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Pat and Poppy

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Hi. I have recently bought a 1995 VW Autosleeper Clubman and the road tax is £255 per annum. When speaking to a friend yesterday, he told me that motorhomes have one single road tax of about £190. He then said that I might have to get mine re-registered. It is currently registered as PLG. Can anyone clear this up for me and let me know what I have to do, if anything. Thank you.
 
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Not to sure about charge for PLG but I think it’s correct.
PHGV over 3500kg £165
PLG. Under 3500kg. £230
 

Puddleduck

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Assuming you are in the UK and with all due respect your friend doesn't know what he is talking about.

https://assets.publishing.service.g...ile/605333/v355x1-notes-about-tax-classes.pdf


From the government website (cut and paste)

Cars and light goods vehicles registered before 1 March 2001
The rate of vehicle tax is based on engine size.

Private or light goods (TC11)
Engine size (cc)
Not over 1549 £155
Over 1549 £255


and no longer cut and paste

For larger vehicles (revenue weight of over 3500 kg) the vehicle is classed as a PHGV (usually) and costs £165 a year in RFL.
 
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Northernraider

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I think your friend hasnt a clue to be honest

There's no single charge for motorhomes

There is a single charge for motorhomes over 3.5 tonne as it's then phgv and that's £165.
Your vw will be under that weight and will depend on what year it is and emmisions

So £255 is probably correct
 

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If you don't know your revenue weight then check your V5 or there will be a revenue plate somewhere on the van. Often they are on the lip of the bonnet when you open the bonnet but may be on a door pillar or hidden elsewhere.

It is possible to "up plate" some motorhomes and there are experts that can advise on this. Sometimes it is a paper exercise and sometimes modifications have to be made and sometimes it isn't possible. If it is up plated you have to be sure you have the correct driving licence to drive it. For a PHGV you would need a C1 licence rather than a B car licence.

Sorry but I have no idea if it would be possible to up plate your motorhome should you wish to do so.

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Northernraider

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If you don't know your revenue weight then check your V5 or there will be a revenue plate somewhere on the van. Often they are on the lip of the bonnet when you open the bonnet but may be on a door pillar or hidden elsewhere.

It is possible to "up plate" some motorhomes and there are experts that can advise on this. Sometimes it is a paper exercise and sometimes modifications have to be made and sometimes it isn't possible. If it is up plated you have to be sure you have the correct driving licence to drive it. For a PHGV you would need a C1 licence rather than a B car licence.

Sorry but I have no idea if it would be possible to up plate your motorhome should you wish to do so.
Having had a few vw t4 campers I don't think the autosleeper clubman is anywhere near the required weight for phgv
 
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Does anyone know what the revised VEDs are going to be for both MH classes next year?
 
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Just renewed our rego tax , on our VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL

£255
 
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I have heard a rumour that as of next year new MHs (or cars) that have cost over £40k will be liable to a 'Luxury Vehicle Tax' which will be part of the Road Tax which if I heard correctly could be as much as £550.
Anybody heard of this?
 

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I have heard a rumour that as of next year new MHs (or cars) that have cost over £40k will be liable to a 'Luxury Vehicle Tax' which will be part of the Road Tax which if I heard correctly could be as much as £550.
Anybody heard of this?
That would kill the business stone dead as that means a lot of money for something that sits around for long periods ( Most users) and therefore would mean a lot of sorning going on with them I certainly would not want to pay out for those taxes and I should think most of you lot would either. so Kill off the UK makers in one go to gain nothing in return.. Maybe they would think of it but the law of diminishing returns might just pop up in the sight of the Civil Servants that advise. gain a small amount from a small paying base and get a load of unemployed workers on the dole??????????????????????

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I have heard a rumour that as of next year new MHs (or cars) that have cost over £40k will be liable to a 'Luxury Vehicle Tax' which will be part of the Road Tax which if I heard correctly could be as much as £550.
Anybody heard of this?
It has been in place for cars for a while now. But it doesn't apply to motorhomes and I have not heard any suggestion that it will.
 

Lenny HB

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I have heard a rumour that as of next year new MHs (or cars) that have cost over £40k will be liable to a 'Luxury Vehicle Tax' which will be part of the Road Tax which if I heard correctly could be as much as £550.
Anybody heard of this?
Doesn't apply to M1 SP vehicles unless the emissions have been entered when registering. A few people have been caught out when the vehicle has been registered incorrectly and it costs them an additional £350 a year from year 2 to 6.
 

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I have heard a rumour that as of next year new MHs (or cars) that have cost over £40k will be liable to a 'Luxury Vehicle Tax' which will be part of the Road Tax which if I heard correctly could be as much as £550.
Anybody heard of this?
An example of where this applies is to VW Californias from VAG factory
 

Lenny HB

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An example of where this applies is to VW Californias from VAG factory
I take it is because it is not a multistage built vehicle so it comes out of the factory with emission figures on the C of C. Emission figurers are not required for a multistage vehicle in the M1 SP category.
 

Cheshirecat57

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Yes- so effectively a big (40k + car) car
{ Saw one in a VAG showroom last year priced at £82000 !! with every conceivable extra on}

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Some years ago I had my first of many new VW California factory built 2.5ltr motorhomes. When I went to tax it after six months it wasn't classed as a motorhome which it should have been. As I remember it was not registered correctly by the manufacture so it was taxed on engine size as a goods vehicle etc. I went through the process with the dvla and got it changed but it was a bit of a chore.
Was your vw a factory built or after market conversion as it is this what decided which tax category it is in.
 
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If you've got £ 60k plus to spend on a motor the price of road tax wont bother you !

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pappajohn

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I have heard a rumour that as of next year new MHs (or cars) that have cost over £40k will be liable to a 'Luxury Vehicle Tax' which will be part of the Road Tax which if I heard correctly could be as much as £550.
Anybody heard of this?
If that's true it would be in line with the luxury car tax.
Stepdaughter just got a new RangeRover company car.... Daddies the boss.... And first year road tax is £1250.
Subsequent 5 years will be circa £800 inclusive of luxury car surcharge then at year 7 will fall in line with all other vehicle regardless of initial value.
First year road tax is the only year the tax is invisible, its isn't on any invoice as its part of the purchase price and registration process.
Of course, this won't cost her a penny, along with the company insurance, fuel account, company iPhone, ipad and new laptop each year.

Me... Jealous..... You :swear2: bet I am.
 
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I take it is because it is not a multistage built vehicle so it comes out of the factory with emission figures on the C of C. Emission figurers are not required for a multistage vehicle in the M1 SP category.

I can't see how they would have been caught again as they fell foul of adding emissions figures for T5 vans in 2006 & 2007 resulting in those vans having £4-500/year road tax & something anyone who knows watches for. From 2008 they refused to put the emissions figure on the CoC & all returned to normal
 
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If that's true it would be in line with the luxury car tax.
Stepdaughter just got a new RangeRover company car.... Daddies the boss.... And first year road tax is £1250.
Subsequent 5 years will be circa £800 inclusive of luxury car surcharge then at year 7 will fall in line with all other vehicle regardless of initial value.
First year road tax is the only year the tax is invisible, its isn't on any invoice as its part of the purchase price and registration process.
Of course, this won't cost her a penny, along with the company insurance, fuel account, company iPhone, ipad and new laptop each year.

Me... Jealous..... You :swear2: bet I am.

So she works for the Government then?

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