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post #151 of 155 (permalink) Old 16-06-2007, 22:27
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hi all,

my license (categories a and e), which i obtained in 1989 when i was 17 (passed 1st time ), says that i can drive ANY VEHICLE which is not in several mentioned categories such as motorbikes, road rollers etc. but it also says i need a further license to drive a heavy goods vehicle or a large passenger vehicle.

i know what jonathan is saying; these days you need a piece of paper to wipe you own ar*e legally, but the structure of our legal rights and courts system is based on the fact that we are free to do whatever we choose as long as it is not proscibed by law. if the law says i need a license to drive a motor vehicle then the license that i have allows me to drive any vehicle which is not expressly excepted by the wording i have just quoted.

otherwise the legal document that is my license has been made invalid without anyone telling me even though it says its valid till 2041.

i can't speak for anyone else's license as i know my girlfriend's says different (she only got it in 2001, 3rd time lucky(!)).

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Hi John

It is a very grey area isn't it. The feeling on here is that you need the license. I was talking to a dealer the other day and he said a motorhome was not an HGV and so nobody has and probably will not get prosecuted for driving one over 7.5 ton. He was however trying to sell me a 10 ton vehicle and on my license it does state not exceeding 7.5 ton


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7.5t or more

HI,i have just converted a 7.5 ton box lorry into a camper,i took it to my local mot station who made it tacho exempt and mot'd it as a motorhome on there computer,next day i insured it with the reg number and the insurance company accepted it as a moterhome.....so im driving it with a car licence(my licence covers me up to c1+c1e)but what im saying is it only takes the mot station to change the use on there computer these days.
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HI,i have just converted a 7.5 ton box lorry into a camper,i took it to my local mot station who made it tacho exempt and mot'd it as a motorhome on there computer,next day i insured it with the reg number and the insurance company accepted it as a moterhome.....so im driving it with a car licence(my licence covers me up to c1+c1e)but what im saying is it only takes the mot station to change the use on there computer these days.
i meant can the mot station change the usage?
why did my insurance company accept it?
and can i now convert it more?
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I believe it will be tested as presented, if it walks like a duck etc, you now need to get the V5 changed to "motor caravan"
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