Mot For 2yr Old Tracker?

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  1. cb_stalbans

    cb_stalbans Funster

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    I've just had a shock as my vehicle tax reminder has arrived today saying I need an MOT for my Tracker FB registered on 3 June 2013 when it needs taxing from 30 June 2015. It is rated at 3650KG. Will I need to pay for an HGV MOT for the vehicle? It was just serviced last week at a reputable motorhome supplier where we bought it secondhand and I was cross that they hadn't done the MOT, but they say it should not need one. Any other Tracker owners out there that can advise me please?
     
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    Can't see why it needs an MOT this year. Would have thought it would be next June when it is 3 years old.

    It won't need an HGV MOT, just a Class 4 MOT. Biggest problem is finding somewhere that can fit in a motorhome.

    Joe
     
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    Do you have the V5 / logbook.. The registration date will be on there and it will be 3 years from then.
    As said it is only a class 4 MOT same as car..

    Either you are reading it all wrong or something is amiss with the registration..
    Does it say MOT (if appropriate), I recall some such wording being used on road tax reminders.
     
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    I would read your tax reminder again very carefully. Usually the wording is
    THIS VEHICLE NEEDS A TEST CERTIFICATE WHEN IT IS THREE YEARS OLD
    or similar
     
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    Vehicle should be registered as Motor Caravan (D5) in V5
    And under should say PHGV
    What does it say on V5?
    All Motorhomes are Class 4 and should not require MOT until 3 years old.
     
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    :doh::doh::doh: give yourself a few of these when you've re read it :LOL:
     
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    Thanks everyone. In the end I went to the DVLA website to actually see what happened when I tried to pay for the tax. A message came up asking me to agree the vehicle was 'exempt' from the goods vehicle test certificate so I agreed and paid for the tax. I'm hoping this means everything is OK now. The actual wording on the reminder THAT ALARMED ME was THIS VEHICLE NEEDS A GOODS VEHICLE TEST CERTIFICATE

    I looked on my V5 certificate and it says
    Make FIAT
    Type ATF
    Model AUTOTRAIL TRACKER FB
    Body TYpe MOTOR CARAVAN
    taxation class HGV
     
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    There's your problem. !!!!!!
    Should be "private hgv" not HGV..

    You should get that amended.
     
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    thanks for this advice I shall look on the DVLA website to find out how.
     
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    Forgot to say thanks to everyone who advised me what to do. I waited until I got back from a trip to France and sent off my registration document with a letter from Autotrail and got a new document correctly showing Private HGV. DVLA responded quickly so I was only without a document for about a week.
     
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