DVLA won't accept my hymer as a euro 5.. Why?

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  1. D.ten

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    Brought a 2014 hymer exsis back from Germany, CoC classes the van as a euro 5, DVLA class it as a normal light good vehicle and cost more in Rd tax. I spoke to DVLA this morning and chappy says it's because its a german vehicle not UK vehicle. Is this right, surely a euro 5 classed vehicle is a euro 5 no matter where it was built?. Any funster know different?
     
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    If it is over 3,500 kgs Maximum Authorised Mass then it falls into the PHGV (Private Heavy Goods Vehicle) class, if its under 3,500 kgs MAM it falls to be licensed in the PLG class
     
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    Interesting mine is Euro 5+, as I put a personal reg on it I phoned the London Emissions lot just in case I ever stray off the M25, they said thats OK your vans Euro 4!

    Why would it cost more in road tax they don't record the emissions on the V5 for a Motor Caravan, unless you have not registered it as a Motor Caravan. If that's the case get the registration class changed.
     
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    I think the Euro 5 bit is a red herring. What weight is the MH?
     
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    I wonder if they are just meaning that it is "Euro IV or better and is therefore OK?
     
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    I would have thought Euro 5 is a classification of the engine and nothing to do with it`s weight class.
     
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    3500kgs
     
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    Euro5 means it's got a super good emissions rating hence lower tax
     
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    Then you are PLG I believe, £230. :) Cars are taxed on emissions but not trucks.
     
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    Plg unless over that weight as a max
     
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    3500kg £230 per year.
    Over 3500kg £165 per year.

    You should be paying £230.
     
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    PLG now £235 (assuming it's over 1549cc)
     
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    Agree this is correct... BUT crazy! ;)
     
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    "Euro 5 light goods vehicles Tax Class 36 (weighing no more than 3500kg)
    Vehicles registered between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2010 and which are Euro 5 compliant"

    I think That answers your question... Seems they bought it in, thought better of it and cancelled it very quickly.
    This select class has annual road tax of £140 !!

    My Autotrail is 2012 Euro 5 and 4250kg.. PHG £165.. I can live with that..
     
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    my mistake, i didnt read the bit about the dates when the vehicles were registered. i wish thing were made simpler or i had a bigger brain...
     
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    so the larger weight rating the lower the price...mmmmmm
     
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    Euro 3 / 4 / 5 relates to the emissions level ?
     
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    We imported 2014 fiat Hymer Exsis last June it's Euro 5 it's also PHGV less tax but no problem with engine classification.
     
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