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Optimising Van Storage

Optimising Van Storage

Optimising van storage is important, particularly for those who drive commercial vehicles and/or need vans to run their business.

In this week’s article we have outlined 5 ways to optimise van storage:

1. Internal racking/shelving:

Van racking has evolved and it is now possible to do a lot more than just maximise your vehicle’s storage space. Customised racking can be a surprisingly cost-effective way to turn your vehicle into a mobile workshop, complete with everything from workbenches to work-lights, and all tailored to your individual trade’s needs.  If you are looking for quality custom made racking solutions at low prices, please call 03332007244.

An alternative to custom-made racking and one of the best manufacturers of internal van racking is Sortimo. They produce top quality metal racking that enables you to optimise storage and make your working environment more efficient. These sorts of racking solutions help you to save time (no more searching around for tools), to save space and keep you and your van safe.

Buy your Sortimo racking today from http://www.mobile-commercial-solutions.co.uk/Sortimo-Racking.

2. Roof racks:

Roof racks are designed to maximise storage even further. They are particularly useful for those with smaller vans and minimal internal storage. Rhino are one of the leading manufacturers of roof racks and provide revolutionary products that are intricately designed, aerodynamic and durable.  Rhino roof racks are specially designed to fit your van. For a full list of suitable vehicles click here.

3. Roof bars:

Roof bars, much like roof racks, are designed to carry large/heavy objects. One of the most popular types of roof bar in the UK is the Delta Bar System by Rhino.  This heavy duty roof bar is designed to carry anything from ladders and plywood to cargo boxes. The versatility of these bars and the sleek design make it a product worth having; particularly for owners of commercial vehicles in need of extra storage.

4. Ladder storage/racks:

A safe, easy and convenient way to store ladders.

As the name suggests, Ladder storage is primarily designed to store ladders. There is a range of ladder storage products available that not only help you to store your ladder efficiently (saving space), but also helps you load and unload the ladder safely. Ladderstow® by Rhino provides a safe, quick and easy way of loading/unloading ladders for low roof commercial vehicles – all from the “convenient and safe area behind the vehicle”. The unique design allows for quick and easy ergonomic loading with efficient low friction sliders and ensures that you do not have to climb onto the vehicle.  There is also the Safestow³™which serves the same function, however, operates from the rear of the van.

5. Safety/storage boxes:

Not only do safety boxes increase the amount you are able to store in your vehicle, they also help you to organise your stuff and keep expensive and precious belongings (such as certain tools) safe from being stolen. Tuffboxes are a great range of this type of storage box. Tuffboxes can be bolted to the base of your vehicle and offer protection for your tools and valuables from theft. This item is also great as a deterrent and comes in 3 sizes.

Even though you should make the most out of these storage optimising products, always be careful and safe when loading your van:

DON’T overload your van. This can damage the vehicle and make it unsafe for you to drive.

DON’T drive to fast. Know your limits and stay safe- particularly if you have roof storage.

DON’T fit something if you are unsure of how to do it. You are better off getting a professional to fit certain products, such as the roof racks than risk the product coming loose and causing an accident.

Related links:

The Do’s and Don’ts of Buying a Roof Rack: http://www.ebay.co.uk/gds/The-Dos-and-Donts-of-Buying-a-Roof-Rack-/10000000177322313/g.html

A guide to van racking: http://www.quotelinedirect.co.uk/guide/van-racking.asp

Paul Randall
Paul Randall
2024-03-14
First Class! Dave and the team are fantastic. The fit on our first Mobile Bike Service and Repair Van could not be any better. From the very beginning, through the design process, all the way to completion I cannot fault a single thing. As I write this, our second van is being fitted to exactly the same specification and the third van is on the way. Long may this partnership continue!
Tim Lees
Tim Lees
2024-02-20
Very helpful and patient with an older guy who was a bit nervous ordering from a company I didn't know. The product I wanted wasn't on their website but I thought it worth asking and they had it at a good price. It came the next day and worked perfectly.
Richard Shepherd
Richard Shepherd
2024-01-17
I highly recommend Lee, Dave and the Team at Vehicle Accessories after they did a fantastic job for a one off bespoke van fit for my business. I approached them with a rather radical high concept idea, Dave did a great job taking notes from my extensive brief. He made a great effort to listen and take notes along the way making sure he understood and made suggestions for materials which really led to a much better end product. A particular highlight was a suggestion for them to fabricate a wall mounted Steal Mesh cage system for my equipment which far exceeded my expectations of quality and engineering. During the planning stage and construction suggestions were made to change materials and systems for what they thought would work better for the project as it developed. The end product was perfect and done to a very high standard, it really turned out better than I ever hoped for. Communication throughout was excellent with regular updates, fast responses and easy dialogue when confirming details or discussing changes. Changes were managed quickly and efficiently throughout the build with a great deal of flexibility and professionalism. Even though I was just having just one bespoke build being done for myself I felt highly valued as a customer and treated with the same level of respect and attentiveness as someone ordering a fleet. The quality of work and customer service will certainly mean I’ll be coming back for my next van project.
Philip Taylor Ashby
Philip Taylor Ashby
2023-12-26
Lee and his helpful staff sorted my lock problem that made it easy to break in or steal and at there Christmas closing time🙏, friendly helpful and reasonable thank you all.
Mark Elliott
Mark Elliott
2023-05-23
Great choice of equipment to fit and all done efficiently. They have designed and fitted racking to 75 vehicle for us in the last year.
Ross Thomson
Ross Thomson
2023-05-20
I can’t recommend Lee and his team of wizards enough. They fitted the gas with all the safety requirements and modified / adapted several parts of the electrics. They went above and beyond my expectations - I won’t hesitate to use them again.
Andrew Young
Andrew Young
2023-04-13
What can say.... the order process was simple, prices competitive and when it was realised that I had ordered 2 incompatible parts I got a call to check and recify the order. Collection was easy and the install team did a quick, neat job. Job done....until next time thank you
Annie Meadows
Annie Meadows
2023-02-28
Dave, Lee and the team at VA moved crates from my old van to a new one. Easy to communicate with, quick turn around, met all my requests, made good suggestions (such as putting in a waterproof floor) and did an excellent job. Highly recommend.
miles leech
miles leech
2022-12-22
Big thanks to Dave and the rest of the Vehicle Accessories team. They've done a great job fitting security locks and a floor in my new van. They also moved over my racking and interior lights from my previous van while going out of there way to make it all fit. Excellent service, very efficient and professional. Highly recommended and nice people to deal with. Thanks Miles Ashton Gas


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