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Anyone weighed their van!

Postby martin83 » 05 Jun 2017, 21:44

I live in a rural area and have the use of a local farmers weigh bridge, so I thought I'd weigh the van since the pop top is now on and the new interior is in. I got a bit of a shock given that there wasn't any camping gear in the van yet just empty cupboards and a full tank of fuel!

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Re: Anyone weighed their van!

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 05 Jun 2017, 22:15

Something wrong there then gross weight according to Vw specs is:

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Re: Anyone weighed their van!

Postby SamsBus2012 » 05 Jun 2017, 22:21

Sounds right to me. Unladen weight of a panel van is 1320. Add in glass, pop top and furniture easily gets around 600kg.
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Re: Anyone weighed their van!

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 05 Jun 2017, 22:43

Somebody has been using chipboard or mdf! :D
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Re: Anyone weighed their van!

Postby Mocki » 06 Jun 2017, 06:12

pop tops are very heavy....
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Re: Anyone weighed their van!

Postby martin83 » 06 Jun 2017, 06:16

Oldiebut goodie wrote:Somebody has been using chipboard or mdf! :D

I resent that remark! Just refitted the interior with light weight Poplar ply furniture board to get rid of the b&q kitchen cabinet interior fitted by PO.
I used 2 sheets at 22kg each and had a lot of scrap and off cuts left so maybe only 35kg in furniture.
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Re: Anyone weighed their van!

Postby martin83 » 06 Jun 2017, 06:59

Mocki wrote:pop tops are very heavy....

Mine must be, the van has put on around 200kg since fitting the autohomes kamper pop top roof. :(
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Re: Anyone weighed their van!

Postby bigherb » 06 Jun 2017, 11:45

About right my Autohomes tintop with a full tank of fuel is 1715kg, +/-20kg the weighbridge tolerance.
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Re: Anyone weighed their van!

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 06 Jun 2017, 11:49

Those pop tarts are heavier than I thought! :D
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Re: Anyone weighed their van!

Postby itchyfeet » 06 Jun 2017, 12:13

interesting page 27, Holdsworth pop top and high top pretty much the same at 1754 pop and 1714 high top petrol
diesel 1824 pop and 1784 high top

includes tank of fuel and water

Those oil burners are heavier than I thought :lol:


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Re: Anyone weighed their van!

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 06 Jun 2017, 13:49

Yep, the diesel blocks are bliddy heavy!
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Re: Anyone weighed their van!

Postby Da dan » 12 Jun 2017, 06:08

Well just took mine on the weigh bridge and it was 1940kg. Full tank , supper Viking roof and standard Devon moon raker with 1.9dg. Time to empty some stuff out me thinks.


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Re: Anyone weighed their van!

Postby TheDocmeister » 05 Jul 2017, 23:39

martin83 wrote:
Mocki wrote:pop tops are very heavy....

Mine must be, the van has put on around 200kg since fitting the autohomes kamper pop top roof. :(


That's the 8ft x 4ft 8" ft slab of inch thick 1980s plywood you are carting about up there! :idea...

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Re: Anyone weighed their van!

Postby mshaw1980 » 06 Jul 2017, 12:13

Took three of us to lift my pop top in position obviously due to its size but I would say it weighs no more than 110-120kgs. Blimey though. Mine has a pop top and a rock and roll bed, thought I'd be less than 1750kgs but looking at this probably not.
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Re: Anyone weighed their van!

Postby kevtherev » 06 Jul 2017, 22:36

I weighed in at 2007kg
Full tank lpg
No water
No petrol
Camping gear in

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