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Offline jmbfestool

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New Van
« on: August 12, 2015, 03:59 PM »
Got my new Van yesterday after Months of waiting!  It was suppose to be ready 1st September but I received a call saying it's ready the other day.

I know I know if I just wait few more weeks I would have the new Reg plate but just couldn't wait any longer! 15 ... 65 reg what's the diffs

 I will be racking it out but doing it differently to my old van. 
I want it all to be easily removed. I was thinking of having them on castors so I can use it all in my workshop to store my tools and can be used as work benches etc.   
I can select different racking for what type of work I'm doing. 
Also I'll make accessories ie glass brackets to hold/support glazing panels.
 
Basically a modular racking system



All these will be fixed either using T tacks which will be permantly fixed in my van or T-nuts fixed to plywood kinda like a climbing wall full of holes.

Not sure which route to go down.   I have already just sat in the back in my van for 30mins + just staring at all the panels thinking what's the best way to do this.  Looking around to see best way of fixning everything etc.

I'm open to suggestions.  Maybe use aluminium profiles or something. 

ill add some Pictures now and when I have done my racking which I think I'll be starting this weekend.


 
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Re: New Van
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2015, 04:04 PM »
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Re: New Van
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Offline Davej

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Re: New Van
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2015, 04:25 PM »
For modular units maybe a system that you roll your modules into place then lift it onto a.'z' rail type system similar to hanging kitchen wall units. with a couple of points you can securely lock it in place and locking castors to make it all secure. you can put your modules tight up to the bulkhead so to negate any forward movement if you have to brake hard.
Hope this helps.
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Offline joiner1970

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Re: New Van
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2015, 06:39 PM »
Errrr its got one of those horrible blue badges on the grille lol.

Just kidding those new transits are supposed to be good.

The new vw t6 is out soon that's the one I'd have if I had the money to upgrade my t5

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: New Van
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2015, 01:13 AM »
For modular units maybe a system that you roll your modules into place then lift it onto a.'z' rail type system similar to hanging kitchen wall units. with a couple of points you can securely lock it in place and locking castors to make it all secure. you can put your modules tight up to the bulkhead so to negate any forward movement if you have to brake hard.
Hope this helps.
Dave

Yeah could work. Maybe instead of lifting the modules up the bracket screw down instead.  Then do another rail lower down upside down so the lock.

I'll have a think
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Re: New Van
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2015, 01:55 AM »
Errrr its got one of those horrible blue badges on the grille lol.

Just kidding those new transits are supposed to be good.

The new vw t6 is out soon that's the one I'd have if I had the money to upgrade my t5

LoL

Well I did do some researching.

I wanted a VW transporter but the regular ones are to small with the payload I want and high liner doesn't look very nice at all and payload is not enough . So it would be a crafter and I have found a lot of bad press about the  VW crafter.

 

Reason is because  it's a large van yet they are still using the VW cars engines in it.  So it drinks oil  because it's always being pushed hard and doesn't like a lot of stop starting and hasn't got enough power.

A lot of people had a sprinter bought te VW crafter and regret it and bought a sprinter again.
So I was looking at sprinters but I found them very expensive for what you get and to be honest I don't do that many miles so the warranty Merc provide would be lost on me.

Then cost in order of most expensive first out of the three vans I was looking at.

Merc Sprinter is most expensive but lacks a modern cabin area
VW crafter second
Ford custom cheapest of the three.

I thought the custome long wheel base high roof was perfect size for me not to big but big enough.  The sprinter and crafter I thought were a little to big or they just seem bigger.

Also if you go on VW website they let you compare their van with other van brands.  The custome compares well with the VW. Both have their ups and downs.   It says I'll get 5% more with a VW when selling which would be £2000 more than the ford but then it says I'll save £700 a year on fuel with the ford so after 3 years I'll have saved £2100 on fuel.

I know ford are okay so after long and hard thinking on what to do I went with the ford custom.    Also I personally think the custom is a very sexy looking van.  The picture doesn't do it justice.

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Offline joiner1970

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Re: New Van
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2015, 02:07 AM »
Yeah I do like the look of the custom , it almost tempted me away from VW but I still think VW s are more solid and better built

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Re: New Van
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2015, 02:13 AM »
Yeah I do like the look of the custom , it almost tempted me away from VW but I still think VW s are more solid and better built

Yeah I agree with you totally.

Yet the custom offers me a payload of 1400kg long wheel base high roof

The VW transport long wheel base highliner (which is a ugly looking van)
Payload 1200kg

My fork lift is just under 1400kg.  I wanted to transport my forklift  [smile]
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Re: New Van
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2015, 02:19 AM »
Yeah the standard van does me fine. If I needed a bigger one then you're right the high ones are ugly.

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: New Van
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2015, 02:30 AM »
Yeah the standard van does me fine. If I needed a bigger one then you're right the high ones are ugly.

Not sure if to get VW Caddy or the Ford transit courier

That's very nice looking van and well priced.
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Offline Tinker

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Re: New Van
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2015, 03:41 AM »
That is a nice looking rig.  I have thought many times that a van like that would be great for me.  And then I find myself loading my pickup truck with materials and or tools that just are not handy to load and unload into/out of a closed van.  Oh well, I will retire when I am 40  ::) and that will be time enough for me to think about a van

You say you want to transport your forklift.  Do you mean inside of the van? or with trailer?
If so, what is the towing capacity?  As I recall, you have a very good trailer.  Or you thought it was when you first bought it.  Have you changed your mind since?
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Re: New Van
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2015, 05:45 AM »
That is a nice looking rig.  I have thought many times that a van like that would be great for me.  And then I find myself loading my pickup truck with materials and or tools that just are not handy to load and unload into/out of a closed van.  Oh well, I will retire when I am 40  ::) and that will be time enough for me to think about a van

You say you want to transport your forklift.  Do you mean inside of the van? or with trailer?
If so, what is the towing capacity?  As I recall, you have a very good trailer.  Or you thought it was when you first bought it.  Have you changed your mind since?
Tinker

Yeah inside my van.

No love the trailer really good.  Only thing I disliked about the trailer was the front wheel on the hitch lowering and raising it was a pain so I got a new one and welded it on. This one is much quicker to use.   But overall the trailer has pretty much paid for its self. Doing well im building a floating floor outside for the trailer to sit under when I get time.   With a hydrolic door which will be claded with cut down bricks so it looks like the wall continuous on but its secretly a door with the trailer behind.

Reason I want it to go inside my van is because it will be a lot quicker I have often found my self just needing the forklift for a day to do about an hours lifting or something. 

Getting the trailer out I have to use my forklift because you can't back the car down with the trailer but the fork lift with a tow bar on does it easily.  It's tight space.   So getting the trailer out hitching it up then driving it up the top then get the fork lift on strapping it down and then reversing it all again at the end of the day is time consuming.

My van will tow 2800kg I think so no problem there. I added a tow bar to my new van as an extra.   I will carry on using the trailer.   Good for all the large oak and ton bags. Etc



Here is a pic of the new wheel jack I had welded on.

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Offline jonny round boy

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Re: New Van
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2015, 06:05 AM »
Does the new van have a tacho fitted? You'll need one to tow that trailer... [unsure]
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Offline MAK

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Re: New Van
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2015, 03:18 PM »
Very nice.  I've been looking to get same van myself. Think my existing one is going to let me down soon.
Stopped at Fords on way home today funny enough. Went through few figures with salesman.

Sorry Jmb but can I ask few questions.  Did u buy outright or finance options? How long did you wait for delivery?
It looks like 290 lwb high roof in trend spec. Did u get other options and is it 125 or 155 engine?

Looking forward to see how you rack it out.  Enjoy [big grin]
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Re: New Van
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2015, 04:55 PM »
Very nice.  I've been looking to get same van myself. Think my existing one is going to let me down soon.
Stopped at Fords on way home today funny enough. Went through few figures with salesman.

Sorry Jmb but can I ask few questions.  Did u buy outright or finance options? How long did you wait for delivery?
It looks like 290 lwb high roof in trend spec. Did u get other options and is it 125 or 155 engine?

Looking forward to see how you rack it out.  Enjoy [big grin]

I bought the van out right.
I got the 330 L2 H2 Roof  2.2TDci 125ps Trend.
I added tow bar
Twin Battery with 240v socket
And added  LED LIGHTS in the back which are really bright and I think are a must have.

I ordered the Van on 01/06/15   It was suppose to be ready on 1/09/15 when the new Reg comes out but I received a call last Friday to say they recieved delivery of my van and I can come pick it up but it will be the old reg.  I gave it a thought... Then my old van helped me out because it decided to not let me use second gear. So now I was unable to use first and second gear so I thought I don't think my old van will make it to 1st September. The gear box was just getting worse and worse.




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Re: New Van
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2015, 05:04 PM »
Does the new van have a tacho fitted? You'll need one to tow that trailer... [unsure]

Umm not sure I do have to have a tecograph because I don't travel very far.  Most my jobs are local and I like to keep it that way plus if I am going to travel further I'll use my parents car   [big grin]
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Offline richy3333

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Re: New Van
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2015, 05:14 PM »
Errrr its got one of those horrible blue badges on the grille lol.

Just kidding those new transits are supposed to be good.

The new vw t6 is out soon that's the one I'd have if I had the money to upgrade my t5
Have a T6 on order (to replace my T5), really excited :)

Offline joiner1970

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Re: New Van
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2015, 05:15 PM »
Errrr its got one of those horrible blue badges on the grille lol.

Just kidding those new transits are supposed to be good.

The new vw t6 is out soon that's the one I'd have if I had the money to upgrade my t5
Have a T6 on order (to replace my T5), really excited :)
Lucky sod ,not jealous at all [emoji1]

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Re: New Van
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2015, 05:19 PM »
Errrr its got one of those horrible blue badges on the grille lol.

Just kidding those new transits are supposed to be good.

The new vw t6 is out soon that's the one I'd have if I had the money to upgrade my t5
Have a T6 on order (to replace my T5), really excited :)

Might just be me but I can't see much difference between T5 n T6
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Re: New Van
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2015, 05:21 PM »
Errrr its got one of those horrible blue badges on the grille lol.

Just kidding those new transits are supposed to be good.

The new vw t6 is out soon that's the one I'd have if I had the money to upgrade my t5
Have a T6 on order (to replace my T5), really excited :)

Might just be me but I can't see much difference between T5 n T6

About fifteen grand?

Of course I am joking and jealous, and deadly serious.
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Offline joiner1970

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Re: New Van
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2015, 05:22 PM »
It looks similar to the T5.1 , I think there's a few new gadgets on it and the interior is all new

Offline MAK

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Re: New Van
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2015, 05:22 PM »
Thanks Jmb.
Yeah LED lights are great. Thinking about twin battery and socket, depends what dealer can find,  don't think I can wait too long.
I' m looking to lease finance strangely dealer worked out lease on limited spec cheaper than a trend.  I' m happy with that cos I want aircon which is standard with limited.

Let us know what you think of the 125 engine.
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Re: New Van
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2015, 05:25 PM »
It looks similar to the T5.1 , I think there's a few new gadgets on it and the interior is all new

Ah I haven't googled the interior I'll have a look.
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Re: New Van
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2015, 05:32 PM »
Thanks Jmb.
Yeah LED lights are great. Thinking about twin battery and socket, depends what dealer can find,  don't think I can wait too long.
I' m looking to lease finance strangely dealer worked out lease on limited spec cheaper than a trend.  I' m happy with that cos I want aircon which is standard with limited.

Let us know what you think of the 125 engine.

I wasn't sure about aircon. I would like to have aircon but I wasn't to bothered.  If it came with it at no extra cost I would have had it but I didn't wanna spend more. 

That's funny.  Did you add aircon on the trend?  Not sure how limited can be cheaper than trend.

I started of with basic but I was adding extras here and there and it was becoming more expensive than trend and trend had everything I wanted so I went with trend.

So far I like the van 125ps but I do feel it might be underpowered for trailer towing.  I haven't given it some yet because it's all new.  I  just hit 100miles on the clock today  [big grin]



 
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Re: New Van
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2015, 02:49 AM »
Does the new van have a tacho fitted? You'll need one to tow that trailer... [unsure]

Just been Google mapping all my jobs furthest job I have is 24miles away the rest are 15miles or less  you require a tacho when you travel more than 33miles from your base.

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Re: New Van
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2015, 03:52 AM »
quote >>>So far I like the van 125ps but I do feel it might be underpowered for trailer towing.<<<

I recall seeing some rather rough local terrain in some of your previous posts.  I am putting two and two together and coming up with something other than 22.  You are mentioning you are (or were) having tranny problems with your old van.  Those problems often start with having under powered engine where one needs to be constantly shifting under even moderate loads.

You are hauling near maximum load, or maybe even a little more than max, when you are hauling your fork lift.  I hope you are not going to find tranny probs in a couple of years.  Those problems seldom show up right away.
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Re: New Van
« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2015, 05:16 AM »
quote >>>So far I like the van 125ps but I do feel it might be underpowered for trailer towing.<<<

I recall seeing some rather rough local terrain in some of your previous posts.  I am putting two and two together and coming up with something other than 22.  You are mentioning you are (or were) having tranny problems with your old van.  Those problems often start with having under powered engine where one needs to be constantly shifting under even moderate loads.

You are hauling near maximum load, or maybe even a little more than max, when you are hauling your fork lift.  I hope you are not going to find tranny probs in a couple of years.  Those problems seldom show up right away.
Tinker

Hi Tinker,

Yeah I know what you are saying but my old van NEVER towed the trailer once. Sorry thats not true I hitched the trailer once onto my van just to move the trailer out of the way lol. 

 I paid £500 to add a tow bar years ago onto my van just for show.  Waste of money  [crying]

I always used my parents 4x4 because it has a higher pulling load.

And my old van only done 57000 miles I had it for 7- 8 years. I bought it 6months old and they stuck 11000 miles on it. So I only done 46000 and it's only pretty much carried my tools most the time.  I have had drive shaft replacement that broke off and gear box failure

So to me Fiat = crap
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Re: New Van
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2015, 05:17 AM »
Does the new van have a tacho fitted? You'll need one to tow that trailer... [unsure]

Just did some researching on gov site
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Re: New Van
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2015, 07:35 AM »
quote>>>So to me Fiat = crap<<<
What does that mean? 
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