LEGAL REQUIREMENTS-stroage systems

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 09:18
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Morning all. here is some info for people with storage systems in their vehicles....( info from Qld caravan & camping show )

According to Qld law anyone who fits a rear storage system to their vehicle ( taking rear dickie seats out ) must supply a compliance plate from dept of transport ( $77.00 ) stating the vehicles seating has been modified from 7 seats to 5 seats, also....

if you fit a middle storage system, ( taking out middle seats ) you are not required to obtain a modified compliance plate unless the seats are going to be re-fitted within 30 days, after 30 days you must obtain a compliance plate stating the vehicles seating has changed from 5 seats to 2 seats

Please check your laws in other states........

Hopefully this infomation will be of use to everyone out there




HAPPY TRAVELING TO YOU ALL TAKE CARE OUT THERE


JOHN.
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Reply By: Mike Harding - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 09:42

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 09:42
>Please check your laws in other states........

I would but... I have to re-arrange my sock drawer today....
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Follow Up By: GoneTroppo Member (FNQ) - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 09:59

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 09:59
What a coincidence.... I was going to do my hankies
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Reply By: awill4x4 - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 10:28

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 10:28
I would check with your road traffic authority before panicking. I know that this came up a couple of years ago and at least in Victoria it was found to be a non issue.
The regs as they stand in Victoria straight off the Vicroads website state:

Removing seats
The requirements for removing seats will vary depending on:
* the original number of seating positions
* the new number of seating positions
* which seats are removed
* when the vehicle was manufactured


An Approval Certificate is not required if:
* the number of original seating positions was less than 10
* 10 or more seating positions have been reduced to 2 - 3 seats in the front row only
* 10 or more seating positions have been reduced to 4 - 9 seats in a vehicle manufactured before 1970
* more than 12 seating positions have been reduced to 10-12 seats in a vehicle manufactured before 1986
* the number of seating positions does not reduce to below 13
If the modification is not listed above an Approval Certificate is required.

The Vicroads link is seat removal
Regards Andrew.
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Reply By: Member - shane (SA) - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 11:46

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 11:46
take a gander at this, http://www.anfwdc.asn.au/article_Detail.cfm?ID=24
cheers shane.
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