payload and axle weights

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  1. Davfo42

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    Hi
    can someone please clarify the importance, and legality of payload and axle weight on a motorhome. how do i check axle wieght. what is the difference between an empty van and loaded one ready for the road.
     
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    Payload is the difference between the Mass in Running Order(MIRO) & the MAM or GVW( plated weight as stated on V5
    Whilst the MAM must not be exceeded it is also important not to exceed the individual axle weights( as stated on the VIN plate).
     
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    Thank you for the links guys
    Dave
     
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    Payload is as has been said the difference in what your MoHo weighs with half a tank of derv and you in it sat on the weighbridge if I remember correctly and the max it says on the log book.
    Axle weights are completely different. While you may be under your max weight you may have too much over the front or rear axle. In a coachbuilt it would most likely be the rear axle you would be too heavy on . Sticking a motorcycle on a rack on the back would probably do it.
     
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    Am I right in saying if I only have the back wheels on the weigh bridge I get the back axle weight and drive on the front wheels onto the weigh bridge I get the front axle weight.
     
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    Yes but.. You would drive up. front axle on - take the weight. drive all van on - take the weight. drive forward with just rear axle on - take the weight
     
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    Mass in Running Order is a mythical weight created out of fairy dust by the manufacturers.
    Its never low enough for you to put everything you want to put into the van, (including, but not exclusively comprising of significant other, dog, kids (in that order) and fuel and water for the hols.
     
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    then you do the hokey cokey ...
     
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