Truck Bed Caps

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by STFXG, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Been thinking about buying a pickup and throwing a walk-in cap on it. Any of you express guys know who makes the ones you use on your trucks? I've seen a couple silverados with them.
     
  2. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    We don't use pickups, at least not here. I think Leer would be able to take care of you, or at least point you in the right direction.
     
  3. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    yuck, don't do it... stick with stepvans with sliding pocket doors & easy pass-thru to the cargo area.

    or maybe those upfitted cargovans that look like sprinters if you're concerned with maintenance costs.

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    My current boss sold all his freightliner/dodge sprinters because it was too costly to maintain w/ mercedes benz parts. He has some DHL ford E350/E450 stepvans instead & they're much roomier than the skinny sprinters.
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  4. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Room and maintenance aren't a concern. It's going to be my personal vehicle and second as an emergency back up/supplemental. Have just been looking in to different shells and the express type ones would work better than a lift glass type one.
     
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I intend to do the same. I do have a 2002 E350 V10 with a Quigley 4x4 conversion. I wish Ford would sell them straight from the factory floor.
     
  6. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    And what do you think of it? And did you have it before the conversion? If so, what did it do to the mileage of the V10? I've always wanted one to make into a chase truck...or now a Zombie hunter...lol
     
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Absolutely awesome. I bought it from a guy who got it from the US government. I usually get about 12 mpg with it which is pretty much on par with some of the larger diesels, but I don't need a p1000to run 30 stops out in zombieland.
     
  8. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    207000 Miles on it. Still running great.
     
  9. DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member

    Right on...I know the V10 pulls like a freight train, but they've been much maligned for mileage. Oddly enough, 12mpg is what I get with the small V8 in my Dodge around town, it does real well on the highway, but I hardly ever drive on the highway.
     
  10. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    ah i see... so having a pickup is better than a cargovan?