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CONTROLS
AND
EQUIPMENT
Luggage compartment
/load surface
T o e n l a r g e l u g g a g e s p a c e
Caravelle a n d K o m b i
The luggage compartment can be enlarged
by:
- Folding bench forwards - see page 101
- Removing seat bench - see page 101.
Multivan
Remove
mattress from behind seat
bench/sleeping surface.
Pull the left and right cover panel re-
tainers to rear.
Remove cover panel.
The seat bench/sleeping surface can also
be pushed forwards or removed to enlarge
luggage space.
N o t e s o n l o a d i n g
In the interests of good handling ensure that
the load (persons and luggage) is distributed
evenly. Heavy items should always be car-
ried as near to the rear axle as possible or
better still, between the axles.
If a luggage carrier is mounted on the tail-
gate, observe warning on page 39 before
loading the luggage compartment.
You must ensure that the heating
elements of the rear w i n d o w are not
destroyed by items rubbing against
t h e m .
Stale air escapes through ventilation
openings at the rear.
These openings must therefore not be cov-
ered.
In order to avoid damage to the vehicle floor
or seat securing elements, please note the
following points when loading heavy items:
Before loading lay a large, stable
underlay across the w h o l e loading
area. T h e weight of the item is thus
spread evenly across the whole of
the vehicle floor.
If the seats have been r e m o v e d ,
you
s h o u l d
place
the
underlay
across the seat securing points.
You must not load the
vehicle
floor heavily in one area.
You should place the items to be
transported horizontally in the lug-
gage c o m p a r t m e n t or on the loading
area. T h e y should not be tilted.
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SEATS AND STOWAGE
CONTROLS AND
EQUIPMENT
^ W a r n i n g n o t e s
Warning
• T h e permissible payloads a n d
G V W
m u s t
not
be
e x c e e d e d
under any c i r c u m s t a n c e s -
see
Booklet 3.3 .
It s h o u l d be noted that w h e n
transporting
heavy
items
the
handling will change due to the
d i s p l a c e m e n t
of the centre
of
gravity. D r i v i n g style and s p e e d
>
must be altered to suit.
The load must be s t o w e d in
such a way that no items can fly
forward if the brakes are a p p l i e d
suddenly - use the lashing eyes
if necessary.
N o
p e r s o n s
-
i n c l u d i n g
children - s h o u l d remain in the
luggage c o m p a r t m e n t whilst the
vehicle is in m o t i o n . Every o c c u -
pant must be belted in properly -
see Booklet 2.1, "Seat b e l t s " .
You s h o u l d never drive with
the tailgate or side door slightly
or even fully o p e n , as
exhaust
gases c o u l d enter the vehicle!
I
B70-753C |
Lashing e y e s *
The lashing eyes as illustrated above can be
found in the vehicle depending on the
model.
On vehicles with lashing eyes the load
should always be secured to the eyes.
The lashing eyes comply with the German
Standard DIN 75410.
SEATS AND STOWAGE
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