CC Global: The Veranda Man Is One Of The Home Improvement Van Men

2021 Renault Master - 2023 Anssems trailer - 1

Since early December, a whole army of professionals has been working on, in, and outside the new neighbors’ ole house (as in dating back to the mid 19th century).

The veranda man, no further explanation needed, arrived at the scene in a 2021 Renault Master 2.3 dCi, whereas two all-rounders parked their beefy Mercedes-Benz Sprinter somewhat further down the street.

2021 Renault Master - 2023 Anssems trailer - 2

The FWD Renault was separated from the 2023 Anssems tandem axle trailer. The veranda man’s men had just unloaded some big panels that rested against the rack.

Such trailers are typically rated at a gross weight of 3,500 kg (7,716 lbs) and are towed by an SUV, a full-size panel van or the chassis-cab version. The Anssems weighs 620 kg (1,367 lbs). Thus, its payload capacity is 2,880 kg (6,349 lbs).

By the way, it’s no coincidence that 3,500 kg is also the registered, maximum towing capacity of those SUVs, vans, and trucks.

2024 Renault Master vans and trucks

CC Newsstand: the latest Renault Master, recently unveiled. As always, available as van or chassis-cab, just like all of its competitors.

2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 519 BlueTec - 1

Over to a second gen, 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 519 BlueTec. Back then, the contractor opted for the largest, heaviest, and most powerful Sprinter diesel van.

Big Yellow is powered by a 3.0 liter, V6 turbodiesel (the OM 642) with 190 DIN-hp. The current Sprinter generation was introduced in 2018, yet since 2021 it’s not offered with the V6 turbodiesel any longer.

2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 519 BlueTec - 2

Bestratingen – schuttingen – rioleringen – blokhutten – sierbestrating – grond, weg en waterbouw. True all-rounders, you can say that again.

Both the Sprinter and the Master have a wheelbase of 433 cm (170”), but the Sprinter clearly has a much longer rear overhang. The Master has a lower cargo floor though, because FWD vs RWD.

The camera on top must be very helpful when coupling a trailer to the Benz. Having no fear of heights also helps.