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.