Caravan Number Plate query

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 at 06:54
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Good morning all, a quick question re the rule on number plate height, "a number plate fitted to the rear of the vehicle must not be more than 1300mm from the ground", where is that measured from, top of plate, bottom of plate, centre of plate? Does anybody have a definitive answer? Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: kgarn - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 at 08:48

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 at 08:48
NO PART of the plate may be more than 1300mm above the ground.



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Follow Up By: Member - John - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 at 08:57

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 at 08:57
Thank you greatly for the info. May have to relocate mine.
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Reply By: Kazza055 - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 at 11:19

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 at 11:19
Unless you built the van yourself, I would not worry about it. The manufacturer placed it there and the van past the initial registration.
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 at 14:37

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 at 14:37
Kazza, unfortunately the owner is responsible and will get the fine and points. I have checked mine, it was close, 1270mm to top of plate. Mate's is about 2 metres or more.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 at 16:00

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 at 16:00
Kazza055, I don't know whether you will find it on this forum. However, if you do a search of forums you will find members who have been breached for having their plates too high.
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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 at 16:28

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 at 16:28
"you will find members who have been breached"
Sounds pretty painful to me. :)
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Follow Up By: Ron A - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 at 21:21

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 at 21:21
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Follow Up By: nick g1 - Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 at 01:46

Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 at 01:46
That looks very much like a Friday Funny!
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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 at 08:23

Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 at 08:23
Kazza,

I would not place too much “trust” in the manufacturer doing the “right thing” in this regard. There are a number of examples out there of vans with incorrect information on their “compliance plates”, I have also seen relatively new vans with the number plate positioned higher than 1300 mm. Of course, these may have been “modified” by the owner and not “as built” by the manufacturer.

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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 at 08:34

Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 at 08:34
I was pulled up because my van plate did not meet the visibility requirements - not visible from 45 degrees above. Yet that was how the van was built by the manufacturer. The same manufacturer had registered a type certificate with NSW RMS with an unrealistic tare weight.

I had to relocate the number plate and with the increased attention by the authorities to weights, had to get a weight upgrade to my van - tare, GTM and ATM.
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Reply By: Notso - Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 at 09:04

Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 at 09:04
You'd think it would be fairly simple for the Caravan Manufacturer to get it right, wouldn't you! I had to shift mine after a series of caravanners were booked by an over zealous young police officer around our area.
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 at 13:51

Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 at 13:51
It's not an unreasonable expectation, Is it Notso?

But the caravan industry is permitted to self regulate, so the shonks can pump out their non-compliant or poor quality products without a worry in the world.

"Self regulation" - a gold standard oxymoron.
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