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via mobile 13/2/2019 at 7:34pm
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Motorhome with a MRO of 3500 kg with a front axle 1850kg back axle 2000kg if weighed both axles are under both weights but over 3500kg is it breaking the law


13/2/2019 at 7:49pm
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RDS123 Do you mean a MIRO of 3500kg or MTPLM(Maximum Technically Permissable Laden Mass) of 3500kg?

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via mobile 13/2/2019 at 7:58pm
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Yes Iím allowed 3500kg but 1850kg front axle and 2000kg back axle but add both is 3850kg thatís over 3500kg is that braeking the law


13/2/2019 at 8:15pm
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Its the plated weight of 3500kgs which is important. Many motorhome manufacturers restrict the weight to 3500kgs to enable people with a basic licence to drive them. You can have the motorhome replated to 3850kgs to make use of the extra axle weight allowance which you have to register with the DVLA. If you are stopped for being overweight there are some hefty fines to pay.

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If the maximum gross weight of the vehicle is 3500kg, then you cannot load the vehicle to more than this. The maximum axle loads refer to each individual axle. If for example your van was loaded to a weight of 3300kg, but your rear axle load was 2300kg, you are breaking the law, as your maximum axle load has been exceeded even though your gross vehicle weight is under the limit.


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via mobile 13/2/2019 at 8:22pm
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Thank you I understand


via mobile 13/2/2019 at 8:42pm
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I remember you posting another thread in which you were asking about upgrading your MH to 3850kg; did you do that in the end? Just curious.

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via mobile 14/2/2019 at 7:22am
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No but I will when we get back off this trip and I get a medical for the right license


14/2/2019 at 10:29am
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If your planning t travel abroad it can be much more expensive to take a van over 3500kg on motorways and such like.


via mobile 14/2/2019 at 4:18pm
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Quote: Originally posted by RDS123 on 14/2/2019
No but I will when we get back off this trip and I get a medical for the right license


Ok, thanks. I was just wondering whether you were going ahead with that.


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via mobile 15/2/2019 at 8:56am
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It sounds like you have actually weighed the van, how heavy was it?


17/2/2019 at 9:18am
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Quote: Originally posted by jimsmimm on 14/2/2019
If your planning t travel abroad it can be much more expensive to take a van over 3500kg on motorways and such like.



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If you get charged as Class 3 on the Motorways, press the button, speak to the remote voice, "Je suis le camping car. Classe Deaux s'il vous plait."

99% of the time, they will reduce you to the cheaper rate.

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