Will it Fit?

The SteelPod is fitted in minutes. The main component is a large steel frame, that holds the drawers, worktops and bed system in place.

The steel frame bolts onto the lashing points located on the VW Transporter floor. If you have a Panel Van or Kombi, these are the metal loops located on the floor. We simply remove the loops and their bolts to expose the threaded inserts located in the floor. The frame is simply secured in place by using the same threads. It means you dont have to drill into the side of the van or modify it anyway. There are 4 rear lashing points in the Short Wheelbase Transporters. The Long Wheelbase models have the same 4 lashing points in exactly the same place, plus 2 additional ones deeper in the van. 

The lashing points are in the same location for all T5 and T6 models. The SteelPod therefore fits perfectly in any T5, T5.1, T6 or T6.1, SWB or LWB, providing you have the lashing points. These points are often covered up when new floors are laid, so you have to uncover the points if you want to install the SteelPod.

We can fit the SteelPod into panel vans & kombis. Shuttles are possible too. Rear seats can be triple, 2+1, or no rear seats at all.  

We cannot fit the SteelPod on top of caravelle floor rails (as the SteelPod might damage these). In T5s, your rear seats will need to fold flat for the bed to work. Most T5s with a 2+1 set up, have a tilting single seat which will be a problem. 

The worktops are designed to sit very closely against the side of a van that is lined on the inside. If your van isn't lined, or has rear windows, then there will be a small gap between the worktop and side of the van. If we are fitting your SteelPod, and you are unhappy with the gaps, then we will take a template and cut you replacement worktops with a tighter fit, free-of-charge. 

If you have any questions about fitting, or you want to send us some photos of your van if you're still uncertain, then please find us on facebook, whatsapp, or call Debs on 01730 622844 / 07852 537754.

 

 

It starts with a frame

This steel frame bolts into the existing lashing points found in the floor of your transporter. So we do not screw, glue or attach to anywhere else in your vehicle.

We cannot put the frame on top of the caravelle floor rails, as we might damage these.

locking drawer safe for security in a VW Transporter

Locking Drawers

People spend hundreds buying safes for their van. The steelpod has two locking drawers as standard.

campervan worktop areas

Pull Out Bed

A seriously clever bed. If you have a Kombi or Shuttle, then just fold the seats flat and the bed slides over the top. It is the only bed that neither has feet, nor does it place any weight on the rear seats. It's fully self-supporting. It works with SWB and LWB models. However, it doesn't work if you have a 6-9 seater van (with a third row of seats).

Works with rear seats

This photo shows the bed in the extended position, over the rear kombi seats.

... or without rear seats

No hinges, wobbly legs, weak parts or damage to your rear seats. This photo shows how the bed is self-supporting when fully extended.

Millimeter Precision

The steelpod has been designed by surveyors and engineers, fabricated to be millimeter perfect, and is powder coated for a robust and smooth finish.

Huge Capacity

The bottom drawer fully extends outside the vehicle. Good job it's powder-coated steel, because it can handle rain and being washed. It's 30cm deep and can carry 200kg.

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Clever Top Drawer

The top drawer has two compartments at the front, with removable timber inserts that go on top. Either lift these inserts to reveal more storage, or use them as a handy place for cooking and working.

Clever Top Drawer #2

Every customer does something different. This great photo was sent to us, showing kitchen utensils and a portable gas stove neaty arranged in ShadowFoam under the timber inserts.

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Cooker Ideas

The SteelPod doesn't come with a cooker, but they're very easy to fit into the top drawer inserts. The one in this photo is a Thetford Topline 2-burner.

shadow-foam inserts

Storage Ideas

Use easy-peel ShadowFoam to keep all your tools or cooking equipment safe and secure. Get a 15% discount by using discount code 'steelpods' at Shadow-Foam

VW Transporter Dog Bed ideas

Dog Ideas

Safely transport pooch in comfort, by securing their lead to the drawer handles.

Colour matching

Some like a touch colour on the handles, others prefer bold colourful drawers. Whatever your preference, customise your steelpod with a huge choice of colours and combinations.

steelpod - red handles
Steelpod - blue handles