Understanding Vehicle Weights – Is your Campervan Overweight

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Knowing your vehicle’s weight and carrying capacity is crucial for your safety.

First, find the VIN Plate (Usually under your bonnet or on a door pillar). It should look similar to this:

It has 4 lines of weight on it:

  • 3500 kg – This is the Gross Vehicle Weight, the maximum allowable mass of the vehicle including occupants, fuel and payload
  • 6500 kg – This is the Gross Train Weight, the combined maximum mass of the vehicle and a trailer
  • 1- 2100 kg – This is the maximum axle load for front
  • 2- 2400 kg – This is the maximum axle load for the rear axle

How does this relate to my tyres?

in our example above, we should be running tyres as follows:

  • 2100kg divided by 2 = 1050kg per side = 110 Load Index
  • 2400kg divided by 3 = 1200kg per side = 115 Load Index

See our blog post on tyre ratings for more information.

Examples From Plates:

  • New Crafter LWB: 3500 / 6000 / 1800 / 2100
  • L4H2 Boxer: 3500 / 6500 / 2100 / 2400
  • L3H2 Boxer: 3500 / 6000 / 1850 / 2000
  • L2H2 Boxer: 3500 / 5500 / 1850 / 2000
  • T4 LWB: 2800 / 4500 / 1510 / 1490
  • MAN TGE LWB (Weight Uplated): 3900 / 6000 / 1800 / 2100

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