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Cargo Van vs. Pickup w/ trailer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joey Welsh on Tuesday. 9 Replies

Hey all. I'm passing the 13 year mark on my Ford E350. It has been a great vehicle, but I am outgrowing it with recent changes to my booth and product offerings. Since I have driven this setup for so…Continue

Benefits of upgrading from an EZUP to Trimline?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lani Pietka Apr 23. 16 Replies

Every year it seems my EZUP booth gets smaller and smaller. Or do other Artist's booths just get larger and larger? For awhile now, I've been considering the bump from an EZUP to a Trimline. As we…Continue

Showcase Events? - Denver & SLC Christmas Shows

Started Jul 28, 2016 0 Replies

Looking for any input on Showcase Events and these two shows. I have spoken with one of the reps and they seem professional and on their game. Just looking for any real world results from any who may…Continue

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Joey Welsh replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Cargo Van vs. Pickup w/ trailer
"I think parking/backing up with a cargo trailer is my biggest resistance to that setup. I do shows solo and there plenty of times parking and negotiating my large van is enough of a hassle without the added length of a trailer. Thanks for weighing…"
Tuesday
Joey Welsh replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Cargo Van vs. Pickup w/ trailer
"Thanks Randy. I appreciate the specific details about your ownership with the truck/cargo setup. I agree that the van is likely the simplest option and the truck/cargo being less expensive. I am weighing the pros and cons so your post is very…"
Tuesday
Fletcher Dean replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Cargo Van vs. Pickup w/ trailer
"Great Point. I'll roll my art inside the garage if it's going to be super hot. And I pack it all up over winter. "
Nov 4
Cindy Welch replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Cargo Van vs. Pickup w/ trailer
"Randy, you give some good things to think about.  There is only one thing I want to address ... Leaving your stuff in the trailer when not doing shows. We live in coastal Louisiana.  We have extreme temperatures here starting in…"
Nov 4
Fletcher Dean replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Cargo Van vs. Pickup w/ trailer
"Points by others are good. I've had a trailer for four years. A few times I looked at those with a cargo van with envy. Mostly that's when I'm trying to back up! But overall I'm happy. I do art fairs only during the summer so I…"
Nov 4
Randy Koepsell replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Cargo Van vs. Pickup w/ trailer
"I think many of us struggle with this same question. I went the trailer route for several reasons.  I do 2D art. 1)  I tow a fifth wheel camper so I already had a truck. 2)  Since I already have the truck and the required insurance,…"
Nov 4
Joey Welsh replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Cargo Van vs. Pickup w/ trailer
"You make some good points about inclement weather, which there is very little of here in AZ, but plenty while I'm out on the road. Also about upsizing a trailer is much cheaper than a vehicle.  Do you drive a pickup/trailer combo? Are…"
Oct 17
Cindy Welch replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Cargo Van vs. Pickup w/ trailer
"Larry makes some very good points. When we started back in early 2013, we were using a 2008 GMC Acadia.  We were packed in like sardines!  Graduated to dh’s Ford F-150 which had a camper shell.  We then moved to a surburban.…"
Oct 16
Larry Sohn replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Cargo Van vs. Pickup w/ trailer
"I don't know about any savings in fuel expense. It depends on the truck & trailer as opposed to a new van. Fuel expense could be worse with a trailer. Parking is more. Tolls are more. More tires, more brakes. Overall length is much greater…"
Oct 16
Joey Welsh posted a discussion

Cargo Van vs. Pickup w/ trailer

Hey all. I'm passing the 13 year mark on my Ford E350. It has been a great vehicle, but I am outgrowing it with recent changes to my booth and product offerings. Since I have driven this setup for so many years, it would be quite foreign to drive a pick up with a trailer in tow. However, based on price of vans and their poor fuel performance, it is certainly worth considering the switch. I would see the hassle of towing a trailer and parking/storing it the biggest inconvenience, but in return…See More
Oct 16
Lani Pietka replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Benefits of upgrading from an EZUP to Trimline?
"I am using an Undercover booth as well. I actually really like the tent but the silver lining on the canopy means its really cold in the tent on cold days and I have to carry around lights and batteries. I've been wanting to do an awning…"
Apr 23

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Your Medium
Digital Art
Years in the Art Fair Business
12
First show ever
Newbury Park Art Show
What is your website?
http://gekkards.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Making a living from my work. Meeting new people. Creative inspiration.
Best show ever and why
Rio Grande Spring Show 2004. It was my first year going at it as a full-time artist. My first showing here and I remember returning from the bathroom on the first day to find my booth absolutely packed. It was a great feeling. It made me feel like I had a future in the art world.
Worst show ever and why
"Mudfest" as most artist called it that weekend. It was the Thunderbird Artist Chocolate Fest 2005 in Scottsdale, AZ. It rained so much that spring and especially on the Friday the show started. Most customers, literally, had to ruin their shoes in the mud to walk the show. I made $152.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Facebook suggestion.

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At 12:22pm on July 9, 2013, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Joey.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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