C1 licence for son in law.

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  1. Mousy

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    My son in law would like to pass his C1 so he can drive a moho.
    He's currently based at Yeovilton in Somerset.

    Anyone know where he could learn and how much it would cost?

    Thanks.
     
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    Just google HGV training Somerset. Most training centres will provide tailored courses for the different classes required. Frome and Bridgewater came up but I am sure there are others.
    I think it could cost the best part of £1000
     
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    He will have the pleasure of learning drivers hours etc that he will never use driving a motorhome and have to pay for the pleasure.
     
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    You don't learn that on the test. That is part of the CPC which you don't need to do for a motorhome :D
     
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    Sorry thought you had to do it for a new license, but not for renewal if only driving a motorhome
     
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    I find it ridiculous that you cannot take a test with a motorhome, to drive a motorhome. After all if it is deemed to be an HGV, then the test should be available to be taken in one. Why drive a truck which has no similarity to it whatsoever. Typical British Bureaucracy, make a rule then make it impossible to carry it out.
    Do they have the right to specify the make size and body type? surely it is in the class then fair game.
     
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    I believe You can take it in a motorhome if it matches the requirements. However... Who would drive the motorhome to the test centre for you?

    Also I think you would need to fit extra mirrors for the examiner.
     
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    I did my C1 in York. Nothing was asked of me regarding driving rules etc.
     
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    Do you do any cpc stuff for a motorhome ?
     
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    You don't need that as that is if you are making a living from driving commercials
     
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    On L plates and with someone with the required license would be ok but why would you bother just use the training schools wagon :D
     
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    Paper work not my best subject, haha. Must pay more attention at the cpc days, well a little more.
     
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    If it was Rick instructing that would have been some interesting conversations :D

    No offence to Rick he just has some strong views on things :D
     
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    Seems like this C1 licence business is going to keep cropping up in the motor homing world, as is the trailer regs. Vehicles under 3.5T will be popular with those that don't want ( or can't ) to take a test for a larger van or to tow a caravan, but where does that leave owners with a bigger van with a shrinking number of people to sell to.not every van can be downplated.
     
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    £1000? Such a shame it's so much. Thank you all I'll let him know. I thought there was just a short course you could do.
     
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    Does he need a motorhome over 3500kg?
     
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    He wants to borrow ours which is 4.25 tonnes.
     
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    It's not "Typical British Bureaucracy" at all, its typical fuckwitt EU law.
     
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