Just Got Weighed ... Aagh!

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  1. Mags52

    Mags52 Funster

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    Our motorhome with us both on board and with basics e.g. bedding, food in cupboards, wetsuits etc. weighs 3490kg.
    We've been driving illegally! Bum. Svtech here we come.
    It's official - Geist payload is rubbish. This is supposed to be a 6 berth van!
     
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    What payload are you meant to have? And can you tell me where you got it done so I can get ours done.
     
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    If you google 'public weighbridge' and add your town,you should find it.(y)
     
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    just hurry up and buy a bigger one :) save the SV tech fees :D
     
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    Thanks @MikeandCarolyn
    I can get ours done at the refuse centre but it's not a proper one.
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    some more info would be useful:) is it 3300 or 3400. what about you axle capacity? how did they look..Model of van may help. next time you buy you will at least have a better idea what to look for...
     
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    Can any 6 berth coach built motorhome have a sensible payload, and be under 3500kg? I just don't see how its possible.

    Ian
     
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    We just went to the local refuse place and got an overall weight. Wanted to get a quick idea now that we're thinking about either changing the van or altering the layout. It's meant to be max 3500kg and we're just 10kg under without our bikes on the back. We had a full tank of diesel and no water in the tanks. Too close a call, especially as we like to bring wine back from France ;)
    Last year we brought 90 bottles home and the bikes were on so we were definitely over. :(
     
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    My mistake too, well under max weight.

    So drove for 7 years with the rear axle over it's own limit.

    Sorted, sort of, by SVTech.
     
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    Just put mine on the weighbridge today last year I was 5100kg that's 100kg over today was 4920kg so got room to play with now for when we come back from France next year after winter trip. (y)
     
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    Was passing weighbridge on way to Mill Cottages CL, Sheringham - so fully laden ready for a few days away, full tank diesel, 100% water, case of beer, e-bike on the back etc etc.
    Very happy @ 3.110 with me in it, nearly 300kg of payload left for more toys or essential "shopping"
    :D
     
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    Swmbo say' we have 5t' weight no problem, but I'm not so sure, so off I go to a weigh bridge, and guess what we only have 60kg spare. That's with a fill tank of fuel, half a tank of water, and not a lot of booze, but at least we now know !!!!, and that's without her !!!
     
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    Yer on yer own there then son!! hehe :eek:
     
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    I put my van on local weighbridge few weeks ago gross is 3850kg, fully loaded with fuel myself & wife no water it come in at 3610kg i also tow a boat with a weight of 1200kg it still puts me under weight limit as train weight is 5550kg (y)
     
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