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Post by redcar56 on Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:22 pm

Have any of you guys who have a Corinium Duo has any problems with the size of the overhang. People on another forum seem to comment on the size of it, is there anything adverse to watch for, except reversing or swing out when turning.
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Post by Paulmold on Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:25 pm

Any van with large overhang needs caution when driving up ramp onto ferry.

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Post by redcar56 on Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:54 pm

Thankfully we don’t do ferries as wife gets sea sick in the bath
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:58 pm

The overhang is on the limit of what is allowed by the Road C & U Regulations (60% of wheelbase), so legally a projecting tow bar or bike rack puts you outside the law.

The overhang is about 2550 mm. My Gloucester almost grounds on the slight slope and level floor beyond the doors of the garage I use when I take it for a MOT and that is only 1950 mm, I am sure the Corinium wouldn't get in.

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Post by Gromit on Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:03 pm

Just a caveat.

Don't think of fitting little wheels to the tail end of the overhang. I know they are sold on fleabay, but I'd suggest that's where they should stay.

Someone on another forum fitted some, grounded fairly seriously, and buckled the whole rear of his van. The wrinkles in the side panels were clearly visible, and there was a discernible ridge in the floor.

Expensive!!!
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Post by Paulmold on Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:15 pm

And they are sold by reputable company Roadpro.

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Post by redcar56 on Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:27 pm

Wouldn’t fit a tow bar as don’t like touring.
The bike rack rails are a standard factory fitment, so I would have thought the AutoSleeper homogenation engineer would have allowed for that.

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Post by Gromit on Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:53 pm

redcar56 wrote:Wouldn’t fit a tow bar as don’t like touring.
The bike rack rails are a standard  factory fitment, so I would have thought the AutoSleeper homogenation engineer would have allowed for that.
It’s the same on the Burford Duo also which is 170mm longer.
Sorry but can’t see your correct in your comment about being illegal.
I don't think they are. We've always had to ask for them and they were fitted by the dealer.

If the overhang is already absolutely on the limit, and something extra is hung on the back which projects further rearwards, then surely it must exceed the legal limit.

Or am I missing something?
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Post by redcar56 on Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:56 pm

We had a March 18 Broadway and have bought a 18 Corinium, both come factory fitted with Fiamma mounting rails as standard.
I know there factory fitted because I commented on there low height and the factory answer was they fit them there because that’s what customers wanted so not much lifting.
Your not missing anything, hopefully AutoSleeper haven’t screwed up.
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:31 pm

The C & U Regs say:- [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Lets hope AS have some legal wheeze around it.

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Post by redcar56 on Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:45 pm

I was reading them and checked the measurements as best I can on a photo and it is borderline, why the hell Autosleeper haven't picked this up is not god, we had an issue on our 2018 Broadway that the band i.e. rack hides the number plate, it's the same on the one also, after spending so much I'm getting a bit disheartened with Autosleeper.
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:04 pm

AS say the length is 7715mm, on a wheel base of 4215. Peugeot quote the front OH at 948mm, so rear OH is 2552 = 60.5% of wheelbase.????

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Post by redcar56 on Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:05 pm

This is from the manual for the vehicle. In your experience guys can you see AS making this cock up[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:07 pm

Anything is possible. Maybe they are incorrectly quoting the wheelbase fo an Alko chassis, using a standard LWB Boxer instead?

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Post by redcar56 on Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:13 pm

Bloody mess, not what a new MH owner wants to hear
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Post by Libraryman1 on Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:03 pm

I use the Corinium fb..same overhang etc....I have a Towbar fitted and drag a motor cycle trailer around..

I’m not worried about the overhang and neither should you be....yes of course take care when turning but use your mirrors and your reversing camera...(I drive with mine on all the time) 

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Post by Libraryman1 on Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:04 pm

Ps.....no problem on ferries...

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Post by redcar56 on Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:14 pm

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Post by redcar56 on Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:15 pm

Thank you
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Post by Gromit on Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:10 pm

How did you manage a completely blank post?

That's not supposed to happen!  think_smiley_46
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Post by Paulmold on Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:14 pm

Gromit wrote:How did you manage a completely blank post?

That's not supposed to happen!  think_smiley_46
Possibly tried to upload a photo that hasn't worked?

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Post by redcar56 on Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:17 pm

God knows what happened there, it was the same wording as my “thank you” post.
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Post by Suppersready on Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:38 pm

What libraryman says .....
I also have the corinuim fb.

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Post by bolero boy on Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:20 am

also, remember that with any van having such a long overhang, any weight placed at the rear of the van will exert far more than its own weight onto the rear axle...
I realise these vans have larger axle weight limits....but they are not limitless and some care might need to be taken...
similarly, a fitted tow ar (say 35kg?) plus the extra towball loading for a small trailer (20kg?) doesn't just add  55kg to the rear axle, it adds 55kg PLUS the leverage effect of that 60%+ ratio overhang.....so possibly another 33kg or so.....making the real additional load on the rear axle towards 90kg.....this has to come out of the rear axle capacity although the front axle will be lightened by a similar amount.....
hence a good idea to note axle weights with regard to loadings and appropriate tyre pressures....

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Post by Libraryman1 on Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:27 am

I would guess that most Corinium buyers would tend to choose the 4 Tonne option..
The vehicle is designed to take a Towbar so as long as common sense is used there’s no reason to worry at all about the extra weight it imposes that far back.

What I find more troubling is the impact on the Alko suspension and the oft talked about greasing issues for the Alko axle...

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