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25 Nov 2017 @ 20:18:32 pm
Graham
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If one is pulled off at a weighbridge what do they weigh is it the axle?
In my case my van has 1600kg axle and a tare of 1120 kg as per plate if so I could load 480 kg.
The plate on van reads GVM 1380 Tare 1120 which means I can only load 260kg.
Surely as long as the loaded van does not exceed 1600kg which is the carrying capacity of tyres and axle I am still legal. Am I missing something ?
Thanks,
Graham

PS Not concerned re weight ratio re towing vehicle and caravan that is O K
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26 Nov 2017 @ 07:07:02 am
steamer
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Graham, Have a look back about 2 months at old weighbridge topics, all is explained there.
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27 Nov 2017 @ 00:24:56 am
Stephan
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27 Nov 2017 @ 06:00:39 am
Leon
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The Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) is what the manufacturer spesified your van can weigh when fully loaded. Thus your calculation that you can only load 260kg is correct.   The factors to recon with that carries the weight are not only the tyres and axle but the chassis of the van as well.

So if you get to a weighbridge and the weight of the van exceeds the GVM you most probably will need to pay up.

NB.   It has been proven by numerous members here on the forum that went through a weight reclasification/registration excersise that the data supplied by Jurgens factory on that plate is not correct.

My advice to you is pack your van as usual and take it to a weigh bridge. You are going to get a surprise.

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