RTA – bridge max weights – 3300 kg motorhome tonnes, tons(long, short UK) help

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  • wanmankylung
    Member

    Can we have that in English now please?

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    Imperial Ton is just over 1,000kg it’s about 1,015kg for easy maths so 3,045kg so yes 3300Kg is over the limit.

    towzer
    Member

    Hi

    Motorhome Maximum Technically Permissable Laden Mass (MTPLM) = 3300KG

    as far as I can work out – it would not be legal to cross a bridge marked with a 3 ton max weight limit

    because
    – law relates to plated weight of vehicle not actual weight
    – bridge figures are in UK aka long tons
    – 3300KG = 3UK tons 555.25lb = 3.248 UK tons

    sound right to you ?
    thanks

    maxtorque
    Member

    Remember, if your wheels aren’t touching the floor, you don’t weigh anythng! So, JUMP those pesky low rated bridges Dukes of Hazard stylee…… 😉

    daveagiles
    Member

    Do you also question the maximum height signs? Perhaps you could convert between metric and imperial to squeeze under those.

    Silly question surely? 3.248>3

    Dickyboy
    Member

    3000kg weight limit on Marlow bridge resulted in police clamp down the other month

    An operation last month split opinion, proving controversial because of the fact that a number of Range Rover style cars were asked to turn around. Sixteen commercial vehicles were given £50 penalties on that day.

    jackthedog
    Member

    Do you also question the maximum height signs? Perhaps you could convert between metric and imperial to squeeze under those.

    Silly question surely? 3.248>3

    I think the point being suggested here is that they’re not as comparable as they seem. Height restrictions go on how high a vehicle is. Weight restrictions go on how heavy a vehicle can be, regardless of what it is currently.

    daveagiles
    Member

    Oh, fair point. Apologies.

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