Caddy Life - 7 seats, 16' long.....
Calling all the Berlingo owners
One of them would be ace, but also very expensive - don't think they're old enough for cheaper ones, plus the VW "tax".
OK, question for those that actually have a berlingo:
When the seats are folded up forwards, would I be right in saying they're about 30cm thick?
That's an estimate based on the van dimensions, and looking at pictures. If that's the case, the 30cm extra room from completely removing the double seat from the back might just make it fit my needs.
We looked at Caddy Life - waste of time!
All of them are overpriced to begin with and then on top of that discount offered is rubbish (10% max - most others are offering 20 to 30%). Then factor in none on stock in UK and 12 week delivery. Then they are over trimmed (as is new Berlingo) which eats up boot space. Then there are light grey seats / trim / carpets. Why put carpets in this kind of thing ffs!
The more utilitarian caddy window van version is only £300 less yet deletes 2 seats, 1 sliding door, air con, opening windows, painted bumpers, fogs, electric windows etc. Methinks there is a big fleet discount built into the pricing of that one!
Of the small stuff, old Berlingo and Doblo are best for space / lack of trim. Before it got written off we ran a Scudo for 9 years / 130,000 with very few problems. I'd agree about front seat only being good for 2, so we had 2 x Rescroft seats bolted to one side in the back.
Seats folded up in a berlingo are about 30cm thick. At least. I took the single back seat out. And left the double seat in. Used to have the berlingo van before we got the car version due to Mini Mugsy arriving. With the van, 4 bikes in, with wheels on no problems.
One thing to note, is with the car version, if it has the modutop, ie. the windows in roof and overhead lockers, the large locker over the boot restricts headroom. But it's a fantastic place to leave all pots and pans et in all the time. And the tailgate rocks for sheletering under.
Cheers mugsy and mick - that's some good info.
Getting some seats put in the back of a commercial is something I considered, but seems to be a bit of a minefield getting it done so it's all legal, and more importantly safe.
Aye I noticed about the modutop - but looking into it that appears to have been an option stopped in 04? And the one I'm looking at is an 06 one, so shoudln't be an issue.
Was the one seat out to allow bikes to fit in better? How did that work out?
Taking either single our double rear seat out is a good option for you, though the double may be a bit cramped for two adults. Thinks they're relatively easy to bolt back in though...
Aye, I've had a look at a haynes manual. They come out easily enough, and I've a garage to stash them in.
Hi, having just got a new (to me) older shape on - re rear seats out - is it as easy as doing the torx on the floor hinge, if I undo them there won't be a hideous ping as the bolt inderneath drops off will there and does anybody know the torque to do them up to ??
I removed my seats completely - a strange adapter bought from Halfords did the trick and I removed the whole seat giving an extra 4-6" of floor space and the depth of the seat in height - was useful. Didn't undo the hinge just removed the whole assembly.
Only issue I then had was with the seat collapsed the belt adjuster wouldn't adjust...the fix was the turn the seats upside down and the belt restraining system relaxed itself and I could then use the seats again!
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