Meet The Fleet: Moving Van Sizes Explained

Our vehicles consist of Long Wheel Mercedes Transit Vans and the slightly larger Luton Transit Van.

With up to 3.5 tonnes of payload each, they are spacious and well-equipped to handle even the largest house removal job.

 

Long Wheel Base Transit Van

Long Wheel Transit Van

  • Sliding door for easy loading/unloading in tight spots
  • Seats (inc driver) 3

Book Transit Van

Suitable For:

  • Apartments/flats and small moves 
  • Item collection + delivery
  • Motorbike transport
  • 1 -2 bedroom houses
  • Single student moves
Luton Transit Van

Giant Luton Van

  • Tail lift for easy loading & unloading heavy items
  • Seats (inc driver) 3

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Suitable For:

  • Medium to large house removals
  • 2+ bedroom flats
  • Large office removals
  • Ideal for bulky furniture and crates
  • Upright piano removals that require 3 lifters
 

All our vans are fully carpeted and come with professional moving blankets, tie straps, a trolley and mattress cover.

Our vehicles are fully insured and come equipped with the latest GPS technology.


 

Payload

1100 kg / 2425 lb
3.5 tonnes

Load Volume

10.5 cubic metres
370 cubic feet

Load Bay Length

3.25m
10' 5"

Load Bay Width

1.57m
5' 2"

Load Bay Height

1.66m
5' 5"

Exterior Height

2.26m
7' 5"

Exterior Length

5.8m
19'

Payload

1200 kg / 2645 lb
3.5 tonnes

Load Volume

18 cubic metres
635 cubic feet

Load Bay Length

3.86m
12' 8"

Load Bay Width

2m
6' 7"

Load Bay Height

2.2m
7' 5"

Exterior Height

3.1m
10' 2"

Exterior Length

6.6m
21' 8"

How Many Removal Vans Do I Need?

While the final answer depends on the size of your house, the average job tends to require one van only. This is because:

  1. The vans are spacious to begin with. Ranging from 10.5 to 18 cubic metres in volume, they can transport an awful lot of goods in one trip, particularly if they’ve been packed well.
  2. Even if a removal exceeds the capacity of 1 van, it’s cheaper to make two legs with the same vehicle than fork out on an extra van and driver.

When Might I Need Two Or More Vans?

Multiple vans tend to be needed when people move longer distances. The way both vans can arrive at the new home simultaneously, rather than make journeys to and from the old house. If that’s the case, you can book multiple vans and we’ll arrive as a convoy.

Sometimes multiple vans are needed if residents have separate destinations, such as students moving out after exams or couples breaking up. In this case, it’s more efficient to hire two smaller vans that can head to different houses once everything has been loaded.

Van Sizes: A Visual Aid

van sizes explained

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Was looking at different moving companies in York and decided to hire 1 Van 1 Man for my move a few months ago. I made the best choice. From my previous hire of other moving company, promises are sometime never kept. This is not the case with this company though. So, I called them for an estimate, they appeared very genuine and gave me a sensible quotation. The movers did arrive on time on moving day. All three lads skilled and know what they were doing which gave me piece of mind. I have a lot of furniture’s, but they were speedy at packing everything. They took care, carrying big pieces of my furniture out of my house without damage to walls or the items and secured them into the vans. All my gear was being taken from York to Scotland, so I was quite worried how they were going to cope with the journey. Appreciatively, all my household items travelled securely, and the transfer of all my items was made on the scheduled date. Fantastic move from the team at 1 van 1 man removals.

Lewis Lord

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We used 1 Van 1 Man for our move this weekend. Great guys, very friendly. Turned up exactly on time and worked really hard throughout the day. I would highly recommend this company for your move. Thanks 1 Van 1 Man

Geraldine Barnard

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Theses guys are great. Efficient, professional and friendly service that I really couldn't fault. They moved me from a two bed 1st floor flat to a two bed terrace in York. The flat had very steep stairs and the new house had quite a few steps/levels in the garden to get to the property, but they just got on with the job with no complaints. They even helped a delivery guy who arrived with my washing machine, but refused to navigate the garden steps.....thank you so much. Very reasonably priced, would highly recommend.

sandra Holmes

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Very impressed with their care and friendliness of the moving team who showed up on the day. Highly recommended, we moved from a 4-bed house to a 3 bed, we hired two vans which was in immaculate condition, vans were fully carpeted, and they had all the tools to get the job done, big thank you to whole of the 1 van 1 man family, awesome company to deal with if you need a bespoke service…

Stephen W

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Moved house yesterday with this company. They were fabulous. Would recommend them anytime. We had 2 vans, 3 men and a driver. They arrived on time, introduced themselves, shook hands, look neat and tidy and were really polite to us and to each other. We had large wardrobes to dismantle which was done without fuss and they were reassembled at the other end perfectly. No complaints whatsoever.

Phil Lazenby

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