Delay in collecting new motorhome

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  1. Puddleduck

    Puddleduck Funster

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    We were hoping to collect our new-to-us motorhome on Monday, but Monday is a Bank Holiday and The Post Office will be shut so we can't tax it. We got the insurance on Friday but the database hasn't been updated yet so couldn't tax it today :cry:. It will now be Friday when we pick it up :thumb:
     
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    Another day of getting all your stuff sorted then.... hope it goes well.:Smile:
     
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    As I know better than many..... It's a hassle..

    BUT, this is the best thing we have ever done, a few days in Seahouses, it rained , but so what. Now a couple of nights with the granddaughter at Flamingo Land.

    We had stress and hassle, have we forgotten it.....well.....nearly.

    So, what's a few more days, WHO would have thought I would say that !!!!!
     
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    I would take it out..
    Its insured.. Being on the 'database' isn't a legal requirement.. Can't see any action being taken re one day without tax... Go and enjoy it
     
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    What a bummer, but Tuesday will be here soon enough, like a kid at Christmas, go to bed early, it will get here quicker:Laughing:
     
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    The extra days will seem a long time but plenty more days to enjoy it after that.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing it next week.
     
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    New Motorhome

    We picked our up last Wednesday.

    Like you we were incredibly excited. We arrived at 8.30 - it was not until 2.30 in the afternoon that we actually got to drive the thing the handover was very stressful and not terribly good. We were kept hanging around for hours.

    Once we did get to drive it, we found that our £800 special stereo was useless - could not get even 1 radio station and they had not wired it to the leisure batteries as asked and discussed many times only a week earlier.

    Eventually it was Friday afternoon that they has partially fixed the radio problem.

    Moral of the story

    Don't be too excited there can be teething problems.
     
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  9. DuxDeluxe

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    Fingers crossed it all goes well. Just had a test drive in our new bus today just to be sure. Pick it up on 23rd:thumb:
     
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    NO! :Eek!: It is NOT road legal, no point in risking being done ... if there was an accident what would the insurer's say? Not worth finding out is it for the sake of a day!!! :Eeek:
     
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    Bit late but you do not have to have insurance to tax a vehicle anymore - rules changed


     
  12. Puddleduck

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    Well we couldn't tax it at The Post Office so it looks like they don't know the rules have changed. We pick it up next Friday. It doesn't make a lot of difference as it would have stood on the drive this week anyway, although we were thinking about charging for the guided tour!
     
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    Taxed a car 2 weeks ago at local village Post office - with just the new keepers part of V5 - insurance not required

    And there are post offices open on Sundays - look on line for branches:thumb:
     
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    My view stands.. Dvla will not prosecute for one day.. And the police rarely if ever prosecute for not displaying
    But minx has given the correct letter of the law information.
    Post office is the best bet as stated above
     
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    tax your van

    You can do a dvla online tax as soon as you have a v5. It can be done online 365 days a year.

    Steve.
     
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    I would try the online tax again. My husband insured his motorbike yesterday and then taxed it about 20 minutes later no problem. It confirmed the mot but not the insurance but it went straight through. :BigGrin:
     
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    Thanks for the tip about Sunday opening! There isn't a local office that opens on Sunday here but there is one not far from the dealer :)

    I will email him and then follow up with a phone call.

    What a great site this is - brilliant supportive members who will always go the extra mile :BigGrin:

    The only problem might be that the insurance is not on the database...... that was the problem this morning.

    We can't do the on-line tax because the V5 is still in the last owners name and hasn't been changed to us yet.
     
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    Chase your insurance company. Updating the database needs to be immediate once vehicles can't be sold already taxed.
     
  19. tjay

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    Picked up our new bailey 740 yesterday,handover very good all things that we wanted fitted had been done except the tv arial !! and had to stopover on Friday night !! but the pub grub just a few hundred yards away was excellent, (Oak inn in Middleton st George)
    Drove home with no road tax as they had not received it from the DVLA !! advise me that there was a huge delay in receiving vehicle docs and road tax discs ! approximately 6 weeks !!
    I wanted to put on my private number and was advised against it by the DVLA office in Swansea as they had a huge back log !!
    So much for closing down all the local DVLA office's and centralising everything there !!
    progress for you.
    We are of next weekend with the van whether or not I have a tax disc !!:Wink:
     
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    Insurance details still not on the database. There is a note on the website that says they are 72 hours behind with updates :Sad: (MID not insurer)

    I'm also not sure just how accurate it is as it shows our other car as not being insured and it definitely is .... I did on-line renewal of tax two weeks ago - the insurance isn't due until September.
     
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