Reclassify RV from Lorry to Bus ?

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ukrv

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Not wishing to get too serious about this one but,

What would happen if you attempted to change the classification of your RV from a PHGV to a Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV).

My RV has seatbelts for a driver and 9 passengers. Driver (thankfully) and 3 seats are forward facing, 4 are sideways facing and 2 back-facing. Only driver and co-pilot has 3-point belts, others have lap belts (but then most Busses, for short journeys, dont even have seatbelts).

My V5 only states 2 seats as I was advised to declare it that way (right or wrong?).

The bus wouldnt be for hire or reward etc.

What would be involved? - other than a PCV Licence (one presumes).

Tax Disc?
MOT?
Tacho?

I was just curious - don't think it would be worth changing (assuming you could anyway) but you never know until you ask.

Paul
 

lugnutt

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good post ukrv....my rv has on logbook 10 seats does this mean i can carry 10 passengers? it is a 8 berth rv so does that mean only 8 passengers?what about the weight issue what is the law on this?
 

Rapide561

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Hi

If I wan to to drive a coach on my PCV licence, I can. Take out the seats, add a shower, cooker etc and the status of the vehicle can be changed.......to either private goods vehicle of heavy goods vehicle.

Keep it registered as a coach, and as the operator of the coach, you need an operators licence!

So in theory, a coach driver could buy a vehicle he has driven for donkeys years, reclassify it as HGV, and then have to take a new driving test - in a lorry!

Russell
 

moandick

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Hear, hear. As someone once said: "The Law is a Ass"

If you become too involved with abiding by the regulations then you begin to fail to see the whole picture...... for example....... What would have happened to those poor women who were jailed for Matricide on the evidence of an 'Expert' witness - if someone had not had the gumption to question the issue?
 

artona

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Hi

This is what the chap at Shepton was refering to. Talked about it being covered in the coronas.


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