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Reading Launches Its New Ready Van SL

April 01, 2013

The all-new Reading Ready Van SL comes enhanced organizational, safety, and security features, according to Reading Truck Body.
The all-new Reading Ready Van SL comes enhanced organizational, safety, and security features, according to Reading Truck Body.

Reading Truck Body has launched its all-new Reading Ready Van SL, a service van that offers an enclosed interior work space and outside compartments designed with added convenience and security in mind.

Reading said its Ready Van SL comes equipped with a number of new features that provide extra safety, durability, convenience and efficiency in addition to Reading’s standard features. The company offers a 6-Year limited warranty on the body and a lifetime warranty on key cylinders.

Key features in the Ready Van SL include the following:

Organization & Storage

Bulkhead Shelf – offers additional storage for smaller, more frequently used items that require limitation of movement and no “fall-out”

Vertical Shelf Attachment Strips – shelving bracket is on 4” centers and offers more adjustability of shelving network for the end-user

Galvanized Shelves/Trays – corrosion resistant shelving that is height adjustable with 2” slot tab dividers on shelves for 50% more divisional space than the competition

Top Compartment Shelf – full-length compartment top storage area has a 2-inch high retainer to prevent tool and product “fall-out”

Clear Load Space Design – unobstructed load space provides clear width of 48.5 inches without the presence of a wheelhouse box and a low ground to threshold height

17.5-inch Deep Compartments – offer greater storage capacity and versatility

Dual Drop Down Conduit Pipe Doors – more protective and versatile storage for longer items and does not cover stop, tail and turn lighting when in drop-down open position

Structure & Finish

Galvannealed Construction – A60 coated weight steel, all galvannealed construction which offers superior corrosion protection

Tapered Smooth Side Wall Upper Structure – provides maximum side-to-side clearance, improved aerodynamic efficiency and a smooth surface for graphics

Seamless Wheelhouse Panel – provides a seamless appearance that also prevents corrosive build-up that can rust the product from the inside out

Galvannealed Steel ‘Pooched’ Step Bumper – ‘Pooched’ slip and corrosion-resistant surface with 45 degree corners; e-coated and powder coated for durability

Full Width 9-inch Steel Bulkhead Set-back – offers full seat travel for the O.E.M. Cutaway Chassis on both driver and passenger side

Rivetless Stainless Steel Handle Pans – clean appearance that is tamper-resistant and includes a perimeter gasket behind the pan assembly to prevent water intrusion

Top Coat Finish, Inside & Out – Reading paints all areas of the service body, including the interior load space and inside the exterior cabinet compartments

Reading’s Polyester Powder Coat Finish – no VOCs, reclaimable and much more durable and abrasion-resistant finish compared to wet spray enamels

Doors & Hinges

Solid Sliding Bulkhead Door with ‘J’ Glide Track – door slides on co-polymer 'J' track assembly rather than floor track assembly which can harbor debris and make operation difficult; windowless for enhanced security

Solid, Windowless Rear Doors – offers a large, unobstructed area for company graphics with a higher level of security and confidence for tools and equipment inside the load space

Integral Rain Gutter Over Rear Doors – Rain Gutter moves water east or west of door opening instead of a drip edge that allows water to sheet down across the opening

Reading’s Rod & Bearing Block Hinge – hinge assembly is mechanically attached for cleaner appearance, ease of repair and corrosion resistance

18ga Double Panel Compartment Doors – heavier gauge than the competition with solid hat section reinforcements to eliminate panel deflection

Spring Loaded Door Stays: Vertical Side Compartments – Door Stay operates with over-center design in geometry for ease of closure and staying open

Reading’s Dual-Pro Door Seal System – includes a quality door seal and a mechanical seal which provide a secondary defense against water intrusion

Adjustable Door Striker – Four-way adjustable with ribbed Allen bit head, tri-chromate washer and threaded pressure block for positive adjustment

Lights, Locks & Electronics

(2) Dome Lights with Disc Rocker – roof mounted lights mechanically secured to roof for reliable operation; Disc Rocker switch operates smoothly and resists damage

Tail Light Guards – lighting guards inside the rear compartments that are ported for serviceability while offering protection from theft and damage

L.E.D. Stop, Tail, Turn Signals and Clearance Lighting – rubber isolated for vibration resistance, cooler burning, brighter and longer-lasting than incandescent bulbs

12 Stage Electro-Cathodic Immersion Process – removes human error associated with a manual application and provides 100% coverage

Rotary Paddle Latch Assembly – stainless steel latch is 'free wheeling' when the cylinder is locked, which prevents lock failure should someone tamper with it

Double Bitted Key Cylinder – includes a rubber 'O' ring behind the high-quality cylinder to prevent water blow-in through the lock assembly

For more information on the Reading Ready Van SL visit www.ReadingBody.com.

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