Why you should avoid using DIY van racking plans and guides found online

If you scour the internet on how to make van racking you usually end up on one of two pages:

  • Van racking offered by professional companies such as System Edström
  • DIY (Do-It-Yourself) guides with van racking plans

DIY projects in all honor. They can save you money and are usually both a fun and challenging project that helps you prove and polish your skills. But there are a few drawbacks by looking up van racking plans online and building it yourself. So, if you’ve Googled “How to make van racking?” and you’ve happened to click on this article: take a minute and read about why you should avoid using online van racking plans, and instead order a custom solution of van racking from System Edström.

Reasons to avoid

Here are 4 reasons why should avoid going the DIY-route using online van racking plans and instead opt for buying van racking solutions from System Edström.

1. Time-consuming

Building your own van racking takes time. There are several time-consuming steps you will need to take before your van is read to go. First of is the planning stage, a stage that can’t be rushed as the whole van racking relies on it. If even the slightest miscalculation is present, the van racking plans could become unusable and you’ll have to start from the beginning.

Next, building it. It’s going to take time cutting and shaping the van racking. It requires both skill and patience and it’s not something you will be able to finish on your Saturday afternoon.

In contrast, when buying a custom solution of van racking from System Edström, most of the work is already done. You can pick and choose from a great range of different van racking and adjust according to your wants and needs and get it installed for you all in a fraction of the time it takes to creating it yourself.

2. Safety concerns

It goes without saying, a DIY project is usually not up to safety standards because it simply hasn’t been tested. This is probably the biggest concern when using online van racking plans and building van racking yourself. Your safety is priority number one and shouldn’t be taken lightly.

The benefit of System Edströms van racking is that it’s undergone rigorous quality and safety testing. System Edström has conducted and received approved crash tests via RISE Research Institute of Sweden AB according to INRS NS 286.

3. Lacks flexibility

DIY van racking lacks crucial flexibility, if another need arises or you want to complement your van racking with additional things, it’s back to the drawing board.

In comparison, with System Edström van racking you can always add more or switch out parts whenever you need. It’s also backwards compatible which means that there is not problem if or when switch van to bring your van racking.

4. No insurance

Unfortunately, your DIY-van racking does not come with an insurance. The responsibility will be all on you.

In comparison, at System Edström and our dealers you will receive a 5-year warranty on all van racking as well as the installation (3 years on the van racking if you choose to install it yourself).

Contact System Edström for customized van racking solutions today

Hopefully by this point you might have a better idea of why you should avoid using online van racking plans and DIY-project, and instead invest in a customized van racking solution from System Edström.

Contact us or one of our dealers today to get started on creating your ideal mobile workplace.