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Old 16-12-16, 15:17
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That's a good point, thanks. I think we're looking at 200kg of furniture, I can't see that I'd have more than 700kg of wood/carpet/insulation in there, leaving me with another 700kg for appliances, fuel, load etc. I'll get it weighed once the build is complete but I think I'll be OK. Do you think it's a fair estimate?
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Old 16-12-16, 15:44
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I'm the last person to ask! I only had mine half finished and it was close on 4 tonne. It was back to the drawing board for me.

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Old 16-12-16, 15:47
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Remember your all-up weight should allow for including you as the driver (and your passengers), plus a full tank of fuel.

I weighed my LT46 when it was empty (although prior to removing the bulkhead) and it weighed in at 2,640Kgs unladen with half a tank of diesel. I imagine an LT35 it probably nearer 2,100-2,200Kgs for a LWB Hi Top...
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Old 16-12-16, 15:50
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Apparently the payload for the LT35 LWB is 1455kg, that's what I was basing my estimate on. That makes 2100kg empty quite accurate actually!
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Old 19-12-16, 10:43
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Remember your all-up weight should allow for including you as the driver (and your passengers), plus a full tank of fuel.

I weighed my LT46 when it was empty (although prior to removing the bulkhead) and it weighed in at 2,640Kgs unladen with half a tank of diesel. I imagine an LT35 it probably nearer 2,100-2,200Kgs for a LWB Hi Top...
I meant to say, I'm following your updates on the Crafter forum with interest, as I've just started to think about the wiring for mine! Unfortunately I can't seem to join there, tried a few times with no luck... I think the hardest bit will be routing everything properly and making sure all the connections are tidy, I have that much kit I'm not entirely sure how it all goes together! I'm sure it'll make sense as I go through it.

Martyn, does the 240v charger connect to the Ctek at all, or is it direct to the battery only?
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Old 19-12-16, 10:55
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Direct to the battery Alex.

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Old 19-12-16, 11:17
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Direct to the battery Alex.
Thanks Martyn, that's what I thought from looking at it.
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Old 19-12-16, 16:40
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Haven't been on here in while....looking good. Steaming through....also looks a lot like my van

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Haven't been on here in while....looking good. Steaming through....also looks a lot like my van
Yes it does, if I'd been earlier I'd have had your wheels too! How come you got rid of them by the way? I might end up fitting something similar, so I wondered if it was fitment issues?

I was inspired by your van to some extent, particularly the side windows. Lots more progress to report over the next couple of weeks as the ferry is booked for 4 week's time!
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Yes it does, if I'd been earlier I'd have had your wheels too! How come you got rid of them by the way? I might end up fitting something similar, so I wondered if it was fitment issues?

I was inspired by your van to some extent, particularly the side windows. Lots more progress to report over the next couple of weeks as the ferry is booked for 4 week's time!
I guess any white LWB with Side Windows is gonna be similar

4 Weeks ? That's tight ! Proper going at it ! Although if you are on a time limit then it was right not to try and make your units from scratch. That took an absolute age for me...for each unit !

The wheels are still on it, it was a tyre change that went through. The only fitment 'issue' was the need to trim the front bumper down with a stanley knife to allow full lock in both directions. But I knew that before fitting.

I absolutely loved the look of the chunky tyres but didn't feel that happy with the feel at motorway speeds. Have since found out that the shocks probably want replacing on mine.

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