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Bike van

Vans to carry and which you can sleep in

Two or three can easily be transported on a car rack. bars, or in a trailer. However, are advantages in using a van: the are secure, dry, and can be loaded and quickly without removing a mounting a rack, or messing a trailer and towing bracket. And if the van is enough for a bicycle then long enough to sleep in as

The simplest type is a panel van a load compartment and no windows the front doors. Panel often have a sliding at least one side of the load but some don#039;t. I#039;m to vans about the size of a or estate car and which may have seats and extra windows – known as combi vans . It is noting that the UK HM Revenue does not distinguish between and vans but does classify vehicles, which includes models of car derived van . It gets a bit complicated and may affect taxes: VAT and Excise Duty (vehicle tax is not a tax but that is another story). For a van#039; the choice is either a van or combi van (normally the same for a given make and base occasionally with a #039;high option. With some there may be additional options: a rather than double doors, or full windows than door windows

Ford Transit Connect Roof van

A couple of bicycles can be (at an angle) into the Renault Peugeot Partner, and Citroen vans, or more easily the bike#039;s front wheels and you could sleep in one at a pinch, but they are a bit too small for safety bikes in the back; each must be secured to the load bay to prevent it flying forward in a All those vans are available in a #039;crew#039; version – safer but the load compartment headroom you to sit comfortably in a chair seems Sit in a chair? We are looking for a van that (i) can some bikes, (ii) two can sleep in, and (iii) can be used as a mobile sitting room in bad (though not all at the same time).

up in size: Ford Transit High Roof LWB (long Nissan NV200, Fiat Peugeot Expert, VW Caddy (there may be others).

Nissan van

Fiat Scudo van (similar to Expert)

Typ 2K VW Caddy (not

Volkswagen vans – Caddy, Crafter – have the VW reputation for The Caddy is car-derived (though it seem to be classed as such by HM Customs), the Typ 2K derived from the Touran with Golf Mk5 suspension. The Touran itself is a vehicle based on a vertically-stretched generation Golf Mk5. The Maxi is a longer, slightly version, also available as Life – a passenger variant, Kombi – a van with rear and Tramper – a campervan. There are a few specialists who convert the Maxi into a fully-equipped camper (in my the Caddy Maxi is too small for a camper but some enthusiasts to manage).

VW Caddy Maxi campervan

The #039;larger#039; vans referred to are of similar size with compartments roomy enough for sleeping, and sitting but handle or less) as cars – it is not like a truck. Buying used is a of pot luck as to whether you can find a one with rear seats, screen behind the front windows in the sliding doors, or double doors at the back, and the usual options: passenger air (not always standard), air electric windows, etc. For a van#039; I doubt if these matter too much. A basic van should do fine if it is the right and the bikes can be properly secured to the

Load bay internal size (metres approximate, widths rear wheel arches)

Transit Connect LWB High 1.23 wide, 1.36 1.97 long

Nissan 1.22 wide, 1.36 2.04 long

Fiat Peugeot Expert: 1.25 1.45 high, 2.25

Caddy Maxi: 1.19 1.32 high, 2.30

Different national speed in the UK at least, apply to different of van. Car-derived vans up to 2 maximum laden weight are as The maximum laden weight is a own weight plus its maximum – what the maker says it can Sometimes referred to as Maximum Mass (MAM) this may be the as #039;revenue weight#039; in the vehicle#039;s registration document or it may not!

Vehicles (under 7.5 tonnes laden weight) are limited to 50 mph on carriageways (cars are 60), 60 on carriageways (cars are 70), and 70 on (like cars). Taxation are slightly different: a Light Vehicle (LGV) is one that is for the carriage of goods and with a weight not exceeding 3.5 tonnes. But a type van of the same weight rear seats should be as a Diesel Car – because it#039;s a vehicle, not a goods vehicle.

all this matter? I don#039;t so but it#039;s worth bearing in that #039;road tax,#039; and speed limits may vary a depending on a van#039;s classification so worth trying to understand complexities a little before a vehicle. Functionality is what most.

Securing bikes

A carpet in the load compartment things sliding around. the metal rings at the anchorage through slits in the carpet. An way to carry a bicycle is to slide it in down so it rests on the handlebars and but it must be prevented from over. The following photo some ring bolts at high level and the standard point on the van floor. A bungee stretched from a ring on one side, then through the front wheel and wrapped round the rim, then to the corresponding ring bolt on the side of the van, will the bike vertical.

Load compartment with and low level anchorage points

Up to bikes can be held in position, pedals tied together to them from rubbing each other:

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Two bikes in the compartment – four or five could be carried

The bikes also be strongly secured to the van anchorage points. It is dangerous to #039;loose#039; bikes behind the seats unless a solid separates the #039;cab#039; from the compartment. They can easily be with a Kryptonite cable through the frame main (not the wheels) and clipped to the points with a carabiner. One per is a good idea.

Load options: bulkheads, ply lining, etc

Ford Transit Connect Roof LWB, Fiat VW Caddy Maxi, Nissan

Sleeping and sitting inside

Panel van load compartments are by nature. The internal environment noise reduction) can be improved a fitted carpet on the floor and the sides with plywood or a carpet-like material that the form of the bodywork. Plus thermal insulation perhaps.

a height of 1.3 metres is enough to sit in camping chairs, for most at least. A length of 2 metres is for lying down to sleep. The Transit Connect High LWB, Nissan NV200, Scudo, Peugeot Expert, and VW Maxi are all big enough not just for bicycles but to be used as a minimalistic for a couple of people. minimalistic as in . (i) use bags and Karrimats (not a bed and mattress), (ii) fit temporary fixed with clothes or Velcro pads, (iii) a hookup and consumer unit for electricity, (iv) use an electric for cooking, and (v) store as much as outside the van (small tent roof box).

That is a short list of creature that require no permanent to the van, so it can be returned to its original use as van or vehicle the rest of the time. In weather, of course, you can sleep in a The vans I#039;ve illustrated have swivelling front fitted because the space is too for the seats to turn – hence camping chairs in the back. chairs are always useful Combi vans are usually with a tailgate instead of the double rear doors on vans; the tailgate can be opened to as a simple awning to protect rain if you are, say, the van using a cooker at the rear of the bay, or sitting over the bumper changing shoes, More about vans on Van? and Camper Van Life .

VW Caddy Maxi Kombi roof box

Van load compartment bikes, camping gear, etc

by Patrick on July 1st,

13 comments on “Bike van”


Interesting post I#039;ve got designs on a Berlingo our 14 year old Xsara gives up the It needs to fit in the garage as we have no parking space and only to hold one bike so will do the job.

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