Refrigerated vans are based on normal vans, but with a refrigerated loading area. They're used by a variety of businesses, from wedding caterers to wholesalers, to transport things which need to be kept cool – not just meat, fish and dairy products, but fruit, vegetables, flowers and medicines too.
Refrigerated vans can be any size, from small, car-derived vehicles to seven-tonne trucks. You'll find all the same makes and models you'd expect to find when looking for a standard van too, including a used Ford Transit, used Volkswagen Transporter, used Renault Trafic and used Peugeot Boxer.
Just like a domestic fridge, a refrigerated van has a refrigeration unit, powered by the van's engine, an airtight insulated area (the load space) and a condenser – a network of pipes that absorb heat and keep the refrigerated area cool. So when you're calculating the weight you want the van to be able to carry, you'll need to factor in the weight of both units.
When you're choosing a used fridge van, you'll be thinking about the same considerations as you would with a normal van: fuel economy, cabin space and comfort, safety, ease of driving and size. Smaller vans are obviously cheaper to buy and run, as well as easier to park and manoeuvre, but larger vans can be more cost-effective if you have lots of goods to carry and deliveries to make on a daily basis.
Here are a few reasons to buy your next pre-owned Refrigerated Van from Vanwise
100% Buy Online Platform: View a Citnow video of the used van, to confirm its condition. Or meet us on a Zoom call.
Home Delivery: Find your next refrigerated van and have it delivered to your door in 24 hours or less.
48 Hours Test Period: If you buy online you have 48 hours to try the vehicle, and can get a full refund if it does not match your expectations.
3 Month AA Warranty: Every van we sell is independently inspected by the AA.
Part-Exchange: If you have a vehicle to trade-in, we’ll make you a fair market offer.
When you buy from Vanwise, you can be sure of the very best quality. All our used commercial vehicles undergo a rigorous AA inspection and get GardX protection, before going on sale, as well as an HPI check to ensure there is no outstanding finance. We also offer competitive finance rates, ensuring your purchase remains affordable.
We have a wide range of vans available, but if you’re looking for something specific and we don’t have it, call or chat with us now and we’ll do our best to track it down.
We are open 7 days a week & you can buy your panel van of choice online or reserve 24 hours a day via our website. Finance, van leasing, PCP, Contract Hire & RENT 2 BUY are all available. Part exchange welcome.
If you’ve seen something you’d like to test drive, call us today on 01279 216163 or start a live chat now and let us help you make your next van purchase.