Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by mike mcglynn, May 1, 2012.
Why does a giant american rv only pay £165 a year and a little old autotrail costs a lot more:Sad:
'cos an american is classed as HGV.
any vehicle over 3500kg is classed as hgv with road tax at £165
You will have to uprate it over 3.5 and its cheaper. :Wink::Rofl1: Bob.
They make it up with the tax on all the fuel they use:thumb:
I believe it is summat to do with not being able to get drunk at a party in a brewery---------
-----Now that does not sound completely correct but I will let some one else alter it
hi, private heavy goods is 165. and commercial to 7,500kg .after that you dont want to know. yet a really big truck ran private is 165. ideal.
sorry to hijack this thread but does anyone know how far in advance you can tax a vehicle, mine runs out on 31/10/2012 and we were hoping to go away for the winter on 6/9/2012
cant find it at moment but think its 2 months in advance . ring dvla they will tell you . or visit post office there is a booklet taxing your car etc . cant find mine . must be losing it . bahhh humbug
Used to be two weeks ish but it seem you can do from the 5th (ish) of the month it expires.
Cos most of us burn cleeeeeeeen LPG :Wink:
I am 90% certain you can't tax it until two weeks before it runs out so I guess it is cash yours in and re-tax for a year.
All the best Rick
hi if you google how to tax a vehicle then go on to the taxing site . look at taxing your vehicle abroad . it does state you can tax 2 months a head of it running out.
had a leaflet with it on but cant find it .
Vehicle tax due to expire while you’re abroad
You can tax your vehicle online, by phone, or get someone to tax it for you if you’re going to be abroad when your vehicle tax expires. You can also tax your vehicle in advance of going away.
Tax in advance
You can renew your tax [HI]up to two calendar months in advance[/HI] in person or by post at a Post Office® branch that deals with advance applications or a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) local office.
Take or send:
completed V10 ‘Vehicle licence application’
insurance certificate or cover note – must be valid when the tax disc comes into force
valid MOT certificate - if the car or motorcycle is over three years old - must be valid when the tax disc comes into force
the payment for vehicle tax
a letter to explain why you’re taxing in advance if you’re making a postal application
Hope this helps....
i might learn to do that one day .
glad someone can .thanks callum
the other way is cancel your current disc and take a new one out that gives the cover you want. i adgusted mine to just before leaving ,actually it was just after leaving . everyone used to leave just before your tax ran out then you didnt have uk tax while abroad. but now its different system too much risk of loosing the vehicle.
but, you only get a refund on full 'unused' months remaining.
send the disc after the first of the current month and you lose that month.
it is the date of posting which counts, not the date they receive it, so send recorded delivery/ registered post or some other method which proves the 'posted' date
high john i would visit the local office a few days before the end of the month . more than two or what ever .u,m sure they would give anyone a new tax disc to follow on .or hand it in then wait for the new month to start etc .
doesnt worry me i dont pay . ha ha . i can throw months away, hee hee.
mind would be better to have proper working legs.