When planning a house move, one crucial factor is understanding the type of removal company vans your chosen mover will employ. The right choice of van can make all the difference in ensuring a smooth, efficient move. At Aproved Movers, we vet removal companies across the UK for their insurance and reliability, and part of that reliability comes from the use of appropriate vehicles.
Broadly speaking, there are four main types of vans typically used by removal companies, each with its own benefits and suitable uses. They vary in size, loading capacity, and the number of boxes they can transport. Let’s delve deeper into each type.
Medium Wheelbase Transit and Sprinter Van
The medium wheelbase (MWB) Transit and Sprinter vans, as seen in the image at the top of the article, are the smaller options in the fleet, with an average loading capacity between 280-380 cubic feet. These vans can transport approximately 30-40 boxes at a time, making them ideal for smaller moves such as studio apartments or partial house moves. Their compact size also allows for easier navigation in areas with tight streets or limited parking.
Long Wheelbase Transit and Sprinter Van
A step up in size, the long wheelbase (LWB) Transit and Sprinter vans offer a more generous loading capacity, ranging from 380 to 530 cubic feet. These vans can transport between 30-50 boxes, depending on their size. This makes them suitable for larger flats or small houses. The LWB vans offer a good balance between size and manoeuvrability, which can be beneficial in busy urban areas.
3.5 Tonne Luton Van
The 3.5 tonne Luton van (such as this one) is a popular choice for many removal company vans due to its considerable loading capacity of around 550 cubic feet. This van can comfortably transport between 40-60 boxes, depending on their size. It’s perfect for moving the contents of a two-bedroom house or a large flat. The Luton van’s boxy shape allows for easier stacking and loading of items, maximising the available space.
7.5 Tonne Luton Van
At the top end of the scale, the 7.5 tonne Luton van boasts an impressive loading capacity of between 880-650 cubic feet. This beast of a van can transport a staggering 40-80 boxes in one go. It’s the ideal choice for larger moves, such as three to four-bedroom houses. Despite its size, the 7.5 tonne Luton van is still relatively easy to manoeuvre, making it a practical choice for both urban and rural moves.
The type of van used for your move can greatly impact the efficiency and ease of the process. At Approved Movers, we ensure our vetted removal companies have a range of vehicles at their disposal to accommodate any move, big or small. Rest assured, your moving journey is in safe hands with us.
Why the Choice of Removal Company Vans Matter
The type of van used for your move can greatly impact the efficiency and ease of the process. At Approved Movers, we ensure our vetted removal companies have a range of vehicles at their disposal to accommodate any move, big or small. Rest assured, your moving journey is in safe hands with us. Find your Approved Mover today.