Niall Hampton
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CARAVAN MANUFACTURERS in EU countries must calculate the weight of personal effects that may be carried in a tourer using this formula:10L+10N+30kgL stands for the length in metres of the van’s exterior excluding the A-frame, and N the number of berths. Each is multiplied by 10, added together and added to 30 for the number of kilos.

CARAVAN MANUFACTURERS in EU countries must calculate the weight of personal effects that may be carried in a tourer using this formula:

 

10L+10N+30kg

 

L stands for the length in metres of the van’s exterior excluding the A-frame, and N the number of berths. Each is multiplied by 10, added together and added to 30 for the number of kilos.

 

For a popular two-berth van, such as the Bailey Ranger GT60 460/2, this works out as: (5.2m x 10) + (2 berths x 10) + 30kg = 102kg.
This figure is just about adequate for a couple.

 

To bring payloads in line with what British caravanners normally take on holiday, the NCC increased the final figure of 30kg to 50kg. This results in a maximum for personal effects of 122kg.

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