Too many coins?


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Uncle Peter

You only learned the "useful stuff" that is likely to put you in the 'dock'
or behind bars for a while - or is it probable that's where you did learn
it? ;-)

But I suppose that is the fate of all gobby idiots who have a vacant space
between their ears.
Don't make me show you my degree!
 
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Uncle Peter

If you did, it would be heavily overloaded. The payload of my large
estate car is 595kgs, which includes the driver. A small car based vanI
used to own had a payload of 310kgs.
That's the recommended payload for everyday use. You can double that for a one off.
 
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Nightjar

That's the recommended payload for everyday use.
It is the payload you can get in without exceeding the maximum permitted
gross vehicle weight.
You can double that
for a one off.
I once miscalculated the weight of steel I put into the van and put
500kgs in it. The suspension went down to the stops and it was virtually
undrivable.
 
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David Woolley

No, the *court* can refuse to accept too many coins. 'Legal Tender' has
a very limited and narrow definition.
I suspect you actually mean the court can't refuse to accept payment (to
at least the value) made in smaller numbers of coins.

(A similar issue is that there is no right to change.)
 
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®i©ardo

I distinctly remember my teachers telling me not to be smart. That's
what I thought school was for?!?
So your teachers actually achieved something with you.
 
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Jeff

A tonne is just short of a long ton. I suppose you might be able to GET
a tonne in a car,but if you do, it won't GO anywhere.
Actually 'tonne' means a metric ton, 1000kg.
A short ton means 2000lbs as opposed to an Imperial or Long Ton of 2240lbs.

Jeff
 
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Martin Brown

I expect it would go although the first sleeping policeman or pothole it
hits will be its last. Typically anything above 500kg is pushing it in a
saloon car. Way back I helped a friend collect some heavy stuff once and
the return journey was interesting with the mudflaps scraping on the
ground at every bend. I very much doubt if it was a safe load.
Actually 'tonne' means a metric ton, 1000kg.
Which at 2205lbs is pretty close to 1 stone short of a long ton.
 
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RobertL

Actually 'tonne' means a metric ton, 1000kg.
A short ton means 2000lbs as opposed to an Imperial or Long Ton of 2240lbs.

so a tonne is, conveniently, almost the same weight as an imperial ton.

Robert
 
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Uncle Peter

No.

This page:

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/types/exterior-and-cargo-
comparison.htm

has a rather extensive list of cargo capacities for various vehicles.

Very few have a rating greater that 1000 pounds, and the ones that have
ratings above 2000 pounds are not "cars".

A tonne is just short of a long ton. I suppose you might be able to GET
a tonne in a car,but if you do, it won't GO anywhere.
The capacities you are looking at are the safe legal capacities. The car will obviously carry way more than that illegally, while wearing it out if you did it a lot.
 
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Uncle Peter

So your teachers actually achieved something with you.
Not really. I'd say I learnt more things from my parents and from experience. Teaching is shit.
 
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Uncle Peter

It is the payload you can get in without exceeding the maximum permitted
gross vehicle weight.


I once miscalculated the weight of steel I put into the van and put
500kgs in it. The suspension went down to the stops and it was virtually
undrivable.
My Golf suspension was on the stops when the boot and back seats were piled up with gravel. It drove fine, apart from not being able to get over speedbumps without scraping loudly at 1mph. Mind you, the bumps roundhere aren't traversable at the speed limit by most new hatchbacks without scraping.
 
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Let It Be

Uncle said:
Don't make me show you my degree!
ROTFLMBAO of at that statement.

In what subject then Hucker - odds on it's for reading bullshit or telling
tall-stories?

Now stop bloody contradicting yourself - either you went to school or you
didn't, which was it?

If you actually have a valid degree, then you must have gone to school and
studied and behaved like a 'teachers pet' and you *must* be telling porkies
about most of what you post here and elsewhere Hucker - or living in cloud
cuckoo land.

Posts me, with aching sides.
 
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Uncle Peter

ROTFLMBAO of at that statement.
I see you don't have any qualifications in English.
In what subject then Hucker - odds on it's for reading bullshit or telling
tall-stories?
Physics. Oh, and Digital Microelectronics.
Now stop bloody contradicting yourself - either you went to school or you
didn't, which was it?
I didn't say either. So no contradiction possible.
If you actually have a valid degree, then you must have gone to school and
studied and behaved like a 'teachers pet'
Nope, you can have stupid teachers pets and clever normal folk.
and you *must* be telling porkies
about most of what you post here and elsewhere Hucker - or living in cloud
cuckoo land.
For example?
 

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