UK moto Vans advice

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7/8/2020 10:02 AM

Hi all, I'm looking to buy a new van to get me and my Dad to the track and that will also double as a family and dog vehicle for holidays and days out.

I have been looking at the Ford transit custom LWB Crew cab with the 2 rows of seats (6 seats) and a separated load carrying area in the back for hopefully 2 full size mx bikes.

Can anyone help me and let me know if I will get 2 bikes in the back of one of these?

If not what other crew cabs with bulkheads are an alternative to the transit?


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7/9/2020 4:42 AM

From my experience, you can’t beat the Sprinter’s. They may be a little more expensive than the transits but they’re definitely worth the extra money.

I’ve had 2 LWB sprinters now, the crew section in the side is plenty big enough for a table and rows of seats and the back section is plenty big enough for 2 bikes plus tools/fuel, compressor etc smile

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7/9/2020 4:52 AM

We have our Sprinter for 9 years now and it is amazing. The furniture was done by SEC construction in Lommel. There are probably a few guys that do these vans in the UK too.

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7/9/2020 6:28 AM

No advice to offer but just wanted to say I'm jealous of all the cool vans in Europe. Don't see much of that in the US unless you have a ton of money to burn.

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2/7/2021 8:44 AM

Can anyone confirm if you can get 2 mx bikes (ktm 350s) in the load space of a lwb transit custom crew cab behind the bulkhead? Some one must have done it or at least tried!

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2/7/2021 10:42 AM

Ive got one, the rear is 6ft ( I got a 6 ft bench in it)
Hope that helps

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2/7/2021 10:45 AM

If you get a transit put deadlocks on it, they can be broken into in literally 10 seconds with the standard locks on them.

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2/7/2021 10:48 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/7/2021 10:49 AM

scottydogmx wrote:

Ive got one, the rear is 6ft ( I got a 6 ft bench in it)
Hope that helps

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2/7/2021 11:06 AM

scottydogmx wrote:

Ive got one, the rear is 6ft ( I got a 6 ft bench in it)
Hope that helps

How many bikes can you get in the back? Thanks for your reply!

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2/7/2021 11:22 AM

scottydogmx wrote:

Ive got one, the rear is 6ft ( I got a 6 ft bench in it)
Hope that helps

scottydogmx wrote:
RicKTM wrote:

How many bikes can you get in the back? Thanks for your reply!

350 sxf is 58.5 inches ( when I looked it up, so should do 2 straight .. but I don't want to say definitely. Sorry
I haven't put any bikes in the transit, got a Renault master for that,

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4/5/2021 1:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/5/2021 5:12 AM

So I took the plunge and purchased a Ford Transit Custom LWB Crew Cab, L2 L1 (6 seats)

It was a gamble as I needed a van that would work as Family transport and a Moto Van for 2 full size bikes (ktm 350's)

Luckily for me the bikes fitted perfectly, it took a few tries but as you can see they went in and even has room to spare for kit/fuel /stands.

so all in all a result!

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4/6/2021 3:10 AM

Any pics from inside the cab? curious of the room

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4/7/2021 12:13 AM

King_George_III wrote:

If you get a transit put deadlocks on it, they can be broken into in literally 10 seconds with the standard locks on them.

A disc lock on the steering wheel too,there are devices out there which plug in the obd port to start the van,no key required

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4/7/2021 2:23 AM

I went with a low mileage 2017 Volkswagen Transporter SWB and couldn't be happier. Bikes roll in easy and 2 bikes is no problem. Manual transmission. So easy on diesel.

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4/7/2021 2:50 AM

ybarbo17 wrote:

Any pics from inside the cab? curious of the room

Loads of room, 6 seats across 2 rows. bulkhead between load area and cab. Photo

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