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Could Swift or anyone verify the correct weight for my van please?

Handbook states 1300 Kg but caravan plate shows 1100 Kg

I would like like to know which is correct for peace of mind and other obvious safety reasons.

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Col

1998 Swift Europa 460 (Updated a bit) Too good to change

2003 Mercedes C Class 220 CDI Too good to change

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Hi Col,

 

I can confirm the Manufacturers plate is correct.

 

The handbook states;

 

Ex works weight - 875kg (17. 2cwt)

 

Maximum Authorised Weight - 1100kg (21. 6cwt)

 

Caravan Allowable Payload - 198kg (3. 9cwt)

 

The additional Maximum Technical Permissible Weight in your handbook of 1300kg (25. 59cwt) was the possible Maximum Authorised Weight upgrade available at the time.

 

Thanks

Andy

Swift Group Website: www. swiftgroup. co. uk

Swift Group Handbooks: www. swiftgroup. co. uk/caravans/handbooks

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Andy, ta very much for clearing the weight question for me so quickly.

Best regards

Col

1998 Swift Europa 460 (Updated a bit) Too good to change

2003 Mercedes C Class 220 CDI Too good to change

BNSF DCC model railroad

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Andy, can you tell me the difference in meaning between MAW and MTPW I'm confused as I am sure other people will be?

When I do the math from leaving the factory at 875kg and add 198kg it doesn't come to 1100kg but if I add 198 to the 1100 and it is closer to MTPW 1300kg, to be exact 1298kg am I missing something or am I just thick!!!!!

Cheers

Col

1998 Swift Europa 460 (Updated a bit) Too good to change

2003 Mercedes C Class 220 CDI Too good to change

BNSF DCC model railroad

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Hi Col,

 

On the pre 1999 Caravan payloads were calculated to BS 4626.

The calculation was in your case:-

Ex-works weight 875kg + 3% = 901. 25kg

Plus Caravan Allowable Payload (CAP) = 198kg

Equals a Maximum Authorised Weight (MAW) of 1100kg.

 

The MTPW 1300kg was the available payload upgrade at the time.

 

Post 1999 caravans the payload terminology changed when the new European Norm BSEN 1645-1 was introduced.

 

• Ex –works became MRO

• MAW became the MTPLM (declared)

• MTPW available upgrade became MTPLM (possible)

 

Under the current terminology for a 1998 460NT your plate would read:-

 

MRO 875kg

MTPLM 1100kg

Giving you a User Payload of 225kg

 

Hope this makes sense,

Thanks

Andy

Swift Group Website: www. swiftgroup. co. uk

Swift Group Handbooks: www. swiftgroup. co. uk/caravans/handbooks

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Andy much obliged to you, make more sense to me now.

Best regards

Col

1998 Swift Europa 460 (Updated a bit) Too good to change

2003 Mercedes C Class 220 CDI Too good to change

BNSF DCC model railroad

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