Vans A La Mode

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Rhino Racking

What is the best way to secure a ladder to my van roof?

Well there are multiple options in the Vans A La Mode range the will allow you to safely store and transport your ladders on the roof of your van.

The Rhino Racking range we offer at Vans A La Mode Manchester has 2 main ladder storage solutions. the first is called the Rhino Ladderstow, it helps to secure a single ladder the roof of your van. the second ladder storage solution we offer at Vans A La Mode in Manchester is the Rhino Safestow3, the Rhino Safestow 3 not only allows store of your ladder on your van roof but also assists with the loading and unloading of that ladder via its innovative system.

Both the Rhino Ladderstow and the Rhino Safestow 3 require installation or either Rhino Delta bars or Rhino Roof racks. this is due to the Rhino products working together to offer a complete van racking solution.

Rhino Ladderstow

The Rhino Ladderstow system creates a dedicated area on your roof rack for ladder storage.

The Rhino Ladderstow is made of robust metal that allows you to easily slide your ladders into your van roof without causing any damage. once loaded onto the Rhino Ladderstow system your ladder can then be strapped down using the Ladderstow’s straps and buckles. once strapped in your ladders will be safely secured to the roof of your van, ready for transportation.

The smooth loading of the Ladderstow means there is no longer a need to climb in to the van or van roof to store ladders, you simply need a bit of physical effort to tilt the ladders and and push up.

For an even easier way of loading the ladders on to the roof of your van you can opt for the Rhino Safestow 3 system.

ladderstow systems manchester
rhino ladderstow manchester


Rhino Safestow 3

The Rhino Safestow 3 ladder storage system allows very easy loading and unloading of ladders on to commercial vehicles.

The Rhino Safestow 3 can also be specced to store 2 ladders at once for added convenience.

The Rhino Safestow 3 system has been designed to make loading and unloading of ladders very easy. it uses gas powered struts to assist with the lifting of the ladders into position, so the user can simply slide the ladder forward on to the roof. and when it comes time to remove the ladder from the roof of the van, the Rhino Safestow 3 will lower the ladder down for you, so very minimal effort is required to load and unload your ladders.

safestow systems manchester
rhino safestow manchester


Rhino Safeclamp

For added security you can also use the Rhino Safeclamp system to lock your ladders into the Rhino Ladderstow or Rhino Safestow 3 systems, having a lock and key mechanism makes the ladders very hard to remove from your vehicle.

rhino safeclamp
rhino safeclamp manchester


The Rhino Ladderstow, Rhino Safestow 3 and Rhino Safeclamp are all available from Vans A La Mode in Manchester. all of our Rhino Racking products are available with installation however we can also supply them for a DIY installation.


What is the difference between Roof Bars and Roof Racks?

In terms of aesthetics the Rhino Roof Bars we sell at Vans A La Mode look very similar to the Rhino Roof Racks we sell from our manchester warehouse. that is because they are both very well made Rhino Racking products that offer very similar performance. the rhino delta bar roof bar systems are available in 2 bar, 3 bar and 4 bar varieties. the Rhino Delta roof bars are horizontal bars that go across the roof of a van. they offer the ability to store and transport items on top of the roof of your van with ease.

At Vans A La Mode we have sold and installed dozens of the Rhino delta roof bar systems to a wide range of commercial vehicles , from Transit vans to Renault Traffics. the great hing about the Delta bar systems is that they are made to fit each van and you only have to add an additional roof bar if you have a longer wheelbase van (LWB).

Vans A La Mode covers all of Manchester and Cheshire with our Rhino racking products, so we can install our Delta bar Roof Racking systems in a wide area and in town, village and cities across the north west. vans a la mode offers installation services at our warehouse but we can also offer mobile installation of your Rhino racking products. last week we were in Altrincham instilling a 3 bar Delta bar system, the week before we were in trafford park installing 5 aluminium roof racks to some brand new vans, our scope for supplying and installing the rhino racking rang his vast.

With regards to the Rhino roof racks the major difference between then and the Rhino delta bars systems is the inclusion of side rails. the rhino modular and Rhino aluminium roof racks have side rails build into the structure of the roof rack, so it is more robust and also offers the added security of having side rails to hold items in place easier.

Whether you are after a Rhino delta bar system or a full rhino roof rack we can help. Vans A La Mode is an official stockist of the rhino racking range, so we can supply the Rhino Delta Bars and Rhino Roof Racks for very competitive prices with installation in Manchester or just as supply only for a DIY install.

Why do you need a Van Pipe Tube?

Well if you are regularly transporting long and thin items that are cumbersome or susceptible to damage then a van pipe tube from Vans A La Mode in Manchester can help to reduce your worries. Our Rhino van pipe tubes are made from high grade aluminium and can withstand a lot of abuse.

the benefit of having a rhino pipe tube over an alternative brand is that it will work perfectly with our rhino delta bar roof bars and our rhino roof rack systems. the rhino pipe tube and rhino roof racks have been specifically designed to work as a pairing.

a rhino pipe tube is fitted to the roof of your van via a rhino roof bar or rhino roof rack system, from here you can load the pipe tube with copper pipes and other long an thin items that are likely to get damaged if left to roll about inside of your van.

the rhino pipe tube works in conjunction with the rhino racking systems, so that it can be installed to any van with a rhino roof rack. so all you have to do is select which length of rhino pipe tube you would require.

the rhino pipe tubes are supplied as a DIY install by Vans A La Mode but if required our installers in Manchester can carry out the fitment of the rhino pipe tube to your rhino rack.

Why do you need a Van Roof Rack?

Well if you are in the building trade a roof rack is a must have item. the versatility to store and transport items on to of your work van is a massive benefit.

At Vans A La Mode – Manchester we sell the full range of rhino racking products, so if you need extra space in your van and want to utilise the space on your van roof we can help. the rhino roof rack range consists of 3 main items.

the rhino delta roof bar system

this is the basic option, we have delta roof bars system in 2 bar, 3 bar, 4 bar and 5 bar versions. each is suited to fit different van makes and models as well as different wheelbases and van trim levels.

rhino modular roof rack

the rhino modular roof rack is a the rhino racking brands standard offering for a full roof rack. the difference between the van roof bars and van roof rack is that the rhino modular roof rack is a fun system, with both bars and rails, so it covers the whole of the van roof and its side rails help to store items better.

rhino aluminium roof rack

the rhino aluminium roof rack is the premium offering from rhino racking with regards to van roof racks. it is made mostly of aluminium so has a massive weight saving over the rhino modular roof rack. the aluminium is just as hard wearing as the steel in the rhino modular roof rack but its lower weight can make great savings on fuel economy. so although the rhino aluminium roof rack is more expensive than the rhino modular roof rack it is likely to save you money overall.

Vans A La Mode are based in Manchester and offer installation services for all the Rhino Racking Products we sell but most of our Rhino racking products can be easily installed in a DIY system. Therefore we can supply Rhino racking products throughout the UK on a supply only basis.

to get more information about our rhino racks and allow us to give you a quote for a rhino rack that is suitable for your van please get in touch today.

You can call our Manchester office on 0161 641 8374 or simply send us an email to

our rhino racks can be installed for companies in Manchester, cheshire and North West England. our installers can also come out to you in bring the van into our manchester warehouse is difficult.

Rhino Van Accessories in Manchester and Cheshire

at vans a la mode manchester we have chosen to offer the complete rhino racking range due to its concise nature as well as its high quality. the rhino racking range is streamlined to include the essentials for all commercial vehicles. and each of these rhino products comes with their standard guarantee of extreme quality.

at vans a la mode manchester we offer the complete rhino racking range, so that includes their roof rack, roof bars and ladder storage solutions. but also their van accessories. here are the key van accessories that we like to offer to our customers in manchester, cheshire and across the UK.

rhino load stops have been specifically designed to keep your load secure and limit its movement during transport. hey are 160mm tall with a quality quick release system. the rhino load stops have been designed to work seamlessly with the rhino delta bar systems and there rhino modular roof racks.

manchester rhino racks
rhino load stops manchester

another van accessory rhino offer is their rear roller bars, these can be installed onto the rhino modular roof rack system as well as the rhino delta roof bar systems.  the rhino rear roller system makes loading and unloading from the rhino roof racks and rhino delta bar systems a lot easier.

an additional benefit of opting for the rhino rear roller system is that is helps to protect the rear of the van by adding that extra area to rest the ladder on when loading, so the ladder cannot come into contact with the van doors or roof.

the rhino rear roller is available in several different widths to suit most major makes and models.

as with all rhino racking products and rhino accessorises we at vans a la mode manchester offer a complete fitting service at our installation unit in sale, cheshire.

but these accessories are also available supply only if you can handle the install yourself.

rhino rear rollers manchester
rhino rear roller manchester

Rhino Van pipe tubes in Manchester and Cheshire

vans a la mode manchester offer the complete rhino rack range including all their accessories, this includes one of their most popular products, the rhino pipe tube. the rhino pipe tube systems offer the best method for transporting copper pipe, conduit and other long slim items that cannot be bend (until intended). made from the ground up by rhino their pipe tube systems have been created from very high spec materials to offer class leading performance that can withstand a high amount of weathering and abuse.

for plumbers or heating companies the rhino pipe tube is a most buy product for all vans thanks to its ability to store and transport up to 50 15mm copper tubes.

as with most rhino racking products the rhino pipe tube can be installed onto other rhino racking products. this rhino pipetube system can be installed onto a rhino modular roof rack, a rhino aluminium roof rack and onto their rhino delta bar systems.

to reduce weight at the top of the van, the rhino pipe tube systems are made mostly from aluminium. this aluminium is powder coated to offer maximum protection against weathering and is finished in silver as standard to give a modern, clean and minimalist look.

the end cap of the rhino pipe tube consists of a steel bulkhead with a plastic cone to give excellent protection as well as great aerodynamics.

the rhino pipe tube systems are available in 2 metre and 3 metre lengths, to suit different size vans. they have end caps on each end to give 2 access points for loading and unloading the rhino pipe tube. these end caps can also be locked once loaded to keep what is inside safe.

van pipe tubes manchester
rhino pipe tubes manchester

Rhino Commercial Vehicle (Van) Rear Ladders in Manchester and Cheshire

at vans a la mode manchester we offer the complete rhino racking range including their high quality accessories including the rear door ladder systems. these rhino ladder systems are available with bespoke fitting kits to aid installation to most popular makes and models, they are also custom built from the ground up to be as user friendly as possible. they are made from steel that is powder coated to give hundreds of houses of resistance against weathering including salt spray. the rhino rear door ladder systems have ben designed with ergonomics in mind, their rounded bars and anti slip rungs allow for easy use with an added feature of safety.

the rhino rear door ladder systems available from vans a la mode manchester include 6,7 or 8 steps depending on the roof high of your van. they can also be supplied with plates that once mounted behind the rear for of the van will help to strengthen the door (once the ladder system is installed) and also aid the rhino rear door ladder systems installation.

should you not want to install the rhino rear door ladder system yourself we at vans a la mode can help, as with all of our rhino racking products we offer a full fitting service. so you can drive your van into our installation unit in sale, cheshire, and we can install the rhino rear door ladder system to your van with a full warranty. as an added bonus we can also install other products to your van whilst it is with us. for example while we install a rhino rear door ladder system to your van we can also be adding bespoke van graphic livery, or installing one of the other rhino racking products we have on offer, like the rhino delta bar systems.

rhino racking manchester
rhino rear door ladder systems manchester

Rhino Van and Commercial Vehicle Steps in Manchester and Cheshire

health and safety is an every growing factor for any company who operates commercial vehicles on a daily basis, it doesn’t matter if you are a small company with 1 or 2 vans or a large national company managing a fleet consisting of dozens of commercial vehicles, having the correct products in place to meet health and safety regulations is a primary objective. thankfully we at vans a la mode manchester know all about this and have specifically picked our van accessories to suit all health and safety requirements.

the rhino safestep is one of the products we have taken on to assist with the health and safety aspects associated with unloading and loading a commercial vehicle. so whether the van is having something loaded onto the roof or into the rear, you can be assured that you have taken all precautions.

made from a steel frame with a powder coated under-layer and polymer top coat, the rhino safestep offers a incredibly durable commercial vehicle rear step with a custom design built around users needs. the polymer coating mentioned above also stops the rhino safestep system from becoming slipping in wet of frosting conditions.

aesthetically the rhino safestep is available in safety yellow and black, so no matter if you have a white van or a custom wrapped one, our rhino safestep systems can compliment the look of your van(s). the rhino safestep also comes with an additional red reflective strip along the side to help increase its safety credentials even further.

for minimal disruption the rhino safestep systems are also available with options parking sensors, so whether your van have sensors or not you will be able to monitor your distance while reversing.

as with all the rhino products we offer at vans a la mode manchester we offer a full fitting service for the rhino safestep at our installation unit in sale, cheshire.

manchester rhino racking
rhino safestep manchester

Rhino Towbar systems in Manchester and Cheshire

at vans a la mode manchester we offer the complete rhino products range, this not only includes the classic products like the rhino modular roof rack and delta bar systems but also the accessories like the rhino tow bars.

the rhino tow bar range we offer at vans a la mode manchester consists of the standard rhino tow bar. the rhino tow bar has been specifically designed to suit commercial vehicles, it is very simple to use but offers a few key features that rise it above some of its competitor products. every rhino tow bar system is powder coated at the factory, this allows for the tow bar to be subjected to hundreds of hours weathering (including salt spray) without showing signs of corrosion.

our rhino tow bar systems are available with custom electrical kits to accommodate for different wiring from all makes and models as well as extra features such as reversing lights.

the rhino tow bar systems come supplied with tow ball and tow bar cap.

we at vans a la mode manchester offer a full fitting service for the rhino tow bar systems but you can also purchase them supply only if you would like to install the rhino towbar yourself.

additional accessories for the rhino towbar are also available , including ball and pin, and jaw and pin attachments.

as with most rhino products they come with a lifetime guarantee.

rhino tow bars
rhino tow bars manchester

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