Moving Van Types

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Cargo Van
10' truck
Capacity 1-2 rooms 1-2 rooms 3-4 rooms 5-8 rooms
Cubic Feet 309 380 800 1,380
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) 7,200 lbs. 8,600 lbs. 11,500 lbs. 25,500 lbs.
Payload Weight 2,200 lbs. 3,100 lbs. 3,400 lbs. 12,000 lbs.
Clearance 8’ 6" 9’ 0" 11’ 6" 13’ 6"
Interior (Length)
Interior (Width)
Interior (Height)
5’ 0"
4’ 4"
6’ 3"
6’ 0"
15’ 7"
7’ 5"
6’ 5"
7’ 5"
7’ 5"
Rear Door (Height)
Rear Door (Width)
4’ 0"
4’ 6"
5’ 5"
5’ 9"
6’ 5"
7’ 3"
7’ 0"
7’ 3"
Load Ramp Width NA NA 2’ 3" 2’ 4"
Load Ramps    
Air Conditioning
Automatic Transmission
Power Steering
Power Brakes
AM/FM Stereo
No Wheel Wells  
Dual Faced Mirrors  
Tie Down Slats  
Seat Belts / Seats 2 2 2 3
Fuel Tank 35 Gallon 35 Gallon 35 Gallon 55 Gallon
Lift-gate     Business use only Business use only

Moving Van Types - Choose the one you need!

Moving van types are about six, with different characteristics and carrying capacities for you to choose from. These six types are the small combo van, short wheel base van, medium wheel base van, long wheel base van, extra long wheel base van, and the Luton box van.

The small combo van is best for moving small loads, especially when they cannot fit into a regular sized car. They are usually used by relocating students, but can also be used if your household items are few. They are also used by professionals like electricians and plumbers because the small combo van can carry their tools and equipment easily. The carrying capacity of the small combo van is about 1,300lbs. The small combo van is very similar to a regular car, only slightly bigger in size and capacity.

The second type of van is the short wheel base van, or the SWB. This is ideal for heavier loads that the small combo cannot carry. Such items include couches and cupboards, which cannot fit into your regular car or the mall combo. The SWB’s carrying capacity is about 2200lbs. it is the same width and height as a full size van, but it is different in terms of its length and carrying capacity, making it easier to drive when relocating.

The medium wheel base van, or MWB, is the third type of moving van. Its carrying capacity is about 3500lbs. This is the regular size of van, and it is best suited for heavier, larger household items.

The fourth type of moving van is the long wheel base, or LWB van. This is a large van with a substantial amount of load space, which is an advantage for a larger household size. Its carrying capacity is around 3300lbs. This large is best for moving large, heavy items, and it is the type of van most preferred by courier services. It is well maneuverable despite its size, and can be used for long distance relocation.
The fifth type of moving van is the extra long wheel base van, or the ELWB. It is the largest type of van available, as it is designed to carry a full size roll of carpet. Its carrying capacity is about 3000lbs. Its capacity is slightly less than the LWB van, and it is less maneuverable, but the van can be used for moving bulky items as well, though for shorter distances.

The last type of moving van is the Luton box van. This van has a box cargo area over the cabin of the van, hence the word ‘box’ in its name. Its carrying capacity is the same as the ELWB. It is shorter than the extra large wheel base van, but it is ideal for house moves where different sizes of items need to be moved.

These capacities range from between move sizes of a kitchen table and chairs to a small one bedroom house. Therefore, there is always a moving van suited for you. For free moving estimate and online moving quotes, go to

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