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Van racking and layout !

Hi guy's I've done a search on here and seen a few photo's of how folk lay out the back of their van's but quite a few photo's have now been removed so having just bought a Ford Transit MWB High top I'm looking for ideas on how to lay it out to carry my Mowers and Strimmers etc so could you guy's please put some photos up of your van's it would be a great help !! regards Graham !!

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    sl1600.jpg?width=107We use a ready built set of ply shelves (from ebay) that sit over the l/h wheel arch (so as not to take width away anywhere, then on the other side we build a simple set of racks using CLS Stud timber (cheap in Wickes et al) & cheap small galvanised angle brackets that gets built over the r/h wheel arch that all the long handled gear gets slotted into and again does not take width away.

    We tried 4" waste pipe screwed to underneath of roof braces for long manual tools, but they got in the way, especially when taking ride-ons into the vans.

    We load 2off mowers in via the back, handles in first and have a wood strip in front of the rear door so we can gently ratchet the mowers down without them trying to push rear doors open.

    All the short tools great placed in via the side (or we can load several jumbo bags of waste in between mowers and bulkhead) if needed.

    All based on Vivaro/Trafic's.

    p.s. the shelves we buy, we have the bottom shelf modified to take 2off 5l petrol containers so they are secure and safe.

    • Cheers Gary any pics ?

      • PRO
        I'll try and capture some next week from one of the vans
        • Cheers Gary

        • PRO
          Any pics Gary, would be interested to see over the r/h wheel arch
  • PRO
    I'm interested too as about to get a vw crafter and would like to set it up well. Any advice on treating the floor to waterproof it?
  • Be good to see some more photos of various set up in vans as I am thinking of buying a van to replace my Hilux.
  • PRO

    DSCF1035.JPG?width=721hi graham, few pic,s of my mwb ducato.DSCF1033.JPG?width=721DSCF1034.JPG?width=721

    • Fantastic set up and thanks for sharing. I can see this being the way to go if I sell my pickup for a SWB van.
    • Brilliant Mark !! thank's for sharing I like the ramp set up in particular !! 

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