Van re classified under 2 tonne!

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Van re classified under 2 tonne!

Post by jamesc76 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:05 pm

After a letter to dvla stating after changing the suspension and that it now lowered and cant carry the same weight the sent me a generic plating letter back that I returned saying car derived vans aint plated the same as commercial I got my v5 back


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thats me now at car speed limits !!!


Oh I never carry much weight mainly empty in the back

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Re: Van re classified under 2 tonne!

Post by Otty1982 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:26 pm

Nice 1 mate I can see a lot of letters going to dvla.
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Re: Van re classified under 2 tonne!

Post by Doc » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:33 pm

Nice one, I mentioned this a long time ago and was told I couldn't be done. Nice to see my theory proven right. ;)
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Re: Van re classified under 2 tonne!

Post by Banditbarron » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:25 pm

Is it possible you can scan copy or write up exactly the letter contents and what the full process was?
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Re: Van re classified under 2 tonne!

Post by Bigvw » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:44 am

As above well done and very interested 8)
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Re: Van re classified under 2 tonne!

Post by Amelia » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:27 am

A job well done buddy

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Re: Van re classified under 2 tonne!

Post by phanson » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:15 am

Yeah - wot Bandit said.

Any chance you could copy the letter and publish it here, so that we can structure our requests to DVLA in the same way, please?

Nice one!

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Re: Van re classified under 2 tonne!

Post by dan@biali » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:50 am

This is great news. I'm definitely interested in the letters you wrote. If we all write the same thing, it might make the dvla respond quicker to each new request.
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Re: Van re classified under 2 tonne!

Post by Rubber12 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:25 pm

Does it have to be under 2tonne?

Mine states car derivied van on the v5 but shows normal 2211kg, that mean i have to drive slower!?

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Van re classified under 2 tonne!

Post by ants_caddy » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:08 pm

Mine states under 2 ton as well, and car derived van!

How comes our log books are all stating different weights???

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Re: Van re classified under 2 tonne!

Post by Mr. P » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:24 pm

Mine states the same as Rubber12's
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Re: Van re classified under 2 tonne!

Post by Gleam » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:08 pm

This is my one

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Re: Van re classified under 2 tonne!

Post by gogsie » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:23 pm

Cracking job.

Get the letter up please so we can all have a go!.
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Re: Van re classified under 2 tonne!

Post by kona75 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:54 am

Mine states 3 seats but only have two. I noticed the last post has three seats on it as well

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Re: Van re classified under 2 tonne!

Post by phanson » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:43 am

Car derived van means nothing.

If it's LGV and over 2 tonnes GROSS weight then you are held at lower speed limits.

Only Corsa vans and Clio vans meet this gross weight requirement, as far as I know. Hence needing to get the under 2 tonnes gross weight clarification.

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