Weight Confusion

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  1. Andib

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    hi Guys, new to this forum so apologies if this has been asked before. My log book states maximum permissible mass is 3500kg but the handbook for the Autotrail Apache states maximum gross weight is 3650kg. If I'm right in assuming the log book is correct, does that mean it will be easy to uprate?
     
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    New van ? older van ??
    Look under bonnet for a weight plate, should have original Fiat one and then one from Autotrail.
    Your van could have be registered incorrectly from new or "downplated" to suit someone who does not have the licence classification to drive over 3500kg..
     
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    Thanks tonka. Both plates say 3500kg. It's a 2011 Apache by the way.
     
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    That's all correct then...
    It may be that Autotrail can rate the vehicle at 3650kg if required and it gives you an extra 150 kg of payload plus cheaper tax.
    You need C1 on your license and there are some restrictions (mainly overseas) when over 3500kg..
    I guess AT could issue a new weight plate so they would be first enquiry,
     
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    Thanks tonka. Off to the weighbridge and that will determine the next course of action. This van empty is a lot heavier than our previous Auotcruise Accent so I'm just a bit concerned about being overweight.
     
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