Originally Posted by batsi
Hello, I wonder can I get some advice please?
I got my 2003 Hymer B564 A class, tested yesterday as a Light Commercial Vehicle, 3500KG on Registration Certificate, on all previous CVRTs, on Hymers VIN plate and the Tax is E102. It was imported in 2007 and was classed as under 3500 KG by Revenue.
It passed the CVRT and I got the Pass Statement, when I went home I noticed they had classed it as 3900Kg. I rang the test centre and they said they had got that weight from the ALCO Vin plate and their supposed to read the highest weight marked on any Vin plate. The Camper weighs 2800KG and the Hymer Vin Plate shows. 3500KG, 5500KG for towing, Axel 1: 1850KG, Axel 2: 2120KG.
I am have had Campers since late 80s and I have always used this CVRT centre since the tests were required. I don't have a C license and I purchased this Camper in August 2020, after I checked everything.
Any ideas please. Thank you.
The CVRT is wrong.
Motorhomes go through at least three stages of build,
First, the base vehicle, FIAT in your case if it has an ALKO chassis
Second the modification by ALKO when the chassis is fitted
Third (usually last) the body builder, in your case Hymer who generate the vehicles Certificate of Conformity CLICK TO SEE EXPLANATION
and sell the vehicle to the market.
It is the final plate, the most recently issued, which is the correct plate, in your case the Hymer plate.
The weight showing at F.1 on the registration cert should be what was recorded when the vehicle was being VRT's but unfortunately the clerk doing the data input may have put in a ZERO or bunch of 5's. It's a mandatory field but often populated with any old number.
If you have the CoC the GVW will be shown on it at line 14.1 as 3,500kg and that can't be argued with, it's basically the vehicle's birth cert.
PS.just noticed you say it's 3,500kg on the registration cert, that's a legal government document about the vehicle, do dont wory about the licence issue. But do follow up on the CVRT mistake.