MH road tax?

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  1. 2dogs

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    Hello all,

    a question on road tax for motorhomes/campers, not having got one yet I'm not sure what class and prices I would expect to pay.

    Our hope is getting a long wheel base, Hi top van conversion with 2.2 to 3 litre engine.

    I have also heard somewhere that the tax may change in the next few years, is this true?

    Cheers
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    i dont understand....road tax goes up just about every year :Sad:

    or do you mean tax class changes ?


    if you want to save a few quid on road tax, get an american RV (actually, anything over 3500kg is the same) :thumb:

    33ft long 6.8ltr V10 petrol engine 7500kg......£165pa £47 cheaper than my volvo estate :Doh:
     
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  3. 2dogs

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    ok, what would I pay for an Autocruise Rhythm 2.2 hdi now?
     
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    depends on the year and if its euro 4 or 5....

    first reg after 1st march 2001 = £210

    first reg after 1st march 2003 AND euro 4 or 1st jan 2009 euro 5 = £130

     

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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Yeah and £100 cheaper than my Honda CRV .. just got my renewal in.. £260 !


    how can this be justified.. ? it does around 30mpg ..

    Compared to a gas guzzling yank it sips fuel
     
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    I think ours was £185. 3500kg 2.3 diesel.

    We have a BMW 2.3 petrol which is £260 :Sad:

    And a Megane diesel runaround - £30::bigsmile:
     
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    Toyota IQ,

    FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE:roflmto::roflmto::roflmto::roflmto::roflmto:
     
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    GRR !!!!!!!!!! My Pug 107 is a rip off £20 a year..... :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
    The motorhome is over 3500kg and is £165 a year.
     
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    Ours.......
    4.25tonne m/h = £165
    Ford Ka (toad) = £155 ridiculous!
    Volvo AWD 2.5 = £260 very ridiculous!!!
    It's only money and you can't take it with you:cry:
     
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    Yes same for mine

    I am over 3.5 tons and pay less than my car.. and also at tolls such as Dartford River crossing between Essex and Kent I pay the same as a car.. not bad when you think with the car trailer on I am 45' long and near 7.5 tons.

    Bob:thumb:
     
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    Blimey Bob I would think about starting a diet :Eeek: :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
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    Quite happy with the £215 for ours.

    It's makes very refreshing change from our other 2 vehicles.....:Eeek:
     
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    I reckon doing away with the tax disc and adding it to the fuel you use is fairer.
    The more you wear the roads and pollute the air, the more you pay.

    EXCEPT, if they were to change the system, you could guarantee it would not be revenue-neutral and they would screw us even more!:Angry:
     
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    One other point is that some camper van conversions are not classified as motor homes. They are taxed according to their emissions group. Something to do with being registered before the conversion.
     
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    Get one pre 1973 (I think) and get FREE ROAD TAX:ROFLMAO:
     
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    sri to all,
    finally got round to my subscription, I had run out of posts:Doh:

    Thanks for all the replies, I didn't realise the tax would be so low.

    A further question, if it is a second-hand van that a registered converter kitted out, would the vehicle class need to be changed for tax purposes and how would that reflect cost wise?

    Cheers
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    hhas to show motorhome on the V5

    to get the lower RFL the V5 has to show motorhome otherwise a change has to be applied for and normally an inspect is required. Home conversions are going to be very hard to register as a motorhome soon as they are changing the rules..as reported in MMM recently. A motorhome has to lokk like a motorhome whatever that means..

    Bob:Eeek:
     
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    bob .think you will find private hgv is 165 regardless of if its a m,home or just used as a phgv. conversion is not important.
    speaking with our local dvla they tell me that its still easy to get a m,caravan conversion changed by them. still no windows required. they back tracked i believe. cheers alan
     
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    Thanks Alan for putting me right

    Thanks Alan for putting me right on the matter. I was thinking this was not a PHGV but a normal sub 3,500 kgs type.

    Regards

    Bob
     
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