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How much weight will the vt wagon carry ?

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"According to the vehicle’s handbook, it has a load limit of 480 kg....." I still reckon it will be sweet if you drive carefully. The load limit is set low so the manufacturer won't be liable, you just need to drive careful...
450 kg load rating includes everything the vehicle must carry, passengers, tow bar and any other accessories you have (heck maybe even the fuel weight within the tank).

So if one assumes a 100kg driver and 80kg tow bar with nothing else within the vehicle, that results in 300 kgs of stuff you can chuck in the back... You’d need to overload the vehicle by 300 kgs to carry the expected 600 kg load... Probably not so smart or legal...
 

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best advice, get a trailer,
500kg would bottom out car/wagon with stock suspension and then perhaps sometime later @bang, what was that ? and lets not forget the impact/lack of brakes would be dangerous,
 

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Commercial vehicles must list GVM on their compliance plates but wagons and sedans are not considered commercial vehicles so they don’t list anything under GVM.
Utes yes but not wagons or sedans.

Luckily your owners manual should give some guide as to maximum load you can pile into the back of the wagon. But that would be with nothing else bolted to the vehicle, no tow bar, no floor mats or other accessories. So with that number, you’d subtract the driver and any passengers weights along with the weights of anything added to the vehicle including trailer tow ball weight; that would be what you can safely carry in the back...

I’d borrow a small box trailer and split the load 350-400 kg in the trailer and 250-200 kgs in the wagon (and thats only if you’ve checked the owners manual and calculated 250kg is ok in the rear of the wagon).

Oh, and you really want a cargo safety barrier installed as well if you have solid stuff in the back (in a crash, a tile hurts much more than a sleeping bag when it hits you in the head ;) )
May I ask how you can check the owners handbook, if someone has removed that hand book prior to the vehicle being purchased? Funnily enough, a VT is 20 + years old and surprisingly enough, numerous quantities of them have been onsold and handbooks lost along the way...
 
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