Not knowing your vehicle – Not all cargo vans have identical designs. They may play a similar role, but each model we work with has its strengths and tradeoffs. To upfit, you need to not only take the size of the cargo areas into account but also consider important attributes like maximum weight capacity, proper balance, and other logistical considerations that are easily overlooked when all you have is a catalog and a vague idea of what you want your vehicle to accomplish. A lopsided cargo area with heavy equipment to one side will result in uneven tire wear and other maintenance issues down the road.
Ignoring input – Commercial van upfits are intended to satisfy the needs of a team, not an individual. Experience is perhaps the best guide when it comes to upfitting a commercial van but this needs to be tempered with consensus. Upfit decisions should be made with efficiency and safety in mind.
Doing it all by yourself – There is no reason you need to go through this process entirely cold. At Advantage Outfitters, our goal is to make sure you get the service vehicle you need without overspending or purchasing equipment that will never be used. Our installers are trained and certified to bring you the most value for every dollar you spend on upfitting.