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Hi Guys and Gals.
Just a general query. I have lunar roadstar 786 upon checking the weight plates i found 2 under the bonnet one was an ALKO PLATE with the following
3850
5500
1......1850
2.......2120

The second plate has on it
FIAT AUTO SP
3500
5500
1850
2120

When i purchased the vehicle in the pack was a card stating as follows.
MAX WEIGHT 3850
PAY LOAD 600
UNLADEN 3250

So which weight looks max 3850 or 3500
Sorry not been on weighbridge yet
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The Alko plate being the latter of the two will be correct.

3850 is your MAM. The maximum permissible mass of the vehicle.
5500 is your train weight. The weight of the van (MAM) plus the total weight of any trailer and cargo.

The other two are your front axle max. and your rear axle max.
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very similar to my old Riviera which was plated at 3850kg

on yours 1 = 1850 front axle max load

2 = 2120 rear axle max load

3850 is the maximum total weight allowed not the sum of the 2 @ 3970kg

the van was originally made to take 3500 and will have been uprated to be 3850kg and the 3850kg details will be needed in case you need to confirm your weight. The log book will (should) show 3850kg

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Cheers folks yep did check logbook and that shows 3850 better not tell the wife she will be wanting more of her EXTRAS in if i do and she will be wanting to add a car to be towed.
Again cheers better understanding of the M/H weights
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Now, check your tax disc

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AND your driving licence as the vehicles max weight is over 3500Kg !!

If you passed your test BEFORE 1st Jan 1997 then you will have Grandfather rights so don't need to have passed an additional test.

If it was AFTER that date then, unless you have taken another test, you don't have a licence to drive your MH

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The OP claims to be 64 so I guess he can probably drive it

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Thanks again TAX and INSURANCE up to date and been driving over 40 years fortunate to still have HGV1 licence

Just the 2 different weight plates that caused me concern
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Thanks again TAX and INSURANCE up to date and been driving over 40 years fortunate to still have HGV1 licence

Just the 2 different weight plates that caused me concern
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