We upgrade GVM ratings for trailers & caravans
GVM stands for Gross Vehicle Mass. The GVM rating is comprised of the weight of the trailer and the maximum load it is capable of supporting.
For example, if a trailer is rated to 750kg GVM and the trailer weight is 250kg, then you could place a 500 kg load onto that trailer, which will give you the total of 750 GVM.
If you are exceeding your GVM, your trailer is illegal on road and you will require an upgrade. Keep in mind if you exceed your GVM and are involved in an accident whether you are at fault or not, your insurer will not cover the damage for either party be it CTP, Third Party or Comprehensive Insurance.
Felk Engineering performs suspension, brake & chassis upgrades on trailers to increase the GVM rating. This is particularly helpful for people who already own a trailer, as a GVM upgrade can be a more economical solution over buying a new trailer, and or, losing your house and car to an insurance claim!
GVM upgrades are possible on all types of light trailers, whether it be a box, boat, custom or an industrial trailer. Our GVM upgrades are performed to achieve a GVM of up to 4.5 tonne, anything above this is capacity outside of our specialty.
All our GVM upgrades are performed to the highest of standards and leave the workshop 100% RMS compliant.
Please note. You should contact your insurer after the upgrade has been performed to ensure your policy reflects the changes!