- How many paving slabs in an estate car?
Off at a tangent… I once picked up a solid fuel stove in my father in law’s Escort van. The guy who loaded it parted with the following helpful words… “Careful on the brakes lads, if that thing comes forward it’ll f#####g kill you.”
A very tense hour long drive on the motorway followed.Posted 4 years agocarlosMember
OP- what size slabs? 2×2, 3×2?
If your looking at old Skool 3×2’s they come in about 70kg each, 2×2 around the 45kg mark. Some of the newer thinner patterned ones like from Whickes and B&q will be lighter, say maybe 30ks each
If it was my A6 then I wouldn’t put any more than 6 3×2’s spread out and lay flat in the back with the seats down. Isn’t there a ‘man with a van’ local to you?Posted 4 years agokcalSubscriber
Collected a long (3m at least) length of kitchen worktop from local B&Q decades ago. Dragged my flatmate along to help. Assistant helped us carry the length out to car park, nearly fell over when he saw the car. A 205 (GTI)…
Rear seats folded, worktop still stuck out the back some way, flatmate counter-balanced that as we drove back home through Edinburgh traffic. Happy days.Posted 4 years agoNeil FMember
3×2’s are about 60 to 65kg each, if they’re the 55mm-ish thick ones. I got 5 at a time in my Mazda 323F, which already has lowered suspension.
A bit tentative drive, nice early braking, drove about 1.5 miles.
Not something I’d be happy doing with a nice new car right enough…..Posted 4 years agomrmonkfingerMember
We’ve just emptied our garden of slabs, all 2 by 2s, all patterned jobs – 30kg sounds about right. I took all the broken ones to the tip – the first load I took about 8 slabs, and didn’t do that many again.
With 3x2s, I’d be thinking about getting a van and spending a day going back & forward. Unless you’ve only got a few to collect.Posted 4 years ago
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