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A van is a type of road vehicle used for transporting goods or people. Depending on the type of van, it can be bigger or smaller than a truck and SUV, and bigger than a common car. There is some varying in the scope of the word across the different English-speaking countries. The smallest vans, microvans, are used for transporting either goods or people in tiny quantities. Mini MPVs, compact MPVs, and MPVs are all small vans usually used for transporting people in small quantities. Larger vans with passenger seats are used for institutional purposes, such as transporting students. Larger vans with only front seats are often used for business purposes, to carry goods and equipment. Specially-equipped vans are used by television stations as mobile studios. Postal services and courier companies use large step vans to deliver packages.

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  1. D

    New van - tax efficient?

    Hi Folks, advice needed here... I am a 51 yr old leak detection engineer/plumber 2 years into self employment which i am loving. To get going I bought a 61 plate transit which has been great but is now off the road for a few weeks at least - which now that i am established and making decent...
  2. aallgeyer

    Gas leak on non threaded side of flared propane fitting

    Hi there, I'm building a propane system inside a van and I used flared connections. I'm getting 2 leaks from the side of the nut where the copper tube comes out (not the threaded/flared side). What could be a reason for this? I assume I need to redo the flare... or is there something else I...
  3. Y

    Plumbing installation in my van

    Hey, I'm located in Paris. forgive my average foreign English. I'm about to install all the plumbing in my van. I'm new to this. I'm wondering if I should recapture the used water from the sink and the bathroom and reinject it into the flush tank or do nothing and waste that water. Also, since...
  4. CorgiDirect

    Win a new electric van worth £26,805!

    Don‘t be left out in the cold this Winter. Get yourself a Testo to enter our van giveaway! Offer Valid on the following models, testo 300, 300LL, 310, 327-1, 320B, 340, 550i, 550s, 557s, 557s, 865, 868, 871, 872, 883, 890. Buy a Testo flue gas analyser, digital manifold or thermal imaging...
  5. Riley

    Power in the van

    Hi guys looking at upgrading the van and am looking at putting some sort of inverter set up in place. Now I know nothing about these other than I know pure sine is less likely to damage whatever is plugged in. Does anyone have experience of these at all?? Literally JUST looking at it recharging...
  6. M

    What Van do you guys and gals have?

    So it is time for me to scrap my vivaro which has just be written off my the insurance company after someone crashed into the van while parked. Lucky as I was just going to dump it this yr any way. Will be sad as have had it for 12yrs. Any way, need to get a new one which complies with euro 6...
  7. CorgiDirect

    Every 23 minutes in the UK, a van is broken into - protect yourself with armorgard product

    Introducing armorgard Product armorgard understand the quality that you need, and build exactly that. armorgard products are built to ‘take the knock’. With 30 years in the industry they have designed and established products that are built to endure and guaranteed to perform, reinforced...
  8. Ryooo

    Van Racking Ideas & Pressing Tool Gun

    Hi Troops, I hope everyone is enjoying a well deserved Sunday off. I've just purchased a VW Crafter MWB, my last van was Vauxhall Vivaro. I racked it out with Plywood shelfing purchased from Vanify. It was okay but I really like the look of Botts Smartvan. Never seen anyone have it other than...
  9. Tommo25

    Van organisation motorbike

    I have a transit custom which I use for work (plumbing and heating) but also for taking my bike to track days. Does anyone have any idea how I can keep my van neat and organised? It always seams to be messy. I don't really want any racking because it will make it difficult to get the bike in...
  10. K

    Buying a new van advice

    I'm going self employed soon and I am in need of a van. I've seen a pretty good deal of Monthly payments of £319 Deposit of 3.5k Finance at 2% Credit amount of 17.5k with a total amount payable of 22.6k This includes VAT which I'm not going to be VAT registered. Its on a new van. The main...
  11. J

    Any help with van insurance for young apprentices/plumbers?

    Hi all, Currently my business consists of one van which is the one I use on a day to day basis. Im taking on an 18 year old plumber in the next few weeks, he's already completed his NVQ2 and as such will be going out doing some small minor repairs in his own van from time to time. Before I...
  12. darrenjames10

    Van tool theft, Stealth Tool Tracker will help you find your stolen tools

    Everyone needs one of these, not just for your tools, it is 24hr tracking regardless of what property you are trying to keep hold of, just connect it to a cheap tool such as a torch and leave it in PLAIN Sight, it WILL be stolen with your precious personal items, and you WILL find them. Prices...
  13. Deleted member 32524

    Van internal racking?

    HI. Thanks for looking. Want may van space to be more useful. Got a transit custom swb. Was thinking fake floor for sheets pipe and racking up side or just up drivers side with no floor. Just wondered how others set theirs up? Pros and cons of whatever set up.
  14. Tommo25

    Van 6-7k budget - work and motorbike

    I'm looking for a new van, it needs to be big enough for fitting all my plumbing gear in, but also a motorbike. I'm interested in transit, transit custom or VW transporter. For my budget they all seem to have big mileage 110k+. What would you guys recommend?
  15. Rob Foster

    Recognise this Van ?

    This van was a vital witness to an accident last week , it was on opposite side of M58 see picture, we knew the teacher lady killed. Its got a tube rack on top Rob Foster aka centralheatking
  16. P

    What van does everyone have?

    As title says really what vans are we all driving?? What is / has been your most reliable van? Preferably that you can fit 1800 x 900 sheets of plasterboard in to
  17. A

    #novanber Let’s stop van theft/tool theft

    hi everyone! Been on here a while but haven’t posted much. I’m sure everyone is aware of van theft/tool theft at the moment. There’s a petition at the moment which is asking for tougher sentences and more to be done to the people taking tradesmens livelihood. I’ve attached a link for it if...
  18. G

    #NoVANber - Fight against tool theft & van theft

    Unsure if any of you are aware of this, but I am currently part of a group of tradesmen who are campaigning for tougher sentences for those who commit tool theft, van theft and damage to vans when attempting to break into them. We are aiming to get 100,000 signatures on our petition in order to...
  19. R

    Vaillant Van Driver Filby.

    Just a big thank you to the Vaillant signed van driver who flashed me driving through Filby Norfolk this morning. Just saved me 3 points and £££££s. Last time the "safety cameras" caught me at 34mph it was £80 for a driving course.
  20. V

    Best Van Racking Ideas?

    Hi all, I'm Jim and I'm working on VanDimensions.com, a website dedicated to help professionals such as yourselves plan their van layout or help people plan a camper conversion etc. I'm very curious to hear about the best van racking ideas for plumbers you've seen during your career. I'm...
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