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Hey guys, i guess this is the correct place to post this. I'm looking at getting my own van and just wondering which ones you would recommend as the best sparky van, and what kind of racking systems you use? Any pics of vans and racking systems would be very grateful.

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Reg Man

Toyota Hi-ace will never let you down but be quick as they get grabbed up as quick as lightning. Vivaros, Traffics or the Nissan thats the same as the other two. These are total rubbish. Will guarantee they will eat gearboxes.

A TDi SWB VW transporter are also excellent, but pricey.

The new Transits also seem to have plenty of probs according to guys I know.
As for the small van, bring back the old Escort. Cheap to repair and just kept going.
 
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bahco

ive got a little peugeot partner van.....its great fits all my gear in neer lets me down, the only bad thing i would say it has no side door but the new ones do.

if i ever sold it i think i would get the new partner van or a ford connect tdi.... really like them
 
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Spudnik

. Vivaros, Traffics or the Nissan thats the same as the other two. These are total rubbish.
They cant be that bad seems as BT & Sky have a massive fleet of them.

I had 2 vivaros and thought they served a purpose extremely well.

Comfortable, decent on fuel, reasonably well specced.

And can be had for reasonable money.

Transits still, and always will, sound like a tractor.
Had one on loan once and hated every minute of it:D
 
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KNIPEX

They cant be that bad seems as BT & Sky have a massive fleet of them.

I had 2 vivaros and thought they served a purpose extremely well.

Comfortable, decent on fuel, reasonably well specced.

And can be had for reasonable money.

Transits still, and always will, sound like a tractor.
Had one on loan once and hated every minute of it:D
suggest you try a new shape one, so much better than vivaros by a mile.
 
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sixfingers

Toyota Hi-ace will never let you down but be quick as they get grabbed up as quick as lightning. Vivaros, Traffics or the Nissan thats the same as the other two. These are total rubbish. Will guarantee they will eat gearboxes.

A TDi SWB VW transporter are also excellent, but pricey.

The new Transits also seem to have plenty of probs according to guys I know.
As for the small van, bring back the old Escort. Cheap to repair and just kept going.
I have an 02plate escort and 54plate Vivaro and i must say i wish they still made the escorts had no probs with it had loads of probs with vivaro!
 
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slocm3105

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I really like the look of the new VW Caddy Maxi. Bit expensive tho :p
 
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pushwire

I've got a traffic now and agree it's quiet, comfortable drive & pretty good on fuel. Had a transit before and wished I hadn't... way back had a toyata liteace and that was fantastic, did a shed load of miles in it, never had a problem with it and when the time came to sell it it went for the full asking in a matter of a few days of the advert going into the paper.
 
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actionjack

I've got a Transit connect, I decided on one of these as there is plenty of room in the rear and up front in the cab.
I particularly liked the side door feature so after checking auto-mart, local auctions, e-bay etc i got one after about 3 weeks 55 plate with 15500 on the clock full roof rack tow bar and electrics.

I must admit I was quite pleased driving it home as I got for a very good price, that was until I realised there was no side door!!! :eek: ffs

I will keep it for a bit as I have no real complaints, but I may well get a VW transporter if one comes up at the right price.

I am looking for some slide out racking like the BT ones have at the moment, and a pipe tube.
 
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jboy1888

Its got to be the good old back bone of britan the transit got a new shape one not had much bother with it just a couple of little things the insides are a million times better now. Went from a vivaro which i loved but wanted a bit of head room in the back to work in but didnt like the vivaro hi-roof model. Heres a couple of pics of the inside for you SLOCM3105 of my racking.
 

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lewlec

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hi all

my 1st van was a 02 plate vivaro 2yr old and it had clocked up 256000 when i got it, 2yrs later it had done 285000. not bad i thought! trouble free until the last month i had it then the turbo blew...then changed it for a renault master, must say a excellecnt van for me personally. Also got a transit connect which is a bit small and thinking of changing it for the new shape citeron dispatch. as far as shelving goes i get my local chippy to make a few shelves to suit what tools i got. Hope this helps.

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Gary
 

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