Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Spain + Germany
My Motorhome: Four Winds RV
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I think they are just looking at the whole thing in a different way to the UK norm. In the UK it's the plated weight (which ought to be the same as the revenue weight on the V5) that counts, not the actual weight which may be considerably less. The Austrians are willing to go by your V5 or a weigh bridge ticket, if the latter you'd have to guess it would need to be very recent. In practice I'm not sure that a weigh bridge ticket would be enough unless the registration of the vehicle was printed on it along with the weight and the date.
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