Paperwork for uprating m/h weight?

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  1. icantremember

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    I have just received from JR Consutancy the necessary letter, Design Weight Certificate & VIN plate to upgrade our m/h.:)

    I assume I now need to send these to DVLA along with my existing V5?

    Can sombody please tell me where exactly I have to send these at DVLA and if there are any other forms I should send or is the above sufficient.
    @Minxy Girl , @Technoor anyone else please.

    The service from JR C has been excellent ... only sent him the final information & payment last Friday (5th) and received the documentation this morning (9th)(y)
     
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    Just send to DVLA Swansea - it says on the V5
    We were advised to send copies only - and an accompanying letter- All went smoothly - hope this helps?
     
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    Yes i was also advised not to send the originals but do get some good copies and send them - had no problems at all, had it all back after about 10 days from DVLA along with a cheque (y)
     
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    Can I ask why you used JRC instead of Vtech?
     
  5. Techno

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    Fill in page 2 of the V5C with the changes.
    Photocopy JRC paperwork as stated.
    Keep the design weight certificate safe with your travel documents.
    Send the V5C away along with copies of the cover letter & DWC
    Currently they are taking 4 weeks
     
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    Less hassle, less cost & more efficient(y)
     
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    Thanks everyone for the swift replies ... all done now and ready to post later today.:D

    P.S. ..... and thanks to all for the reccommendation of JRC.(y)
     
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  9. JockandRita

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    I sent mine to the HGV Team Ellipse (also at DVLA), as I wanted them to update the DWC, which they issued me in 2010. The one from JR.C is pants, and has nothing official looking about it. :(

    Hear hear Brian. (y)
    And if we had all done it when @Minxy Girl (Mel) first told us about the service, (myself included) it would have been about half the price again. :LOL:

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    What's that Jock?
     
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    An abbreviation for Design Weight Certificate Brian. I was issued a pucker one in when I first uprated the weight by the then VOSA, now DVSA.

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    Doesn't atter what it looks like, so long as it's legit the DVLA will accept it, which they did.

    What IS important is to make sure when you get the new V5C back that both the Revenue Weight and Max. Permissible Mass both have the new MTPLM on. (y)

    Yup, I only paid £76 .... BUT I did do a lot of work/research for it initially! :D
     
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    What is needed to uprate the weight?
    Tyres, shocks, air suspension or is it possible to uprate without having to make any alterations?
     
  15. Techno

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    Any all or non of that. It depends what your plate says now and how much it is within what its capable of on the V5C
     
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    Yes Mel, I know all that, having been there and done all it by myself before, albeit with the help of my friendly local VOSA engineering inspector (no longer about :( ).

    It is my own personal choice to pay the £27 for the DVSA Design Weight Certificate, ie, the one with a recorded Seriel No, and an official stamp with HM's Government Trademark Crown on it, and not some "Mickey Mouse" looking thing, which looks like something anyone with a PC and printer could have produced. :(

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    From my recollection the SVTech one was nothing more than a piece of paper. At least JR laminated his :LOL:
     
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    As Brian posted earlier then,
    :rofl:

    Cheers,

    Jock. ;)
     
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    I to have used JRC and yes the sticker is not like the real thing but as long ad its legal,which it is as I have just got a letter back from DVLA stating all is ok.
    Only problem is now they have sent V5 back with yet another bloody form, V70 to fill in so I presume this has been the case with other applicants which I can't recall seeing from other but I may have missed. The V70 is because the tax above 3500kg is cheaper so I just thought new V5 and refund? But of course that would be to easy!!
    Ray
     
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    We sent our svtec forms off to DVLA a few weeks ago, together with a letter explaining that they issued the V5 incorrectly showing that the van had two axles and not 3. They refused our application to upgrade the weight and asked us for proof of the rebuild, before and after!! Has anyone ever added an axle to their motorhome!?
    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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