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Post by Rono on Mon May 15, 2017 10:35 am

Hi just a thought can you upgrade the weight on these panel van con versions? Just looking at the payload it doesn't seen to give a lot. I looked at the "Autosleeper" plate it says
3500kg
6500kg
1, 2100kg
2, 2400kg

Any suggestions?
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Re: Weight upgrade

Post by Gromit on Mon May 15, 2017 11:25 am

You can, but do you have the correct licence to drive a vehicle which weighs more than 3,500kg?

If you have, you might want to contact http://www.svtech.co.uk/vehicles/motorhomes/

It's purely a paper exercise, and rather expensive paper it is too, but it could increase your payload by 250kg or so.

Probably?

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Post by StewPotch on Mon May 15, 2017 12:23 pm

SV Tech upgraded mine to 4500kg - as Gromit says, it's a paper exercise
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Post by Rono on Mon May 15, 2017 2:29 pm

Yes thanks, so I can get another 1000 kg what do I need to get that ,have already got 16" wheels & air suspension, it could be better than towing.
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Post by Gromit on Mon May 15, 2017 2:31 pm

Rono wrote: . . . what do I need to get that ,have already got 16" wheels & air suspension, it could be better than towing.
Ask SVTech.

They will be able to give you facts, the rest of us would probably be guessing.

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Post by StewPotch on Mon May 15, 2017 3:25 pm

Fill in the form on SV Tech web page - they got back to me and I talked to them on the phone.

Very helpful - think the guy was called Gareth that I spoke too.


Once you pay them, they send you the paperwork through and a new weight plate.

Stick the new plate, carefully, onto your door pillar.

Follow their instructions and send off your V5 to Swansea - it comes back 4500kg and you pay less road tax - simples!

Both our vans are the same base models so I ASSUME they can both be uprated to the same weights. smile!
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