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M.I.R.O 4 years 3 months ago #304427


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Could you help?
What does the miro include is it just the weight of the van as it came out of the factory?
Or does it include things like the battery and the spare wheel?
 
Thanks Mark.
 
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M.I.R.O 4 years 3 months ago #304428

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Hi Mark
Here's the definition from the Caravan Club web site. They have definitions for most caravan terms.
 
[url=#Caravan]caravan[/url] or [url=#Motor Caravan]motor caravan[/url] equipped to the manufacturer's standard specification. i.e. The condition in which it leaves the factory. Note that this does not include any part of the [url=#User Payload]user payload[/url], including the [url=#Essential Habitation Equipment]essential habitation equipment[/url].
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M.I.R.O 4 years 3 months ago #304429

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Hi mark what ever is in the caravan when it leaves the factory is included in the MIRO.
That is why a lot of new caravans are heavier than their predecessors
Bailey Pageants the only extra was the spare wheel plus the underslung frame assy, which was included in the MIRO.
Nowadays you get radios micro ovens sometimes tellies all included in the MIRO.
Batteries, are not included in the MIRO up to you to select what type you require then add to the MIRO.
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M.I.R.O 4 years 3 months ago #304430

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The MIRO is a generic weight appliacble to a model range. As mentioned it takes no account of upgrades, or equipment added afterwards. One can assume the MIRO is the lowest figure you will see, and in most cases your actual van will be heavier. Therefore if you wish to be absolutely sure, then take it to a weighbridge.
 
It is the same issue with kerbweights listed for cars.
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M.I.R.O 4 years 3 months ago #304431

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But its all about to change , September this year I think I read, and the MIRO must be a habitable/usable state excluding personal items.
So battery, and I believe a gas cylinder are in the new definition.
Its about time; this has been the case with German delivered vans for many years.
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M.I.R.O 4 years 3 months ago #304432

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Hi JTQ, 
 
just wondering what is your source for this information please?
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M.I.R.O 4 years 3 months ago #304433

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Prof John L wrote:
Hi JTQ, 
 
just wondering what is your source for this information please?
Sorry JL but unfortunately I can not at the moment remember where I read it, though it was only last week.  An age thing I suppose.
If I find it I will come back. 
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M.I.R.O 4 years 3 months ago #304434


I also read about the changes to the MIRO figure to include an up and running unit.
Like SL I cannot remember where I saw it ...........damn
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M.I.R.O 4 years 3 months ago #304435

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I read it too! I,m afraid it is in the Sept issue of Go Caravan (awful mag) on page 10. Says it is anew EU directive "Whole Vehicle Type Approval".  Eldiss (for Buccanneer range) and Swift (for Charisma and Europas) are the first British manufacturers to obtain type approval.  Payloads will sem to come down but nothing will change as 30kg of weight that covered gas and water in the water heater which were previously part of payload will now be in the MIRO.
 
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M.I.R.O 4 years 3 months ago #304436

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So how much will they assume the gas cylinder/s weigh/s ?

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