Converting my 750Kg luggage trailer

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    sjabuh72@gmail.comParticipant

    Hi Everyone,

    I am currently having a small trailer that i want to convert it into caravan, what must i do to increase the GVM of the trailer?

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    Jabu

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    Corne
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    Hi Jabu,

    Once this has been done you will have to re-roadworthy the trailer specifying an upgrade in GVM and register the trailer at your local authority. You will have to upgrade the trailer data plate too.

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    The GVM of the trailer starts with the axle rating, by law all axles must have a tag specifying the maximum load it can carry. You can upgrade the axle to a heavier load carrying capacity – within the capability of the trailer – and if you go more than 750 kg you will have to fit an axle that has brakes. This would also require a new tow hitch to operate the trailer brakes.

    Once this has been done you will have to re-roadworthy the trailer specifying an upgrade in GVM and register the trailer at your local authority. You will have to upgrade the trailer data plate too.

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