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cunners
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Date Posted:16/03/2013 07:43:49Copy HTML


Hi all, I've got a question about getting a RB44 replated as a different gross weight and hoping someone might have more of a clue about it than I have!

I've been offered a radio body RB from someone that one of my mates knows who knows I've been after one for a while, but it has been declassed to 3500kgs and has a class 7 MOT.  Now I don't know what the empty weight of a radio body is, but I believe the GS is 3000kg so I can imagine the radio body must be pretty much around 3500kg empty without any load which is completely useless to me.  So my question is does any one know how hard it would be to get it upgraded back to its original gross weight?  I can't imagine that it is as easy as getting a private HGV MOT done and changing the weight on the on the V5?

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Re:Re-plating a RB44

Date Posted:16/03/2013 08:08:15Copy HTML

I for one would be quite surprised if any 4WD Dodge (with some kind of body) weighs much under 3500kg, but can't recall the payload of the GS RB right now (2250kg springs to mind?) - like you, i'd imagine the radio-bodied '44 would be around the 3.5t mark, as a minimum
you'd have a fair stack of bump-stop spacers on a downrated '44 at a guess - putting back up to original weight would probably just involve removing the packers and submitting a VTG10 form to VOSA, probably :-)
it seemed like a good idea at the time
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Re:Re-plating a RB44

Date Posted:16/03/2013 09:24:24Copy HTML

thanks for the info chugg, guess I probably should ring VOSA next week and check what they think.  Didn't realise that a mod had to be done to it, I'd just assumed that it was just a paperwork exercise to get something downrated.
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Re:Re-plating a RB44

Date Posted:17/03/2013 02:25:03Copy HTML

The mod to down rate is just adding some packing plates between the bump stops as chugg says and to up rate back to 5600kgs you would just need to remove them and sort the paper work out and get vosa to inspect it, a radio body on an RB44 will deffo be over 3500kgs in my opinion.
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Re:Re-plating a RB44

Date Posted:17/03/2013 02:25:53Copy HTML

Basically everything chugg said
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