Sorn if on site for 3 months?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by s20hymer, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. s20hymer

    s20hymer Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    332
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Wondering if it is possible to Sorn the Motorhome if parked up on a site abroad for 3 months, has anyone done this ?
     
  2. dave newell lvs

    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,631
    Likes Received:
    3,465
    Location:
    Telford, Shropshire
    Don't see why not if it is not going to be used on the road.

    D.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  3. klaatu

    klaatu Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2013
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    294
    Location:
    Scotland, Various
    • Like it Like it x 3
  4. Serendipitous

    Serendipitous Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2012
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    309
    Location:
    Devizes
    Isn't the result called a caravan, appreciate we all have different views, but personally can't see the point of having a MH and staying in 1 spot for 3 months.

    Good job we're all different otherwise it would get a bit crowded.

    As tax can all done on line providing mot & insurance are OK can't see why not. DVLA wouldn't know where it was (or care) Would need to get the dates right otherwise you'll loose out.
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  5. Allanm

    Allanm Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2013
    Messages:
    3,261
    Likes Received:
    4,435
    Location:
    Cotes d'armor, France
    You could always do it and see what happens, apart from dvla saying you can't, I don't see what difference it would make. Your not using or keeping the vehicle on a road are you?
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  6. gus-lopez

    gus-lopez Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Messages:
    5,682
    Likes Received:
    10,841
    Location:
    Lorca,Murcia,Spain
    If you sorn it out the country , which is illegal, if there is then a problem then the first thing insurance will check is that. & you'll be deep in it.
    To legally use any vehicle out of its own country requires that it has to be legal within its own country. So for the UK it is tax,ins; & mot.

    To legally use any vehicle out of its own country requires that it has to be legal within its own country. So for the UK it is tax,ins; & mot.

    Let me assure you that many Trafico here know what SOrn is.
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  7. s20hymer

    s20hymer Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    332
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    So, if the M/h is kept off road in Uk for any length of time then it can be Sorned, that's if it is worth the bother, so surely when parked up abroad off road, would the same not apply, just asking a theoretical question
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2015
  8. CWH

    CWH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    3,253
    Likes Received:
    14,330
    Location:
    under a wand'rin' star
    Following @klaatu 's link, you'll find

    "When is a SORN valid
    "You don’t need to renew your SORN - it’s valid until your vehicle is taxed, sold, scrapped or permanently exported.

    "Your vehicle must be in and remain in the UK for your SORN to be valid."
    It wouldn't surprise me at all if, when you tried to make a SORN overseas, "the computer" would flag up that you've left the country & not yet returned. I would expect to be caught out. That would be much more expensive :(
    Then as @gus-lopez says, your insurance would be invalid; WHAT DO YOU DO THEN, WHEN YOU'RE GASSED????? :LOL:
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2015
    • Like it Like it x 6
  9. spitfire

    spitfire Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    957
    Likes Received:
    1,049
    Location:
    Correze France
    You would be surprised how many SORN when they leave the UK. Tour around Europe ( Johnny foreigner will never know ) and re tax just before their return . Check out a few registrations you see on DVLA site. Anyone can access. UK registered cars abroad too . Enough said !
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  10. buttons

    buttons Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    14,311
    Likes Received:
    11,606
    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Is it really worth the hassle, what are you going to save for a load of aggro.....few quid here or a few quid there. I couldn't be bothered....
     
    • Like it Like it x 7
  11. spitfire

    spitfire Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    957
    Likes Received:
    1,049
    Location:
    Correze France
    I agree but I am sorry to say many do !
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  12. bartiny

    bartiny

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Messages:
    284
    Likes Received:
    419
    Location:
    Accrington, Lancashire
    TBH I cannot see a problem with it, after all it is a; Stored Off Road Notification, which is what you will be if on a Site, as long as you do not use on the road (just in case) then I do not see a problem.
    That is the benefit of the new system it is soooo easy and you get your refund (well I did) within 4 days. Then re tax it within seconds :D (y)
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  13. buttons

    buttons Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    14,311
    Likes Received:
    11,606
    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Ok until someone runs into your parked van or you have a complete burn out. Could end up with egg on your face. Insurance providers can be a bit a bit investigative when it comes to a van replacement for a van parked up in Spain..
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  14. spitfire

    spitfire Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    957
    Likes Received:
    1,049
    Location:
    Correze France
     
  15. spitfire

    spitfire Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    957
    Likes Received:
    1,049
    Location:
    Correze France
    The problem is SORN means it is in the UK !
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  16. spitfire

    spitfire Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    957
    Likes Received:
    1,049
    Location:
    Correze France
    The problem is the legislation says must remain in the UK ! I can't believe anyone can be so tight as to take the risk !!
     
    • Like it Like it x 4
  17. bartiny

    bartiny

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Messages:
    284
    Likes Received:
    419
    Location:
    Accrington, Lancashire

    OK I see your point but, what about if you have a seasonal pitch and it is sorned and the same thing happens? it is still insured as long as it is not on the road.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  18. bartiny

    bartiny

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Messages:
    284
    Likes Received:
    419
    Location:
    Accrington, Lancashire

    Who is going to know?
     
  19. bartiny

    bartiny

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Messages:
    284
    Likes Received:
    419
    Location:
    Accrington, Lancashire

    That not the point, it is a good question IMO.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  20. swidy

    swidy Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    328
    Location:
    wakefield
    If you want to save money you may as well cancel your insurance, because it would be void anyway if not taxed. A vehicle must be in the uk for the sorn to be valid and a vehicle must be legal in its own country to be driven abroad. the tax people cover all bases.
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
Loading...

Share This Page