Merry x-mas and happy looping!
This is a long shot, but I have decided to purchase a box truck to replace my van for my touring needs.
I've been scouring the net for days trying to find what I'm looking for, but am not having the best luck.
I figured since this list has members all over the states (and world), you all might have some hints on local dealers that have a good inventory of box trucks. Or maybe some random websites that I'm overlooking.
I live in St. Louis, MO. I will happily fly & drive home with the exception of the west coast & New England area.
What I'm looking for:
Preferably a 12ft DIESEL box truck. Will consider up to a 14ft.
5 speed transmission preferred, but not too picky.
There must be a walk-through from the cab so I have access to the cargo from inside the van. This seems to limit it to GMC/CHEVY/FORD as the Mitsubishi & Suziki trucks don't have this option.
Minimum internal cargo width of 7ft.
Cargo area must be flat, meaning no wheel well obstructions.
Although not necessary, a lift gate would be nice so long as it tucks away under the truck.
Low miles preferred, but budget is $7500 max.
The plan is to turn it into my mobile rehearsal space so that I can continue to grow as a musician & work on new songs as I tour the states playing shows.
Currently in my van, with all the gear there is hardly enough room to sleep, yet alone practice.
Any help/suggestions greatly appreciated - unless its the voice of reason telling me to bring less gear ;o)
The Wandering Madman