A. Ensuring your vehicle is weight compliant is crucial due to:
Weight compliance helps to maintain your vehicle’s stability, handling, and on-road accident risk reduction.
Driver & passenger safety
Overloaded and weight imbalanced vehicles increase the risks of dangerous situations for the driver, passengers, and others on the road.
If your vehicle is found to be non-compliant with regulations, insurance claims may be denied.
Vehicle weight non-compliance can result in fines, penalties, and even vehicle impoundment.
Overloaded vehicles increase your liability risk in the event of an accident if it is seen as contributing to the severity of damage.
A. The cost of weighing your caravan, campervan, motorhome, vehicle, trailer, or boat will vary based on factors such as your location and setup.
The below prices can be used as a rough guide to determine your weight assessment’s costs:
Group Booking (special discount available)
A. To get the most accurate and insightful results at your weight assessment, we recommend you make these preparations:
A. Overweight vehicles come with a big list of potential risks that aren’t worth taking. These include:
Don’t risk it. Weigh it.
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A. Weigh Station’s expertise and accuracy means our weigh bridge tickets are accepted by VicRoads and VASS Engineers. Once your setup is up to code, we’ll vouch for its safety and compliance on our roads.
The terms used in vehicle and trailer tow weights and measurements can seem like a crash course in advanced engineering. We’ve broken the most commonly used measurements down for you:
GVM – Gross Vehicle Mass
Your GVM is the total maximum weight your vehicle should be when it’s fully loaded.
This weight is set by the vehicle manufacturer and cannot be exceeded by law.
It includes your:
GCM – Gross Combined Mass
The combined weight of your vehicle and trailer/caravan when they’re hitched on and loaded to capacity. Your specified GCM can often be much less than your actual combined mass, and many people get caught out towing far more than the GCM limit for their setup.
ATM – Aggregate Trailer Mass
Your ATM is the total weight of your fully loaded caravan, campervan, or trailer when it’s unhitched from your vehicle. It includes the TARE weight and provides you with an idea of your leftover payload for your cargo, water tanks, fuel, etc.
GTM – Gross Trailer Mass
Your GTM is the total allowable weight demand your trailer/caravan can put on its wheels and axles when it’s fully loaded and hitched to your vehicle (doesn’t include your towball mass which becomes part of your GVM when hitched).
TBM – Towball Mass
Your towball mass is the total maximum weight your trailer/caravan can load onto your vehicle. Your TBM will vary with how loaded your caravan/trailer is and can’t exceed your vehicle’s legal limit. Your TBM will also be included in your vehicle’s GVM when weighing.
BTC – Braked Towing Capacity
Your BTC sets the maximum weight your vehicle can tow legally and is set by your vehicle’s manufacturer. Your BTC is generally the same weight limit as your ATM and cannot be exceeded.
A. The responsibility of safety and compliance always belongs to you. Here are our top tips for keeping your vehicle and towing setup safe and compliant:
Always keep your vehicle maintenance up to date and check critical components such as your brakes, tyres, suspension, and safety equipment.
Obey road laws
Always obey the law on our roads and adhere to the speed limit, cornering limits, and other road signs.
Never overload your vehicle, trailer, or boat, or exceed its weight capacity.
Always ensure you’re equipped with the proper safety equipment that is maintained and operational such as seatbelts, airbags, and child restraints.
Stay informed of any changes in regulations, requirements, or safety guidelines relating to your vehicle type.
Regular vehicle inspections
Regularly inspect your vehicle and its attachments for wear and tear, compliance issues, or safety concerns (Weigh Station can do this for you!)
Professional weighing services
Don’t try to guess your own weight and risk your safety and compliance. Call Weigh Station to accurately measure, inspect, and improve your weight distribution.
You’re never too new or too experienced to learn more. Consider taking a driver refresher course or specific vehicle driving course to enhance your skills and brush up on road safety.
Always carry a fully stocked first aid kit, emergency contact information, remote communication devices, and consider first aid training before you travel.
Environmental and cultural impact
Be aware of the different environmental and cultural regulations of the areas you’re travelling to and through, and your vehicle’s impact on the environment.