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Any help with this would be very welcome. Been caravanning for a year. We've amassed a lot of gear, but weighed it all carefully as we went and kept a tally, to keep within MTPLM. (Or so we thought.) We carry heavy stuff, such as awning, in the car. I took our Bailey U2 Cadiz to the local weighbridge today and was shocked to get a reading 242kg above MTPLM. Here are the relevant spec figs for the Cadiz. MIRO 1344kg MTPLM 1498kg Payload 154kg Weighbridge reading was 1740kg! I included battery (24kg) and motor mover (27kg) when calculating actual payload weights. I subtracted carpets (10kg) and table (9kg) which we don't use, as well as 7. 5kg for the Calorlite gas cylinder which that much lighter than the 18kg allowed in MIRO. Bailey told me everything supplied with the van was included in MIRO. Re-weighed everything again today and found I actually had 30kg more than I thought. Tested spring balance and it's accurate. I've managed to get rid of the excess, now. Here's my question. Why does the weighbridge say I'm 242kg overweight when my calculations say 30kg? Never used a weighbridge before. Are they accurate? Is the Bailey spec of 1344kg MIRO accurate? Have I missed something obvious? Thanks.
Following on from my previous thread about the caravan nose weight I would like to get the caravan weighed to ensure we are within the specified limits. I went down to the local council run recycle centre where they have a weigh bridge and asked one of the staff if I could bring the caravan over to get it weighed when they weren't busy. It was a flat no which is what I expected. He suggested I went to a scrap metal yard where they also have a weigh bridge and maybe they would do it. I understand that there are devices you can buy to do this but it seems a bit overkill for a one off, as we bought the caravan second hand I want the weight checked now that we have all our belongings in it to see where we are. Does anyone have any suggestions?