JUST NOW, SADLY NO MORE LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES!

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: JUST NOW, SADLY NO MORE LOVELLS UPGRADES FOR 200 SERIES! Reply with quote

WOW, AND BIG NEWS TO ME! JUST HAPPENED THREE HOURS AGO!! THIS HAS THE WHOLE INDUSTRY REELING...

MORE AS I HAVE IT, BUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS CHANGED THEIR MIND AND THERE WILL BE NO MORE LOVELLS TOWING CAPACITY INCREASE !!! AS OF JUST THIS MORNING !!!


More as I have it.. Lovells is reeling and so are we here at Bushtracker. All the existing Landcruisers with the Lovells increase are Grandfathered in. They would have had to be, but WOW THIS IS HUGE NEWS... Don't lose sight yet, there would HAVE to be a Legal Challenge on this for them to just change their minds..

I will add to this when I have more... Trying to look after you, Steven Gibbs, Director.. Shocked Confused Exclamation [/b]


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the best three things I can tell you right now:

1) Go see SCD for the NISSAN TITAN !
2) Go see SCD for the NISSAN TITAN !
3) Go see SCD for the NISSAN TITAN !


They also have a 2016 200 Series GX, loaded, Bull Bar, side rails, tow bar and more, 22,000 kms, that has the Lovells Tow Capacity increase... It might not last the morning!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From another site:

It's National.

No more BTC upgrades anywhere.

Applies from the 1st June.

Existing upgrades are OK.



I'm waiting on that site to present a link.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like the resale value of my upgraded LC200 just went thru the roof!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to add a little more to the intrigue. I found this on the project 200 web page.

https://www.project200.com.au/gvm-upgrade/

Important Update:

As of 5th June 2018, the Federal Dept of Infrastructure (Vehicle Standards), has issued a new circular which prohibits SSM approval of Braked Towing Capacity (BTC) increases, and -depending on interpretation- also notional GCM increases.

Anyone contemplating such increases should contact their engineering signatory and/or state vehicle standards department for clarification of the situation.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may be wrong here but delving a little deeper into Federal Gov Transport website it would appear that the previous Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 is being replaced by the Road Vehicle Standards Bill 2018 And there is a 12 month transitional period in which eg vehicle modifiers like Lovell’s are required to be reapproved. Seems recalls are a big part and also importers like those converting LHD vehicles. Caravan manufacturers building more than 4 vans per year are also mentioned.

Road Vehicle Standards Bill 2018

112. It is important to note that not all modifications prior to the vehicle being provided to a consumer are a contravention of this Bill. For example:

Registered Automotive Workshops are allowed to complete modifications on a vehicle before it is provided for the first time in Australia to the extent it is required by the entry pathway or allowed by the Rules.

Dealers for type approved vehicles may be able to modify a vehicle prior to providing a consumer with the vehicle, so long as the modification is consistent with the type approval.

Second stage manufacturers may be able to modify a vehicle if they hold a type approval for the second stage.

Link:

https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r6032

ROAD VEHICLE STANDARDS (CONSEQUENTIAL AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS) BILL 2018

Link:

http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/ems/r6035_ems_8bb28e49-eaf9-4c8c-86c7-8a35dca0227a/upload_pdf/661947.pdf;fileType=application%2Fpdf
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.4wdcouncil.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Circular-0-4-6-GVM-upgrade-final.pdf

See para 10.6.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does this retrospectively apply? and if not how do you verify that?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red Dirt wrote:
Does this retrospectively apply? and if not how do you verify that?


First part, no Red Dirt, they can almost NEVER make things like this retrospectively apply, as it is "Grandfathered In" and there would be no end to Lawsuits to reimburse people that invested in it when it was legal..

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Now, there is hope, but you would have to hurry. This morning this link was sent to me, that sounds like it says you can still get it until the end of June.???. Now it is worth a bit of investigation to see if it is possible, but it sounds like they may have a window of opportunity before it is final... Make the call..

https://mr4x4.com.au/no-gcm-upgrades-new-vehicles/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=GCM+upgrades+have+been+banned&utm_campaign=PC+Newsletter+%23214
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