Plating - again!

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by tony_g, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. tony_g

    tony_g Funster

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    I have seen various threads re uprating a van and remain confused as to possible consequences for driving licence, driving abroad (local regs?), and age.

    Specifically, at the moment I am looking at a Hymer B584 ('06) which has been downplated from 3900kg to 3500kg. I would want to take it back to the original 3900kg and assume that would be no problem.

    I am 63 and my licence goes back to 1972 when entitlement to drive virtually anything was handed out no questions asked. I think I am ok until 70 when over 3500kg I would need a medical. Are there any downsides/pitfalls otherwise?
     
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    None at all that I know of.. and I am on year three now.. in fact I only pay £165.00 a year VEL as it is a PHGV :Rofl1:
     
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    Hi Tony-g, I think you have it nailed, though if we're wrong someone is bound to tell us.

    I too only pay £165 as it is Private Heavy Goods (PHG).

    regards..........Griff
     
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    Same here:BigGrin:
     
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    The only down side is if the doc finds sumat wrong:Eeek:
     
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    True enough but there are a few years to go yet. And in the meantime I think its a case of carpe diem. :BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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