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Old January 29th, 2016, 12:57 PM
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Random topic warning. I'm curious if any folks here use their LRs in small businesses. Obviously this is more prevalent overseas where Defenders (as an example) are used as work trucks vs recreation, but I would think the uniqueness of these vehicles could benefit a small business somehow?
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Old January 29th, 2016, 01:10 PM
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I used them for my Airsoft company for years. Was an amazing tool on the field and got advertising.
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Old January 29th, 2016, 03:11 PM
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I used them for my Airsoft company for years. Was an amazing tool on the field and got advertising.
I bet it did...great idea! These vehicles certainly attract eyes.
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Old January 29th, 2016, 03:31 PM
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Always tried to convince a friend who owned a beer/wine store to get a 101 with a rag top. Perfect for tossing kegs in or having at catering events. He didn't bite which in hindsight was a wise decision
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Old January 29th, 2016, 03:43 PM
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Funny you say that. I sold a 101 to an adventure tour company in CO that mounted giant wooden kegs in the back and does off road drinking tours or something like that
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I use mine for my scuba instruction side business.. No stickers/advertising just a truck to get me there.
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My wife has a side business called, Archery Tag. It's fun to use the Rover to tow the trailer.
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Old February 1st, 2016, 08:16 AM
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We use them...but I suppose it's unfair to use that as advice....
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Old February 1st, 2016, 08:22 AM
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I use them every day of the summer season on the Vineyard and Nantucket for making house calls in my medical practice. No advertising on the sides, but endlessly, people ask about the trucks, fully loaded with medical supplies.
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We use them...but I suppose it's unfair to use that as advice....
Good one Zack. I guess it would be frowned upon to conduct RN business in a Isuzu trooper.

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My wife has a side business called, Archery Tag. It's fun to use the Rover to tow the trailer.
That's pretty cool. Haven't heard of that before and I'm guessing it takes more skill than paintball. My wife will be starting her own LLC as a Nutritionist where she will learn folks on eating right. The only thing I can think of is a mobile kitchen since I already have the stove and engel on board.

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I use them every day of the summer season on the Vineyard and Nantucket for making house calls in my medical practice. No advertising on the sides, but endlessly, people ask about the trucks, fully loaded with medical supplies.
Coolest physician ever award goes to this guy. That's better than bringing one of those hospital dogs to boost the mood.
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Yowza. There's a "tapping" reference here..
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I didn't think you where suppose to store whisky barrels on their side...
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My old Series was used by a yacht company. When I got it it had a ball hitch on the back and I'm pretty sure they used it too shuttle boats around. Some others around actually knew the truck when it was at the yacht yard. Also pretty sure that the reverse lights had been replaced by some kind of boat marker lights.
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I have to spend about 4 hours per day in the car for the summer practice, with much of the time spent driving down long, sandy roads. Although you never truly need 4x4, the extra clearance helps. I made a decision when starting the practice that if my summer was going to be partially spent in a car, it should be in a car or fleet of cars that I enjoy, maintain, and provide a smile. A simple practice, returning to house calls, driven by a simple car on a small island.

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We use them...but I suppose it's unfair to use that as advice....
Ditto...

Though I was considering a DOKA Fuso for a mobile workshop
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I have a residential construction company and I daily drive my 110 5-door. I also have a 110 HCPU with a dump bed that one my guys drives around town from job to job, I've been contemplating adding some signage to the side of Tippy.

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Donut transport....its great when I have to move a lot of product from one store to another...
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Donut transport....its great when I have to move a lot of product from one store to another...
I'm not sure that something you want corporate seeing
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