Quantum PopTop Van Tow Ball Weight

Submitted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 19:09
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A friend is looking to purchase an Australian Off Road Quantum Van. He is concerned as to the Tow Ball Weight and all up weight of the fully laden Van as his tow vehicle has a 200kg tow ball limit and 2500kg max towing.
Are there any Quantum owners out there that know what the true weights are assuming a 400kg payload.
Help appreciated.
Bob
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Reply By: Notso - Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 19:38

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 19:38
It'll all be on the Plate, either inside the front boot or on the draw bar somewhere.

Mind you the tare mass might not be that accurate.


SPECIFICATIONS
AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CAMPERS QUANTUM OFF ROAD ZS

External length: 5.7m (18ft 8in)
External height: 2.15m (7ft)
External width: 1.95m (6ft 5in)
Nameplate ATM: 2200kg
Nameplate Tare: 1350kg
Frame: Aluminium frame and composite walls
Chassis: SupaGal
Suspension: Trak Ryder
Cooktop: Three-burner
Fridge: 60L
Shower: Yes
Toilet: Vacuum flush
Lighting: 12V LED
Gas: 2 x 4.5kg
Freshwater: 2 x 140L
Solar panel: 2 x 80W
Price: $70,000
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Follow Up By: CSeaJay - Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 19:53

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 19:53
The true weight is more often than not way different to the plated weight . Hence a fair question.
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Reply By: Bobjl - Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 20:22

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 20:22
Thanks Not so,
Appreciate that info however these are simply the Manufacturers specs, whilst I am not suggesting AOR Vans are inaccurate, a great number of manufacturers are hence my objective to find an owner who has actually weighed the Van after laden and knows exactly what the loads are.
Bob
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Follow Up By: TomH - Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 21:29

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 21:29
Well for a start it cant legally be more than 2200kg.
As for ball weight it depends on how it was loaded and his may be far different to yours or the next guy. It would be safe to assume at least 10% and hopefully max of 15%.
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Follow Up By: Bobjl - Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 21:42

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 21:42
Tom
I am confused as to what you mean when you say it is illegal to tow more than 2200kg - Are you considering the 10% rule of thumb as the limiting factor?

I appreciate load placement and the effect on tow ball mass but with a smallish Van such as the Quantum the variation will be less than significant assuming Van standard and no big items such as Generator on draw bar etc, simlarly no large weight on rear bumper.

Thanks for input
Bob

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Follow Up By: disco driver - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 00:39

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 00:39
The Manufacturers ID plate says 2200kg so that is it. No if's, but's or maybe's.
You would be illegal if your van weighed more than the plated figure.

Disco.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 08:21

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 08:21
I didnt say it was illegal to tow more than 2200kg.

I said the camper would be illegal if it was loaded to more than 2200kg Big difference
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Follow Up By: Bobjl - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 09:13

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 09:13
Captain
That is the feedback I was hoping for, thanks
Bob
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 00:59

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 00:59
Hi Bob,

My AOR Qantum has a plated 1,650kg tare and a ATM of 2200kg. As far as I know, there has never been a Quantum with a 1,350 kg tare, am sure its a typo by the previous poster - no edit facility here :( This gives a payload of some 550 kg, a generous amount in anyones book.

My towbar weight can be as low as 160kg and as high as 260kg, not a problem for my 200 but could be for your mate. The 260kg is with the front box fully packed (including a generator), 4 bikes on the front bike rack and the large storage drawer packed with way too much stuff :)

You can easily trim the towball weight by packing and which water tank/s you fill. With 2 x 140L tanks, keep the front one empty and you can significantly change the weight. Is easy enough to keep it under 200kg

Cheers

Captain
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Follow Up By: Bobjl - Friday, May 22, 2015 at 17:28

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 17:28
Captain
I posted a thanks in wrong area, in case you missed it, I appreciate the feedback, exactly what was needed.
Thanks Bob
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