Motor Home Weight

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  1. Bart

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    So today i finally got around to taking our new MH which is a Bessacarr E560 to the weighbridge now that i have mostly installed our additional 2 batteries and our refillable Gas it bottle , and now i think i need a whisky or two.
    i have tried to list what items would be putting on weight from the vehicle that came out of the factory.
    Ok here goes
    Me the driver 60kg
    Full tank of fuel about £75 money wise not sure on weight
    90ltr water tank 1/3 full so say 30 ltrs
    waste tank about 1/4 full say 20 ltrs
    Spare wheel and Tyre , no idea but yes HEAVY.
    Fiamma Bike carrier ( EMPTY )
    18kg Gas it cylinder ( EMPTY ) so it weighs 21kg
    2 extra Leisure batteries @24kg each = 48kg
    B2B charger & cables 15kg max
    19" TV say about 6kg

    NO Solar PANELS on roof
    Items in the MH garage
    2 x Milenco ramps @4.2kg each = 8.4kg
    2 x milenco mats @0.8kg each = 1.6kg
    2 x Lay flat water hoses @2.5kg each = 5kg
    Silver window covering 3.2kg

    Well when i went to the weighbridge i was unable to see the weight , but the lady in the P&O booth told be its just around 4 ton sir.
    WTF 4 ton:eek::eek:
    Surely this could not be right , even if i was to remove EVERYTHING above including petrol , me the driver etc , it would be way over the 3500kg.

    I recon i need to get it re weighed at a different place ?? as that just sounds crazy
    or could them figures add up ?
    Worst about it is i just renewed my 10 year old driving licence here in N.ireland as the start of the year and i remember something about a licence class ( it could be C1 ) and did i want to keep it when changing to the new type licence , but i opted out ........ DOHHHHH!!!!! , if that was in fact the c1 that i opted out of and i will now have to go for a test to get said licence,,,, time to buy a hanging rope!!:mad::mad:
     
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  2. Boringfrog

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    Wow, what motorhome do you have?
     
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    Was gonna say yet rid of that 20litres of waste water, but not going to make much difference!
     
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    If you paid to have it weighed you should have been given a ticket with the weight on it.
     
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    Try to get it weighed at a recognised public weighbridge....council operated etc.
    As said....you should have been given a ticket and 'around 4 tons' just isn't good enough.
     
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    "Just around 4 ton sir"? A bit vague to say the least. I'd check on arrival whether I'd get a print out or I'd expect to see the read out on the display at the very least.
     
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    As mentioned, get it checked on another weighbridge. If the weight is correct have it double checked for damp but 500kg of damp is a flood.

    If everything is correct then you will need to look at uprating it. The usual way is through SV Tech although you can do it yourself using other consultants.
     
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  9. Riverbankannie

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    Have had a similar eye opening experience with our recently purchased PVC DUCATO which came in at 3400 on weigh bridge with both of us but not solar panel, bike rack or bikes. If you do searches on this site and others you will find that the weight issue comes up time and time again. I have not come across a dealer that discusses fully laden weights openly and the implications.
    Still trying to get C1 on licence having applied in March.
    You may have a case to go back to dealer if sold as being under 3500 in normal running order. (Ready for a holiday)
    Please do also check your tyre ratings!
    Will be interested as to how you get on. Do keep us informed.
     
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  10. Bart

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    Sorry edited my original post to say what type,, its the same as the one in my sig :)
     
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    No way is your van 4 ton! I know how much sh1t you need to reach that believe me and I have full diesel full gas full water 8 batteries etc etc etc to get there
     
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    We had a E560 in 2008 and had it weighed on council weighbridge (£2.50) and it came in well below 3500kg, even with me and my mrs in it and the water full.
    I think you need a reliable weighbridge as other funsters have suggested.
    Good luck.
     
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    @Minxy Girl Thanks Mel for that info , makes me feel a bit better :)
    @pappajohn & @Bailey58 yip this was at a P&O weighbridge , but the girl was very busy and there was a Q of cars, so yip i will deffo be looking for a different weighbridge, there is a DOE one right beside it which says press button and wait on light going green , but traffic light just stays at red always.
    @DBK will be well baffled if it is correct as how can what i listed above take the MH to around 4 ton , even if it was uprated the MH will probby still have a payload of 3580
    here is a pic of my VIN plate
    VIN.jpg
    @Riverbankannie to get the licence do you have to do another driving test ?
     
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    That is exactly what i hope that she is way wrong,, i think im still in shock:eek::eek:
     
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    Thanks i'm glad i made this post i may well sleep in my bed tonight..
    It would not suprise me is the girl on the weighbridge is still laughing at telling me it was near 4 ton
     
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    Can't see sigs. What is it?
     
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    Perhaps she had one foot on the weighbridge when she read the scales? :)
     
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    Two extra leisure batteries, heeeaaavy , but not that heavy , dodgy weighbridge perhaps.
     
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    Signature
    (y)Trevor & Elaine - Bessacarr E560 (y)
     
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    @Tykatem What weight is your Bessacarr E560 that you have / had :)
     
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