Increased GVM

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  1. Steve

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    Just got the paper work and new info plate from svTech I have gone up from 3500kg to 4000kg which will do very nicely. When I had the scooter in the back I was very near my limit even had to move spare wheel. but now with the extra 500kg problem solved. And 500kg = 1000 tins of beer:thumb:
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: Nice one:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Going up from 3500 kg to 4000kg is that just a paper exercise ?? And is it expensive ??
     
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    It can be depending on what van you have. I am going from 3500-3700 and that is just form filling and I can go higher by fitting air assist. If you contact SV Tech they will let you know. I think its about £270 but you do save about £50 a year as you will be a different tax class. (you do need C1 on your licence)
     
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    he answer is yes and umm yes.
    The first yes is just form filling the second is cheaper tax but not far od £300 for the work that svTec do but a fine for being over weight more than out ways the price. You may or may not need some mods to the mh
     
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    Cheers guys will have a look on the website
    Licence not a problem
    Saving on road licence sounds good
    Never weighed the van fully loaded but only 2 of us with bikes and it's 3400 kg so always assumed we would be well within the limits
    5 hearth with only 2 people !!!!
     
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    Never Assume (that makes an ass out of you and me):Rofl1:
    I have a six berth van and was very surprised how close I was to the gvm
    they would have had to be very small with little luggage to be within the limit. Start adding water llpg awning food Beer and you have topped out.
     
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    You may be very surprised if you do weigh it. Our rapido started life as a 3500Kg 4 berth with 5 seat belted seats, with a solar panel, one extra battery and a satellite dish. As soon as the dog and size 10 missus was in oooooops overweight, that turned a huge garage in to a chocolate teapot.

    With the help of SV tech it is now rated at 3850Kg

    Just a word of caution weigh both axles as it is so easy to be overweight on the rear one
     
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    I have just got mine uprated from 5000kg to 5500kg
     
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    The only drawback with increasing the GVM of your vehicle is that you loose some of the weight that you can tow,

    Example: If your Total Train Weight is 5500Kg and you vehicle is 3500Kg then you have 2000Kg of towing weight.

    When you increase your vehicle to, say, 3850Kg then the towing weight is reduced to 1650Kg.

    Increase to 4000Kg then the towing weight is reduced to 1500Kg.

    If you take something like a Toyota Aigo it weighs in at 840Kg which means with a 750Kg trailer your total weight is 1590Kg. Too much for a 4000Kg MGV vehicle as an example..

    Your Total Train Weight does not increase.

    Hope all this makes sense.
     

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