Excellant Service, Airsuspension

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  1. Ambilkate

    Ambilkate Funster Life Member

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    We would like to thank Dave & Jackie of Dave Newell Leisure Vehicle Services, Telford. For their excellant and promt service for the supply & fitting of airsuspention and sorting us out with a wieght upgrade with SV Tech Ltd.
    We required this work to be carried out at very short notice and Dave & jackie came up Trumps:BigGrin::thumb:
     
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    Damn !!! I did not think about Dave and Jackie
    Wish to goodness I had cos the firm I am dealing with leave an awful lot to be desired.. :Angry:
     
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    Ambilkate Funster Life Member

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    We are really pleased with the difference it has made, when we drove it back from the garage we were very impressed. We can't wait to take it out, trouble is we emptied the van we've goto fill it again now,:BigGrin: It will make a big differnce with the daughters mobility scooter in the garage and we dont have to worry about the wieght.:Wink:
     
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    Hi Kate
    Thanks for that, we are glad to have helped, if you can give me a ring in the morning as we have received the paper work and new plate for your van from SV Tech.

    Cheers
    J.
     
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    Ambilkate Funster Life Member

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    All done and dusted in 5 days cant be bad, just got to go to dvla to sort out log book, i wonder how many days that will take to come back.

    Thanks again Dave and Jackie, i was getting so stressed out about it all, after finding out we were ilegal, so you dealing with it all for us meant i could just stress out about what size turkey to buy ha!

    Thanks again and :Smile: Merry Christmas:BigGrin:
     
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    Nice to hear about good service. Very refreshing.
    Out of interest - how did you find out you were overweight / illegal?
    I understand air suspension and intend to fit it, but how does a weight upgrade work?
    Norrie
     
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    It was highlighted to us that we may be overweight, After reading the threads regarding overloading garages on motorhomes we had ours checked at our local public wieght bridge. We found it to be 5.42% over on the back axle, but still within the 3850kg, with only 4 people and minimal contents, We have to carry a disability scooter in the garage so we contacted svtec who told us we could upgrade to 4100kg, from 3850kg providing we had fitted airsuspension. It has not changed our insurance costs.
     
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    So, by fitting air suspension and filling in a form (or 12, no doubt) I could gain an additional 250kg of payload?
    I like the sound of that. Is there a downside?
     
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    The downside is that you might not be able to put the whole 250kgs on the rear axle:Sad: My upgrade will give me an extra 200kgs overall but will only give me an extra 100 kgs on the rear axle of which 20kgs is taken up straight away by the airride itself.... So it's always worth doing the maths before you start:Smile:
     
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    Hope this helps
    back axle was origionaly 2120kg now increased to 2300kg,
    front axle origionaly was 1850kg and remains the same.
    the train weight remains the same at 5500kg.
    Svtec sent us a updated plate.
     
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    180kgs on the back axle is well worthwhile :BigGrin:
     
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    Ambilkate Funster Life Member

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    Log book came back yesterday 16/1/10, sent to dvla on 22/12/09.
    Well, it was christmas and new year i suppose over a month was not to long to wait. So all in all from the day mh went in to have air asist and have papers to produce if stoped, took 31days
     
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    Question for you

    Due to the weather I have got stuck half way through the process ( work is lunatic when the weather is poor ! )

    But !
    Did you have the vehicle MOT'd or did you return the tax disk and renew ?
     
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    Because the mh was 3850kg it was already registered as a phg. So all that was required was to change the weight to 4100kg on the log book
     
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    AH !! Many thanks for that.. Yep, I am going up from 3500 to 4100.. Gotta get it booked in to the local forestry commission depot asap !
     
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    So you will be due a rebate of your road tax. Dont spend it all at once save some for a rainy day oops i mean a snowy day.:thumb:
     
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    LOL !!! I will try not to splurge !!
     
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