V5 now gone (recorded) with request for 8165kg as that what it say on the plate. Probably still not enough.
Thanks Ruff.... Beer weighs a lot!
Thanks Ruff.... Beer weighs a lot!
From my theory test that I passed not long ago, UVW = Curbside weight (no load, people, water, etc.). The GVW is the maximum weight of the vehicle with the driver, passengers and load. GAW are the maximum weights allowed over each axel, the axel itself must not be overloaded, keep your extra bag if sugar in the middle?
It’s not really rocket science. By design the axles have a Max weight before they break. This different front and back because each do different things and have different number of wheels to spread the load. The chassis has a max weight before it breaks or doesn’t stop. This is less than the total of the axles because the front of the chassis had an engine on it, the back has bugger all and humans can’t be trusted to distribute their load safely and evenly across it all. Therefore the lesser total GVW allows a margin for humans to cart around their crap in a safe manner on a vehicle that will not break and have half a chance of stopping. If Loading is done sensibly, to the GVW the axle max weight would not be exceeded. This is all set by the manufacturer.Will do
you are spot on.From my theory test that I passed not long ago, UVW = Curbside weight (no load, people, water, etc.). The GVW is the maximum weight of the vehicle with the driver, passengers and load. GAW are the maximum weights allowed over each axel, the axel itself must not be overloaded, keep your extra bag if sugar in the middle?
Quite often the sum of the axel weights are in excess of the GVW, it is just a loading consideration.
Please correct me if I'm in error.
It's the original plate (Bit of Paper) on the wall from Coachmen themselvesGareth.
If your original CONVERTERS plate on the rv says 7500kgs it will be more difficult.as you will have to prove the vehicle can be uprated. Without modifications s
In this case sv-techs your best
Some importers had there vehicles manufacturer(converter) fit 7500kg plates as original to make it easier registering it at that weight this end.... hence why some rvs are reg at 7500 and actually weigh more empty.
If your original converters plate shows higher weights with a second plate above showing lower weights etc it will have been down plated over here.
In this case a letter to the dvla is tillbthats needed to return it to its previous higher plated rating.
Look at the difference between the image of your plate and the image of the other members plate in this post, you can see the difference straight away. Just because it says coachman doesn’t mean it is coachman. id imaging that would be the original importer as has already been mentioned, typed up to sell as under 7.5tonne. Also remember the DVLA will take pretty much what ever you say, within reason. It is always your absolute responsibility to ensure the documentation is correct and that you’re driving with the legal limits of your vehicle. If you’re planning on going anywhere near German roads then you’d best not be taking any chances.It's the original plate (Bit of Paper) on the wall from Coachmen themselves
Importers dealt with the converters and got them to write 7500kgs on the before there imported.It's the original plate (Bit of Paper) on the wall from Coachmen themselves
Jayandjen is absolutely right Gareth. Ultimately it’s the Ford Chassis that is weight bearing bit so any plate in the vehicle should only be a representation of that. Find the VIN plate would be your starting point or as said before, a few quid to SV Tech would be your best option cos this is turning out too complicated to do yourself.