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Anyone run from the back of a Bipper?

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone runs a Bipper/Nemo or fiat equivalent as their only vehicle for self employed garden maintenance? I am in need of transport to and from work but that could double up as a van for my own gardening business. Have about £3-4k to spend so looking at combos,nv200, caddys etc just wondered if I could go smaller.  

Need room for mower, strimmer, hand tools, hedge cutter. 

Cheers

John 

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  • PRO

    I started with a 1979 series 3 swb land rover no room in it with an izy mower only just fitting with the handles nearly touching the wind screen and my strimmer and forks, spades etc crammed round it. My waste went in tonne bags on the roof. It was far too small and heavy on fuel but you make it work. I would think with a bit of fore thought you could manage with a blippper sized van.

  • PRO

    Cheers for reply, Was suprised to find out that the load length of the bipper is bigger than the merc citan and kangoo!

    • PRO

      I use a Citroen Nemo but its a bit on the small side . It works for me as long as i keep kit to a minimum and manage garden waste carefully . 

             

       

      • PRO

        Yeah I reckon it'd make me keep things tidy! 

  • PRO

    I want this as my next work truck:)

    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201802093582837?adve...

    Ford F150 Super Snake Off Road Truck 5.0 4dr 750 Horsepower
    Price: £126,000. The all new Shelby F-150 SuperSnake OFF ROAD marks the return of the Shelby Muscle truck! Using the Super Snake Mustang blueprint fo…
    • PRO

      Looks a bit down on power ;)

      Ford F150 Super Snake Off Road Truck 5.0 4dr 750 Horsepower
      Price: £126,000. The all new Shelby F-150 SuperSnake OFF ROAD marks the return of the Shelby Muscle truck! Using the Super Snake Mustang blueprint fo…
  • PRO

    I went from an old fiat scudo to a Peugeot partner long wheelbase which is smaller and I wouldn't go smaller than that to be honest. 

  • I use a berlingo multispace. I don't remove waste and empty it every night (except for spades etc)

    It holds a mower, strimmer, backpack blower plus all gardening tools and a home made ramp. 

    It was driven into in March and I'm looking for something else as it would cost more to repair than it's worth. 

    Doubt I'l get another berlingo multispace as carrying only 1 mower is a worry. It would fit 2 mowers but would be blooming tight.

    I don't want anything big due to parking restrictions so been looking at smaller 4x4's and lwb small vans. 

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