Nigel - Go and get a certified weigh bridge certificate that states the weight of the van. Macaulies the scrap dealers in Melden St P/Nth have a certified weigh bridge and can give you a loading. If the vehicle is not weighing over the magic 3500Kg its a WOF, just keep away from the COF if you possibly can, it costs lots and things change from one to the other, Take the spare wheel out or something - Brian
Brian,are you sure of that? I understand (as do several earlier posters on this and other threads) that the WOF/COF border was based on the manufacturer's rated GVM, regardless of what the vehicle actually weighs on the road. There has been quite a bit of discussion on how, if at all, it is possible to change that rating. Most of it sounded extremely difficult and all of it very costly. I think we should be careful in offering unqualified advice on regulatory or safety issues unless it is backed up with the appropriate authorities and references.