Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Jim, Dec 4, 2012.
Gotta get one, what do they cost these days?
Hi jim ,if your near cardiff try BIGWHEELERS ,next to dvla office in llanishen,was £40 on a Saturday morning ,check out their website. :thumb::thumb:
Hi Jim this is who I used
when I was first looking early this year they had a place at pembroke
just checked I paid £53.00 in oct at swindon.
Errr, our GP does them - prices up on the noticeboard - was interested when I noticed (the notice LOL) earlier this year to see a lower price for driving professionals which is good I spose but again beats pensioners over the head for daring to be alive and insulting the human race for wishing to drive anything with an engine worth calling one, after retirement.
Sorry can't recall Quanto exactly, but for some reason the sum of £49 has popped into my head.
I think they are around £40 - have a word with a cabbie in your area, as they know where is the cheapest place to get them done.
Did you buy that big RV then Jim, That you was telling us about.:Laughing:
You can drive up to 7.5 ton on a normal license, well I can anyway.
Must be a Helluva big one:Rofl1::Rofl1:
No but I need to keep my HGV Licence just in case:thumb:
Three years ago when I wanted to protect my 'C' Licence I obtained the required forms and went to see my Doctor his charge would be £80 annually, I then had to see my optician 'deep breath' because I had cataract replacements( now 50X50 Vision ) I needed a Macular X Ray . Cost £140 annually. But..... if I falled that I would also lose my Car license.
So in order to keep my C Licence it would cost me £220 annually to drive over 3.5 Ton plus I could??? be put of the roads all together.
That was a no brainer so I still drive our Van and Car and keep my licence which as always been clean, not even a parking tkt in 58 yrs.
Old Age MMmmmmm.
Best Regards Mac
Last one I paid for to keep my HGVI cost me £140 at my GPs Surgery..and then it transpired I was Type II Diabetic..it took my licence 8 weeks to return from DVLA..as said there are cheaper options available..Check on-line for your nearest one..
My son had one in Nov for his HGV cost £40
I paid about £100 last year for my medical to keep my entitlement to drive over 3500 kg with my local doctor and that was paying for 1/2 hour.With the spare time he had after the medical
he gave me a bit of a checkover.
I have to have one every 5 years as a taxi driver. Had it done in June this year. My own GP quoted £95 but when I attended she said she only charged that for businesses and charged me £50 as I'm self-employed. It can be whatever they want to charge but your local health primary care group will have a 'suggested price'.
When I had my first one 15 years ago it was £40 at my GP. Then when I renewed it 10 years ago the doctor gave it me for free, in his words 'I'm in a good mood as I'm on holiday from tonight'. The next renewal was £55. So it really is pot-luck if you go to your own GP. You can go to any GP you like or to any of those medical centres mentioned above. Best to phone around for the best price and a convenient time.
Jim I need to do it every 3 years as I had a heart attack in 2000. Medical through own GP £100.
HGV + PCV = £40
If you are ok need medical every 5 years after 45, to keep HGV or PCV.
Alternative, which will be my last time, tell them to stick their Professional licences and just keep driving licence..........free till 70.
Plus I get the joy of a cardiac walking test every 3 years.
i may try these myself.
I have a class one and do not drive any more for a living, got in contact with DVLA and was advised that you do not lose your Licence if you do not drive Hgv's any more, But before you can drive a HGV again you will have to take the medical,
For me not driving any more for a living £120 every few years for a medical was not worth forking out, but it is there if i want to drive .
Just had one done as I turned 45 last month, phoned gp they wanted £75 so called the work Dr who also works at my gp he said he would do it for £50 as long as I put the £50 into the nurses office for their Xmas party. What a nice suggestion so that's what I did.
Do NOT believe the DVLA when they say you will not lose your entitlement,.....you will, and you will have a nightmare getting it back. I use drivermedicals.com, £40, somewhere near me, once every five years, its not worth taking a chance, just be thankfull you do not have to have driver cpc as well!