Vans

#1
Just curious to what people recommend van or transport wise while plastering, what size van or would a car do, just thinking plaster boards wont go in a car obviously, so whats everyone driving??
 

theclemo

Private Member
#2
Have a Renault Master long wheel base hi Roof. Can stand up in the back of it. I probably won't go back to a small van.
 

choppa

Well-Known Member
#4
Vauxhall Vivaro L2h1 also has a hatch in the back for 3m handy for coving
 

beader

Private Member
#5
I have a Rolls Canhardly...............it rolls downhills but can hardly get up em .:tanguero:
 

zombie

Private Member
#6
Just curious to what people recommend van or transport wise while plastering, what size van or would a car do, just thinking plaster boards wont go in a car obviously, so whats everyone driving??
Supply & fit transit size.

Contractor with tools only ford connect size.
 

malc

Private Member
#7
mazda b2500 pick up we have one each .
fast to load plasterboard, takes 3.6 metre cove and beads on the angle.. carry 1 and a quarter ton of materials , sand and ready mix screed can be loaded by a digger, these pickups are tough work horses. i have not owned a van for over 20 years.
 
#11
Cheers lads so most people rocking the transit then suppose it means if weather or not its supply and fit means im covered either way
 

beader

Private Member
#12
Word of advice . what ever van you buy make sure you do your research into what faults they have as in gearbox replacement (vivaro ,Trafic etc) and rust issues (Transit) and a good service history is always a plus . Many good second hand deals out there but buyer beware .
 

Groove37

Active Member
#13
Ditto. Do you like it? I think it’s ok but have no real love for it. Liked my old transit but it was f**k*d.
Yeah I don’t mind it wish I bought the long wheel base my old transit was the best van I’ve ever had but that just died on the way to a job
 
#14
Turns out i may have to get a car to fit my tools in since my insurance quote is 4 grand+ and i dont have constant work at the not looking good!
 
#16
Turns out i may have to get a car to fit my tools in since my insurance quote is 4 grand+ and i dont have constant work at the not looking good!
It’ll be better next year when you’re 25. Is the insurance high for an Astra? Like a mini van. Or can you put the van in someone else’s name? Like a parent, and have you as a named driver? Maybe the quote would be less.
 
#17
Only pased my test this year been driving on a provisonal but that doesnt count haha, my lass has been driving for 4-5 year so might try her as policy holder and me as named driver if not il try the astra vans
 
#18
Only pased my test this year been driving on a provisonal but that doesnt count haha, my lass has been driving for 4-5 year so might try her as policy holder and me as named driver if not il try the astra vans
Just curious to what people recommend van or transport wise while plastering, what size van or would a car do, just thinking plaster boards wont go in a car obviously, so whats everyone driving??
VW transporter t4 great van
 

Rigsby

Private Member
#19
Had Cabstars since 1990. Sold my latest 15 plate two weeks ago. Miss it.

Now working out of the boot of the wifes Mini.
 
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Lodan

Well-Known Member
#21
Glad I got a lwb, it's easier for boards, usually use 6*3 but good when using insulated boards etc as can get the 8*4's I. Easy. Got a traffic and with the hatch open under the seat can get 4m lengths of coving skirting etc