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AnotherLDVconvoyowner

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LDV Convoy Conversion...All up weight
« on: August 27, 2015, 06:07:55 PM »
I have had an LDV convoy minibus that I bought about 18 months ago. It was a 17seater, high-top. 2.0l petrol also with LPG conversion alongside the petrol. The fibre roof was in bad state but some Ebay fibreglass kit and some filler sorted that out. Its only got 22k miles is 10 years old and only 1 owner. My question is quite simple, I am converting for taking my kids away. So with 2 adults and 3 kids do I need to be concerned with how heavy the van will be? I take it that its not too much of an issue as it has twin wheels on the back axel and was essentially made to carry 17 adults? just dont want to make it too heavy! Cheers all

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Re: LDV Convoy Conversion...All up weight
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2015, 07:20:43 PM »
I converted a LWB Transit minibus last year , think it was about 16 seats. Anyway ripped the load out and started with empty van. Remember these buses are registered as capacity of 3.5 tons I believe they run just below 1.5 empty.
So fitted it all out, insulation, Full up diesel, 40 litre water tank, 2 gas bottles, fully loaded for 2 months abroad and the Mrs sitting up front. The weighbridge recorded 2.8.
Have been stopped by the ole bill in France and they ask your weight, if you shrug they escort you down to the weighbridge, bastids. They are gettin finicky about campers abroad.

So watch your conversion weight, keep the heavy stuff to a minimum.

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Re: LDV Convoy Conversion...All up weight
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2015, 09:20:40 PM »
Useful, many thanks!