The Truck Wash Guys in Phoenix, Arizona, sell portable car, truck and equipment wash system franchises, explains Dennis Smith at Midway Isuzu Truck Center. The Truck Wash Guys' founder, Lance Winslow, says the company has sold many franchises nationwide to date and is actively adding new franchisees-and, thereby, new trucks.
The company purchases the NPR Diesel with 109-inch wheelbase and 12,000 GVW. The trucks are equipped with a 12-foot flat bed body manufactured by Marathon Truck Body in Valencia, California. The bodies have an aluminum Diamond Plate deck with inlaid teak wood-the teak lasts longer in the wet environment. There is a 200-gallon fiberglass water tank, as well as hoses, hose reels, a pressure washer and side cabinetry. "We also get the trucks set up with the 16-inch wheels, and they sit so low to the ground that they are really easy to work from," Winslow says. The trucks are painted bright yellow with blue lettering.
Prior to purchasing Isuzu trucks the company was running Dodge one-tons. "We were having problems with brake longevity and warranty issues," Winslow says. "I can't think of a good reason not to buy an Isuzu truck," he adds. "They offer a great turning radius, great mileage, great performance, and they look so good. It's really a standout piece of equipment. I wish I had known about Isuzu trucks 10 years ago. You don't know how many trucks we went through over the years before we discovered Isuzus."