Weight Downrate...

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  1. Larrynwin

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    I am buying a Hymer B544 which has a GVW of 3900kg. I am going to apply to SV Tech to downrate to 3500kg.
    I had it weighed yesterday and the unladen weight was 2780kg ( no driver, water , 1/4 petrol.
    Is there any reason to prevent this being downplated.
     
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    I think the road tax gets a little more expensive.
     
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    Yes , I understand that and of course the reduction in payload.
     
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    larry you should be able to voluntary down plate it through what was dvla easily your self .
    just send in a letter explaining what you want doing , should be over and done with in a fortnight .
     
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    Agreed with Alan above.

    Simply enter the new weight on the V5, it even tells you to correct any mistakes, and return to "Dont Voluntarily Listen Anyway" (DVLA) with a short cover letter.....STAPLED TO THE V5 so they cant lose it.

    Downplating is easy to do yourself, up plating is the hard part.
     
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    I agree John, but I still need to replace the present weight plate which shows 3900kgs to be legal and I guess SV Tech would supply that.
     
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    it can be a bit of ally or even a sticker .
    any workshop with letter and number stamps can make you one . or ebay as loads on there.
    you dont need a plate till they say yes you can do it.
    the plates the last thing you need . could be a strip of masking tape with biro writing .
    many usa imports are just that.
     
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    I haven't mentioned, the reason for downplate is a restriction on my licence of 3500kgs.
     
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    some of us know but wont tell .hee hee
     
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    Alan, somebody made me think how daft the regs are, removal of my C1+E stops me from driving a 7500kg RV but I still have B+E which means in theory I could drive a 3500kg vehicle and tow the 7500kg RV :Eeek::doh:
     
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    i know , i do drop downs fron 7.5 ton trucks to 3.5ton . they keep the original train weight .
    but your b+e allows any trailer so long as you dont break the trainweight of the towing vehicle . isuzu can be 11ton , i have seen a 12 ton train weight but cant remember what it was.
    if and when i get to 70 i might have to lower my truck . then move the wheels on the trailer so it only puts 500kg or less on the pin . would have to mot the unit then . bah
    but i could keep driving same vehicle and trailer .
    i,ve been letting lots know a fifth wheeler is the way for years . no towing on aframes or trailers . m,bike in the back . its all mental.
    by the way its not theory its the truth.
    mind you have always been able to do it its not a new idea .
    mind you would need airbrakes on the trailer . but thats not that hard . my truck doesnt have air brakes but my trailer does .
     
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