Changing RV, little help please.

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Any idea`s ?

    I am looking to change my R.Vision Trailite,, been looking through the various dealers etc.. and it`s a minefield,, been offered a good deal on a brand new Damon Break,, but it is nearly 7.5ton. :Sad:

    I want an RV with a full 3 seater settee/Sofa/bed, 3rd seat (Bucket) that faces forwards,, and the standard dinning table & chairs/bench seat set up..

    Approx 32-34ft with at least 1 slidout. not worried about petrol or diesal..

    I tow a 4 wheeltrailer with a light`ish car on so that would have to be taken into the weight equasion.. All up 8.25 tons.

    My Trailite is stamped as being 6,800kg.
    Out of curiosity what in tons is 6,800kg, blowed if I can work it out. :Doh:

    Thanks.
     
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    on google if you put in
    6800kg in tons
    it tells you the answer:Doh:
     
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    6.8 metric tonnes
    7.495717 tons in old money

    just to confuse even more:Rofl1:
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Thanks... :Confused: :whistle: :Wink:
     
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    6800kg = 14987 lbs = 6.69 tons (Long ton is 2240 lbs)

    so 6800 kg (6.8 tonnes) is 6.7tons


    John
     
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    Hi why convert? all DVLA weights are in Kg's, ie. your licence allows you to drive up to 7,500kg's with a total train weight of 8,250Kg

    Olley
     
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    Jump on a plane and buy one from the USA :thumb: The cost of the weeks holiday will be more than covered by the savings you make and you will have a huge choice compared to the offerings in the UK :Wink:
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Cheers Olley,, (Why Convert).. cos some adds I have looked at have said weights in tonnage. :Smile:




    Had thought of that ,, dazzer.. But = time factor,,conversion,, paperwork hassle,,
    If I can get another 4-5 years RV`ing in I will be happy,, so wipe six months off and it works out quite a lump.. :cry:

    + I would have to sell the one I had now to help finance the new one, and I dont want to be without for months, got to much to see and do, :Smile: we not all as wealthy as you mate. :Wink: :thumb:
     
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    Hi I think you will struggle to get an "A" class RV 34' long with a slide, that you can put a car trailer on the back and still be under 8,250kg. How about a "C" Class?

    Olley
     
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    Mo we are ready to trade our Hurricane A class in for a new C Class. Its 04 plate, 20k miles, Ford triton v10 petrol lpg 32 ft , 7121kg, maxview wind up satellite, 3 seat bed sofa, bucket seat, dinette, but no slides . If of any interest send me a PM

    Larry
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Hi olley,, had thought of going down that road,, but I like the extra space you seem to get with an "A" class,, and definately they seem to make the inside feel bigger, and you get two more usable seats/chairs,,

    And you get nice driving vision, being up high.. :thumb:

    And you can look down into convertible`s when young ladies are driving.. :Wink::Rofl1:
    when the misses aint watching me.. :Eek!:
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Thanks for that Larry,, we were toying with getting a new`ish one,, and cos of my lads leg (stainless rods etc) we must have a slide to give him the space to move around and stick his dodgey leg out..

    Wish you luck in selling yours on. :thumb:

    What type C are you getting?
     
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    If you want to enjoy a couple of hours dreaming go on the RV trader web site Paul:Wink:
     
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    We are waiting to see a Winnebago Aspect and a Four Winds Citation

    Larry
     
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    I have a Four Winds Chateau Citation 2006 if you need any info contact me

    Indy :Smile:
     
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    Thanks Indy, having robbed the wifes purse we are hoping we can afford a new one, fingers crossed

    Larry
     
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