How to find the gvm for my caravan?

Submitted: Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 07:21
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G'day all, I have just registered my old caravan after taking it over the weighbridge & it weighs 950kg - how can I find the gvm for the van? thanks
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 07:28

Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 07:28
The GVM should be displayed on the Van compliance plate.
If your van doesn't have one you may need to obtain an Engineering certification.

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Follow Up By: aussiedingo (River Rina) - Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 07:37

Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 07:37
Thanks Bill, the van is 40 years old & doesn't have a compliance plate
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 07:40

Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 07:40
We had an old 70's Golf van which had no Vin or compliance plate, built long before such things were thought of. It did have as was the norm a number written with a welder on the A frame. All that was required in those days.
The tare was on the rego papers and no GTM was given or required.
I guess as long as you don't exceed the capacity of the lowest rated component be it tyres, hitch, axle capacity etc then that is all that is required.
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Follow Up By: aussiedingo (River Rina) - Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 07:43

Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 07:43
Thanks Peter, that's the way I am looking at it as well, norm
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Reply By: bluefella - Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 16:43

Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 16:43
I reckon the GVM would be about 1250 kg, maybe a bit less, most of the older vans had a recommended pay load of about 300kg. It still didn't deter my dad from packing it to the hilt. How it survived is beyond me. Insurance is another issue if overloaded.
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