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Looking at getting a 2017 75-4, on occasion will be travelling with a total of 4 adults so about 400kg there. 

Can anyone advise on payload increase please, maybe to a max of 3850kg, not sure what standard payload is & is the driver & fuel already allowed for or is that part of the payload? Thanks

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The payload of that model based on a 3500kgs chassis seems to be 358 kgs which as you have already recognised is not enough for 3 adults (driver already include in base weight) It might be OK for a day trip out with a virtually empty motorhome but if you were going away, even for a weekend, I think you would be struggling to stay legal? It is possible to upgrade the weight but you will have to weigh the motorhome in travelling trim to check front and rear axles to make sure you have enough leeway to upgrade. This company http://www.svtech.co.uk/ is used by many motorhomers to upgrade the weight of their motorhomes so it might be an idea to have a word with them. You also have to be sure the tyres will support the weight of an upgraded van.

 

David

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There seems to be less and less included in the all in weight of the vans now. My original 2013 Approach 740SE had a payload of 550kgs and some things which are now extras were included in the weight of the van before payload was calculated. It won't be that many years down the road that people who passed their test after 1997 will probably start buying motorhomes and they will be restricted to 3500kgs. There are lots of motorhomes under 3500kgs with a good payload but probably not as luxurious as those with the lower payload?   

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