Payload of Fiat Lunar Champ A670R?

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  1. Risteard

    Risteard Read Only Funster

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    Hi all
    Does anyone out there know the Max. Weight and Payload of 2007 Fiat Lunar Champ A670R?????
    many thanks in advance:):):)
     
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    Have a look under the bonnet, there should be a tag there with the front axle load, rear axle load, total max weight and gross train weight (when towing).

    I think yours is 3500 kg max with an unladen weight of about 3050 kg so not a lot to play with.

    Best thing is to load it up as normal then take it to a weighbridge, get the front axle load, rear axle load and total, then you will know what you have:thumb:
     
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    only one truly accurate way to calculate payload.....

    Completely empty the van of everything which has been added, if its removable....clothing, water, waste, food etc.

    Go to a public weighbridge and get front axle, rear axle and total weights.

    Look at the VIN plate under the bonnet and note the gross vehicle weight...GVW, MAM, MTPLM.... or whatever the makers decided to call it.

    Deduct the weighbridge max weight from the plated gross weight and the balance is your payload.

    Do not load EITHER axle above the plated weight BUT you must also keep within the gross vehicle weight.

    Ie: if the rear is loaded to the plated max then the front has to be 'unloaded' to bring the gross weight back down to its limit.

    When you have reloaded the van, not forgetting any passengers as they are also cargo, go back to the weighbridge and get weighed again.

    To find out if you have spare payload, load as it would be in use then go to the weighbridge.....the difference between that weight and the gross is what payload you have left...or the other way round and you need to lose weight.
     
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    Will do:) Thanks again for the advice. Much appreciated:) Picking up new motorhome this saturday:) . Two very excited children waiting in anticipation:)
     
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    The time to work out the payload is, where possible, before you buy. We found to our cost when we fell in love with a 6 berth Carioca and bought it that there was barely enough for the two of us let alone the five we had planned to travel with to France. We uprated it and gained another 200kg but it would have still been tight if we had stuck with it. Ended up selling back to dealer at a loss so we could carry everything we needed.
     
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