Dvla/vosa new rules?

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  1. zaskar

    zaskar Funster

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    As I understand it, a new set of rules is to be introduced around April with regard to size restrictions on RV's in the UK?
    There have been quite a few unoficial leaks and speculation as to the content, but does anybody know if any of these "new" rules will apply to 5vers?
    I'm thinking in terms of weight, width and electric brakes.
    Ta:BigGrin:
     
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    Hi "zaskar",, I would think that any new rules/laws would have to be from a set date and those that already have 5th wheels would be exempt, providing they conformed to the law at the moment or when they were built.

    Would be the same as the old seat belt law and fittings. If they were not fitted before a certain age it was and is not a legality to use them.

    Just my opinion. Expect I am wrong as usual. :Doh:
     
  3. Road Runner

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    Well castle motors are advertising all their vehicles are OK to drive on car licences on their website and have been for a while including all their slide outs.

    They belong to the group who have been in discussions with the DVLA.
     
  4. Tony Santara

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    The only new rules I have heard of are from 2010 when a new form of SVA test begins for all new and used RV's , motorhomes , trailers and fiver's imported from America
     
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    Hi some laws a retrospective, like this one to do with seat belts.

    From May this year you will not be able to carry rear passengers unless they are strapped in, this legislation applies to all motorhomes irrespective of their age.

    Strangely enough if you have no rear seat belts at all you can carry as many as you like.

    See Here: UKMotorhomes.net - FAQs

    So I need to work out someway to fit at least two lap and diagonal belts.

    Olley
     
  6. PeteH

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    Belt up!! (or not?)

    Hi Olley

    Retrospective Laws? Try the London Emmisions Zone for one!!. They include everything Diesel just about. Totally unfair!! We used to love going to Crystal Palace CC Site But now it would cost me £200!!.

    For some reason my R-V never had belts. So I`ve now no intention of trying to fit them!!

    If Your Winnie never had REAR belts, then it should`nt need them now? as the necessary strong points won`t be there?

    Pete
     
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    Any seatbelt fitters in the Lancashire area? :Eeek:
     
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    Here we go again
     
  9. olley

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    Hi Pete its got one lap belt on the dinette and two on the sideways face sofa, I don't consider the sofa belts safe, so that means I can carry one passenger.

    With a bit of steelwork I think I can fit two lap&Dia to either side of the dinette, just need to get my bum in gear, and do it.

    Olley
     
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    Hi Olley
    Your post seems confusing . ie. You say that if you dont have seat belts fitted in the back you can carry people in the back. But then go on to say that you are going to have to fit some yourself. Is this because you want to upgrade the safety in your unit for your own peace of mind.


    Or is it me not understanding again

    Phill:Smile:
     
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    Hi perhaps I should lend my glasses to some of you :BigGrin: where do I say I don't have belts in the rear??

    Olley
     
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    I think that if you read Olley's post again you will find that he says that he DOES have some seat belts fitted BUT in his view they are not safe enough to transport his nearest and dearest.

    On the other hand - if your vehicle is of such an age that seat belts of any sort have NEVER been fitted in the rear - then you don't have to fit them now!
     

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