Storage box fitting to rear of Laika (1 Viewer)

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Badknee

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That is designed to sit on a rack. Not to be fastened on by drilling holes in the back of your motorhome imo.
 
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Most racks are rated at 50kg max. The box looks more than that before you load it. My thoughts would be to mount it to a tow bracket and plate. Secured and would take the weight, so long as you have the spare load capacity.

I definitely would not be drilling the back wall under any circumstances.
 
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Best go for a chassis fixing because those boxes weight a fair bit

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You would need to check the rear axle payload would accommodate the combined weight of a towbar plus the box and a towbar mounted rack for the box to sit on and the weight of the box contents combined with whatever you carry inside the rear of the motorhome could possibly take you over the rear axle payload.
 
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lukebolger I've actually just ordered that box (yesterday) in 145cm x 44cm x 50cm high dimensions.
The seller says it weighs 20kg.
I have chassis rail extensions to mount it on as I already have an Armitages aluminium scooter tray attached which the box will replace to give me secure storage.
Just make sure that you don't go over your rear axle rating.
 
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lukebolger I've actually just ordered that box (yesterday) in 145cm x 44cm x 50cm high dimensions.
The seller says it weighs 20kg.
I have chassis rail extensions to mount it on as I already have an Armitages aluminium scooter tray attached which the box will replace to give me secure storage.
Just make sure that you don't go over your rear axle rating.
Thanks, you ordered this exact one? I will uploada photo of the rear of the vehicle as soon as I can and perhaps you can advise me.

The drums will be about 70kg, plus the box, say 30kg, I will check there is enough payload to carry it on the weight plate
 
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lukebolger yes that box.
I would take your van to a weighbridge and see what weight you already have over the rear axle.
I will only be putting light stuff in mine, levelling ramps, grip mats, EHU cable, fresh and grey water hose pipes and spare cassette so probably less than 20kgs.
 
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Thanks headlight! I wonder if I can get chassis rail extensions for mine. Other than that I could have a fabricator weld some extenders to the chassis

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We bought a box off this company - really good - very well made.

We attached ours to the tow hitch.

I don’t have any really good photos, but if you want any more info, just ask.

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Sorry about the bloke in the photos! :rofl:
 
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lukebolger
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Anyone know where the weight plate is on my Laika? Checked under the bonnet and door insides...

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Found it! Just need to figure it out now
So now you know the max weight you can have on your rear axle take the van to a weighbridge and see what weight you already have on it.
That will tell you if you have enough capacity to put another 100kgs on the rear axle.
 
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Should have a Laika plate some where, which maybe different to that one.

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That is the Iveco plate which is not relevant, you need to find the the Laika plate which will be the last plate fitted, this takes president and that will be the converters plate i.e. Laika.

Your Iveco plate shows:
MAM 4250kg
Gross train weight 7700kg
Front Axle 1900kg
Rear Axle 3100kg

So if Laika haven't already plated it to a MAM of 5000kg you could uprate it to that without any mods.
 
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That is the Iveco plate which is not relevant, you need to find the the Laika plate which will be the last plate fitted, this takes president and that will be the converters plate i.e. Laika.

Your Iveco plate shows:
MAM 4250kg
Gross train weight 7700kg
Front Axle 1900kg
Rear Axle 3100kg

So if Laika haven't already plated it to a MAM of 5000kg you could uprate it to that without any mods.
I cannot find a Laika plate but will keep looking
 
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lukebolger
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I guess the only way to find out how much weight is on the rear axel is a weigh bridge
 
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Found it 😄

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That is the Iveco plate which is not relevant, you need to find the the Laika plate which will be the last plate fitted, this takes president and that will be the converters plate i.e. Laika.

Your Iveco plate shows:
MAM 4250kg
Gross train weight 7700kg
Front Axle 1900kg
Rear Axle 3100kg

So if Laika haven't already plated it to a MAM of 5000kg you could uprate it to that without any mods.
Not sure where you found the extra 50kg Lenny, the plate says 4200kg with my glasses, It looks like it's a 35C chassis so originally 3500kg, up plating to 5000kg would be a big jump but I see where you are coming from.

EDIT looking at the Laika plate they have dropped the max train to 4700kg.
 
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lukebolger
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Do those numbers mean that I can add 100kg box to the back? Sorry, I have no idea with weights!
 
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