Van dimensions and weight
Measurement between front and rear axle (this does not determine the load length).
SWB = Short Wheel Base (also known as L1)
MWB = Medium Wheel Base (also known as L2)
LWB = Long Wheel Base (also known as L3
XLWB = Extra Long Wheel Base (also known as L4 or Jumbo)
Measurement from bulkhead to rear doors - the measurement given in manufacturer brochures is taken at floor level so it will be shorter higher up due to bulkhead intrusion.
Minimum width is the measurement between wheel arches.
Maximum width is the measurement between side walls.
Payload = GVW less Kerb weight
The weight of the driver, fuel consumables etc. must be deducted from the payload. This differs for different manufacturers, so care must be taken when comparing as not all 3.5t vehicle payloads will be the same.
Simply based on the corresponding car payload circa 550 (kg) & 1.0m3 load volume.
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