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What Is A Long Wheel Base Van?

So, what is a LWB van exactly? Long wheel base vans are simply vans equipped to move more as they have a longer base between the front and rear wheels, some popular models include the long wheel base Transit van and long wheelbase Mercedes sprinter although most vans on the road have a LWB and XLWB option. They are essentially a long van, the biggest of which is known as a jumbo van - the XLWB combined with a higher roof provides the largest load capacity panel van on the road to date.

What Does LWB Van Mean?

So, what is a LWB van exactly? Long wheel base vans are simply vans equipped to move more as they have a longer base between the front and rear wheels, some popular models include the long wheel base Transit van and long wheelbase Mercedes sprinter although most vans on the road have a LWB and XLWB option. They are essentially a long van, the biggest of which is known as a jumbo van - the XLWB combined with a higher roof provides the largest load capacity panel van on the road to date.

A long wheel based van is simply for people with lots of stuff to move. There are also medium wheel base vans (MWB) for people that want a middle ground solution and small wheel base vans (SWB) for a nimbler approach better for driving in built up areas but with a compromise to storage capacity.

Can I Drive A Long Wheel Base Van?

You can drive a long wheelbase van on a standard UK driving licence also known as a category B driving licence. One of the key considerations of any long wheelbase van is that although you do have the extra room in the back the van does weight more in total, so make sure when loading that you don’t exceed your category B maximum loading licence limit of 3.5 tonne, this also applies for anyone looking at any large or big van hire.

How Long Is A Long Wheel Base Van?

The exact dimensions and sizes of a long wheel base van will differ depending on the manufacturer of the vehicle alongside the make and model. However, to give you an idea we can look at how long is a long wheel base Transit van and how long is a Mercedes Sprinter van, to give you a rough idea of what you will be working with.

The long wheel base Transit van, (large Transit van) size is  5931 mm (overall length), whereas the MWB Transit size is just 5531 mm (overall length), which is a difference of roughly 400 mm. The interior load length of the long wheel base Transit van is 3949 mm, compared to the MWB interior load length of 2946  mm, which is a 1,003mm difference.

The Mercedes Sprinter van (LWB) has a 4307 mm long loading area and has an overall length of around 6,967 mm. For the Mercedes Sprinter LWB (high roof) this increases the roof dimensions to 2,620 mm from the outside and 1,974 mm from the inside. The long wheelbase Sprinter and Transit are both vehicles available for hire at hirefleet, if you’re looking for a Transit, Mercedes long wheelbase van hire or similar, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly for any more details you may require regarding sizing and dimensions.

Extra Long Wheel Base Vans

An XLWB or extra LWB van is simply an extra large van with a further increase in base between the front and rear wheels of the vehicle. Some of the popular models include the Citroen Relay XLWB and Ford Transit XLWB. The extra long wheel base van dimensions for the XLWB Transit (high roof) also known as a Jumbo Transit are 6704 mm (overall length) and 2790 mm (overall height). The Citroen Relay XLWB wheelbase length is around 4036 mm and has a 6363 mm (external length) and 2760 mm (exterior height). If you’re looking for extra long wheel base van hire we have Citroen Relay XLWB vans, Ford Transit XLWB vans and similar at hirefleet ready to go.

Looking For Long Wheel Base Van Hire?

If you are looking for a long wheel base van hire at hirefleet we not only offer great prices but truly provide a first-class service. We also are conveniently located to serve Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Nottinghamshire.

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