"
Quote from: "Gregg"
About £300 a month
Err......my comment about cost-effectiveness was with regards the magnetic signage , not the cost of leasing a van !  ;)  :D


And my reply that you replied to was meant for somewhere completely diffrent! My brain stopped working. :lol:

Coincidently thought he monthly cost of leasing a van is about that much.
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Re: signs for hired vans
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2010, 05:26:54 PM »
Of course if the white trailer was in servicable condition then we would have two trailers to move stock and the gazebos around the country - one black one white for those not in the know black heavily branded white has yellow vulcan logo's
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Re: signs for hired vans
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2010, 05:38:27 PM »
very handy but then you need someone with a car that can tow it and with the license to tow it. Having a van gives you a lot more flexibility. I'm happy to beat some life into that trailer though.
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Re: signs for hired vans
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2010, 05:55:23 PM »
4x4 available fully capable (doesn't get stuck on wet airfields) insured to tow no special license required - Saves using own smaller trailer as per Shoreham/Dunsfold although it worked well for both events - Just lacked the branding  which could have gone on the 4x4 to wave the flag
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Re: signs for hired vans
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2010, 07:22:32 PM »
Thats good but i was thinking on a wider basis, not everyone has entitlement or the equipment to tow.
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Re: signs for hired vans
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2010, 07:29:12 PM »
Quote from: "Gregg"
not everyone has entitlement

 :?:  :?:  entitlement
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Re: signs for hired vans
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2010, 07:32:21 PM »
Yup, since the late 90s you need to have passed a test to legally tow anything unless you have held your licence before then.
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