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  • NomadSue
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    Originally posted by wendy View Post
    Look here for a solution to this problem of weighty bottles. Don't know if they can take beer.
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    I liked the comment underneath the article : Must be for dry wine, I think.

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  • Caz
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    This bit worries me:

    " it can biodegrade in a matter of weeks. "

    Knowing my luck it would biodegrade at some point between purchase and consumption. :(

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  • wendy
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    Look here for a solution to this problem of weighty bottles. Don't know if they can take beer.

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  • Pauline
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    [QUOTE=NomadSue2011;30092]
    Originally posted by Donk's Dad View Post
    You would "Actually" consider leaving the beer behind ! :eek:[/QUOTE




    hey Pauline, how do you feel about this. Fancy driving? ;)
    Yup I'll drive and take the cat and my wine. Less back chat from the cat and he will warm my toes.

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  • NomadSue
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    [QUOTE=Donk's Dad;30083]You would "Actually" consider leaving the beer behind ! :eek:[/QUOTE




    hey Pauline, how do you feel about this. Fancy driving? ;)

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  • Donk's Dad
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    You would "Actually" consider leaving the beer behind ! :eek:

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  • Graham
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    Originally posted by Donk's Dad View Post
    Its not only about being fined, its also about being safe :idea:

    More weigh means it will handle differently and take more stopping :eek:

    We all carry more stuff that we need anyway :idea: so look at what you can really do without !
    So, it's a toss up between my beer and Pauline.................hhmmmm

    If you read this, only joking dearest.

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  • Donk's Dad
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    Its not only about being fined, its also about being safe :idea:

    More weigh means it will handle differently and take more stopping :eek:

    We all carry more stuff that we need anyway :idea: so look at what you can really do without !

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  • Caz
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    I always wonder where they get this mythical figure from - 11st 11lbs for the driver AND his/her luggage?

    That puts most of the people I know who camp on negative equity for their luggage!

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  • alf39
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    Originally posted by twin1 View Post
    I'm with Graham Wine or ! I have to get the balance right
    In acordance with the EEC directive,the mass of the driver or passenger is 75kg ( 68kg plus 7kg luggage ) :idea:

    Alf

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  • T1
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    Twin1

    Originally posted by karenw View Post
    Quick check:

    Me 50kg
    Water 20kg
    Loo 12kg
    Ply floor & cupboards est 40kg
    Clutter, bottled mineral water est 15kg
    Total 147kg

    My van has a 600kg payload so I'm safely below limits but when you start totting up even basic essentials, it mounts up quickly...
    I'm with Graham Wine or ! I have to get the balance right

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  • Vanderella
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    I get confused about the different payload figures quoted. Sometimes an allowance has already been made for driver or driver and passenger - so that weight does not have to be taken into consideration again. It is worth finding out the exact basis on which the payload has been calculated.

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  • Graham
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    Originally posted by karenw View Post
    Quick check:

    Me 50kg
    Fatty!

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  • karenw
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    Quick check:

    Me 50kg
    Water 20kg
    Loo 12kg
    Ply floor & cupboards est 40kg
    Clutter, bottled mineral water est 15kg
    Total 147kg

    My van has a 600kg payload so I'm safely below limits but when you start totting up even basic essentials, it mounts up quickly...

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  • T1
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    twin1

    Originally posted by barry5 View Post
    Our Dimension, that is, not me. ;)

    We always seem to take too much gear with us, and I often wonder if we are within the payload limits set by Citroen/Romahome.

    Sooooooooooooooo, last week we loaded up the 'van with -

    full fuel tank

    half full fresh water tank,

    drinking water in bottles and flasks

    "normal" camping gear

    awning, poles and pegs

    bike rack, two bikes, 5 bike panniers loaded with cycling gear

    unemptied toilet casette (unserviced from previous weekend)

    etc, etc

    ........... and we went to visit a weighbridge :eek:

    Result - 'van plus driver and one passenger - 40 kg over the permissable Gross Vehicle Weight :(

    And that was without -

    2 rear seat passengers

    clothes in wardrobe

    laptop

    DVD player

    fresh food

    reading matter

    and sundry other junk that always finds its way into the 'van.


    We managed to shed about 30kg by draining tanks and casette etc, and promptly put an equal amount back in when packing to go away (tomorrow morning)

    Just hope that we don't get stopped for a "routine vehicle check" on the way down to Devon ;)

    Just a thought, when was the last time YOU visited a weighbridge with your fully loaded 'van?

    Barry


    We have always weighed in before travel and always carry an up to date weight slip in our vans.

    Years ago we were approaching Shepton Mallet when at a lay-by we saw the police pulling in camper vans to be inspected and some taken to be weighed.
    We also saw people draining out their tanks and getting rid of gear at the side of the road.

    Being a rally day there there was plenty of scope for plenty of stops..

    Yes the police can take you off of the road if this happens

    Many vans are overweight. Remember, the brakes are designed to carry max weight,you may not stop. Suspension may break and tyres made to a certain weight. may blow out.
    For those that are too far gone the police can make you offload at the side of the road.

    Scooters on the back of small motor-homes mmm,I always wonder.

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