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I am looking into starting my own food truck and I am wondering if the Promaster could be converted into a food truck. Mostly it needs enough space to stand up in and it needs to be wide enough for some small appliances (fridge, freezer, grill.) Has this been done before? Should i be looking into something different?
 

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I don't think it's a very suitable food truck. It's not exactly big enough.

There are a couple different types of trucks, but in the interest of saving you time and money I recommend you purchase a used Chevy or Grumman-Olson step van. The majority of food trucks are step van postal trucks formerly used by DHL, FedEx, and other large commercial companies. These trucks are large enough for an average-size adult to stand upright and to house all the necessary equipment. Look for a non-diesel model that is approximately 14 feet long and 9 feet wide with less than 100,000 miles. The main sources for purchasing a step van are eBay, Craigslist, truck dealers, truck auctions, and customizers. Make sure you check them all out to get the best bang for your buck.
Once you’ve purchased your truck you need to make it a food truck. The first step in doing this will be finding a customizer in your area. In most major cities you’ll find professional food truck customizers, but all you really need is a quality sheet metal shop. I recommend finding someone who has experience working on trucks and is aware of local health codes.
 

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Thanks for the info. I'll have to start searching Craigslist and such for one of these babies, and then I'll have to see about the whole conversion process.
 

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considering the amount of equipment most food trucks have, the size of the equipment and the space people need to work in those food trucks, a promaster no matter what size it be won't work. A Dodge Sprinter is more like it.
 

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I was thinking a chassis cab with the right outfitter would do well. I would talk to a Ram commercial specialist and see what is currently available. If you're just getting into the business finding a truck already equipped might be a better route though.
 

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I do like how when to top is open its basically a shade. Nice for customers when ordering. Can't tell how many times I've been waiting at a food truck in the rain.
 

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I think when people say the Promaster is too small, it is the width that is too narrow. Most FIAT Ducato food trucks are built upon the chassis variant (which Ram will be selling)
 

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I could see the promaster making a good ice cream truck....

Some of the other members are correct you will need a chassis/cab version of the Promaster 3500. Food truck equipment is also VERY heavy so please keep GVWR in mind. Things like brakes and suspension may need to be updated to handle to consistent extra weight youll be hauling daily.
 

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I would say the promaster might be a bit small for a food truck becuase of all the equipment you need to have in the back like a fridge and sink that would pretty much take up most of the space. Well it depends on the type of food your serving up.

Have you looked in to anything else?
 
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