Important information regarding the selection of your motorhome

When buying a motorhome, camper van or urban vehicle (hereafter: motorhome), it is particularly important to choose the right layout and an appealing design. In addition, weight also plays an essential role. Family, friends, optional equipment, accessories and baggage – space must be available for all of these. At the same time, there are legal and technical limits to the configuration and load. Every motorhome is designed for a certain weight, which may not be exceeded during driving. For motorhome buyers, this raises the question: How should I configure my vehicle to accommodate passengers, baggage and accessories according to my needs without the vehicle exceeding this maximum weight? In order to make this decision easier for you, we provide you below with a few tips that are particularly important when selecting your vehicle from our portfolio:

1. The technically permissible maximum laden mass…

… is a value set by the manufacturer which the vehicle may not exceed. Sunlight specifies a layout-related upper limit for the vehicle, which can vary from layout to layout (e.g. 3,500 kg, 4,400 kg). You can find the corresponding specification for each layout in the technical data.

 

2. The mass in running order…

… consists – to put it simply – of the basic vehicle with standard equipment plus a standard weight of 75 kg for the driver. It is legally permissible and possible for the mass in running order of your vehicle to deviate from the nominal value stated in the sales documents. The permissible tolerance is ± 5 %. The permissible range in kilograms is given in brackets after the mass in running order. In order to provide you with full transparency regarding possible weight deviations, Sunlight weighs each vehicle at the end of the line and informs your trade partner of your vehicle’s weighing result for forwarding to you.
Detailed explanations on the subject of mass in running order can be found in the “Legal Information” section.

 

3. The permitted number of seats (including driver)…

… is determined by the manufacturer in what is referred to as the type-approval procedure. This results in what is referred to as the mass of the passengers. For this, a standard weight of 75 kg per passenger (without driver) is calculated.
Detailed explanations on the subject of mass of the passengers can be found in the “Legal Information” section

 

4. The manufacturer-specified mass for optional equipment…

… is a value set by Sunlight per layout for the maximum mass of optional equipment that can be ordered. This limit is intended to ensure that the minimum pay-mass, i.e. the legally prescribed free mass for baggage and retrofitted accessories, is actually available for the vehicle load capacity of the vehicles delivered by Sunlight. If, in exceptional cases, the weighing at the end of the line nevertheless shows that the actual load capacity falls short of the minimum pay-mass due to a permissible weight deviation, we will check together with your trade partner and you whether we should, for example, increase the load capacity of the vehicle, reduce the number of seats or remove optional equipment before delivering the vehicle.
Detailed explanations on the subject of the effects of the tolerances on the minimum pay-mass and the payload can be found in the “Legal Information” section.

 

5. The additional weight of optional equipment and packages…

… increases the actual mass of the vehicle (= mass in running order plus selected optional equipment) and reduces the pay-mass. The specified value shows the additional weight compared to the standard equipment of the respective layout. The total weight of the selected packages and optional equipment must not exceed the manufacturer-specified mass for optional equipment.

 

Vehicle

Length / width / height
740 / 232 / 306 cm
Internal height
210 cm
Base engine
2,2 L MJet
Power rating kW (bhp)
103 (140)
Chassis type
FIAT Ducato
Mass in running order* (kg)
3059 (2906–3212)* kg
Manufacturer-specified mass for optional equipment* (kg)
102 kg
Technically permissible maximum laden mass* (kg)
3.500 kg
Weight upgrade OPT
3.650 kg
Towing weight 12 % braked / unbraked
2.000 / 750 kg
Tyres
225 / 75 R 16 CP
Wheel base
404 cm
Homologated seats at 3,500 t max. weight + OPT
45

Interior Equipment

Berths + OPT
35
Bed size Ovecab / Pull-down bed
195 × 140 / 110 cmOPT
Bed size rear
195 × 150 cm
Bed size middle bed
210 × 65 cm
Fridge / freezer compartment (l)
156 (29) l
Water tank incl. boiler (red.Vol.)
122 (20) l
Waste water tank
92 l
Battery / charger
95 Ah / 18 A
Power outlets 230 V
5
Power outlets USB socket (single/double)
2 / 1
Heating
Combi 6 Gas
Swivelling driver's seat
Yes
Garage door right W x H
105 × 90 cm
Storage locker door left W × H
65 × 90 cm
Storage space for two gas cylinders with filling weight (kg)
2 × 13
* The specified mass in running order is a default value defined in the type-approval procedure. Due to manufacturing tolerances, the actual weighed mass in running order may deviate from the value stated above. Deviations of up to ± 5 % of the mass in running order are legally permissible and possible. The permissible range in kilograms is given in brackets after the mass in running order.
The manufacturer-specified mass for optional equipment is a calculated value for each type and layout that Sunlight uses to determine the maximum weight available for factory-fitted optional equipment. The limitation of optional equipment is intended to ensure that the minimum pay-mass, i.e. the legally prescribed free mass for baggage and retrofitted accessories, is actually available for the vehicle load capacity of the vehicles delivered by Sunlight.
The real weight of your vehicle ex works can only be determined when it is weighed at the end of the line. If, in exceptional cases, the weighing shows that the actual load capacity falls below the minimum pay-mass despite limiting the optional equipment due to a permissible weight deviation, we will check together with your trade partner and you whether we should, for example, increase the load capacity of the vehicle, reduce the number of seats or remove optional equipment before delivering the vehicle.
The technically permissible maximum laden mass of the vehicle and the technically permissible maximum mass on the axle must not be exceeded.
Detailed information & explanations on the subject of weight and the configuration of the vehicle can be found in the section Legal information.

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