The customer who commissioned this NV400 racking system works as a handyman and does all kinds of minor household repairs as well as gardening. To help him in his work he chose a medium-large van and asked us to fit a racking system that left plenty of space on the floor, not just for gardening equipment but for the branches and prunings he has to dispose of.
If the solutions seen in these photos are suitable for your own van, carry on reading to learn more about this racking system.
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Alternatively, this page illustrates a Fiat Doblò with a racking system for another handyman.
Given the way this van is going to be used, it was particularly important to protect the interior against damp, dents and scratches.
The customer chose to fit a birch plywood floor liner with a dark brown resin surface and painted steel panels for the walls and doors. The right-side wheel arch is protected by a tailor-made plywood panel (front) and aluminium panelling (top).
Racking is installed only on the left of the van, and does not cover the entire wall. This leaves plenty of free floor space and ensures easy access from the van’s rear and side doors.
The racking consists of:
The floor and roof in the centre of the van are fitted with rails across the cargo compartment, for holding vertical cargo bars.
Syncro’s aluminium cargo bars have an Airline profile milled into the face and are covered in rubber on the narrow sides to avoid scratching the material they support. Rails can also be fitted to the van’s walls. Used in conjunction with cargo bars, they provide a great way to divide up cargo space without installing permanent partitions, and help hold cargo securely in place.
Cargo rails and bars are an excellent solution for transporting large, fragile objects like glass doors and windows.