Hey guys. I am definitely a newbie here, but have spent quite a bit of time researching. Looking to start up this spring. I’ll focus on house washes + driveways/sidewalks - plenty of vinyl & vinyl/brick in my area. I haven’t made any final decisions on equipment, but leaning heavily toward an 8gpm/GX690. It’s a tough decision between that and a 5.5, but I don’t want to regret going too small.
Anyways, this post is meant to be about truck builds. I will be building in the bed of my '08 Silverado 1500. It’s been my daily driver since it was new & I’m about to replace it with a new one. The 08 will be a 100% dedicated washing truck.
I’ve looked at lots of truck build threads and have seen lots of great ideas. I have rudimentary welding skills, so I’m going to be building myself. The first question I have - if you build a skid/frame to mount everything on, are you securing that to the frame of the truck? Of course safety is top of mind, so I want to build something that’s as secure as possible.
Thanks for any input & thanks so much to those of you who have taken the time to leave so much great info on this forum. It’s a wealth of information.