Weighed each corner of our Rapido A class

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  1. Lorryman100

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    When we were down at Moffat I took the opportunity to weigh each corner of our Rapido A class with the Reichs portable scales I have. With myself, Elaine and Daisy the cocker, water tank was filled to brimming (120l in tank and 20l for boiler, pipework etc), 1/2 tank of diesel, 2 x 11kg Gaslow tanks were freshly filled prior to departure, fridge was loaded as were clothes, dog food, electrical goodies etc etc. As it was only 2 nights the only alcohol we took were 4 cans of lager, 4 cans of Cidre and 2 bottles of wine. The MoHo has fitted over standard, Fiamma awning, 2 x solar panels, extra 110Ah leisure battery, Cytrac satellite system, Gaslow and VB air assist suspension which probably add another 100kgs, then there is about another 100kgs of stuff in the garage, most of it just in case which is now going in the garage at home! So ran each wheel over the scales and here are the results:

    F/N/S = 824 kg F/O/S = 971kgs Front axle total = 1795 kgs Plated weight = 1850kgs
    R/N/S = 1023 kgs R/O/S = 1070 kgs Rear axle total = 2093kgs Plated weight = 2240kgs

    Gross vehicle weight: 3888kgs Plated weight: 3850kgs Overweight by 38kgs

    I done the weighing a second time and got the exact same results. Recently when I used a weighbridge the front and rear axle combined weights were near enough the same as the Reichs scales, + or - 10kgs so I am happy with the calibration.
    Looks like I am going to have to keep an eye on the vehicle gross weight as the individual axle weights were within their individual plated weights.
     
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    I made that mistake for years. Improved things by getting the back axle limit upped by svtech.
     
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    JR consultancy only charge £142 (y)
     
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    Another vote from me for JR Consultancy (y)
     
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    The rear axle has been upgraded to 2240kgs and the gross vehicle weight from 3500kg to 3850kg. As it is the light chassis 3850kgs is the maximum GVW even though the uprated axle weights give a total of 4090kgs.
     
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    The sum of the axle weights does not equal the GVW .. or MAM

    My Hymer has

    4,000 kg GVW
    1850 kg Front Axle
    2300 kg Rear Axle

    Sum of axle weights = 4150 kg ..
     
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    @scotjimland sorry....edit as I misread your post. I agree, the GVW is not necessarily the sum of the individual max axle weights.
     
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    Mine is 2100 2650 total 4750 :D
     
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    that's what I said..

    The sum of the axle weights does not equal the GVW .. or MAM
     
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    Yes, I misread you post and have since edited mine :oops:
     
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    Mine does :whistle:
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    that's since you up-plated.. what was before ?
     
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    I thought up plating was the subject? £142
     
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    I think @jock&rita may have just done a similar exercise .
     
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    my mistake.. I thought it was about axle weights.

    never mind.. I'll say no more
     
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    The subject was that even though none of the axles were overloaded, the plated revenue weight was, by 38 kgs. (y)
     
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    Sorry I thought the inference from Brian's post was to up plate it.
    Surely it can go to 4090
     
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    Not on the light chassis, 3850kgs is the maximum I have been led to believe. To get the rear up rated to 2240kgs required the air assist and higher load rated tyres to be fitted.
     
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    Is that a Fiat / Peugeot chassis or is it Al-Ko?
     
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    Fiat light chassis.
     
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