Light Goods Vehicle ?

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  1. Yorick

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    Just taxing the camper and see it's classed as a light goods vehicle ?

    It's a Transit Jumbo and when I converted it I did all the stuff for DVLA and assumed it would be changed. Or am I missing summat ?

    The tax due is £225. Is this cheaper than for a normal van ?

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  2. bertiebasset

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    Mine just cost me £230 for the year PLG. coachbuilt 3.5tonne boxer. so yes,, slightly cheaper. :cry:
     
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    Over 3.5t is PHG

    Hymer 644
    4,000 kg and PHG . £165 annual
     
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    If under 3500kg its PLG
    over 3500kg is private heavy goods (PHGV)

    Private light goods have different price structures depending on year and emissions.
    ALL private heavy goods are the same price....£165 pa
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Taxation class is private light goods or private heavy goods depending on revenue weight.

    Vehicle class should be motor caravan regardless of weight or tax class

    Two completely different things.
     
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    On your V5 it should show it registered as "Motor Caravan"
     
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    DVLA have not changed the class of some vans due to them not looking like a campervan. On mine they wanted to class it as a van with windows?????? not a motor caravan. Tax is the same £225. Mot is still done as a campervan class 4 as its mot'd as presented for test.


    Mike
     
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    Hi we had our conversion re registered as Motor caravan but was told the original tax class when registered, always stood and could not be changed. That was 3 years ago and I dont think the rule has changed.

    Lynne
     
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    My Microcar has a taxation class of Private light goods, at Tax of £225pa and weighs in at just 397kg. yes 397Kg with a 505cc two cylinder engine and an emission rate of some 0.328g per km.
    At the moment I am challenging DVLA about it, as to my mind it should be £0 pa. DVLA response so far has been that when first imported into the country, they classified it as PLG because no CO emissions was given by the manufacturer and it came as a quadricycle L7e.
    Just shows the total nonsense about taxation classes of vehicles in general.
     
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