Why is van weight important?
According to the DVSA:-
Eight in 10 vehicles are stopped because they are overloaded
54% of vans are found with serious mechanical defects
If overweight you will be fined, and in the vast majority of cases, they will prevent you from driving any further until you are back under weight (easy for a van carrying stock, more difficult for vanlifers who would have to remove cupboards etc)
More than 30% Court summons
Your van will be clamped until fee is paid, and then there is an £80 release fee.
If you think your van is overweight (94% of self built campervans I've looked at are) then I can help you. Let's sort it before the DVLA have you sort it at the road side.