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Hi Colin

No doubt it will all turn out good in the end. Safe travels to you, Gayleen, and the pups

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Hi Colin

From what I have read on some of the other forums dealing with QT you are not alone in this matter. It appears that their right hand doesn't know what the left is doing. I suppose that we are lucky in Victoria that we don't have this stupid rule, but saying that there are some questions being asked about the legality of towing a large van behind a large car with possible measurements of up to fifteen metres with a possible combined weight of around seven to eight tonne on a standard car license. This could be the next thing to come into being and could be one of the reasons that QLD has the questionable rule with heavy vans.

Good luck

Merv

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The final Chapter.

Last Monday I visited the Cairns QT centre as instructed by Joy of QT the week before. Joy told me I had to take the van there but, given my recent experience, I decided to go sans van. That was fortunate because the people in Cairns said that they did not want to see the van and I had to take it to an authorised roadworthy inspector qualified to inspect trailers. I asked if they had a list of such inspectors in Cairns. No, they did not.

After calling a number of places I eventually found one and booked in. On Wednesday I presented the van to the inspector. All was good except that the Breaksafe battery was dead and had to be replaced. Boy, that is a job and a half! Late in the day I had replaced the dead battery and the van passed the test. I asked for the roadworthy certificate and he disappeared into the office to emerge a few minutes later saying "oh! I forgot - you need a gas inspection certificates". I said that QT only required his certificate as gas certificates are only required for new vans and on change of ownership. He refused to sign off until I had a gas certificate. The next day I had the gas inspection completed and subsequently my roadworthy was in my hands. On Friday I fronted the QT people and presented the paperwork. I asked if the gas certificate I presented was necessary. "Only on change of ownership......don't get one next year".

Well, the van is now registered and has a GVM of 3950 kg. Sheeeeesh!

Colin

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Congratulations Colin. I am looking forward to seeing your near five (5) tonne Top Ender one day on the road. Now that is a BIG rig......

Cheers

Merv

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Congratulations Colin. I am looking forward to seeing your near five (5) tonne Top Ender one day on the road. Now that is a BIG rig......

Cheers

Merv

Oooops! I mean 3950 kg.......

Thanks Merv. I have edited my post.

Colin

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