French weight checks

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  1. Funnymunny

    Funnymunny Read Only Funster

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    If anybody is traveling north on the A20 in France be careful.
    Last Thursday 5 miles south of Limoges we along with another British motorhome were pulled in to a special pull in area with a weighbridge, there were several wagons pulled off at the same time and several already waiting when we got there.

    Luckily they seemed to be having problems with one wagon and the queue was building so they just waved a couple of wagons and us two motorhomes back through.

    I was pretty sure that I was under the weight limit but having full water and fuel tanks it might have been close.

    RD
     
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    Lots of posts about "never being weighed"...
    You are now the second post in as many weeks that I have read...
    It does happen !!! Get stopped over there and overloaded it's an on the spot fine plus you have to remove the excess weight,,

    Thanks on the "heads up".
     
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    It's really nice having shed loads of payload :D
     
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    When you see the ' gendarmerie ' waiting for for you, the beads of sweat suddenly appear.... Because , wouldn't it be a waste to pour,the beer and wine down the drain ....seriously, a reminder to always get rid of the waste water and empty the loo before travelling each day.
     
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    The loo, how big are your turds
     
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    I don't appear to have that when empty ? :(

    If they weighed you & you were over then I'd be starting with that first !:LOL:
     
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    They are all her's.... As I empty the loo, then I always, where possible, I try to avoid using it, so I need to find a local bar, and use theirs, oh yes, and have quick beer, even before breakfast if I'm not driving !!
     
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    The problem with traveling through France in winter is the need to carry water as not many aires have the water turned on, emptying waste is no problem.
    Weight soon adds up on the average motorhome and if you fill that tank with water then it is a couple of hundred pounds extra in weight so be careful
     
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    I know :D even with FULL EVERYTHING I still have over 200kg spare so over 400 if I travel dry
     
  12. dave newell lvs

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    I can beat that Andy, with EVERYTHING full and both of us on board I still have 450-500KGs of payload left :)

    D.
     
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    I have 730 ah of batteries too Dave and 300 watt of solar and two bikes etc etc etc

    Edit full everything included over 100 kg of grey waste :LOL:
     
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    Fair play Andy, I have 330AH of batteries and a 155 Watt solar, grey waste is 23 KGs max fresh water is 75KGs plus 10KGs in hand container, single 11KG steel gas cylinder but I do have a boot full of "stuff"!

    D.
     
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    Oh yes I forgot the boot full of stuff too including double extension ladder and two tool boxes :LOL:
     
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