To be practical, a mobile workshop does not necessarily need racking installed on every available surface. The ideal solution depends entirely on the customer’s needs. By limiting the racking to one wall, for example, floor space can be kept free for other uses. This Mercedes Sprinter L2H2, for example, has racking only on the bulkhead behind the cab. A few accessories have been fixed to the left side wall, but the rest of the cargo compartment remains completely free. This is an excellent solution for this vehicle, which is used to carry large items of equipment like air conditioning split systems and outdoor units, and bathroom toilets, washbasins, bathtubs and shower trays. By adding a loading ramp and using a simple trolley, almost any object can be loaded safely and easily into the van through the rear or side doors and then lashed in place with hooks and straps.
The owners of this Sprinter chose to protect it with floor, door and wall liners. The bulkhead was left unlined as it is partly protected by the racking. The floor is covered by a plywood liner with a marble-look surface, accurately pre-shaped and pre-drilled to accommodate the floor anchor rings. The flimsy original panels that covered the bottom sections of the doors and walls have been removed and replaced with robust painted steel panels, right up to roof.
The bulkhead has been fitted out as a storage area. The racking starts with an open floor-level compartment, equipped with a case transport kit consisting of an end plate on the right, a metal bar at the back and a system of straps with knobs for adjusting strap tension to suit the number of cases carried. The configuration also includes five shelves, all with non-slip mats in the bottom. Two of these extend for the full width of the racking, the other three only for half. The column also contains two case trays with metal tool cases. At the top is a shelf with 15 tilting and removable transparent containers, five large and ten small. These containers are ideal for carrying small, frequently needed spares and materials in full view. Thanks to their limited depth, these cabinets are ideal for installation near the van’s roof, where the bulkhead slopes back. Another advantage is that tall objects can be carried on the top shelf in front the shallow container cabinets.
In this Sprinter owned by a heating and plumbing business, some accessories are installed on the racking side panels and others on the liners of the left side wall.
If you need lots of free space in the back of your van, installing racking on just one wall, as in this Sprinter, might be the answer.
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Elsewhere on our website, you can also find plenty of different racking systems for heating and plumbing businesses in other makes and models of van: Jumper - Movano - Boxer - Partner - NV300 - Transporter
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