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Thread: Gross vehicle mass increases in 4WD's, GVM.

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    May 2010
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    Gross vehicle mass increases in 4WD's, GVM.

    Not a simple evolution. From Outback Travel Australia.

    Gross vehicle mass increases for 4WDs
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    Armstrong Creek, Qld
    All this shows is that 99% of your rough, tough, go anywhere, blinged up 4x4s aren't fit for the purpose the advertising would have you believe.
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    Apr 2008
    Brisbane some of the time
    Quote Originally Posted by bob10 View Post
    Not a simple evolution. From Outback Travel Australia.

    Gross vehicle mass increases for 4WDs
    And to throw something else in there,for those that operate businesses,vehicles can be bought with no LCT,GVM upgrade pre rego,then classed as commercial vehicles,so a nice tax break.
    Possibly only in Qld.

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    Feb 2007
    Yass NSW
    Yep, it seems that there are only a couple of solutions:

    Don't take all the crap that you think you need when touring and stay within the GVM (often pretty difficult from my experience having done a 2 week Simpson/Hay river trip with two kids).

    Buy a Defender 130, unfortunately there's not much else out there that suits although the 70 series Toyotas aren't too bad, and not very much in the modern wagon market, the new Defender is better than most at around 800KG and the Patrol is about 750.

    It is obviously a problem though as Toyota have a web page dedicated to knowing your GVM two clicks away from their front page. Toyota Genuine Accessories Payload | Toyota Australia

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