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Friday, 7 June 2013

Weight Plate Upgrade

Contacted the dealer today to enquire if we could upgrade the weight plate MTPLM to give us a touch more payload.

The dealer contacted Bailey and it turns out there is no weight plate upgrade available for our van ( 440/4).

I would imagine that this applies to the whole Orion range although I do not know for certain.

Ian

4 comments:

  1. Ian
    We had the same problem with a van a few years ago, the chassis is normaly quite capable of higher loads but the tyre loading was the reason of the weight limit so it was fitted with higher rated tyres that gave us the extra capacity and a new plate was issued by the manufacturer,thigs might have changed now.
    Or buy an estate car and put extra in the back with the seats folded thats what we now do.
    John B

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  2. John,

    Yes we are contemplating an estate car for next year,the Jetta tows fine but not as easy to load as an estate would be.

    Ian

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  3. We're towing our 430-4 with a Citroen Berlingo. Admittedly we have no other experience for comparison, but the car seems to be happily up to the job and you can get half a houseful in the back of a Berlingo!

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  4. Steph,

    Thanks for the input,we have the Jetta stuffed to the gills but as mentioned above an estate would be better.

    Ian

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