DVLA question

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  1. wivvy's dad

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    Have just received back my V5C, having sent it off to have the Transit re-classified as a CAMPERVAN, so the cost of the RFL could be reduced.

    I filled in the previous V5C correctly, added a little Post-it note for good measure, and yet it has still come back classified as Light Goods Vehicle, with body type Van/Side Windows.

    Should I now visit my "not so" local DVLA office, and kick some ar$e there?
     
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    Living near Swansea found nowadays the DVLA are much more approachable, I would visit them as you might be slightly surprised (phoning does not work:Doh:)
     
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    400 mile round trip........................?

    Probably not, but thanks
     
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    You'll have a local office, yell.com/yellow pages/try DVLA web site for details.

    We had to visit a while back to sort out a kit car registration issue and they were fine. These things I believe usually require inspection but it tends to be quick and simple.
     
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    I thought that might be the case - Wimbledon here I come.............:Doh:
     
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    If i recall correctly the wording had to be when we applied to change the group for a V5 on our campervan...Motor Caravan and then the next time you renew your Road fund tax you then change your class but not both at the same time
     
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    When we last registered our RV DVLA in Preston were brilliant. Took in the paperwork they helped me fill it all in and 2 days later job done, collected registration plate manufacturing forms and a tax disc and 7 days after that the new logbook dropped through the door. Done 3 RVs now and its been the same every time. :thumb:

    Not had any dealings with them on the phone so cant comment on that side of things
     
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    Hi send it back with change of classification to MOTOR CARAVAN.send pics of van front and back showing number plate plus a pic of inside
    terry
     
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    oh yes forgot about this part, the DVLA will want to see photos of inside also.. it will prove that there are items that are permanently fixed in to use as a camper van.

    we showed our hob, fridge, washroom, water tank seating etc

    Good luck sorting it out
     
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    Absolutely daft question I know wivvy’s dad,:Confused: but is it as easy as you state to change the registration type. The reason that I ask is, I got the classification changed on my van through my local DVLA office. Before they did this I had to prove that the van was first registered as a motor home and not a van. They would not change it if the first registration was not as a m/home.
     
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    Same here, ie, great service from local DVLA office, as well as from local VOSA.

    Swansea DVLA on the end of a phone??? Now that's a different matter altogether. :Angry:

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
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    so the cost of the RFL could be reduced.


    unless your transit is over 3500kg gross it wont make any difference to the cost of road tax having it reclassified as a motorcaravan or campervan.

    road tax is based on the revenue weight, not body type.

    up to 3500kg is £205...(PLG...same as a car)

    above 3500kg its classed as private heavy goods (PHGV) and is £165

    if yours is classified as a........

    light goods vehicle (LGV) the rate should be £200.

    private light goods (PLG) rate is £205.
     
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    Why can't related post arrive together?

    Just received a letter from DVLA requesting photo's of conversion, including one at least with number plate visible. So that's my question answered.

    Thanks to all who replied, most illuminating.
     
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    I think you had nothing better to do and thought, I know, lets waste everybody elses time, just for a laugh. :Rofl1:

    Jim

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    Damn and blast - I've been rumbled




    :Wink: :cry: :Rofl1:
     
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