Tax for motorhome - Help Please

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  1. peter H

    peter H Funster Life Member

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    Coming up for a year ago I bought my first motorhome.
    Now all the annual renewals are becoming due.
    The first is the tax disc.

    The DVLA (bless them) have sent me a reminder that arived this morning and is due at end of month.

    Now the problem. For the last 15 years or so I've driven company owned cars, so when the tax was due, the disc just arrived through the post from the company car people. (sometimes a day or so late but I had nothing to do with it).

    Reading the form I have to fill in .... there is a box marked 'If you do not need a Goods Vehicle Test Certificate (IE the vehicle is exempt) put a X in the box and see section B overleaf.

    Looked at section B, think its written in some ancient dialect. Also looked at the refered to web site. (Got a humdinger of a migraine now!)

    So simple question to all you people who have done this thing for many years .....

    Q - Is my motorhome exempt and do I put a X in the box ?

    Many thanks in advance for a simple answer.

    Walking down the pub now for lunch.

    Cheers

    Peter
     
  2. vwalan

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    could be . if its over 3,500kg gross weight. u will need vii2g form from post office.
     
  3. steveclecy

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    Exemptions

    If it is less than three years old, it is "exempt", but I rather think DVLC are referring to other type of exemptions, such as Tractors, Track laying vehicle, articulated vehicles, with ubiquitous "works truck", hackney carriages, electric powered vehicles, etc etc. Can you not tax your vehicle "on line", saves a load of messing and queuing with the pensioners and benefit claimants at the Post Office?
    From DVLA website:
    Under section 47 of the Road
    Traffic Act 1988, it is an offence
    to use a car, motorcycle or light
    goods vehicle without an MoT
    certificate on a public road unless
    the vehicle is ‘exempt’ from MoT
    testing (that is, it does not have to
    have an MoT test) because it is:
    • one of the types listed ‘a’ to ‘n’
    over the page; or
    • less than three years old.
    a) Motor tractors
    b) Track-laying vehicles
    c) Articulated vehicles that are not
    buses (Bendi buses) or lorries
    d) Works trucks
    e) Invalid carriages weighing no
    more than 306kg when unloaded
    f) Vehicles used only to pass from
    land occupied by the person
    keeping the vehicle to other
    land occupied by them, and not
    travelling on the road for more
    than a total of six miles a week
    g) Hackney carriages or
    private-hire vehicles licensed
    by local authorities authorised
    to check the roadworthiness
    of these vehicles
    h) Hackney carriages (vehicles
    licensed to carry passengers)
    getting tax discs from Transport
    for London
    i) Vehicles provided for police
    purposes and maintained
    in an approved workshop
    j) Goods vehicles powered
    by electricity
    k) Trams
    l) Trolley vehicles that are not
    auxiliary trolley vehicles (auxiliary
    trolley vehicles are vehicles
    that are adapted to run from
    power provided from a source
    on board when it is not running
    from power from some outside
    source)
    m) Vehicles authorised to be used
    on the road by a Special Types
    General Order made under
    Section 44(3) of the Road
    Traffic Act 1988
    n) Vehicles used only on certain
    islands that do not have a
    bridge, tunnel, ford or other
    suitable way for motor vehicles
    to be conveniently driven to a
    road in any part of Great Britain
    Steve
     
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  4. peter H

    peter H Funster Life Member

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    Its under 3500kg fully loaded

    Peter
     
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    peter H Funster Life Member

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    Its 1 year old next month.

    Peter
     
  6. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Just take the reminder form to a Post Office with your insurance certificate and a cheque, dead easy.:thumb:

    Peter
     
  7. bigfoot

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    Or do it online-even easier!!
     
  8. gazznsam

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    seconded for doing it online, much easier,

    my motorhome is classed as a private HGV as it's over 3.5 tons, but that thing about goods vehicle stuff dosent apply... that's on all reminders, even the one for my motorbike,
     
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    peter H Funster Life Member

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    Many thanks one and all.

    Did it on line. Never felt a thing.

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    you feel it later when your bank statement comes thru showing how much it's cost you :)

    i was pleased when i converted my van to a 4.5 tonner, the tax went down!!! it's a tenner a year less for a PHGV than a PLGV, this is for older vehicles on engine size based tax rates mind, not the emmisions based ones..

    for that i have my diesel smart car, which i pay nothing to tax as the emmisions are the lowest of all cars,
     
  11. peter H

    peter H Funster Life Member

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    £165 for 12 mths

    Let the bank manager about that is my motto.

    Your never broke as long as there is a cheque left in the cheque book.

    Peter
     
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    hi gazznsam . maybe you should have a look at form v112g. its not the same as v112. if your vehicle is a phgv it could be usefull. there is 36 excemptions all you have to do is find the right one.
     
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    Tax for Motorhome

    Hi, I am in a similar situation. Had to go throught the procedure of changing the class from a van to a motor caravan on the V5. However it is still registered as a Light Goods and not Private Light Goods. How do I get this changed?
     
  14. terryvanman

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    I just changed my tax on my bilbo celex LWB fron a diesel car to private light goods
    and the cost went from £405 a year to £190
    if any of you have a LWB from bilbos and are paying £405 a year do it at your local DVLA office:thumb:
     
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    Hi
    It seems by some of the comments here that certain members of the motorhome fraternity think its not cool or somehow beneath there social standing to support their local post office .
    It seems that all the cusomers are benefit claimants or Oaps i am not sure i really understand whats being suggested here or maybe i do .
    Most Postmasters that i know would have been happy to provide the advice needed here or advised how to proceed
    Palaceboy
     
  16. ingram

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    I always use our village post office to tax my vehicles on the principle ( or is that principal: all pedants invited to comment:Laughing: ) 'use it or lose it'....anyway it gets me out of the house and sees people:Smile:

    Harvey
     
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    I do agree that we should support local POs but the small one near where I live doesn't do road tax. The nearest one in in the shopping centre in the back of WHSmiths,and true I have to run the gauntlet of chavs,Giro chasers and rejects from Darwins lab!!!
     
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    i used to tax my vehicles at the post office, till i moved to a village on the outskirts of nottingham, the post office there didnt do tax discs, so i had to drive to the nearest town, if i had only the motorhome for transport i would never get parked, in a car it's a quid to park if you can find a space within 5 miles of the post office,

    then you have to stand in line with all the old gimmers smelling of wee... :Laughing:

    but when i changed my van's taxation class to PHGV, i had to go to the dvla office in nottingham for the first tax disc, it was printed by computer there and then, and since then i've had reminders telling me to do it online as it's easier, so i have done, and must admit it's bloomin easy, no faffing about with the person at the counter scrutinising the insurance doc, which is always worn from the way i fold it to fit in me wallet, dont have to dig the mot cert out, it's all stored online, so a few clicks and there's a tax disc on the door mat in a few days.

    i do support local post offices when i can, if i'm out and about for a while, i'll get any mail sent home forwarded to me where i am using the poste resante thingy, when we buy stamps we get em from the post office to get the pretty ones, not the bog standard ones with some birds head on them :RollEyes:

    and of course if i sell owt on ebay i use the post office, i tried the print your own postage thing once, and had weighed the parcel wrong by 5 grams, which took it over into the next price plan, so the reciever had to pay the extra with a 'fine' and i very nearly got a negative for that, so i now take it down and let them weigh it and tell me the best postage option for me,
    easier than navigating royal mails website anyday... but i now live in the town with the large post office, and can borrow sams scooter and park outside it,
     
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    SHOCK HORRER :cry: 190 pound a year for my 2.8 t diesel Fiat Ducato :Eeek:
     
  20. frogijock

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    no road tax

    Move to France NO ROAD TAX to pay :thumb:
     
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