van sizing

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by darsy, May 19, 2006.

  1. darsy

    darsy Guest

    any van experts?

    I've found a rental place quite literally arround the corner from my
    house, who can rent me a van to take some bikes up to Cadwell for a
    trackday.

    They have the following:

    Transit High Top SWB H 6' L 8' W 5' 6"

    VW LT35 High Top MWB 1.5 Ton H 6' L 11' W 5'6"


    any guestimates as to how many bikes I'd get into each of these?
     
    darsy, May 19, 2006
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    Krusty Guest

    Assuming a typically sized sportsbike, 2 in the Tranny & 3 in the VW
    fairly comfortably. If you're not worried about using the bikes
    afterwards, you could probably get 30-40 in.

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    Krusty, May 19, 2006
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  3. darsy

    darsy Guest

    subsequently, I've found another place that can hire me a LWB transit
    (3.9m long) for the same money as the MWB one above (though the first
    place is literally round the corner from where I live, which is worth
    a little).

    I'll be taking 2 of my own bikes + Simon Gates, and Cane's going now
    too, so I need something to take at least 4 bikes, so the bigger the
    better.
     
    darsy, May 19, 2006
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    Alex Ferrier Guest

    You reckon? That's a tad optimistic IYAM.
    Can I watch when you try to get 5 into the MWB?

    Two max in the SWB, three at a push in the MWB.

    I have managed to get a gixer 750 and a zx6r into
    a normal short wheelbase trannie, but it was a bit
    of a squeeze (height wise, mirrors off job).
     
    Alex Ferrier, May 19, 2006
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  5. transit
    Two safely three if you dont mind a few dents

    VW
    three safely , four at a push again if you don't mind a few dents

    Make sure the vans have tie anchor points and you can access them some hire
    companies panel over them

    steve
     
    Steve Robinson, May 19, 2006
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  6. Small box van with a tail lift might be a better option , you could fit them
    in across the van then
     
    Steve Robinson, May 19, 2006
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    Cane Guest

    I've always been amazed at what you can stuff into a trannie if you
    really push.
     
    Cane, May 19, 2006
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    Cane Guest

    What colour?
     
    Cane, May 19, 2006
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    ginge Guest

    Hasn't cane's firm got it's own van you can all use then?
     
    ginge, May 19, 2006
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    Cane Guest

    Yes but it's not available on weekdays.
     
    Cane, May 19, 2006
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    ginge Guest

    ahhh that makes sense
     
    ginge, May 19, 2006
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    antonye Guest

    Is this for the Mallory day? I may well be going so could take a
    bike either on my trailer (as it's a two bike trailer) or in the van
    if my current plan comes to fruition...
     
    antonye, May 19, 2006
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    Cane Guest

    No, this is Cadwell on 16th June.
     
    Cane, May 19, 2006
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    antonye Guest

    Oh, I see, an extra Clique trackday is it?

    Fuckers.
     
    antonye, May 19, 2006
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    gomez Guest

    All the VW vans I have driven recently (admittedly not this year's
    model) are total crap compared to Transits. Nowhere to stick the
    paperwork and the hazard light button is conveniently hidden behind
    the steering wheel. The radios are wanky, mono, tinny efforts too.
    The dash-mounted gear shift is not too kind to those of us who do not
    posses a bricky's wrist either.

    <rant over>
     
    gomez, May 19, 2006
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    Cane Guest

    I'm sure your other wrist is awesome.
     
    Cane, May 19, 2006
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    Alex Ferrier Guest

    You clearly need bigger tools.
     
    Alex Ferrier, May 19, 2006
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    Cane Guest

    Ultra Clique, actually.
     
    Cane, May 19, 2006
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    antonye Guest

    You're all just scared I'd piss all over you on the track.
     
    antonye, May 19, 2006
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    ginge Guest

    Isn't that a different clique event altogether?
     
    ginge, May 19, 2006
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