down rating my 1980 Ford F350

down rating my 1980 Ford F350



Original Poster:

1 posts

2 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Hi all,
Need your help please.
I own a 1980 Ford F350 Dually that I'm trying to down-rate so that I don't have to go through an expensive HGV test every year. I needed it for towing a 1950 Spartan Mansion trailer but I'm selling that.
Does anyone know how to do this as DVLA have no bloody clue!
I can now go historic and therefore tax exempt, but want to go test exempt too.
Has anyone done this?
Would really appreciate some help pls.



917 posts

156 months

Wednesday 15th May
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This should help

Regards to hgv side its all dvsa and not dvla.

Alternative if you have a dvsa test site close by you could stop past.

But mostly how heavy is the f350 empty. If it's around 3 tonne empty then you have 500kgs to pay with with bodies and luggage before risking being over weight if limited to 3.5tonne