Rv Import

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by VARNSTER, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. VARNSTER

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    Hi I a:BigGrin:m new to all this but I have 2 Questions
    1 A guy on UK Ebay said i can buy an drive his 9,997kg rv on my car license is this fact or him wanting to unload his rv

    2 any idea how much to import a legal weight rv from USA

    many thanks the VARNSTER
     
  2. Wildman

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    in short the answer is no, but I stand to be corrected. If you passed your car test prior to 1991 you can drive up to 7.5T, after that date up to 3.5T so the weight of the RV listed would put you into private heavy good vehicle rate for taxation but need I believe an HGV licence to drive it. That is how I understand things to be, No doubt a million people will tell me I am wrong.
     
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    [I]This is a C1+E classification: Combinations of vehicles where the towing vehicle is in subcategory C1 and its trailer has a MAM of over 750kg provided that the MAM of the combination thus formed does not exceed 12000kg and the MAM of the trailer does not exceed the unladen mass of the towing vehicle. (If you passed your category B test prior to 1.1.1997 you will be restricted to a total weight not more than 8250kg)[/I]. In other words, you can drive this as long as the motorhome weighs less than 7500kgs, when loaded, if you have a C1 or a C1+E on your licence

    This is B classification: Motor vehicles with a MAM not exceeding 3500kg having not more than eight passenger seats with a trailer up to 750kg. Combinations of towing vehicles in category B and a trailer, where the MAM of the combination does not exceed 3500kg and the MAM of the trailer does not exceed the unladen mass of the towing vehicle In other words, if your motorhome weighs less that 3500kgs, when loaded, you can drive it on your car licence

    This is C classification : Vehicles over 3500kg and not limited to 7500kg with a trailer up to 750kg

    In answer to your question, you may not drive it unless you have a HGV/LGV or a class C licence. Hope this helps and best of luck

    All information, copied from (I think this link will work) Vehicles you can drive and how old you must be to drive them : Directgov - Motoring
     
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    There is a view that as the vehicle isn't a heavy GOODS vehicle, doesn't require tacho or 'O' licence then it isn't an HGV. In their opinion it's a heavy motor car. The speed limits don't differentiate between a motorcaravan of different weights either.
    However, when you read the DVLA website it's clear that in their opinion you DO need an class C licence to drive any vehicle that weighs over 7500kg (except a bus but that's another thread entirely!
    As far as I'm aware there's never been a prosecution for driving an RV on a C1 licence.
    After reading a lot of differing opinions I decided to play safe and take my test. I fould it really enjoyable and I definitely learnt a lot about manoeuvring a very large vehicle.

    Regards
    Doug
     
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    take the test and sleep at night
     
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