S211 earning its keep again...

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  1. A210AMG

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    Hello

    Doing a bit of a project in our 'secret' garden and needed some sleepers. Managed to track some down at a very local farm :) but collection only..

    The first 5 we took in the trailer, no problem. However on going back for another 5 we noticed the bracket stopping the trailer from tipping was about to snap and the weight of just two sleepers wasn't looking goo for the trailer.

    So plan B empty the boot, lower the seats....rags down and put them in the car !!!!

    8ft 5" sleepers. No idea what they weigh? 75 - 100 kg?

    Loaded them in and the car went very very low...turned on the car and we all watched as the cars self leveling did its thing :) brilliant. Another load of stuff moved in the estate. What this car hasn't moved I don't know. Anything and everything. It sure earns its keep.


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    Home (they were strapped down with the boot closed on them)

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  2. Dieselman

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    Do you really keep the baby in the boot.?
     
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    ^ if it were sound proof yes :)
     
  4. renault12ts

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    Now a photo with the self leveling working would have been good.:)

    I bet you aware of how close the cars behind you were travelling.
     
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    ^ I forgot to take one,

    However it really is the same height as before putting this lot in the back, amazing bit of kit.

    we just stood there and at first (maybe 30 seconds) I thought....oops maybe this time we have overdone it....

    then its just gradually went up....

    Ace :)
     
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    That was some weight...I have loaded mine to the roof, but I've never seen it go down like that.
     
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    Don't forget yours uses hydraulics for levelling and general ride, the W211 uses springs and air inflation bags.
     
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    But, with the engine off, surely it's just the springs holding the weight on mine?
     
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    No, there is still hydraulic fluid under pressure as the height corrector valve is closed.
     
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    Aha...so a better design then?:bannana:
     
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    Read...more expensive.
     
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    How heavy are sleepers?

    8ft 5 long 20inches by 5inches

    do you think 100Kg each
     
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    I had this little lot in mine, plus 3 people and 2 suitcases on the way back from Italy.

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    I need six large stone lions picking up from London, I dont' suppose...........
     
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    I share the same sentiment. My own S211 has been used as a dump truck for the last six months. It has emptied two houses of a decade or so of collected junk, emptied two double garages of disgusting smelly rubbish, carried the biggest flat pack Ikea could throw at it and contained my entire life for a couple of weeks between changing residence.

    It's been loaded to the roof with anything you can mention, I haven't even seen the rear seats for months, and it has done all this whilst conveying me in comfort on 300 mile days.

    So I treated it to a day long £200 valet at the weekend and now looks like new again. I love my E320 CDi <3

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    Me too - Rock and Roll :rock:
     
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    I think us S211 owners should get our own sub-section on the forum, they are that good.
     
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    S211, dare I say (estate car) is a very useful tool to have, the only trouble is it can at times be seen as the local 'work horse' need a tv picking up? speak to our Jimmy....I am sure he won't mind, the same with rubish removal, ask the nice man/woman/person who lives on the corner. The same goes for tools, extention ladders, power washers, the list goes on. I am a young 60 and my collection of tools/useful items is now larger than most, this is due to me not being keen on borrowing anything,if I need something more than once, I buy it. Perhaps I am growing old with ill grace, my ladders were bought by me to enter the loft above my garage, they are now full of paint of any colour you care to mention. My pressure washer needs a service due to it going from the top of the street to the bottom cleaning everyones drive. I think I have made a rod for my own back, to stop lending now would appear churlish to most of the people on the street who are even older than my venerable self.
    Am I on my own here, or do others others feel that at times having 'useful things' can at times be a bind.?
     
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    You are sooo right! I love the S211, it's a great, useful, comfortable car, but I'm often asked to carry or move things around as no-one else has a car this big!! I'm not a fan of using it as a van and have upset one or two folk by saying,"no way!" :D

    When I get the CLS that'll be the end of that! :D
     
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    My car previous to the CL600 was a VW Phaeton, not an estate but it was 4 wheel drive, guess who was the local taxi to the shops last winter? I felt like the red cross. Boo Bah Humbug
     
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