History must wait for another day.  On June 8th, owner J. Paul Reddam and trainer Doug O’Neal announced that the chestnut colt they call I’ll Have Another would not be running the Belmont Stakes due to a swollen left tendon.  In fact, the heavy favorite and winner of both the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby was retired from racing entirely the day before he would sprint for history.

With history and sprinting on the mind, perhaps this is the perfect opportunity to disclose and discuss the Phoenix Sprinter Two-Horse Euro-Van.  Only recently introduced to our line-up, this two horse van is not only compact, fuel-efficient and stylish but also has in interesting history that aligns perfectly with the standard of quality that we hold dear at Phoenix Coach Works.

The Mercedes Benz 3500 series chassis is the product of innovative evolution dating back to 1896 when Gottlieb Daimler created the first truck.  That same year, another German engineer named Karl Benz created the first van which he dubbed a “combination delivery vehicle.”

To make a long story short, in 1926 the two merged to form Daimler-Benz AG and began producing commercial vans, trucks and busses under the name Mercedes Benz.  Add to that the corporate purchase of the U.S. based Freightliner Corporation in 1981 and you end up with the Sprinter Van chassis introduced in 1995.

The modern Mercedes Benz 3500 series Sprinter Chassis is available in 144” and 170” wheelbase models and comes complete with:

–          2,987cc 6-cylinder turbo diesel engine that delivers 188hp at 3,800 rpm and 325lb-ft torque between 1,400-2,400 rpm.

–          Rear-wheel driven 5-speed automatic transmission.

–          Rack and pinion steering for increased responsiveness, control and maneuverability.

–          Independent front suspension with reinforced leaf springs.

–          4-wheel disc brakes.

–          Streamline cabin that comfortably fits 3 people.

Using this chassis as a foundation, we take the reins and finish the job by constructing a spacious cabin with a 10’x7’ rear-facing two-horse stall, a spacious 3’x7’ tack area, 6’ spring assisted side ramp, four 24”x30” drop down windows and two 24”x30” slide windows.

With a total length of approximately 22’, the van has a turning diameter just under 55’ and in the case that you plan to haul additional cargo, this unit comes equipped with a hitch to pull a trailer.

Keep in mind that as with all our creations, you always have the option to customize your Phoenix Two Horse Van.

If you have any questions at all regarding any of our services or products (toy haulers, 4 horse trailers, 6 horse trailers, Phoenix Sprinter 2 Horse Van or enclosed trailers) please feel free to contact our team to schedule a consultation.  We look forward to speaking with you.

Everybody who has a need to haul their toys with them on vacations and road trips knows that an enclosed trailer is the most cost efficient means. As the smallest and lightest of the RV types, enclosed cargo trailers are easy to tow and get into small spaces. This makes them an excellent solution for much more than hauling toys!

If you operate a mobile business, such as selling goods at flea markets, mobile car washing and detailing, or even a construction company – the Phoenix Coach Works enclosed trailer can give you everything you need to safely haul your products and service related materials while providing you a place to relax and get out of the sun while you are working. Whatever your business, our custom enclosed trailers are built to your specific needs and can include as many or as little amenities as you want.

But don’t think that you have to get everything built into your custom enclosed trailer right off the bat. We know that times are tough and you may want to make an investment now to get the enclosed trailer and each year as you find the extra money, bring it into Phoenix Coach Works to add on to it in our custom trailer repair shop.

If you already have an enclosed trailer that was being used for something else previously and needs repairs or customizations, we are happy to help you with that as well. At Phoenix Coach Works we treat all of our customers like family whether they are buying a new custom built trailer or are coming in for a round of repairs. Call us today to learn why our customers keep coming back!