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Over 3500 kg MOT

To make a short story long I took the van in for MOT this morning, when booking I was aware that the ALKO chassis plate under the bonnet states that it has been upgraded to 3850kg but the tax book has no revenue weight listed. I tried on line initially to book it as PHG but vehicle was unknown, I then tried as a car and appointment came up.
When I arrived at the test centre the inspector got excited and sent for the manager who came out and said that the booking could go ahead but the emission smoke test had to be carried out as it was over 3500 kg. The emission tester was placed in the exhaust pipe and the van was revved to full throttle, a black plume of smoke at the beginning of the rev and when the throttle was released.. a fail. Despite half a dozen attempts it continued to fail. 4.2 and the pass rate was 3.0 for the turbo diesel.
He completed the remainder of the test and it also failed on the nearside headlamp, high allignment. I asked him did he think the emissions failure was down to fuel or engine problems and he said it could be either. I asked his opinion on whether I should down plate to 3500kg and therefore not have to do the emission test. We looked up the data from the axle weights when I was on the rollers for the brake test and when added together I was over the 3850kg upgrade. The van wasnt emptied for the test and along with myself and the tester. the water tank was full 160 litres and the van weighed 3940kg. Overloaded
I took the van to a diesel specialist and he suggested a conditioner in the fuel and winding the fuel pump back from "felt spec". I got my mechanic to do this and then drive the dung out of it for an hour and took it back for a retest. The burst of smoke was still happening initially when the throttle was pressed but there was no smoke from then or when the throttle was released. The tester this time was more sympathetic this time and didnt rev the dung out of it and it passed. :splits: :splits: :splits:
Now I need to notify DVLA of the PHG revenue weight and get the cheaper "road tax". I also need to identify why I have such a poor payload. Yes the water tank was full and this would weigh approx 150 kg, also the motor bike rack would add a considerable weight but other than that I need most other things already in the garage, maybe not the spare dometic fridge in the garage. The fuel tank was only quarter full.
The van itself must be inherently heavy.
Posted on 25.07.2016 from Chevy g20 | Read here (8 Answers)

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Posted on 15.07.2016 from Douzeper | Read here (13 Answers)

Motorhomecraic Snubbed

Read through it expecting to see Motorhomecraic mentioned at least once. Everything else is mentioned. Are we, as the biggest collection of Motorhomers In Ireland being snubbed by a well known Magazine? Seems very strange that they never mentioned MHC, after all they have an account on MHC. Perhaps just an error on their part?

Posted on 10.07.2016 from CHAUSSON | Read here (20 Answers)

Do YOU own this Motorhome??

If you do, I have a suggestion for you, sell it!! you are ruining it for the rest of us. :bh: :bh: :bh:

Posted on 07.07.2016 from Douzeper | Read here (55 Answers)

Quality Electric Bikes for Sale

High quality Electric Ebikes for sale at Anchor Point Motorhomes. Durable and well made European Manufactured bikes that stand the test of time:

Gepida Electric Bikes
Gepida make durable, high performace E-bikes with Bosch battery, motor and control system. Bosch are the leaders in of ebike system on the European Market. The "tailwind" effect provided by the BOSCH ebike system currently brings momentum to 50 top European brands including Gepida delivering the highest standards in performance and comfort. Gepida e-bikes also come with hydra forming alloys, antishock suspension, hydraulic brake systems, the reputable Shimano gear system and a choice of rear and front wheel drive with approximately 100km range.
Price: €2,699.

Prestige Electric Bikes
Prestige are European designed E-bikes with full Aluminium frame for rugged yet light construction with suntour shocks and powered by a high performance 36V 12A 432Wh Lithium Ion Battery. Prestige electric bikes are also fitted with reputable 7 Speed shimano gear with 250 Watt front wheel drive motor capable of a 25kph assist over a 40 to 80km range. Folding option with similar spec also available.
Price: €1,499
Posted on 06.07.2016 from AnchorPointMotorhome | Read here (0 Answers)

Heated waste water tank

This comes as an additional option on a model I'm considering. Is it worthwhile having it.
Posted on 04.07.2016 from JMAC | Read here (3 Answers)

big day

well our big day has arrived! we head for rosslare soon and on to our first overseas trip to corwall,
really looking forward to the trip. all loaded and all checks done and if I forgot anything we can do without!
Posted on 03.07.2016 from oldautotrailer | Read here (6 Answers)

Reversing camera

Is it possible to add a second monitor on a reversing camera I need to monitor my boat and trailer and leave my existing camera as it is
Posted on 03.07.2016 from paddyx | Read here (3 Answers)

Weight of your Motorhome

Do you know the weight of your Motorhome ?
Do you know the amount of weight you are legally allowed to carry?

It has amazes me how many don't know or don't care,
Posted on 03.07.2016 from mad max | Read here (17 Answers)

Vineyards around Royan to Bordeaux

We are doing a family holiday soon and will be in La Palmyre kind of between Royan and Bordeaux. One of the things we would love to do would be take a time-out from the kiddie stuff and drag them to a vineyard for a half day somewhere. It would have to be reasonably kid-friendly, reasonably priced and accessible by camper van. Is there such a mythical place?
Looked at packages for Bordeaux vineyards and they all seem to be organized visits at 80 or 90 Euros each. I was more kind of hoping we could turn up at one of these places, eventually get brought around the winery, and then be shunted off to buy their stuff?
Posted on 01.07.2016 from danduffymallow | Read here (10 Answers)

Off to France

Hi,

going to France 10th July - 1 night Mont St Michel, 7 nights La Palmyre, 5 nights Jean de Mont. If anyone travelling in this direction would be good to say hello ...
Posted on 01.07.2016 from danduffymallow | Read here (8 Answers)

Puncture in France

Going on the premise that there is no such thing as a stupid question .........

Are punctures easy to fix on a 6 berth Fiat Ducato campervan? Worried about what the hell to do if we get a puncture in France - pretty good changing in a car but never done it in camper. Roadside assist? (or am I just a big girls blouse?)
Posted on 01.07.2016 from danduffymallow | Read here (23 Answers)

Portaferry Campsite

Disused Portafery campsite is sad to see, pity no one can get it open again as we enjoyed last weekend in Portaferry but had to park (with permission) in one of the primary Schools.

Shower blocks etc all vandalised.

Posted on 22.06.2016 from Douzeper | Read here (8 Answers)
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