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Caravan Weight Watching - How Heavy is it?

In order to make sure that your caravan isn't over its weight limit you should be aware of what all the small bits and pieces weigh
 
Item KG
Full Awning and Poles 40.0
Porch Awning and Poles 20.0
Jack and Winding handle 2.5
60 Ampere/hour battery 16.5
Noseweight Gauge 1.0
10" Portable Television 8.0
Portable Radio Cassette 2.0
Television Aerial (outside) 1.0
Roll-a-long Water Carrier and handle 3.2
Waste Water Container 1.0
Fire Extinguisher 1.5
Caravan Step 3.0
Mains Extension Lead 20/25metres 5.0
Heavy Duty Hitchlock 6.0
Heavy Duty Wheelclamp 15.0
2 x 7kg LPG Cylinders 30.0
Chemical Toilet (empty) and chemicals 6.0
Water - per litre 1.0
Torque Wrench 1.2
Sunlounger (metal frame) 5.0
Folding Deck Chair (alloy/steel frame) 1.5/3.0
Picnic Table 6.0
Wood Levelling Ramp 4.0
Pots, pans, crockery etc. for four persons 8.0
Sleeping bag and bed linen (per person) 6.0
Clothing & shoes (per person) for 1 week 15.0

The weights in the above list are all approximate.
The best way to weigh items is on a set of bathroom scales. When weighing clothes place them in a box or crate and subtract the weight of the box or crate from the total.

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Index : Caravanning Help and Advice : Caravan Weight Watching - How Heavy is it? - by Graham Thompson



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