Weighbridge at Lancing

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  1. Baycott

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    I see from West Sussex CC website there is a public weighbridge at lancing on the A27 (a place called Withy Patch. Supposed to be an automated set up operating 24/7. I have made several phone calls today to see if it is operational and nobody can tell me. Not even DVSA who operate the thing :mad:.
    Has anybody used it or know if it is in service? I don't really want to make a wasted journey.
    TIA
    John.
     
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    We live a mile half from said weighbridge, 24/7 open there's not usually any operatives there SO no weight conformation tickets given! we use it at least 6-8 times a year but word of warning dont get there after 4.30pm as 'Truckies' have a habit of blocking the slip road for night parking:cool:
     
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    Yep it's always operational, use it loads of times a year only a mile from me as well, never had a problem with trucks I've used it dozens of times in the evening.
    It's a drive over dynamic one I always go over 3 or 4 times and take an average as results vary with speed & position. Only accessible west bound, but easy to do a U turn at the traffic lights just past it.
     
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    I have used it myself also uninvited and invited its only 2 miles max for me also, appears there is a few locals are MH members
     
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    Thanks, for the replies everybody.
    I will take it down tomorrow morning.
    Should have asked on here before wasting an hour on the phone. :doh:
    Should have known the Funsters would know more than DVSA :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Have used it plenty of times. Have paper & pencil ready. Easy instructions at the start. Big visual reading given on side of hut for each axle then a total weight shown.
     
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    We use it also - easy to use - not thought of the average readings though - normally just go over it once and note weights.

    Does anyone know if the one at Handcross is back available yet? Have driven past a few times but not had chance to stop and look,
     
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    Is that in the slip road next to Shoreham airfield?
    We are down there next week for the airshow so might make use of it.

    Richard.
     
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    2nd entrance past the traffic lights going west, signed as a parking area, don't go in the 1st one you won't see the van again it's a council run Itinerant camp.:)

    50.839615, -0.304450
     
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    I would be interested in the answer to that one as well please as that is the nearest free one to us.
     
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    The road works are finished so it might be.
     
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    So how you get on ?
     
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    Limits are
    3650
    6150
    1- 1850
    2- 2000

    Well, with a full tank of fuel and half a tank of fresh water the front was 1590 and ther rear 1760 but that was without the bikes on the back :Eeek:
    I think with food, clothes and the bikes we may be over the 3500. Perhaps I should look at getting it re-plated??
     
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    Are the figures you quote at the beginning from the plate on the motorhome? In that case I suspect your motorhome already has a MGW of 3,650kg rather than 3,500. That leaves you with 300kg for all the things you didn't have on board at the weighbridge. And even then that may leave you a problem with your rear axle if most of that additional load is at the rear.
     
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    I did think about that and I can shift some stuff from under the rear bed to a front locker to distribute the weight a bit better.
     
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    Having looked further I have found another rating plate.
    The first one is a Fiat
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    The second one(which corresponds with the V5) is Alko
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    Can I now safely assume my all up weight can be up to 3700kg with a maximum rear axle weight of 2000kg?
     
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    Yup!
     
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    Nope, you should have a third plate.
    The first one is the Fiat one when the chassis left the Fiat plant, the second one is after the Al-Ko chassis has been fitted before the converters body has been fitted, you should have a third plate fitted by the converter this is the important one, as the last plate fitted succeeds older plates.

    Although the Al-ko plate is 3700kg the converter may have down rated it to 3500kg, unlikely in your case as the V5 says 3700kg, but it is a possibility.
     
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    :cry::cry:
    I can't see another plate anywhere. Is there a "normal" place for the thirs plate?
     
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    Can be anywhere, looks like you have a Dethleffs, I would expect it to be on one of the side skirts, of inside footwell on one or the doors.
     
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