Whole Vehicle Type Approval
Nothing is more important to us than our customers’ safety, and in order to achieve Whole Vehicle Type Approval we have worked closely with the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA).
In order to approve us the VCA has closely scrutinised every aspect of our conversions. Their inspectors look at the finer details such as the measurements of where the roof is cut in relation to the seat belt anchorages.
We are confident that we maintain the highest standards possible and we are regularly audited by the VCA to ensure this.
We make every effort to ensure all elements are finished to perfection as well as performing at the highest standard in safety tests.
Vanworx RIB In Vehicle Pull / Crash Test
To give you an example of our safety testing, we carried out a vehicle pull test involving a RIB crash tested bed along with Vanworx’s own fitting frame. This video shows a 10 tonne pull for a 3 seater. Measurements were within 50% of what is allowed.
We use RIB beds, which we believe offer an incredibly safe and comfortable place to sleep, along with being of top quality.
RIB beds provide the back seat for travelling, featuring 3-point seat belts. A lever to the side then causes the whole seat to flip over to create a bed, meaning that you lie on the other side, which is completely flat so much more comfortable.
While the bed itself is excellent, we found that the RIB fitting frame was cumbersome and added too much height to get a finish that worked on a cosmetic level (the rear floor ended up 50mm higher than the front) leaving it near impossible to trim nicely.
So we designed, fitted and tested our own fitting frame. With 15 bolts going through the chassis and a substantial amount of plating both in and under the vehicle, the bed is very secure.
We tested the frame on a maximum load of a full width 3 seater RIB and it easily passed the safety test.
In fact, the bed could have moved twice the amount it did and we would have still passed.
Reimo Elevating Roofs
We use Reimo elevating roofs in our conversions, as we believe these offer the best quality on the market.
When fitting the roof we take great care with your vehicle, making a very precise cut, and cleaning and priming all exposed metalwork. We bond and rivet the roofs, and details such as trimming the roof aperture and setting the canvas are done to the very highest standards.