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Van Sizes & Information

Measurements and gathering information

[date added 22-01-2023 13.32pm]

When measuring the rear of a van, there are several key measurements that you will need to understand in order to ensure that the van racking system or custom built requirements you are carrying, will fit safely and securely. The following are some of the most important measurements to consider:

  1. Interior length: This is the measurement of the length of the van's cargo area from the back door to the front of the cab or back of the front seats.

  2. Interior height: This is the measurement of the height of the van's cargo area from the floor to the ceiling beam, this size can be different on the edges of the van

  3. Interior width: This is the measurement of the width of the van's cargo area from side to side. At its widest point and a measurement between wheel arches or at the narrowest point.

  4. Floor area: This is the measurement of the total area of the van's cargo floor. This is a calculation thats needed if you are ordering floor covering simply times the width by the length.

  5. Door openings: The measurement of the width and height of the rear door opening, as well as any side door openings, is important to understand if the cargo will fit through the opening. Make sure to understand the narrowest points. Sometime you might work to accurate measurement s and the widest measurement is needed but this might no be the same size on the complete are.

  6. Load capacity: The maximum weight that the van can safely carry is important to understand to avoid overloading the vehicle and risking damage. What ever is being constructed be sure to understand gross weights. using light weight materials can help dramatically.

  7. Payload: The weight of the cargo that the van can safely carry is important to understand to ensure that you are not exceeding the maximum load capacity.This can be limited if the install weight is to heigh be sure to understand the difference.

  8. Volume: This is the measurement of the total space inside the van, measured in cubic feet or meters, which is important to know in relation to the cargo that you will be carrying. For maximum size of the area this can be usefull if you were building a camper van for the overall cubic sizes for heating.

  9. Towing capacity: If you are planning to tow a trailer with the van, you will need to know the maximum towing weight that the van can safely handle.

It's important to note that these measurements will vary depending on the specific model and make of the van, so it's essential to consult the manufacturer's specifications or consult with an expert to get the accurate measurements.

We will be working on a section to understand van sizes and using measurement that can help build real life product in the rear of vans this will be a ongoing information page. 

When fitting van racking whats important?

When fitting van racking in a commercial van, it's important to consider several key factors to ensure that the racking is safe, secure, and functional for your specific needs:

  1. Compatibility: Make sure that the racking is compatible with your specific make and model of van, and that it can be installed without interfering with any existing features or systems, such as the door opening or the vehicle's electrical system. Dit you know all Custom Solutions product have been made to fit any van? whats most important is we fit the van racking to suit you your tool and your future.

  2. Load capacity: Make sure that the racking system can support the weight of the tools and equipment that you will be carrying. It's important to choose a racking system that has a high load capacity and that is made of sturdy and durable materials. we use 12mm ply for our installs, we can use custom sizes where required. This keeps weight down dramatically.

  3. Security: Make sure that the racking system is secure and that it can keep your tools and equipment safely in place while you are driving. This can include features such as locking mechanisms, tie-down points, and anti-tip devices. Each tool, tool box is on a individual shelf this keeps and projectile and box safe and secure. You can secure the racking in any fixing points provided by the van manufacture or secure it to the side on the van with a number of L brackets that are securely fastened the the interior of the van.

  4. Accessibility: Make sure that the racking system allows you to easily access your tools and equipment while you are on the job. This can include features such as adjustable shelves, pull-out drawers, and rotating bins. All these are as standard in our pro unique system or with all other system you don't have the drawers. Tats because sometimes it's just storage of the system boxes that you need. These off the floor and being able to access then when you need is a huge benefit.

  5. Flexibility: Make sure that the racking system is flexible and can be reconfigured to accommodate different types of tools and equipment, as well as to adapt to changing needs over time. Definitely one that needs to be covered. Change is 

  6. Cost: Make sure that the racking system fits your budget and that it offers good value for money. We look at a long term retention for our customer what we sell will last years as well as selling parts to fit your install for years to come.

It's important to have a clear idea of what you need to store in your van and what are your specific requirements to choose the right racking system. It's also important to consult with experts and professionals to ensure that the racking system you choose meets your needs and is properly installed.


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