How much weight ?

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How much weight is GQ Patrol LWB allowed before it is deemed "overloaded" ?..
There are some figures on the tyre placard which state each axle but it doesnt seem enough... (1300 f and 1500 r) i think... Does that mean that the vehicle cannot weigh more than 2800kgs?..
It weighs 2380kgs at the moment when empty but with a full tank of petrol. ( 85litres )..
Only leaves me 400kgs if that is the rule.......

Regards......
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Reply By: Will - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 11:35

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 11:35
GVM is the max weight....

The kerb weight is the weight unladen.

The difference is the payload and yes about 400kgs is about right.

Whatever you do you cannot (legally) go beyond GVM.

For a GU is just over 3 ton, with bullbar aux batt rear cargo draws etc mine weights at 3 ton, which leaves very little for payload.
It is a reallity which has been brought up on mags for a while now (specially by Ron Moon).
Will
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Follow Up By: David - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 13:42

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 13:42
Don't forget the weight of your passengers. If you have 8 adults at 100kg that is almost a tonne in itself. So why do the manufacturers put in 8 seats if they can't legally take the people?
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Reply By: David - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 13:45

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 13:45
I think you might find the tyre placard relates to the tyres as fitted on the vehicle new and also usually relates to tyre pressure for varying weights. Your manufacturer could tell you your GVM and kerb weights
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Follow Up By: Will - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 15:16

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 15:16
You have to look at compliance plate not tyre placard, as you say tyre placard relates to tyres fitted to the vehicle

Will
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Reply By: Seanny - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 13:56

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 13:56
In taxation law, specifically fringe benefits tax, for calculation of the people weight verses carrying capacity leftover for utilities to determine whether the vehicle is a load carrying vehicle or a people mover, a person is deemed to weigh 68 kg.

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Follow Up By: diamond - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 14:31

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 14:31
a person is deemed to weigh 68 kilos now wouldnt that be good i would be so much slimmer lol
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Reply By: Member - Mike - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 14:28

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 14:28
Suggest Tyre placard is the wrong one. Look at your Australian Motor Vehcile Registration Board (think I have name right) inside engine bay - GVM stamped on that. Previous remarks correct - also think about weight of water!
I took my vehicle onto free scales at Grain Board. Passenger should have walked on my last trip to Simpson; therte is very little room for legal error on ther longer trips./
Mike
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Follow Up By: Will - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 15:29

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 15:29
Agree Mike...

By the time you add water, extra fuel, food etc you are way over....

That is why trailers are becoming so popular...

Will
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Reply By: Voxson - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2003 at 21:18

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2003 at 21:18
Ok .. Yep... I was looking at the wrong placard.. I checked the one under the hood and it stated 2800kgs fully loaded anyways...
Which means you could stop and weigh any 4x4 wagon on a long trip and it would be over weight...
My friends Bravo has a total of 3000kgs and it weighs under 2000kgs... He is laughing...

Regards...
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