Sorn if on site for 3 months?

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  1. s20hymer

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    Wondering if it is possible to Sorn the Motorhome if parked up on a site abroad for 3 months, has anyone done this ?
     
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    Don't see why not if it is not going to be used on the road.

    D.
     
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    Isn't the result called a caravan, appreciate we all have different views, but personally can't see the point of having a MH and staying in 1 spot for 3 months.

    Good job we're all different otherwise it would get a bit crowded.

    As tax can all done on line providing mot & insurance are OK can't see why not. DVLA wouldn't know where it was (or care) Would need to get the dates right otherwise you'll loose out.
     
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    You could always do it and see what happens, apart from dvla saying you can't, I don't see what difference it would make. Your not using or keeping the vehicle on a road are you?
     
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    If you sorn it out the country , which is illegal, if there is then a problem then the first thing insurance will check is that. & you'll be deep in it.
    To legally use any vehicle out of its own country requires that it has to be legal within its own country. So for the UK it is tax,ins; & mot.

    To legally use any vehicle out of its own country requires that it has to be legal within its own country. So for the UK it is tax,ins; & mot.

    Let me assure you that many Trafico here know what SOrn is.
     
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    So, if the M/h is kept off road in Uk for any length of time then it can be Sorned, that's if it is worth the bother, so surely when parked up abroad off road, would the same not apply, just asking a theoretical question
     
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    Following @klaatu 's link, you'll find

    "When is a SORN valid
    "You don’t need to renew your SORN - it’s valid until your vehicle is taxed, sold, scrapped or permanently exported.

    "Your vehicle must be in and remain in the UK for your SORN to be valid."
    It wouldn't surprise me at all if, when you tried to make a SORN overseas, "the computer" would flag up that you've left the country & not yet returned. I would expect to be caught out. That would be much more expensive :(
    Then as @gus-lopez says, your insurance would be invalid; WHAT DO YOU DO THEN, WHEN YOU'RE GASSED????? :LOL:
     
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    You would be surprised how many SORN when they leave the UK. Tour around Europe ( Johnny foreigner will never know ) and re tax just before their return . Check out a few registrations you see on DVLA site. Anyone can access. UK registered cars abroad too . Enough said !
     
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    Is it really worth the hassle, what are you going to save for a load of aggro.....few quid here or a few quid there. I couldn't be bothered....
     
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    I agree but I am sorry to say many do !
     
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    TBH I cannot see a problem with it, after all it is a; Stored Off Road Notification, which is what you will be if on a Site, as long as you do not use on the road (just in case) then I do not see a problem.
    That is the benefit of the new system it is soooo easy and you get your refund (well I did) within 4 days. Then re tax it within seconds :D (y)
     
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    Ok until someone runs into your parked van or you have a complete burn out. Could end up with egg on your face. Insurance providers can be a bit a bit investigative when it comes to a van replacement for a van parked up in Spain..
     
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    The problem is SORN means it is in the UK !
     
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    The problem is the legislation says must remain in the UK ! I can't believe anyone can be so tight as to take the risk !!
     
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    OK I see your point but, what about if you have a seasonal pitch and it is sorned and the same thing happens? it is still insured as long as it is not on the road.
     
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    Who is going to know?
     
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    That not the point, it is a good question IMO.
     
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    If you want to save money you may as well cancel your insurance, because it would be void anyway if not taxed. A vehicle must be in the uk for the sorn to be valid and a vehicle must be legal in its own country to be driven abroad. the tax people cover all bases.
     
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