Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mid Norfolk
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This sounds like you are thinking about getting a motorhome and that you are considering this Knauss model. IF you have an actual vehicle in mind, just ask what it says on the VIN plate: this will give you MAXIMUM authorised mass [3500, 3650, 4200??] and also MAXIMUM axle loads. It will not tell you what they currently are: ask the vendor for a weighbridge certificate along with a description of how much stuff is in the van (including fuel, water, passengers, food, clothing, TV, bike rack etc). That will then give you an indication of whether it is suitable for your purposes (how many adults/children you will carry, their clothing and food requirements, etc).
C1 can be added to your licence (at a cost in £ and time). Payload is something which may be changed (at a cost of £ and time). Getting both things correct is important in terms of your legality and your insurance cover!