Carthago payload & weight and balance

Travel in comfort and safety with a heavy payload

No fear of the scales: A Carthago has reserves, even for large luggage items! You will find a heavy payload in the construction specification of every new Carthago. Because this forms the basis for outstanding comfort, independence and safety when you are travelling. It is a natural constituent of the Carthago Premium DNA. A harmonious weight balance is a matter of course for a Carthago. The basis is formed by a load-bearing chassis with two or even three axles, which provide an individual solution for the respective requirement. Clever wheelbases ensure that the weight distribution is favourable, utilise the maximum axle loads and lead to a safe and confident driving style at the same time. Intelligent lightweight construction technology reduces the weight of the vehicle. 

On the example of a chic c-line 4.9 LE A-Class)

Maximum payload reserves – balanced out in the best possible way

Balanced weight distribution

Large storage compartments and sufficient payload alone are not enough. Carthago uses wheelbases which are coordinated in a model-specific way. The result is an optimum weight balance between the front and rear axle – the prerequisite for practical use of the storage space.

The Carthago double floor

Together with the high-stability self-supporting main body construction, it contributes to providing a high degree of stability and torsional rigidity, and is extremely lightweight at the same time. A “special light” AL-KO low frame is used exclusively for the lightweight models. Result: minimal vehicle weight – maximum payload.

Your added value with Carthago

  • Maximum travel comfort, no restrictions as far as luggage is concerned, and optimum utilisation of the potentially record-breaking storage compartments in the Carthago motorhome
  • Weight and balance - weight optimisation and additional payload thanks to balanced weight distribution between front and rear axle
  • Numerous individual weight variants result in individual reserves for each model and each configuration
  • Maximum visibility on the road, no risk due to overloading and over-stressed components, safe driving style


Wohnmobil & Caravan 04/2020
c-compactline Super-Lightweight I 141 LE A-class

“During testing, the c-compactline 141 LE A-Class proved itself in the best possible way in terms of living quality and practicality. Other positives worth mentioning are the winter-proof main cabin with double floor, the accurate furniture design, the high quality standard and the payload reserves. Overall, the A-Class in the Van format proved itself to be an active holiday companion with great living ambience and a smart outfit for a demanding clientèle with spending power”.

promobil 03/2018
chic e-line new generation I 50 in three-vehicle comparison

“The e-line stands out with opulent on-board technology and standard equipment which justifies the higher basic price. [...] The large rear garage, which leaves nothing to be desired with two large hatches, lashing rails and accessory compartments, is already known about but is still a plus. With two external accesses and two internal accesses, the large double floor storage compartment beneath the seating area is extremely easy to use. [...] Carthago somewhat confidently calls the e-line model the self-sufficiency world champion. However, it actually does come out on top of the trio as far as these points are concerned, with water volumes of 235 litres for the fresh water tank and 185 litres for the waste water tank, and 160 Ah of standard battery capacity.”