Hello, Welcome to LoadSafe New Zealand, New Zealand’s specialist for upgrading GVM’s and axle weight limits.
LoadSafe NZ has partnered with a leading European Vehicle Consultancy to bring TÜV approved documentation that enables vehicles such as
Motorhomes, Vans, Horseboxes and utes, to be re-rated to a higher Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) with increased axle weights to New Zealanders.
We are also suppliers of the world class VB-AirSuspension from the Netherlands. VB-AirSuspension not only manufacturer air suspensions, but cover the range from helper coil springs right through to complete retrofit Full Air suspension units. All suspensions are TÜV type approved for each vehicle type they are designed for, to ensure your continuing safety. Check our Available Models and Shop pages to see what’s available for which vehicle model, or check with us.
Is your Motorhome or Light Commercial Vehicle overweight? ie exceeding its Gross Vehicle Mass and / or allowable axle(s) weight limit. Not sure, either way, you have found the right website to visit. Don’t wait to find out you are overweight and parked up on the side of the road having to unload before you can continue, or having an expensive fine to pay. Being overweight is dangerous, plus your insurance is possibly null and void.
Operating overweight has a direct effect on safety & comfort, and can result in an expensive police ticket as well. Lack of knowledge of the vehicle load capacity is often the cause for this overloading. In many instances the vehicle is packed without realising the consequences.
By re-rating your vehicle, it will be safer at these higher weights as additional suspension components will be fitted to support the extra weight. Advantages of fitting air suspension and re-rating your vehicle are
- Improved safety
- Enhanced ride comfort
- More payload
- Upgraded axle loads
Do you know your weights? Are you running over weight? (If you don’t know what your legal maximums are, read this page on chassis rating plates)
Do you need more Payload?
Do you want to be safe?
If any of these apply to you, the vehicles we can Up-Rate are listed in the Vehicles menu above. More vehicles will be added in the future.
To enable your vehicle to be re-rated we will need information from you. As we assess each vehicle individually, please complete the form available in the link below and email it to us along with the photos and weights as requested. Each vehicle will be assessed against our database of approvals to determine the maximum weights possible for your vehicle. All axle components ie, Axle, Suspension, Rims and Tyres need to have a sufficient rating to cover the new weights. The final rating for each axle will be the lessor component rating of the four items listed above. You may need to replace your rims and tyres for higher rated items to achieve the best outcome. Speak to us for options available.
Note, if your GVM is increasing from 3500 kg or less to over 3500 kg, your vehicle will now require COF inspections every 6 months.
After finding that our Benimar Tessoro 463 had a very limited payload we investigated options on increasing it. Got referred to Bruce Sutton at Loadsafe NZ. Bruce recommended installing air suspension and Bruce arranged the kit for us. This enabled us to increase our GVM from 3500 to 4100. Although we had to change from a WOF to a COF we feel much more comfortable with our payload and compliance. Bruce is very knowledgeable with the process and helpful in every aspect.☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆Dave F.
Bruce is great to deal with. Have a Corado T449 which was always overweight, fitted air bags to rear axle and uprated wheels. GVM has now gone from 3500kgs to 4000kgs and handling has improved, also as a bonus nice to be able to lift one side at rear for emptying waste tank. Thanks Bruce for a very professional job.☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆Barry C.
Bruce was very professional to deal with in installing VB semi air suspension in our Fiat Ducato Benimar Mileo 294 motorhome to allow our GVM to be increased to 4000kg and rear axle weight up to 2250kg. Maybe more importantly the motorhome handles more smoothly, balanced and safely on the road. I can thoroughly recommended the services of LoadSafe for quality work at reasonable price. Jim☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆Jim C.
Great to be legal on the road. Now 4000kg so got decent payload. No problems at VTNZ & got my hubodometer exemption within hours. Very professional service, recommended.☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆Neil C.
We had original air suspension fitted to our twin rear axle Fiat Ducato Motorhome with an original GVM of 5000 Kgs. Each COF we were marginal on Max weight. Following discussions with Bruce via email, soon determined that our GVM could be increased to 5500 Kgs, with the fitting of an upgraded handbrake lever, which Bruce, was able to supply promptly and was soon fitted. A really great service was provided by Loadsafe, which exceeded my expectations. Well done Bruce.☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆Gary B
Very pleased to have used Bruce at Loadsafe to upgrade the weight limit on our Auto Trail Tracker. Being rated at 3500 we were always overweight. With Bruce's guidance the procedure went very smoothly. VTNZ accepted the heavier weight at 4000 without any queries. The ride is improved. We now have peace of mind when on the road. Albie☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆Albie W.
What a great guy to deal with. Up rated our 294 Benimar to 4000kg with rear airbags and new front springs. Travels way better . Thanks Bruce, job well done☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆Syd M.
Thanks Bruce for your clear recommendations regarding the GVM up rating for our Fiat/ Benimar motorhome. The recommendation to replace the front spring set, at the same time as the rear air bag installation, has been a major revelation. The ride and handling is so much improved. All the documentation was accepted without question at the Napier VTNZ. We have already recommended the services of Loadsafe to others. Brent☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆Brent R.
Bruce sorted our Airbag/GVM upgrade to our Ducato - the best part was only spending 5 minutes at VTNZ to collect a new loading cert (Bruce had supplied all the correct paperwork !)☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆Tony T.
We had our Carado T449 upgraded from 3500 to 4000kg, with rear axle to 2250kg. Bruce was a real rock even helping the (third party) inspector to see the light.☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆Gus J.
Absolutely best money spent on our Motorhome Bruce is great to deal with and being able to increase rear axle to 2250kg & GVW to 4000kg now means we will not be overloaded ...Easy to fit and sure adds stability to the Motorhome☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆Arthur W.
Had our Benimar 294 upgraded to 4000kg all went very well we now have a gvm of 4000kg. Bruce is good to work with and would highly recommend LoadSafe. (Benimar Mileo 294. GVM increased to 4000 kg, rear axle increased to 2240 kg.)☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆Bob O.
During a recent trip around the South Island I am impressed with the stability and comfort of the airbags. The increased GVM has enabled us to take the toys without the worry about being overloaded. Thanks Bruce. (RollerTeam 740, GVM increased to 4000kg, rear axle increased to 2240kg)☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆Rob M.
Have been very impressed with your service completing the GVM increase, and look forward to recommending your services to other friends etc.☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆Gary
Just picked up motorhome with (air)bags at 2 bar. Driving comfort is significantly better!☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆Gus J.
Whilst researching the dilemma of our overweight motorhome I came across the LoadSafe website and rang Bruce for a chat. I found him knowledgeable and assisted us to make the decision to fit Full Air Suspension which would provide another 500kgs to our GVM. We knew there would be other benefits, but under estimated how smooth the ride would actually be. What used to be rattles have gone. Well worth the money and Bruce was there for any questions during the installation which we did ourselves.☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆Graeme P.
I have got the airbags fitted to our motorhome and yes I believe it is money well spent, seems to ride a lot softer although not loaded up properly yet, I have no doubt that it will be about 150% better.Thank you very much for getting them to me so quickly☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆Arthur W.
Drives very well, a lot more stable.The fitting instructions are quite clear.☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆Kirk G.