Many builders tend to opt for a small SWB Transit van as their works vehicle as they’re pretty reasonable to run and can carry a half decent load. A big problem though with the SWB (Short Wheel Base) models, is when it comes to fitting plasterboard in. An 8 X 4 sheet will fit in fine when the van is empty as long as you lay it flat on the floor, and you can also fit it in if you angle the board. Both of the methods present problems however, because (a) when is a builders van ever empty? and (b) if you angle the board, it usually breaks if you go over a bump or other.
Why don’t manufacturers just make the vans 2 inches longer in Length? This would solve the problem . At present the only other way around it is to buy a LWB (Long wheel base) model but then, these vans will cost more.
This has been a problem for years for builders but still they make the SWB models the same size. Let’s hope someone out there pays attention!