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    New Fiats are available at 4600kgs on single wheel axles
    Mine is a 2008 and is 4500kgs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obanboy666 View Post
    Out of curiosity can you downrate a vehicle ?
    Looking at numerous new motorhomes some manufacturers give you the option of uprating from 3500kg to 3850kg or even higher.
    Letís assume I buy a vehicle and take up the option and uprate to 3850kg. When I reach 70 years age could I downrate to 3850kg ?

    Yes you can but be careful because you can end up with little or no payload.

    I presume the red highlighted word in your post is a typo and should read 3500kg ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisjones18 View Post
    New Fiats are available at 4600kgs on single wheel axles
    Mine is a 2008 and is 4500kgs.
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    I'm hoping to keep this thread relevant for future searches regarding uprating a van on weight.
    The vehicle in question is a 1991-3 Ducato.
    as of 05th Feb 2019- does anyone know of any changes to an individual applying to change the weight upwards from 3200>3500 if following previous successful attempts to repeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooie1958 View Post
    Yes you can but be careful because you can end up with little or no payload.

    I presume the red highlighted word in your post is a typo and should read 3500kg ?
    Yes you are correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildebus View Post
    I presume you mean downrate to 3500Kg?
    Yes you can. It is actually a Down PLATE, not a down RATE you would do.
    It is a paper exercise and costs you the price of the VIN Plate (in your case, you could save the VIN plate that gets replaced and just put that back) plus the cost of a weightbridge ticket showing you are at or under the GVW of the plate. No need to use SV TECH or anyone like them.
    Very common thing and DVLA get Down Rates all the time for License reasons.

    DIY job for under a tenner including the stamp on the letter to DVLA.
    It is illegal to remove a VIN plate. One just has to put an updated plate on. The authorities(DVSA) go by the most recently dated plate.

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    DO NOT remove any existing VIN plates, i stuck mine from SV Tech on the drivers side wheel arch inside the door.

    There are already 2 VIN plates on the slam panel, i.e. 1 from Peugeot and 1 from AL-KO Kober so there`s not enough room for any more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholsong View Post
    It is illegal to remove a VIN plate. One just has to put an updated plate on. The authorities(DVSA) go by the most recently dated plate.

    Geoff
    put the new one over the old one firstly.
    Then when downplating, take the new one off and dont be such a jobsworth.
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