Notes on Caravan Weights
It is very important that you fully understand and respect the weight of your caravan and that the 'Maximum Permissible Laden Mass' (MPTLM) NEVER exceeds that recommended by the manufacturer. Exceeding your caravan's MPTLM is not only dangerous but could get you into trouble with local law enforcement.
Please take some time to study this helpful information...
- MPTLM stands for the 'Maximum Permissible Laden Mass' and is the maximum weight a vehicle can be inclusive of the user payload (as determined by the capacity of the vehicle chassis).
- WARNING: under no circumstances should the maximum technically permissible laden mass of your caravan be exceeded.
- MRO stands for 'Mass in Running Order' and is the weight of the caravan or motorhome as it leaves the factory in its standard form. All items listed in the Product Specifications of our vehicles are included in this figure.
- Within the quoted MRO figure there is an allowance made for 'essential habitation equipment' which consists of the following:
- 1 x full gas bottle & 1 x mains electric cable = 14 kgs.
- Also if a 'wet' central heating system, such as ALDE, is fitted as part of the standard specification an additional 10kgs in single axle models and 12kgs in twin-axle models is allowed for the fluid within the system.
- User Payload is the difference between the MPTLM and the MRO and is the maximum additional weight that can be added to the vehicle through the loading of personal possessions and fitment of optional extras.
- The declared MPTLM of our caravans in some instances may be lower a value than the maximum capacity of the vehicle chassis. In these cases, a weight plate upgrade may be available to purchase. Please visit our weight plate upgrade page for more information.
All data is calculated using metric weights and measurements. The imperial figures quoted are conversions thereof.
Please Note: M&M Leisure has published these guidelines as provided by Bailey of Bristol Caravans. While every care is taken to ensure the information provided is correct at the time of publishing, M&M Leisure accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions in these details or for any loss or damage thus caused.