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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-07-2021, 08:20 Thread Starter
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From 3.5t to 3.75t

My friend has just purchased a Brand New Chausson 788.
What would need to be done to go from 3.5t to 3.75t because the payload is only 400kg before adding any extras.
He passed his test before 1997 so no problem there.

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Sometimes its just a paper work exercise and nothing more, sometimes you need to add stuff like uprated Air suspension. Best people to speak to are this company but I believe there are others that offer a similar replating / upgrade service.

http://www.svtech.co.uk/
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My friend has just purchased a Brand New Chausson 788.
What would need to be done to go from 3.5t to 3.75t because the payload is only 400kg before adding any extras.
He passed his test before 1997 so no problem there.
First thing to check with Chausson is to see if an uprate is possible as an option. If not then SvTech provide uprating services. Is it on a Fiat or Ford chassis? http://www.svtech.co.uk/vehicles/motorhomes/
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There’s an alternative to SVTec and I believe they are cheaper.
https://www.vanweightengineering.com/services

Extra bonus of updating is cheaper road tax.
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Thanks for your replies, much appreciated, I will pass these on.
It’s the Ford Chassis and I mentioned the PHG road tax to him.

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SVtech have had a monopoly of this work for a long time and priced accordingly. It is good to see others providing some competition.
John Ruffles was the first but I believe he has now passed away.
There are some positive reports about vanweightengineering

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