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This months Camping and Caravan Club has a letter asking about speed limits and how the V5 caragorie N or M affects them, never heard of this before.
Two photos, one of the letter and one of the answer.
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Jim

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If he is registered as a Motorcaravan, he just needs to know his unladen weight.

 
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Supposed I should not be suprised that the CCC Senior Technical Advisor did not give a very explanatory answer, basically hoping the cop who stops you is in a good mood. What about the insurance? So it seems not all V5 docs have N or M listed, just looked at mine and not listed on mine either. I wonder what the N,M thing is all about.
 
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Irrelevant if your unladen weight is over 3.05 tonnes.

Most medium to large motor homes will be but converted vans are likely to be borderline.

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Jim

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wonder what the N,M thing is all about.

M1 vehicles - passenger cars. M2 and M3 vehicles - buses and coaches. N1 vehicles - light goods vehicles (up to 3,500kgs) N2 and N3 vehicles - heavy goods vehicles (over 3,500kgs)
 

pappajohn

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Who cares what plod looks up. I know the speed limits for my van.
What I mean is no matter whether over or under 3050kg the police don't know.
It isn't listed on DVLA website.

Same applies to 3500kg or 4000kg, unless they check with DVLA they can't tell the difference.... They're all are the same vehicle to look at and they don't have the time or inclination to check every motorhome just in case
 
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What I mean is no matter whether over or under 3050kg the police don't know.
It isn't listed on DVLA website.

Same applies to 3500kg or 4000kg, unless they check with DVLA they can't tell the difference.... They're all are the same vehicle to look at and they don't have the time or inclination to check every motorhome just in case
Unless they are doing a specialist road check with the highways agency et al targeting motorhomes.

But yes, it’s unusual and motorhomes are a very low priority for the police who are more focussed on diversity.


BTW, I bet very few owners know their own vehicles unladen weight, it’s not on the manufacturers plate, might be on a converters plate though.

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