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




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.