When it comes to choosing a van for a plumber, there are some things you should look out for.
The van should have a sizeable length and height to accommodate pipes and other larger objects. They should also have flat, straight walls for installing racking.
Having these factors in a van will make your job as a plumber that little bit easier and allow for the perfect plumbing van set up. Let’s take a look at some vans that fit this criteria.
Best Vans for Plumbers
The Renault Trafic is frequently cited as the best van for plumbers and has gained widespread favour among individuals in the industry. In comparison to other vans in its size class, it is less expensive up front, has lower ongoing costs, and, best of all, comes with a longer, four-year warranty from Renault.
The vehicle has a payload of 1,200kg and a length of 4,150mm, allowing for all sorts of plumbing equipment to be kept inside.
Being one of the boxiest vans, it is perfect for adding racking to the back because to its shape. Additionally, it has a two-stage load-through system, allowing pipes to be placed as far forward as the passenger footwell. This gives you a tonne of space to work; a huge benefit to plumbers.
Want to know more about the Renault Trafic? Take a look at its measurements and specifications as well as lease prices on our site.
Another excellent van choice for plumbers is the Vauxhall Vivaro. Based on the Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert, its boxy shape and low roof make it simple to manoeuvre in crowded areas. With a payload capacity of over 1,400kg and a load length of up to 4.0 mtrs, it also offers plenty of space in the back.
Additionally, this van is likely the most inexpensive and affordable to operate on a daily basis thanks to its exceptional fuel economy and Vauxhall’s competitive pricing.
The bulkhead of this vehicle has a load-through capability installed as standard, allowing pipes up to three metres long to be accommodated on short-wheelbase models.
Has the Vauxhall Vivaro caught your eye? Get in touch with us today to learn more about your leasing options with Vanzone.
Ford Transit Custom
Since the 1960s, the Ford Transit Custom has been a great favourite among tradespeople, and even now, the more contemporary models are still proving to be quite popular as work vans. Even if you choose the tiny wheelbase version, the Ford Transit Custom is still large enough to store all of your equipment.
In addition to this, it is an economical alternative compared to some of the other vans on this list and is efficient enough to run on a daily basis without costing you a fortune. The exterior of the van is also filled with opportunities for livery designs, offering large panels that are ideal for company logos, rates, contact information, and more.
To learn more about our leasing packages for the Ford Transit Custom, contact our expert team today.
The Volkswagen Caddy is known for its low running costs and reputation for being one of the most reliable vans in its class. So, it’s no wonder why it makes such a great choice for plumbers – especially those operating with little equipment.
The smallest version of the van measures 1,797mm (length) x 1,230mm (width) x 1,272mm (height). While this certainly isn’t the largest of vans on this list, it’s a great little runner that will last for many years to come.
It also comes with a standard four-speaker entertainment system that has an 8.25-inch touchscreen, DAB+ digital radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and two USB-C connections for communication and charging.
Take a look at our purchase options for our Volkwagen Caddy vans today.
Those in search of a little luxury on their plumbing commute may wish to look into the Mercedes Vito.
Not only is the Mercedes Vito strong enough to carry bulky cargo, it does a great job at adding a little additional status to your company. Your professional image will be enhanced by the coveted silver arrows, helping you stand out among the competition.
The Vito can accommodate lengthy pipes with ease thanks to its extra-long wheelbase, which enables loads with a length of 2,908mm.
The Vito is one of the most cost-effective panel vans available, with a fuel economy of up to 49.6 mpg, making it the most affordable to operate. Paying the extra for the Mercedes Vito can be worthwhile if you do a lot of driving for your plumbing profession.
Take a look at our leasing options for the Mercedes Vito and find a great deal for your business, today.
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Now you’re informed on what to look out for, have a browse at our wide range of medium sized vans perfect for any plumber.
Take a look at our website to browse the vans we have available to lease today. If you feel you need some extra help picking a van, then please do contact us.