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Postby meggles » 11 Nov 2017, 22:19

I just worked out the +/- weight of my new interior. (Domestic stuff from Howdens). Just 4kg less! Doors have to go on yet but I reckon it's not going to be that much more. Pictures will follow soon. :ok
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Re: Weight of interior

Postby NicBeeee » 12 Nov 2017, 04:51

meggles wrote:I just worked out the +/- weight of my new interior. (Domestic stuff from Howdens). Just 4kg less! Doors have to go on yet but I reckon it's not going to be that much more. Pictures will follow soon. :ok
Look forward to seeing the pics, remember though it's the space inside the cupboards that ends up weighing the most, at least it does with ours.

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Re: Weight of interior

Postby petethefeet » 12 Nov 2017, 17:14

The other year there was an article in Camper and Bus magazine, it was about a T2 owner who had come to the point of replacing the Devon interior as it was past saving. He replaced it with a homemade lightweight version and saved from memory 50kg ish, so much so it gave a noticeable performance benefit.i assume the lightweight took quite a bit of building.
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Re: Weight of interior

Postby meggles » 12 Nov 2017, 19:31

Can't save that much weight! I wonder though, as these vans do around 20mpg, does some extra weight really make such a drastic difference
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Re: Weight of interior

Postby petethefeet » 12 Nov 2017, 22:20

On the flat the extra weight won't make much difference, going up hills will be easier.
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Re: Weight of interior

Postby moggymorgan » 13 Nov 2017, 09:34

I took the interior out of mine before it went in for a body refurb, noticed a marked improvement in performance.couldnt make toast though.
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Re: Weight of interior

Postby CovKid » 14 Nov 2017, 08:59

My recent beach-hut theme interior came about because I wanted to make it as light as possible. Full of gear, the saving is irrelevant but few drive with them loaded 24/7 - comes into its own when you're NOT camping. Thats why I have a 3-way cool box (not a fridge) so I can strip it out off-season. With cupboards empty, its light as a feather in comparison to say a westy that is crammed with chipboard. And yes it does affect acceleration certainly.
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Re: Weight of interior

Postby Mocki » 14 Nov 2017, 09:35

I used the really lightweight ply when I did mine,5 years ago from scratch, and I have to say the price difference to save 40kg over ordinary ply is not yet recovered in the fuel costs .
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It not worth worrying about , I did it to keep within the vehicle fully laden weights rather than fuel or performance
Yes it’s almost definitely slower , but it’s a 2.1 on lpg o it’s always going to faster , cheaper and quieter to run than a diesel anyway......
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Re: Weight of interior

Postby Citizen Smith » 14 Nov 2017, 09:51

Yes mine is always fully equipped, fueled and ready to go at a moments notice.
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Re: Weight of interior

Postby CovKid » 16 Nov 2017, 13:28

I suppose it depends on your circumstances. If you drive something else the rest of the time, weight matters not. If its a daily driver, extra weight certainly does matter.
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Re: Weight of interior

Postby itchyfeet » 16 Nov 2017, 18:33

This is what 850Kg of interior looks like... standard springs 70mm lowering for free :D

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Re: Weight of interior

Postby CovKid » 26 Nov 2017, 14:14

I don't think the fire extinguisher quite makes the grade as a safety feature though :shock:
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