Overloaded?

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  1. ojibway

    ojibway Funster

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    We were on the Cite Europe car park the other night and saw this UK reg motorhome. Does it look overloaded?:Eek!:
    If they are heading south they will likely be pulled over - I would if I were a cop!
    In the UK I doubt if they'd notice!:RollEyes:
    Mike and Annie
     

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    Ever so slightly:Doh:

    That looks really dangerous to me.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    broken spring or alko axle torsion bar.

    possibly even full air suspension and deflated.

    but i suspect the alko axle.
     
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    Possibly the same as we have...

    VB Full Air Suspension... When we are on site we can push a button on the remote (camping/Parking) I think it says.... and the whole rig drops to it`s lowest level and just levels/lift`s up as to be 100% level...

    Brilliant system..... :thumb: hate it to go wrong, because as far as I can make out all the original suspension was removed to put the VB unit`s & compressor on... :Sad:
     
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    It's a Autosleeper Suffolk which I believe is on a Merc chassis, not Alko.

    In my experience of Autosleepers they are generally quite heavy and have a small load capacity.
     
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    i stand corrected.....

    broken spring it is then.

    it would take a lot more than a couple of crates of beer to get the suspension that low no matter what suspension type.

    i would think at least a ton in the rear end to get anywhere near that.....its bottomed out for sure.
     
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    Flash Git !
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Not so. We've seen VOSA check teams pulling caravans.
     
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    I think the bed is over the back axle .... maybe they had a particularly adventurous night.:Wink:
     
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    As it was at Cite Europe I suspect they have done their 'booze' shopping and stuffed it to the gunnels so it will be overloaded excessively. I wouldn't like to be them trying to get on/off the chunnel or especially ferry and I suspect they will get pulled when back in the UK, that's if they even manage to make it out of the station/port as they may well get stopped there as the suspension is so obviously flat and therefore dangerous.:Doh:
     
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    Out of interest how regularly are motorhomes pulled over at those check points? And how long are you kept there?
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Sorry no idea.

    We saw them on a mway service area, they'd commandeered an area and wer giving vans a good going over.
     
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    Could be overloaded, could be a broken spring, could be it has full VB self levelling air suspension in park mode. Without more data it is impossible to judge from one poor quality photo.

    D.
     
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    If you are overloaded you will be there until you have off loaded enough gear to legalise it. BUSBY:Laughing:
     
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    They pull over M/Hs on the A30 just before the Kingsley Village turn off going east quite regularly.
     
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    Those Auto Sleeper models always look to be overloaded even when they are empty. Can there be a problem changing rear wheels when punctured?
     
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    So how would that work. Would you just have to jettison your "stuff" or is there somewhere to leave it and get someone to collect it for you somehow.

    And if you were in a motorhome could you just camp there while you waited for someone to come and cart off the excess?
     
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    Much simpler. You would just post on a motorhome forum about jobsworths not allowing you to carry on just because you were breaking the law. A self-righteous outcry would ensue, the :dm: would rant about you being treated differently if you were a traveller and you would get away with it :Rofl1::reel:
     
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    It's your problem. You are sat there smarting from a fine and can't move until you do something.

    On a UK motorway the first thing would be to pay your parking charge if you can't come up with a solution in under 2 hours.

    Just like any other traffic offence, best avoided.
     
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    I wouldn't want to change the wheel on this one, seen at ALDIs Montilevet.
     

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