Is your caravan overweight? If so, it can lead to dangerous situations on the road, excessive wear & tear on the mechanical components of your van, and potentially cause issues with any insurance claims you may have.
Caravan ATM Upgrade Toowoomba
If you already know that your rig is overweight, contact us with the weights you have recorded, and we can advise your best options to getting legal with a caravan ATM upgrade or vehicle GVM upgrade.
How do I know if my caravan is overweight?
We will weigh your van and rig, and run through a series of calculations to work out whether you are exceeding any of the specified capacities of your caravan, or tow vehicle
If you feel as though your rig is not handling well on the road, is flighty or sluggish, prone to swaying or wobbling, it may indicate that your rig is overweight in some key area.
What to do about it?
It is best to ensure your entire rig is legal is every aspect. We are able to carry out a “Caravan ATM Upgrade” where you can legally carry more in your existing van. This is done through an engineering process where you get an updated VIN/Modification plate affixed to your van, and lodged with QLD Transport / TMR.
Sometimes, we are able to upgrade the ATM with either no, or just minor modifications to your van. Other times, it may require suspension or wheel/tyre upgrades. Either way, the costs for such an upgrade are an affordable option to get your rig legal, ensure your safety on the road, and give you great peace of mind!
What is ATM?
ATM stands for “Aggregate Trailer Mass” and is the maximum permissible weight of your caravan (independent of the tow vehicle). As part of an ATM upgrade, we also check the Tare (empty) weight, GTM (“Gross Trailer Mass” – which is the load rating of the axle group) and Ball Weight.
What about the Tow Vehicle? GVM Upgrades too!
Good question! It’s one thing to ensure that your van is legal, and another ensuring that your vehicle can legally tow it. Where we find that your vehicle is overloaded in any of the key areas (carrying capacity/GVM, ball weight or towing capacity), we also offer services for upgrading your tow vehicle to ensure it is compliant. Read more about our tow vehicle upgrade services here.
Need your van checked for a Caravan ATM Upgrade Toowoomba?