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a Motorhome is now a car ? BTW follow this through and you will see why I am totally not interested in the car size issue
so no motorhome can be over 3.5 tonnes?
Or is it a C when you feel like it and limited to 7.5 Tonnes ?
But then what about the over 7.5 Tonne American motorhomes, what licence do you need to drive them ?
An HGV you may say but then if its HGV as yourself and the DVLA mistakenly believe it is (but the law disagree's)
The following are totally at odds with it being HGV
1. needs a tachograph because its now HGV (according to DVLA) and I have checked this it is not on the exempted from tacho's list.
2. it should not be driven in 3rd lane of motorway, yet they can be, ask your local cop shop, the only court case they gave up
3. it would need fitting with a speed limiter to 56 MPH max
4. it would Need HGV plating (MOT)
there is more, but have a chew on that for now.
The DVLA cannot explain the above away, can you? and please quote the Legislation that says it wrong.
BTW as I say VOSA, THe Ministry of Transport, construction and Use and te legislation all agree on the above. DVLA are the only ones who think differently, but strangely cannot produce any law to back there case. CPS eventually gave up on the only case that ever nearly got heard in court.