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Post by jimimitch on Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:26 pm

Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Hey guys,

Im still struggling to get hold of a user manual / instruction booklet for my "1988 Ford Transit 120 Autosleeper legend (2L petrol)"...........I called autosleepers parts, was on hold for a half hour an just gave up (not the best idea to call on friday the 2nd of Jan!!)

While i am awaiting response for Autosleeper parts department, has anyone got an idea on the dimensions / weight of my vehicle??? Even if someone could give me a rough steer that would be great. In fact any help will be kindly appreciated.

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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by Paulmold on Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:55 pm

Length can be found here

http://www.autosleeper-ownersforum.com/t4301-1998-autosleeper-legend-on-a-ford

for weight, check out the plate in the engine bay which will give maximum weights in total and per axle. If you're not sure what each weight means come back with a list of what it says.

take a look at this blog, may interest you..

http://campelvan.co.uk/?page_id=2
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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by rose49f on Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:20 pm

Re: 1998 Autosleeper legend on a ford.
 by hoopman on Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:46 pm


From an old A/S brochure:-
Length is 6280mmm
John

If you search Legend in the AS search box you might find a lot of answers that you need.

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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by Swansea Jac on Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:08 am

Just a thought...... was the initial query about a 1988 or a 1998 Legend?  And are they the same size? scratch head
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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by roli on Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:03 am

The 1988 one is shorter that what we all think of as Legends, think the 1988 one is about the size of a Talisman/Executive.  Regarding weights best thing to do is visit a local weighbridge as its design wieght will not be the same as its actual weight now

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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by Paulmold on Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:07 am

Swansea Jac wrote:Just a thought...... was the initial query about a 1988 or a 1998 Legend?  And are they the same size? scratch head

Hardly matters as poster has not been back since asking the question on the 2nd January.
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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by Jaytee on Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:56 am

I know he hasn't come back but just a thought : why doesnt he just measure it shrugg

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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by Paulmold on Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:46 am

Jaytee wrote:I know he hasn't come back but just a thought : why doesnt he just measure it shrugg

That thought came to my mind immediately after I posted above.
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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by jimimitch on Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:23 am

Sorry Guys, i deserved that poke.

I have been under the pump lately, tying off loose ends as my job comes to an end (my choice). In about a week I start my journey around Europe for the next 5 months. As you might have picked i am new to the whole camper-van experience / life, bit dizzy about it all, but thoroughly excited!!!!!!

I did manage to find out the weight stamped into the chassis a couple of days ago. For everyones knowledge the weight of a 1988 Ford transit 120 autosleeper is 2570kg maximum loaded weight is 3800kg (but i will not get anywhere near this -nor am i legally aloud to on my license).

The dimensions are a different matter. I have found a dodge piece of paper down the back of the glove box that stated the dimensions of the van were:
L =5.3m, W=2.45m, H=2.70m. I am yet to actually run a tape measure around the vehicle to check but i reckon its pretty close.
 

So i have been trying to get user manuals / instructions for the various appliances within my old girl. But i am struggling a little. Has anyone got an idea where i can get a user manual for a "Eastham Maxol BG21 Hob / Cooker", or the "Carver Traumatic SD200 gas heater"  I cannot find anything on the Internet for it and i would like to source them before i head off.

Sorry again for the belated reply

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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by Paulmold on Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:45 am

Sorry for the dig. So many new members ask a question and disappear, glad you're still around.
That length of 5.3 is a lot shorter than any of the records mentioned above gave.

I believe Maxol now belong to Burco Dean

Burco Dean Appliances Ltd. Burco Maxol
Langham Street
Burnley
Lancashire
BB12 6AL
Tel: 01282427241
Fax: 01282831206
Electrical Appliance Manufacturers

worth contacting them?

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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by jimimitch on Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:49 am

No prob i deserved it. Thanks mate i will give them a buzz and let you know how i got on.

I will also run a tape measure around the van this weekend.

Thanks again.
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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by Swansea Jac on Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:12 pm

Paulmold wrote:
That length of 5.3 is a lot shorter than any of the records mentioned above gave.
That is why I asked the question about 1988 or 1998.  The 1988 is, I understand,  a standard wheelbase and the later Legends are on the long wheelbase

Good luck on your trip!  Have a wonderful time, and let everyone know how it goes! camper
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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by Jaytee on Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:29 pm

Yep, sorry about the dig Jimmy Whistle1 I do actually measure mine (MH) even though the length is in the book. Yes, I know sad. BUT they measure at the ferry check in now and my chum was 1/2 meter longer than he had declared, but they were quite good and only charged him another £20 ouch.
Do let us know how your trip goes, sounds brilliant.

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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by jimimitch on Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:38 pm

Will do Swansea mate. No problem Jaytee, not Sad, just Sure! This is all a big learning curve for me!!!!

Again i will run a tape over her this weekend and firm up those dimensions.

Got heaps to sort yet, so no doubt i will be back asking more stupid questions. P.s i have managed to source a users manual (hard copy but in good nic) of the Transit part to this autosleeper. So if anyone needs a P.D.F just let me know.

Kind regards

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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by jimimitch on Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:19 pm

No Luck on the phone number guys.

Actually it was quite funny i called the number which put me onto 08712225118, which then put me onto 08448153755, which then told me that Burco Dean Appliances were bought out or went out of business 6 years ago.

Back to the drawing board.
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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:22 pm

jimimitch wrote:

I did manage to find out the weight stamped into the chassis a couple of days ago. For everyones knowledge the weight of a 1988 Ford transit 120 autosleeper is 2570kg maximum loaded weight is 3800kg (but i will not get anywhere near this -nor am i legally aloud to on my license).


Sorry again for the belated reply

Jimmy

Jimmy are you saying the plated weight of your van is 3800kg. If so with your license you are driving illegally whatever the actual weight of the van. Your license limits you to 3500kg max plated weight, unless you take the additional driving test. Be careful.  allthumbz

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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by jimimitch on Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:32 pm

Thanks for the heads up. But i think i have it wrong.


The GVM states 2570kg (i take it this is the mass in country of origin) The other number is GTM which states 3800kg.

I don't fully understand the GTM is this tow weight?
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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by -mojo- on Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:50 pm

If the 3800 kg figure is shown as Gross Train Mass then yes, that is the total weight allowed as the sum of vehicle and trailer weight when towing.
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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by jimimitch on Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:08 pm

Been trying to upload an image of my VIN plate. But i don't really know how.

Is this anything i should be concerned about?
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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by Swansea Jac on Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:20 pm

Jaytee wrote:they measure at the ferry check in now and my chum was 1/2 meter longer than he had declared, but they were quite good and only charged him another £20 ouch.
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Ha Ha!  When we were sailing we always used to laugh at the way yacht lengths changed between the declaration for a berth in the marina (say...10 metres) and the boasted length in the bar  (13 metres) The true dimension was probably somewhere in between!  boat

And length DOES matter on the channel tunnel...those folding doors can wreak havoc with your paintwork if they catch you! :0_blush:
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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by Paulmold on Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:25 pm

jimimitch wrote:Been trying to upload an image of my VIN plate. But i don't really know how.

Is this anything i should be concerned about?

try this  
http://www.autosleeper-ownersforum.com/t160-how-to-add-photos-to-your-posts
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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:38 pm

jimimitch wrote:Thanks for the heads up. But i think i have it wrong.


The GVM states 2570kg (i take it this is the mass in country of origin) The other number is GTM which states 3800kg.

I don't fully understand the GTM is this tow weight?
 
I think you are OK. GVM should be gross vehicle mass which needs to be less than 3500kg for your license. GTM is probably gross train weight ie your maximum trailer weight will be 1230kg. Terms use currently are a bit different, see http://www.towingguide.com.au/content/definitions.html

With your license you are limited maximum trailer weight 930kg I think, total weight < 3500kg. Check for your license category here https://www.gov.uk/driving-licence-categories

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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by jimimitch on Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:41 pm

Thanks mate. That is how I see it as well. The posting pictures thing is going to have to be left for another day!!

Cheers guys
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Re: Transit Legend Weight & Dimensions Query

Post by jimimitch on Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:29 pm

Hi Guys,

Currently touring the Uk trying to iron out all the 'kinks' before we head across the ditch.

However we are struggling with getting the boiler to produce water that is actually hot. Its a "Morco Eco Plus 6 litre" and I have downloaded the user manual, followed the instructions but only seem to be getting a luke warm temprature no matter what setting i adjust the boiler to. I have read a few different posts on boiler problems but it seems like there can be many possibilities, any idea on a process to isolate what could be causing my problem?

Your help is allays appreciated.

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Post by jimimitch on Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:33 pm

In Fact I also cannot make the toilet flush. I think the toilet it a "thetford cassette toilet model number C2. Again i have read the manual and appear to be doing everthing as per the instructions, but the pump will not work. It does not even make a noise. Is there a fuse somewhere that could have blown? What process should i follow to isolate the problem???

Thanks again

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