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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone weighed their X-Trail & what was the kerbweight?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:03 pm 
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Hi John,
The most accurate figure I could get in writing was 1711kg which was from the caravan clubs technical department. Our V5 also shows the "mass in service" as 1700kg so was similar. I suppose if you add in the weight of the towbar and me in the drivers seat a figure around 1800kg is probably about right.
For some reason the figures on the internet are all over the place for the x-trail and I did find another forum where another owner reported a figure over 1800kg!
Makes you wonder how many other quoted figures are that accurate for other cars!
We towed with it last week for the first time and it pulled really well and you would hardly notice the van behind apart from the fact you needed a lower gear and slightly higher revs :thumbs:


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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone weighed their X-Trail & what was the kerbweight?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:21 am 
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The DVLA's "Mass in Service" is the same as the EC definition of "Mass in Running Order" - so it's supposed to be an empty car, plus 75kg driver and 90% full tank of fuel. You could call Nissan and ask for an EC Certificate of Conformity for your car. It will be a dump of a load of the type approval data and will include not ony the Mass in Running Order (Field 12.1), but all the towing weights. A Certificate of Conformity is unique to each particular car (it will have your car's VIN on it). The weight ought to be right to within 5% (that's the tolerance they're allowed) of what it weighed when it left the factory.

BEWARE, some manufacturers make a charge for a CoC - could be up to £100!

If it were me, I'd spend a tenner (probably less) and just park it on the weighbridge at my local scrap merchants. They're usually only too happy to oblige.


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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone weighed their X-Trail & what was the kerbweight?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:41 pm 
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Thanks for the above, I wasnt aware you could get this :thumbs: Our local council weighbridge did mine free of charge and was more than happy to assist.

I suppose if they are allowed a 5% margin then the 1700kg on the V5 maybe correct. If you add / allow 5% to this it makes it 1785kg, then add on my towbar and you won't be far off what it was actually weighed at.

I agree with you............the best thing to do is go along and weigh it :bow:


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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone weighed their X-Trail & what was the kerbweight?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:59 pm 
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Sorry I missed this post earlier. I have the Cert of conformity for my 2009 173bhp T31 where it states the Mass in Service is 1726kg. So allowing for a driver, towbar etc. the figure of over 1800kg quoted by one poster is not out of the question. I usually say mine must be at a minimum of 1800kg in practise so am not worried in towing our 1500kg caravan.


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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone weighed their X-Trail & what was the kerbweight?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:26 pm 
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"Mass in Service" on a Certificate of Conformity, already includes a 75kg driver and 90% full tank of fuel.


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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone weighed their X-Trail & what was the kerbweight?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:20 pm 
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Hi all, just weighed my x-trail, 12plate Tekna manual full tank of fuel and my self and was 19000 kg.
Just wanted to let people know. Hope that it helps.
Now my wife wants a twin axle caravan weighing 18000 kg's now can I tow this caravan or not is the next question,


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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone weighed their X-Trail & what was the kerbweight?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:36 pm 
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Jfr wrote:
Hi all, just weighed my x-trail, 12plate Tekna manual full tank of fuel and my self and was 19000 kg.
Just wanted to let people know. Hope that it helps.
Now my wife wants a twin axle caravan weighing 18000 kg's now can I tow this caravan or not is the next question,


Your XT weighs 19 metric tonnes??? i think you may have added in an extra 0 in both of those numbers . . . :starwars:

Kind regards,

Eoin


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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone weighed their X-Trail & what was the kerbweight?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:48 pm 
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eoinsully wrote:
Jfr wrote:
Hi all, just weighed my x-trail, 12plate Tekna manual full tank of fuel and my self and was 19000 kg.
Just wanted to let people know. Hope that it helps.
Now my wife wants a twin axle caravan weighing 18000 kg's now can I tow this caravan or not is the next question,


Your XT weighs 19 metric tonnes??? i think you may have added in an extra 0 in both of those numbers . . . :starwars:

Kind regards,

Eoin

LOL :gathering: :gathering: :gathering:will be able to pull that twin axle caravan no problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone weighed their X-Trail & what was the kerbweight?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:25 pm 
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If you use a public weighbridge i.e. one that is registered with the local authority, it will be regularly tested and calibrated and will bear a stamp with the date and a crown. The weighbridge operator will be qualified to carry out public weighings. Ask the weighbridge operator to zero the scale before you drive onto it. You can expect accuracy to within 20kg, or 40 kg on an older 60 tonne machine.
The 85% of kebweight figure is a guideline recommended by the Caravan Club, not the law.
The maximum trailer weight quoted by the vehicle manufacturer is based on the ability to pull the trailer away from a standstill on a specified incline. It is enforceable.


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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone weighed their X-Trail & what was the kerbweight?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:55 am 
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Hi,
Just before I undertook a long journey with a full car and towing a caravan I thought I'd get both weighed just to be on the safe side.
The car, 2004, diesel, manual gearbox SVE, half tank of fuel, spare wheel, jack and tools, with tow bar but no driver weighed in at 1669kg.
Hope that helps.


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