Join Date: Dec 2008
My Motorhome: Bürstner City Car C540
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We were 200kgs overweight.(Yikes) It was December and we were taking gifts to my son and his family who live in Barcelona. Some gifts for the children were heavy etc etc. Fine was €90 and that was roughly 2008/9 can't remember exactly when. It was on a toll road near Bidart, straight after the peage. In our defence we were mislead by Hymer's quoted payload. OK we were also guessing/estimating a bit, going off load and weight of our previous van. We eventually found out - by stripping the van right down and weighing everything individually and then putting van on weighbridge - that their published figure was total rubbish. Their idea of a standard van isn't mine. Their standard van does not include the electric wing mirrors, the swivels on the two cab seats, the extension bit (that is factory fitted) on the table etc etc. And Sod's law we had just filled up with diesel and water for a long trip!
Only way forward is a weighbridge.
I'm on the road again
Going places I have never been
Going places I may never see again
Just can't wait to be on the road again
Willie Nelson says it all.
Last edited by MyGalSal; 24-05-2017 at 20:55.