Bike in a berlingo. Pics please.
We are heading away in September. 3 people , luggage ,2 reclining garden chairs that are fairly bulky and hopefully my fat bike. Thinking of hiring a berlingo.
Can you show me a bike in the boot with the rear seats up? There’s no way that Mrs zip will have her mum and my bike sharing any of the seats.
Thanks.Posted 1 month ago
Ps can take wheels out and remove ,forks and pedals
You can remove seats easily in any vaguely recent model I think, so you can keep one rear seat and have the rest for luggage etc. I would say that should be quite easily doable but I don’t have pics, soz.Posted 1 month ago
if renting you might not get the car you ask for (unless its a small outfit that can tell you exactly the car) – just the class. I’d suggest that a “M” berlingo might be tight but an XL will be fairly easy.Posted 1 month ago
Even as one of the Berlingos biggest fans on here…. That’s going to be a fight in only the boot space. – it’s not a massive boot it’s just massively versatile
If you can drop a single seat suddenly it becomes easy to do. You don’t even have to remove it it’ll fold up behind the front seat and it’ll leave room for the length of a bike with one wheel out.Posted 1 month ago
I’ve a roof box you can borrow, your mother in law should fit inside just fine.Posted 1 month ago
In our (latest) berlingo rear split 2 1 , so fold down the 1, I can get a levo m in easily with front wheel out down the side , stick it in a tarp etc and the rest of the car is clean, that leaves the middle seat and floor and you’re only loosing a narrow bit of the boot. Ps would the mum go on a roof rack, technically that meets the requirements………Posted 1 month ago
Which model of Berlingo? Big difference between current model in XL and standard length previous generation. I’ve got 2 bikes in mine now, wides gravel bike with both wheels on and my Sonder Frontier with front wheel off (it will go in with both on, but not as neat). This is with left split-fold seat down in middle row (third row live in loft!).Posted 1 month ago
If only 3 bodies in there then no issues at all as with wheel(s) off it’ll house the bike and garden chairs easily side-by-side. Rest of boot space for your wheels and luggage.
That can be done with just one seat folded away, but for extra space to carry everything, folder the 2 seats down and leave 1 upright for wife (get some brownie points by insisting your outlaw sits in the front so her comfort isn’t reduced – it will also ensure that you will definitely get more biking done as your wife won’t be speaking to you anyway!!!).Posted 1 month ago
Sit mother in front then she wont have to share with bike?Posted 1 month ago
As others have said, if you fold one seat up it’s no problem with a wheel off the bike. If you take a single seat out completely (easy to do, it just hooks out, no bolts etc) then it gives you a bit more space again. If you’re hiring and they give you something different but similar it might not have quite the same seat configuration options.Posted 1 month ago
Not got photos of mine but can get 3 bikes in with front wheels off with one rear seat still up. There is plenty of hieght so can always put boxes of stuff or chairs under the rear wheels. I didnt even need to lower the seat posts for mine but I’m short.Posted 1 month ago
Thinking of hiring a berlingo
Its very rarely the case that you get to book a specified make and model when booking a hire car – you’ll get something the hire company thinks is roughly in the same class as a berlingo. Even then you may get bumped to another category of car anyway on the day if there are availability issues
To many hire cos ‘something like a berlingo’ is a very broad definition that could be anything from smaller 7 seat people carriers like Zafiras, through the van-derived-cars like the Berlngo to small faux by fours. I’ve never actually seen ‘a berlingo’ or any of its equivalents on the fleet on any of the companies I use (as cars rather than vans) even though they often use one as an illustration for that class of car. I used to always get given a Zafira if I booked that kind of car, now I always get a 3008 or a Crossland and boot space and flexibility is in no way comparable.Posted 1 month ago
It’s going to be one of these ” or similar”Posted 1 month ago
They are nice people so will actually see what we are getting
If you’re hiring and they give you something different but similar it might not have quite the same seat configuration options.
Our staff regularly request a specific thing, Berlingo included, from Europcar.
We regularly (say about a quarter of the time) get given something different. ‘But madam, this *is* a people carrier’ as the give the keys to a Citroen Nemo. Or ‘ We ran out of estate cars, so here is a Transit LWB instead’. And the finest ‘I know a little Adam is perfect for your week around London for work, but we thought you would like a Merc E-Class estate instead’….Posted 1 month ago
That should be easy as I get 3 29ers and 3 people in mine. Keep the single seat up and fold over the double seat . Take the front wheel off and stick closest to the doors as their will be space between the bars and the window. 2 seats and luggage should fit in the space.Posted 1 month ago
Brilliantly versatile cars , my wife hates mine but I hate her T Roc .
an alternate might be to rent a regular car and buy a seasucker mount for it?Posted 1 month ago
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