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Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by darsy, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. darsy

    darsy Guest

    how big a van will I need to get an RGV250 in? Newer transits look a
    bit small.

    Also, any suggestions for cheap van hire in North London/Enfield?
     
    darsy, Jul 21, 2004
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    wessie Guest

    darsy wrote in
    has Cane's been repossessed then?
     
    wessie, Jul 21, 2004
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  3. The new SWB transit (ie the smallest one) has a max load length of 8.4 feet,
    so unless you've chopped your RGV you will be ok.
     
    [email protected], Jul 21, 2004
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  4. darsy

    darsy Guest

    I'd hesitate to ask for the loan of a commercial van on a Saturday
    morning.
     
    darsy, Jul 21, 2004
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    Eddie Guest

    Can't you look up the internal dimensions of the new Transits, and
    compare that with the external dimensions of an RGV250?
    A Cheap Van Hire Company?
     
    Eddie, Jul 21, 2004
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  6. 5.7 feet high.

    "Max payload 1393kg, max load length 2582mm, max load width 1762mm, max
    space load floor to roof 1745mm, width between wheel arches 1390mm"

    Its an RGV250, two of you could pick the fucker. Otherwise you need a
    scaffolding plank, ask at the hire company, steal/borrow from building site,
    buy at B&Q, park van next to seesaw at playground.
     
    [email protected], Jul 21, 2004
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  7. darsy

    darsy Guest

    I was thinking of height - they look like Fusions with no windows.

    Also, and this is a semi-serious question - where can I get a plank
    that will be strong enough to push a bike up into the back of a van? I
    can't think of anywhere I could just 1/2-inch one from...
     
    darsy, Jul 21, 2004
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    Ben Blaney Guest

    I rented a Mercedes Sprinter from some place in an 0208 telephone
    area, but an 0870 phone number (iyswim) and took it to Portugal. They
    delivered it *and* it was the cheapest I found.

    Had a website. With an unmemorable URL. <googles>

    http://www.car-hire-van-rental.co.uk/prices.htm
     
    Ben Blaney, Jul 21, 2004
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  9. darsy

    darsy Guest

    I'm sure it would *fit* - as I said to Flash, I'm concered about the
    height - I don't think you could stand up in the back of one, and so
    it might be tricky to get the bike in and out.
    very helpful, ta.
     
    darsy, Jul 21, 2004
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    SteveH Guest

    That's the Transit Connect. Replacement for the Fiesta Courier.

    What you need is a bog-standard SWB / low-top Transit. New ones are FWD
    and go quite nicely in 300TDi form. (125bhp, ISTR).
    Scaffold plank. Should be able to pick one up from your local builders
    merchant.
     
    SteveH, Jul 21, 2004
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  11. BTW, the cheapest I found for a large van was online with these
    people. phoning the branch direct was more expensive by £80 for the
    same hire.

    http://www.thrifty.co.uk


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    darsy Guest

    that might be tall enough. In any case, I'll probably end up hiring
    some skanky old Renault or something - whatever the **** is cheapest.
    doh - of course.
    I can't think of any building sites near me.
     
    darsy, Jul 21, 2004
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    darsy Guest

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    Ben Blaney Guest

    That's what happened when I helped Ivan move from Barnet to Uxbridge.
    His is an RG250, which must weight about the same.

    Don't forget Ivan's a right weedy old fucker.

    It's a doddle.
     
    Ben Blaney, Jul 21, 2004
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  16. darsy

    Ben Blaney Guest

    I'm turning into a bit of a googling king. More by luck than
    judgement, I'm sure.
     
    Ben Blaney, Jul 21, 2004
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  17. Put it in backwards and then leap it out StreetHawk style.
     
    [email protected], Jul 21, 2004
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    Champ Guest

    Well, reading down the thread, I see that the "new transit" seems to
    be the old escort van, or similar. But even so, something as small as
    an RGV would go in at a squeeze. For a 'proper' transit, the SWB
    version will swallow a bike without any trouble.

    And, as others have said, a scafffolding plank is the common choice
    for a ramp.
     
    Champ, Jul 21, 2004
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    darsy Guest

    it's more getting it out of the van at the other end. The larger sprog
    is easily strong enough, but he's cack-handed and likely to just drop
    it.
     
    darsy, Jul 21, 2004
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    darsy Guest

    I'm doubtful - the small transit thing is a fiesta van sized thing.
    just need to find one.
     
    darsy, Jul 21, 2004
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