Should I choose 3,500 or 3,850kg?

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  1. Printermick

    Printermick Funster

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    Hi

    Bought my B544 about a year ago. The DVLA registration is for 3500kg but there is a certificate and an external plate uprating to 3850kg by SV Tech, which would be private heavy goods.

    The road tax is less if I register as PHG but I would need a medical certificate to keep my heavier class licence soon really not at all sure what to choose.

    I will go to a weighbridge to check the current weight to see what our max extra payload is, I will never be towing anything.

    Any thoughts on anything else I should consider?
     
  2. TheBig1

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    its not a case of choosing which to use, you must go by the revenue weight registered with DVLA and shown on your V5 logbook
    as its a SVTech plate I would suggest its already registered as 3850kg so PHGV
     
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    These tech did my last van, the log book was changed from 3.5 to 3.7. Pete

    Ps with a stick on plate to suit the new max
     
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    If you don't want or don't pass the medical SV will change it back to 3.5, you will leave payload but you can drive it legally if you don't overload. Pete
     
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    I would have thought a B544 at 3,500kg is probably borderline in terms of being able to put much in it for travelling. I suspect you might have to travel with a part-full water tank and not have much leeway for bringing wine home from France! :LOL:
     
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    Can never have too much payload.. so unless you anticipate a medical issue I'd keep the higher rating.
     
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    dont forget when you sell that everyday the ratio of drivers with 7500kg licences to 3500kg licences is declining so the >3500kg market will slowly die
     
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    easy to lower the gvw . its only a paper exercise any one can do via what was dvla .
    usually no inspection required . do it often .
     
  9. Printermick

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    Had it weighed this morning, came out at 3440kg with half full water and diesel and empty grey tank but none of the things we usually load before a trip.
    I will have to re-register it at 3850kg. It currently is registered as private light goods, max 3500kg.
     
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    Cant understand why the previous owner would go to the time and expense having SVTech upgrade the van but not bother actually informing DVLA and having it uprated.
    Must have had a couple of hundred quid spare and couldnt decide how to spend it.
     
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