Motorhome weight

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  1. sean

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    Hi new to this I'm looking to up grade my mh early next year but I've been reading about the weights and my licence ect I don't have c1 on my licence will I b able to go for one of these any info would be great cheers
     

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    cant read the image . but if you have not got cat C1 then you are restricted to MGW max Gross Weight of 3500kgs.
     
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    Need to see the complete image......inc the various weight descriptions

    The 4005kg could be gross weight or train weight.

    If its gross weight you need a C1 licence
     
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    there is only one of those you can drive without a Cat C1 the first one with a Max Permissable laden weight of 3500 kgs
     
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    Ok thanks for the info
     
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    FWIW @sean We have rented both of those models, from what I can see in the image, it looks like a Swift 685FB and a 695EL. The place that we rented from insisted on a C1 licence to rent both of them.
    IMO the 695 was a much better van, the bed was too small in the 685.
     
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    Hey there!

    Just to add, Don't let the licence put you off having the MH you want/need as a family, I have recently done the C licence (was the same price as the c1 but gave me more entitlement) As all the 3500kg MHs just didn't have the weight allowance for all the family and things (mainly junk) we need to take with us. Cost me around £1250 to obtain the category C but it's cheaper than having to sell and change the MH due to it not being right in future.

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    That would always be my advice, £1,250 on top of the cost of a motorhome is a drop in the ocean.
    Out of interest, does the C category give you the towing classes, ie C1 + E?
     
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