Join Date: Mar 2008
My Motorhome: A Caravan of all things !!
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From a professional (Police) viewpoint that plate looks exceedingly suspect indeed and, if you get stopped on the road you could be in for a very lengthy conversation with Plodd or DVSA.
Did you purchase the MH from a dealer? If so then I would suggest you pay him a visit and ask him why the plate has clearly been altered.
As others have said any “upgrade”to weights will involve an ADDITIONAL “plate”being supplied to show the increase. The original should NEVER be tampered with.
Just a thought but have you checked around the vehicle for another plate as it is usual for MH manufacturers to fit a secondary plate as the MGW is often increased by them! You will be looking for a stuck on item with the MH manufacturers name on it. That may well be why the V5 doesn’t show a “ Revenue weight” because the supplying dealer, from new, didn’t do their job properly and ensure the vehicle was registered with the (possibly) greater MGVW than that shown on the base vehicle manufacturers plate.
Whatever the reasons that plate needs replacing with a GENUINE item from the manufacturer
Its not the destination that matters.
It's who you share the journey with (even if like me, itís in a caravan!)
I am very fortunate to have Mrs Plodd to share mine with