I have a friend who has been offered a Holdsworth Tempo Peugeot and is not sure if he is allowed to drive it on his licence as he has not been able to work out what it weights - we have looked everywhere and not managed to come up with anything.
Does anyone know the answer or a good method of finding the right answer? I fear a call to the DVLA coming on!
strange that you can't find out the weight of the vehicle, even converted it should weigh less than the stated gross vehicle weight which should be stated on a plate somewhere on the body possibly under the bonet on left inner wing or in one of the door checks, if not on the body wouldn't it be on the registration document, as long as the gross weight is less than 3500kg your friend will be ok.
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yet another full timer,
can someone set me straight we are buying a motor home which is .3400 kg I know we can drive up 3500kg does that weight have to include myself and my husband and all my personnal items including water/gas /petrol my husband is saying we have to weigh everything before it goes in in case we are overloaded lot of hard work if you ask me sure other people don't go to all this trouble don't think he is right help please
Thank you MOJO my husband in the back ground saying "TOLD YOU SO" makes a change he is not usually right HA HA he is now saying if I lost weight could get some more items in keep that up he will be be going on his own
Quote: Originally posted by Andy-M on 24/9/2012
The weight will be on the V5C, section 4, part [Y].
It MUST be on there. no ifs no buts. Its a legal document that has to have that info for insurance purposes etc, get them to check it again
It's not given on my V5 - I assume you mean where it says:
[Y] Revenue Weight - mine has nothing written in there.
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Quote: Originally posted by Mick S. on 24/9/2012Has anyone thought that the OP's missing weight plate could mean the van has been swiped at some stage?
Certainly possible - my weight plate includes the VIN, which (phew) matches the stamped VIN on the chassis.
If it were a cheap ringing operation then removing the riveted on plate would help disguise any mis-matches...
I wonder what would happen if you were subject to a random stop by VOSA at one of their checkpoints and your motorhome had no plate anywhere to be found on it? How would they know if you were over the maximum laden weight limit?