speed limits in europe

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  1. sueandjohn

    sueandjohn Funster

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    help please
    i looked up speed limits in france and the speed limits are set in 2 categories
    Motorhome under 3.5t
    Motorhome 3.5t - 7.5t

    does anyone know what the weight refers to

    we are max laden weight 3.5t but travel just under, as our payload is .860 t
    so which speed category does that make us

    we are newbies so sorry if its an obvious answer - i looked up all places and cant find the answer
     
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    It most likely to be your maximum weight. If yours is 3500kgs Max go with that one. Ours is 3800kgs so we would be in the heavier group.
     
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  3. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    That places you in the under 3500kg category.
    Nothing to do with payload etc...you could have a van made of tissue paper but still carry 3 tons as your gross weight is still 3500kg.
    Both cats are gross weight...GVW...MTPLM etc
     
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    I can understand your confusion, both categories include 3.5t. :) It's a bit like why in the armed forces midnight was always 23:59 hrs, meaning the midnight at the end of the day, as opposed to the one which has just happened, which is referred to as 00:01 hrs. :)
     
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