Re: MOTClass Problems
> send youre v5c log book off and change the revenue weight to 002950kg
> [2950kg] as is listed for STATION WAGON in the landrover gb specs .
That wont work because the VIN plate shows 3050kg and the V5 has to agree.
> then it should come up on computer at MOT test station as that weight
> and they will accept it as class 4 .
> i think the class 4 test centre ramps are for up to 3000kg and thats
> why there are problems with these "default" weights that the DVLA have
> been placing on mostly ALL landrover documents whether they are 90 or
> 110 or whatever .
I don't think that is the problem, because the 3000kg value is a max LOADED
weight, not unladen.
> discovery logbooks dont seem to have the revenue weights on the
> logbooks but landrovers do for some reason .
> both my 90 logbooks have 3499kg revenue weights on them yet landrover
> gb list the weights as being 2500kg maximum for 90s and 3050kg for 110
> landrovers .
That seems to be a DVLA cock up, 3500kg is the limit for a PLG.
> even some landrover logbooks dont have anything shown on the revenue
> weight section .
> must be a cock up by the DVLA but they arent seemingly interested in
> sorting it out properly, yet all info is on theyre computer and could
> be rewritten easily, except for fact iof the cost it will be to send
> out new V5C logbooks to all landrover owners with correct info on .
> best thing to do is for you to change the details yourself to 2950kg
> and send logbook in for a new updated one .
> i have sent mine in for the 90s and 2500kg changes but have not
> received them back yet .
> i cannot think for life of me that a 110 landy is over 3 ton , just
> look at all those nissan and mitsubishi pickups going around that are
> much bigger and surely go to normal garages for MOTs .
That 3 ton is gross loaded weight not the unladen weight..
> the revenue weight the DVLA is listing is the gross combined vehicle
> and trailer TOWING WEIGHT that a landrover can tow up to and not the
> weight of actual vehicle .
No it isn't, the combined vehicle and trailer weight is 6550kg according to
my VIN plate
> just fill in the log book and send it off, then see what occurs when
> you go for test, if anything youll be under 3000kg on the computer and
> they should then be given the ok to test youre landy .
> its not that they cant do it, its just that the " COMPUTER SAYS NO " ,
> just like on LITTLE BRITAIN on the tv .
I think the problem is that if the computer says no then the system will not
allow them to issue an MOT.
Also changing the V5 to a figure that is different from the VIN plate will
cause a fail.
The answer seems to be that if the vehicle is between 3000 and 3500kg and
4wd then it can be considered a dual purpose vehicle and can be tested, as
long as its Unladen Weight is less than 2040kg. Unfortunately none of the
documentation seems to carry the unladen weight.