that weight thingy again

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  1. mentaliss

    mentaliss

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    Well here we are in sunny southern Spain sitting on our 'deck' chairs:Laughing: looking around at this quite busy site.
    P and I are starting to wonder if the other camp site travellers actually know what the weight of their vehicles are when you consider what they have set up around their vehicle's ie: privacy room's, chairs, table, windbreaker's, floor mats, camping kitchens, water barrels, tripod Sat' dishes and so on, I say this as we always weigh our vehicle (loaded) and too our horror for the first time in less than three years and four motorhomes later we are about hundred kilogrammes over our limit so you guys do you know what you weight is:Eek!::Eek!:
     
  2. daveandsan

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    Yes! Had mine weighed and then had to have it uprated. :thumb:
     
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  3. Phill D

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    ours was 60 kgs over so in the process of upgrade:thumb:
     
  4. Mousy

    Mousy Funster Life Member

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    We went to a weigh bridge last week, fully loaded and were fine, in fact we were 260+ under weight, so more cake for me:thumb:
     
  5. mentaliss

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    Great more money::Sad: what was your cure? did you get rid of the missus:Rofl1:
     
  6. Gromett

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    3-400 KG payload left for me. Helps when you self build :thumb:
     
  7. Phill D

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    it is possible to do it yourself but it depends on you chassis plated weights:thumb:
     
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    SvTech uprated it to 4000 kg. Cost £320.:thumb:
     
  9. TheBig1

    TheBig1 Funster Life Member

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    you can apply to DVLA yourself and sort the paperwork...oh and jump through ever increasing hoops. much the same as you can represent yourself in a court. but neither is as straightforward as you might expect

    using a professional engineering firm to represent you is like choosing a good lawyer. you pay the price and its all taken care of for you.

    DVLA prefer to deal with professionals as it saves them doing more work dealing with and potentially advising an amateur. with the professional engineer they have done this countless times and know the way to solve problems. its this invaluable experience you are employing to save a lot of hassle. you also get a written confirmation from the likes of SVtech to prove you have uprated (or downrated) the vehicles payload correctly. keep a copy of this in the van in case you ever get stopped and weighed by VOSA and the police
     
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  10. Peter & Elaine

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    We did ours with vtech and went to local dvla with all forms 15 minutes done I suppose I could have done it myself but I dont think it would have been so easy
    :thumb:
     
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    A pal of mine has a Kon Tiki plate says 3.500 BUT he pays PHG Road Tax something wrong somewhere ?. Pete
     
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    probably a 3850kg chassis uprate and somebody has removed the uprated plate to make it appear 3500kg for licence purposes.
    The uprated plate will always be separate from the factory plate.
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1:good price. good to see you have been carefull.VOSSA loves that aren't.
     
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    Had mine weighed last week, have 560 to spare, just have to add clothes /food plus dog, so well pleased with that. I had a full tank fresh water, full diesel and full gas bottles. :thumb::thumb:
     
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