DVLA – Converting your V5 to Motor Caravan – Update October 21st 2019DVLA – Converting your V5 to Motor Caravan – Update October 21st 2019 https://mark1conversions.co.uk/wp-content/themes/corpus/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 Lee Baker Lee Baker https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/4ddabb7896660ae08d1f084a48a3578b?s=96&d=mm&r=g
It’s been a frustrating few months, the DVLA changed the goalposts, but decided not to tell anyone where they had moved them!
An update released today (October 21st 2019) details:
Requirements for changing body type to motor caravan
DVLA will only consider changing the body type to motor caravan (motorhome) if the vehicle meets the following three requirements:
- The body type shown on your V5C registration certificate (log book) is one of those shown in this list
- box van
- insulated van
- light goods
- light van
- livestock carrier
- Luton van
- MPV (multi-purpose vehicle)
- panel van
- specially fitted van
- special mobile unit
- van with side windows
If it’s not on the list – don’t apply it will be refused.
- Motor caravan external permanent features
- 2 or more windows on at least one side of the main body (this does not include windows on the driver or passenger doors) to provide a reasonable amount of daylight into the living accommodation
- a separate door which provides access to the living accommodation of the vehicle (this excludes the driver and passenger doors); a window on this door counts as a separate window on the main body
- motor caravan-style graphics on both sides of the vehicle
- an awning bar attached to either side of the vehicle
- a high-top roof (this does not include a pop-top elevating roof)
- Motor caravan internal features
- seats and a table
- sleeping accommodation which may be converted from the seats
- cooking facilities
- storage facilities
I draw specifically attention to the phrase at the end of section 2 – THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE A POP-TOP ELEVATING ROOF – so expect to see more rumblings about this as it looks like you can only make the change if you have a fixed high top.
Elevating roofs and standard height vans need not apply!
Is this the end of the subject? I can’t see how it can be…
Maybe a “Campervan” classification is on its way (as opposed to “MotorHome” ) for vehicles with elevating roofs?
What do you think will happen next?