Which Van to Choose for Your Move

We have 5 van sizes, but which one is best for your move?

We offer a van size for every size of home or office move or for moving single items or several items of furniture or anything else from one place to another.

Get the best Value for you Money – Choose the Right Van Size

The first thing to be aware of is that it is better value for money to book one van load in a larger van than two van loads in a smaller van.

Various Sizes of Vans available for different sized home and office moves

e-Van Transportation offers moving services in
VARIOUS VAN SIZES, from small to very large

Only the price of the first van load increases as the van sizes increase. The price for the 2nd van load and subsequent van loads, if required, is an hourly rate and that hourly rate is the same, regardless of which van size you book, except for the Lowloader [XXXL] (higher charge per hour) and the Small Van [S] (lower charge per hour).

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Examples of Rates for different Van Sizes

Extra-Large Van (XL) for large house and apartment removals, and medium to large office removals

Extra-Large Van (XL)

So, for example, the price for moving one van load of furniture in the Large Van (L) within most of Dublin with a 2 man service is €112.50.  If a 2nd van load is required, that is charged at €37.50 per hour.

The price for moving one van load of furniture in the Extra-Large Van (XL) within most of Dublin with a 2 man service is €124.  If a 2nd van load is required, that is still charged at €37.50 per hour.

And the price for moving one van load of furniture in the Luton Van (XXL) within most of Dublin with a 2 man service is €145.  If a 2nd van load is required, that is also still charged at €37.50 per hour.

Ford Transit - Long Wheelbase, Medium-High Roof for average aparment and house moves and small to medium-sized office moves

Large Van (L)

For this reason, one and a half van loads in a Large Van would cost more than one van load in an extra-large van. In a large van, the first van load would be €112.50, and even if the 2nd van load was quick and took just one and a half hours, the 2nd van load would cost €56.25. So that;s €112.50 + €56.25 = €168.75.

If all that had could have fit into the Extra-Large Van in one van load the total cost would be €124, saving you €44.75.

Get the Best Value for your Money

Moving furniture takes longer than moving boxes and bags. Get the best value for money by getting all your furniture moved in the first van load, which has a fixed price* and then have your boxes and bags moved in the 2nd van load, which is charged at an hourly rate. so if the 2nd van load takes less time, it will cost you less.

General Advice on which van suits different home sizes

Small Van for small house and apartment moves and very small office moves

Small Van (S)

Please note this is just a general guideline. Different people have different amounts of belongings, so please check the van capacities to see which van suits your requirements best.

— 1-bedroom house or apartment move with only boxes and bags – the Small Van (S) would suit most people.

— 1-bedroom house or apartment move with furniture – the Large Van (L) would be a popular choice.

— 2-bedroom house or apartment move with only boxes and bags – the Large Van (L) would suit most people.

— 2-bedroom house or apartment move with furniture – the Large Van (L) or Extra-Large Van (XL) would generally be required

Luton Box-Body Van for large aparment and house moves and large office moves

Luton Box-Body Van (XXL)

— 3-bedroom house or apartment move with only boxes and bags – the Extra-Large Van (XL) would be a popular choice.

— 3-bedroom house or apartment move with furniture – the Extra-Large Van (L) or Luton Van (XXL) would be required in most cases.

— 4-bedroom house or apartment move with only boxes and bags – the Luton Van (XXL) would suit most people.

— 4-bedroom house or apartment move with furniture – the Lowloader Van (XXXL) would probably be the best option.

*Max Time Limit for 1st Van Load

Lowloader Box-Body Van for the largest aparment and house moves and large office moves

Lowloader Box-Body Van (XXXL)

There is a max time limit for the first van load in each case. That time limit is relative to how long it takes to fill the van. So for the larger vans, there is a higher time limit. The max time limit is plenty of time to complete one van load for most average moves*

The time limits for the first van load are:

— 3 hours for the Large Van (L)

— 3 hours 15 minutes or the Extra-Large Van (XL)

— 3 hours 30 minutes for the Luton Van (XXL)

Going Over-Time on the 1st Van Load

As mentioned, the time limits for the 1st van load are long enough for most moves, but things that can add time are if you need a lot of items dismantled and reassembled. Also, all other things being equal, it takes a lot longer to move from an 2-bedroom apartment to another 2-bedroom apartment compare to moving from a 2-bedroom house to a another 2-house, where in both cases the same amount of furniture and boxes and bags are to be moved. This is especially relavant to apartments where the van can’t be parked near the entrance, where the aparment is several floors up, where large furniture cannot fit in the lift and has to be carried down several staircases, and apartement blocks with no lifts.

 

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