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What Van Size is Best Suited for Each Task?


 

Calculating the Van Size Needed

When looking at van hire, you will need to consider various dimensions, as well as the overall volume of space in the load carrying area of the van. Think about the size of the items that you need to transport. Measure the length, height and width of the largest items and compare this to the size of the load carrying space in the back of the van. Also take into consideration, how you need to stack your items and if you need to just make one trip or multiple trips.

Payload

Another consideration is "payload", which is the weight that the van is designed to carry. The weight of your load needs to be less than or equal to the payload for the vehicle, for your load to be carried legally.

If you have more than one other person that needs to travel with you in the van, also check how many seats the van has and how many people it is designed to carry.

Take a look at the range of vans below that we have on the Rent Direct fleet. With each van we have given the dimensions and an overview of typical tasks that are suitable for that vehicle.

Load Dimensions

Small Car Derived Van - Typically Peugeot Partner or Citroen Berlingo

Rent Direct Van Hire Group V1

This size of van can be used to transport small items of furniture, white goods, such as cookers and TV's etc.

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Typical Sizes and Fuel Economy

Length: 1.8m
Load Space Dimensions Width 1.2m
Height 1.2m
Payload 648 - 856kg
Typical fuel consumption (mpg) 43 - 65mpg
Seats (inc driver) 2

A Medium Sized Van, Typically a Ford Transit Custom Short Wheel Base

Rent Direct Van Hire Group V2

Not too much bigger than a car to drive, but offering a bigger load space and capacity than the small vans. Suitable for moving furniture and household goods and will fit a double bed in if taken apart.

Ford Transit Custom Short Wheel Base Van Rental

Typical Sizes and Fuel Economy

Length: 2.4m
Load Space Dimensions Width 1.7m
Height 1.4m with medium roof
Payload 900 - 1200kg
Typical fuel consumption (mpg) 30 - 40mpg
Seats (inc driver) 3

A Medium Sized Van, Typically a Peugeot Boxer Long Wheel Base Van

Rent Direct Van Hire Group V3

Our Peugeot Boxer long wheel base vans are a good size van offering more load space than the short wheel base versions. Typically used for moving household items such as 3 piece suites, bookcases and as tradesman's vehicles.

Peugeot Boxer Long Wheel Base Van

Typical Sizes and Fuel Economy

Length: 3.4m
Load Space Dimensions Width 1.7m
Height 1.7m
Payload 1000 - 1300kg
Typical fuel consumption (mpg) 28 - 35mpg
Seats (inc driver) 3

We typically use Peugeot Boxer Long Wheel Base Vans. Side and rear doors for ease of unloading and loading.

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Extra Long Wheel Base Vans - Typically VW Crater LWB

Rent Direct Van Hire Group V4

Another step up in size, giving more load space. Once you have worked out what size van you need by considering what you need to carry and how you will load the van, you can then decide which size of panel van you will need.

Hire VW Crater long wheel base van

Typical Sizes and Fuel Economy

Length: 4.3m
Load Space Dimensions Width 1.8m
Height 1.9m
Payload 1200 - 1500kg
Typical fuel consumption (mpg) 22 - 30mpg
Seats (inc driver) 3

Usually used to carry furniture, white goods and retail deliveries. Side and rear doors for ease of unloading and loading.

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Citroen Relay Luton Van with Taillift

Rent Direct Van Rental Group V5

Typically used for Self-Drive house removals. A good size for carrying many pieces of furniture and packing boxes. The tail lift makes loading easier as you don't have to lift heavy items in and out of the load area. Use with a Sack Barrow to move heavy items on and off the tail lift with ease.

Luton Van Rental

Typical Sizes and Fuel Economy

Length: 3.4m
Load Space Dimensions Width 2m
Height 1.88m
Payload 800 - 1000kg
Typical fuel consumption (mpg) 20 - 30mpg
Seats (inc driver) 3

The Luton style van, has a boxy load carrying compartment that is not encumbered by wheel arches, making packing of the load space easy for large items. Just make sure you stack heavier items near to the bulk head (behind the cab).

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Contact Information

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