Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by davewindowcleaner, Mar 19, 2015.
how much water a van can carry.
if there is one, i am looking to buy very soon
Are you asking how much water a van can carry?
If that's the case you need to know the vehicles maximum payload.
Once you have the maximum payload, take away the weight of the crew, fuel, tools and ancillary items and that's how many kilos of water you can carry.
1 liter of water is 1 kilo so if you have 500 kilos left you can carry 500 liters.
it 625 kg
i want to be able carry 500 liter at least so that should be ok
ffs i getting it all wrong, i got a family who can give me a citroen berlingo 1.6 hd 2012 on the cheap.
Reason being you have not taken any of the following into consideration for instance
500 ltr of water = 500 kg not inclunding tank or any onther wfp gear
16 stone driver = 101 kg
30 liter of fuel = 30 kg
etc etc etc
Still you may get away with maybe a 400 tank at a push as long as you don't carry loads of other gear or a passanger
OK, a Citroen Berlingo L1 Has a payload of 625kg.
Here's how it works - THAT PAYLOAD MEANS EVERYTHING YOU PUT IN THE VAN - EVERY LAST THING!
If you put a 500 liter water tank that is 500KG then you add 50 liters of fuel that is now 550 kg now you ad me, I am 110 kg - so that is now 660 kg now I give a grown man a lift down the road (he is also 110kg) we are now at 770KG.
Doubt a Berlingo would go up a hill with that weight wouldn't like to have to emergency stop it either.
Oh and if VOSA pulled you up with that payload I wouldnt be surprised if they didnt try to confiscate your van.
Remember, chucking a ladder on the roof adds 20kg, adding 2 roof bars adds another 5kg and so on.
I personally would not attempt anything above 250 liters in a Berlingo IMO
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