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10-10-2017 14:18
David Riddell
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Originally Posted by mgdavid View Post
Hav you had a thorough read of the V5? If used abroad before importation and first registration in UK it will say so. Somewhere near the bottom of the front page.
it does special notes "was registered/used overseas" declared manufactured 1996
10-10-2017 14:11
mgdavid
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Originally Posted by David Riddell View Post
its Ford rimor l'europeo its on a N plate but first registered in 2001 so whats it been doing for 6 years?

I have heard wipers have failed MOT in the passed due to arc being in drivers eye line
Hav you had a thorough read of the V5? If used abroad before importation and first registration in UK it will say so. Somewhere near the bottom of the front page.
10-10-2017 10:55
David Riddell its Ford rimor l'europeo its on a N plate but first registered in 2001 so whats it been doing for 6 years?

I have heard wipers have failed MOT in the passed due to arc being in drivers eye line
10-10-2017 08:56
Mrplodd Converting a vehicle from LHD to RHD involves a huge amount of work. Whole new dashboard, new steering rack, all of the brake and clutch pedal assemblies have to be moved and the hydraulic lines re-routed. That’s many days worth of (very expensive) labour! Wiper arc’s are very rarely “handed” so I wouldn’t put too much inference on that.

It might be worthwhile contacting the converter and asking them what the various weights etc SHOULD be. You will need to quote the VIN number.

You haven’t actually told us the make and model of your MH, that might assist!

Andy
09-10-2017 19:47
David Riddell From what I can gather from information and signs is I suspect the vehicle has been a LHD and converted originally from germany , wipers go from left to right , tyre pressure on passenger door pillar are in german and the only bill in documents with is a bill from a garage in german.
now wondering does this have a bearing on vin plate and there is no manufacturers plate anywhere on the vehicle i can find
09-10-2017 16:33
Mrplodd 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

Andy

Andy
09-10-2017 01:38
David Riddell heres what mine shows
08-10-2017 23:02
LT Man hope photo on this post
08-10-2017 23:01
LT Man You should find it on your revenue weight about one third down on left hand side of V5 see photo , mine is 3850 As Peter said this will only have changed if an specialist engender had give the previous owner a report for the dvla

Martin
08-10-2017 09:57
peribro DVLA will only update the V5 if the registered keeper advises them of the weight change and provides proof e.g letter from SVTech.

In the absence of anything else I think you should assume that the permitted max weights are those originally shown on the plate. It makes no difference anyway if you are looking to increase the permitted weight.
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