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Post by Tiggs Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:05 pm

I am filling in a form to have the weight of my Broadway FB increased. Don't know and have struggled to find out answers to the following questions Axle 1 and Axle 2 Disk or Drum Brake? Suspension Type front and rear leaf/strut/air.  Any help will be appreciated
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Post by Peter Brown Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:41 pm

Based on the questions you ask, you need to employ [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] or a similar company.
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Post by gemdeco Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:02 pm

Hi
    Surely these questions should be on the Technical spec some where as in most cases it is a paper exercise only a lot of MH's are upgraded from 3500kgs to 3800kgs without any mods You could try another owner who has upgraded and copy his data plates
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Post by justlooking Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:52 pm

For axle weights look at your Certificate of Conformity. Para 16.2 gives them, front and back. A quick glance under your van will indicate whether the brakes are disc or drum, and whether the suspension is strut front and leaf rear or whatever.
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Post by Peter Brown Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:57 pm

I think, based on the questions asked in the first post, Tiggs needs expert support. What seems obvious to one person can be a complete unknown to another.
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Post by Tiggs Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:34 pm

What seems obvious to one person can be a complete unknown to another is certainly the case in this instance. I am a researcher with a PhD but have struggled to find answers to the questions I asked. I need the information to fill in the SVTech form. I am unable to speak to them to have their advice as they are closed for Christmas. But I am happy to wait until they return.
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Post by Tinwheeler Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:21 pm

Your weight plate on the door surround -cab door, passenger side -  will show the axle weights on the last 2 lines. Line 3 the front and line 4 the rear.
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Post by Aldercow Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:33 pm

Peugeot Boxer Front brakes are going to be Disc brakes, rear brakes would of thought are drum brakes but you should check. Front suspension will be strut & rear suspension will be leaf. You should be able to confirm this by looking at brakes through holes in wheels & suspension by looking under. Cheers.
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Post by HairyFool Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:57 pm

Look through the front wheels to see what looks like a bright steel record, probably even with fine lines like the track. That is the "disc" of disk brakes. One section of the disk will covered by a heavy steel casting which is the caliper.

If you can see the same through the rear wheels then you have rear disk brakes. A torch helps because of the High reflection. Drums are almost always black.

The front suspension will be struts, between the left and right wheels at the back will be a bar. If that bar is bolted to a flat strip going front to rear on both sides and curved like a bow then that is a leaf spring.

Air springs look rubber doughnuts between the cross bar and the chassis rail but you would have some valves similar to tyre valves to recharge the air springs.
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