#79285  by nigsuz
 Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:55 pm
Hi there,
Our campervan is 2008 3550kg gross vehicle. Tare is 2280kg.
What is the possibility of reducing the gross vehicle weight by 50kg to get wof instead?
Sorry if this has been dealt with but all I could find was related to older vehicles.
Not a huge deal but annoying its 50kg over the cutoff.
Cheers for any info.
Nigel.
 #79303  by dale3112
 Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:08 pm
I thought that I had read somewhere (and please soneone correct me if I am wrong) that one could apply to have a campervan changed to a WOF if it was 3750 or under??
 #79310  by nigsuz
 Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:05 am
Hi Dale,
Yes I read that on the NZMCA website under the advise section. That rule applies to vehicles registered before 1992 according the the site.
I find the wording a bit vague. As my van is 50 kg over the cutoff and I would be unlikely to use the full 3550 kg I thought a limit of 3500kg reasonable.
Of course I am totally unsure.
Cheers.
 #79338  by shuttleman47
 Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:38 pm
the manufacturers GVM is used be aware that regs state 3500kg and over so max weight for WOF is 3499kg
 #79339  by mattn
 Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:05 pm
My dad has a Ducato based Bolero that has a GVM of 3500kg. When he purchased it it was ex rental so on COF - its now on a WoF. He had problems as some information states over 3500 is a COF, while others state under 3500 is a WOF and 3500kg or over is a CoF. Eventually he got onto someone in authority at LTNZ who confirmed that a) The regs were ambiguous and b) A WoF can be issued on a van with a GVM 3500kg.

His first warrant he need to give the inspector the number for the LTNZ contact before they would issue the WOF. Since then he has never been questioned on it.
 #79344  by nigsuz
 Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:15 pm
Thanks for the replies all.
My Crafter is 3550kg gvm so defininitely over the 3500kg cutoff.
I get the feeling that I will be out of luck on getting the gvm modified and I can understand that. I would need the gvm downrated 50kg.
Just annoying as its a considerable difference in annual costs for essentially 50kg difference. VW should just downrate them for NZ and sales would be easier.
Although I bought one.... :roll:
Cheers
 #79380  by BUSRSQ
 Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:54 pm
I bet they are already downrated from overseas spec as to axle loadings, NZ has some of the lowest axle loadings in the world, This is why you see alot of twin steer big rigs as they cannot be certed in NZ as they were originally built in the US
Last edited by Mark on Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:44 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Redundant quote of immediately prior post.
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