Removal van size - The actual dimensions of Luton and Transit vans

  • Removals vehicles for any type of relocation
  • Fully-equipped vans with navigation and tail lifts
  • Secure transportation of fragile items
  • Easy loading and transportation

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Type of vans used at Fantastic Removals

  • Luton vans for moving

    A Luton van is another type of vehicle that is widely used when it comes to relocation and overall removal services. The name comes from its town of origin - Luton, Bedfordshire. This van has a very specific shape which includes an enclosed box form that is extended over the cab. The idea of this interesting style, in the beginning, was that the vehicle needed to fit a huge amount of straw hats that were a big part of the town’s industry in those times.

    There are other vehicles that might resemble the shape of a Luton van because of a wind deflector that they have on their cab, however, they are not considered part of the Luton family. The whole idea of the van is to be as functional as possible and to have every possible part of the body used for the needed purpose.

    Mercedes Sprinter - Luton van

    Just like with the Transit van, we always look for the best quality when we serve our clients, of not only labour but equipment, as well. The model that Fantastic Removals uses is a Long Wheelbase Mercedes Sprinter van. This is also considered a light commercial vehicle that can be used as a van, pickup truck, minibus and chassis cab. Even if the ownership of the van has changed throughout the years, the quality has not dropped one bit. The Luton van’s length and overall qualities make it the perfect vehicle for a big move and the preferred choice for many professionals

  • Transit vans for moving

    The term for Transit van refers to every model of a moving vehicle that resembles a Ford Transit van. So even if it’s not a Ford model, because of the dimensions and similar characteristics, a van would still be called a Transit one.

    In the year 1965, Ford started producing a new line of light vehicles, which the Ford Transit we just mentioned. Throughout the years, these vans have mostly been used as pickup trucks, passenger vans, minibuses, constantly evolving to meet the needs of people. And the results are quite clear - in those years, more than 8,000,000 Ford Transit vans have been sold to all kinds of people with various needs.

    Ford Transit - Transit van

    We have always strived to provide the best service to our clients which is why we have also gone with this trusted and proved model. The one that we use is the long-wheelbase Transit van, also known as the 350 LWB.

  • Medium and small vans for moving

    However, Transit and Luton vans are mainly used for big moves or for man and van service, so for all the smaller jobs, we prefer to use a more compact type of vans. In services like furniture delivery and assembly, there is no need for a huge van that can fit a whole family inside. The smaller models that we use for those jobs are just the right size to get the job done.

    Vauxhall combo - Medium van

    Originally produced in 1997, this van didn’t create the expected big hype as it was overshadowed by other van models with much better characteristics. However, the remake that was completed in 2001, and the one that we use, is a sturdy competitor that quickly rose up in the world of moving vehicles. Its main features are the folding passenger seat and the swinging bulkhead that increases its usual volume from 2.8㎥ (98ft³) to 3.2㎥ (113ft³).

    Citroen nemo - Small van

    This van model is very compact but, still, one with quite the cargo capacity. It’s easy to maneuver around tight streets and can surprisingly fit in small parking spots. This vehicle is perfect for moving a couple of boxes, flat pack furniture delivery and other small jobs.

Dimensions: Van load space specifications

Luton van size - external dimensions

Exterior dimensions

  • Total vehicle height: 2.61m / 8.58ft
  • Total vehicle length: 6.96m / 22.85m
  • Van Width: 2.17m / 7.13m

Luton van cargo size - external dimensions

Cargo dimensions

  • Cargo Length: 4.30m / 14.13ft
  • Length from front seats: 4.41m / 14.46ft
  • Cargo Width: 1.78m / 5.86ft
  • Cargo Width at rear wheel housings:1.35m / 4.42ft
  • Cargo height: = 2.01m / 6.59ft
  • Distance between the ground and the beginning of the cargo area: 0.62m / 2.03ft
  • Overall cargo volume: 14㎥
  • Area of floor: 6.2㎡ / 66 ft²

ford transit long wheelbase dimensions in meters

Exterior dimensions

  • Overall width with mirrors: 2.47m / 8.11ft; without mirrors: 2.11mm / 6.93ft.
  • Height: 2.78m
  • Height (rear door opening): 1.88m / 6.19ft
  • Height (side door opening): 1.60m / 5.25ft
  • Length overall: 5.98m / 19.6ft
  • Rear door opening: 1.56m / 5.13ft
  • Wheelbase length (base): 3.75m / 12.3ft

Ford Transit Cargo Dimensions

Cargo dimensions

  • Height of the load space from the floor to the roof): 2.02m / 6.64ft
  • Rear Loading height: 7.15m / 2.34ft
  • Cargo width (load space maximum): 1.78m / 5.85ft
  • Length load space maximum (at the floor): 3.53m / 11.59ft
  • Length load space maximum (at 1.2m height): 3.55m / 11.64ft
  • 12.4㎥ - maximum cargo in cubic meters, equals to 437.9ft³

Vauxhall Combi dimensions in meters

Exterior dimensions

  • Overall length - 4.32m / 14.17ft
  • Overall height - 1.80m / 5.90ft
  • Overall width - 1.68m / 5.52ft
  • Wheelbase - 2.71m / 8.90ft

Vauxhall combo cargo size - external dimensions

Cargo dimensions

  • Load Length - 1.78m / 5.86ft
  • Load Width Max - 1.34m /4.42ft
  • Load Height - 1.17 m / 3.85ft
  • Load Volume - 2.8㎥ / 98.88ft³

Citroen Nemo dimensions external size

Exterior dimensions

  • Length - 3.86m / 12.67ft
  • Width - 1.68m / 5.52ft
  • Height - 1.72m / 5.64ft

cargo dimensions Citroen Nemo

Cargo dimensions

  • Cargo width - 1.52m / 4.98ft
  • Cargo height - 1.2m / 3.93ft
  • Load Volume - 2.5㎥ / 88ft³

How much can you fit?

How much can you fit in a Luton van?

No wonder why this 3.5 tonne Luton van is the most widely used for any big removals project. It can fit a lot of stuff. Using the same measurements and technique as with the Transit van, we can now easily measure how big a Luton van is and its cargo capacity.

  • Around 378 medium boxes
  • 147 normal large moving boxes
  • Approximately 48 wardrobe boxes

Just for reference, here is also a list of household items that can fit together and give you a good example of the Luton van capacity in cubic metres:

  • A two-seater sofa
  • An armchair
  • A double bed
  • A single bed
  • Cot
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • 1 dining table
  • 4 chairs
  • A lamp
  • Coffee table
  • Desk
  • Wardrobe
  • Around 5 suitcases
  • A 48inch TV
  • Iron board
  • Chest of drawers
  • Vacuum
  • 35 medium boxes

As this is our largest van it is often used for commercial and office relocation services. However, in order to be precise about the van your business will need, you need to book a video survey.

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