There are many makes and models of fridge van currently available in the market, each different in terms of features available, payload capabilities and temperature requirements.
When starting to consider the purchase of a fridge van there are a few decisions to be made which will make the search easier and provide you with a clear vision of your temperature controlled requirements.
Fridge Van Make and Model
It is important to understand the best commercial van make and model that will best suit your requirements. Each van come with its own standard features, some better than others. Understanding what you defiantly want your van to have will determine which make and model to consider. Of course you can always check the additional features possible but this would increase the cost of the van.
Fridge Van Payload
Know what you will be transporting with your fridge van the overall weight that will be carried at any one time. This must also include allowance for driver or passenger’s weight including your load. Each make and model of commercial van will have its own payload allowance so again this will help in creating a shortlist for consideration.
Once you know what you will be carrying you can then determine your temperature requirements. Will you need a chiller van specification at 0 to 8 C or a freezer van specification at -18 C. This will be required when pricing up your fridge van making sure the correct refrigeration unit is fitted in the vehicle.
Is Standby Required
Standby is a very common additional feature fridge van users decide to opt for when purchasing their vehicle, allowing them to still have power when the van is parked up. If unsure whether this is an important requirement for your scenario, simply have a chat with our expert team and they will assist you further.
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The above is just a quick guide in helping you starting your journey of purchasing a fridge van. A quick chat with our team will provide you with a clearer understanding of what we can create to match your bespoke refrigeration requirements.
We hold a range of new and used converted fridge vans in stock, either ready for delivery of in the process of being converted. We can also provide a fridge van conversion should you already have a van in place, or simply design and manufacture a conversion kit if you are a vehicle body builder.