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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 26-02-2020, 22:22 Thread Starter
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Question Registering LHD in the UK

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I'm currently registering my Dethleffs LHD in the UK. I have changed the headlights but believe I may have to add a fog light and MPH to the speedometer. Has anyone done this on a Fiat Ducator (2015) and is there a cost effective way to do this? Is this a legality to start to register, tax and drive it in the UK?

I'm preparing it for sale (as no longer with my German partner) so any additional information on the best place to sell it would be most appreciated.

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have a look in the Importing forum https://forums.motorhomefacts.com/34-importing/

and change the date range to extend the search. There is probably somebody there who has done this before!

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Can't remember about the fog light but yes, you need mph. I bought a dedicated mph overlay for my Ford but was just reading yesterday that the most cost effective way is to buy an entire speedo from ebay (about £15 apparently) n swap the mph/kph bits). I'll see if I can find it again.

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I think it may have been on the Hymer Owner's Group, FB, but I can never find anything again!

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The rear fog light as far as U.K. regs are concerned, must be fitted on, or to the offside of the vehicles centre line (you can have two but at least one must comply with the previous sentence) and the headlights must actually dip to the left, the fitting of beam deflectors will NOT suffice. Speedo must read MPH (it can also show Kph)

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Registering a vehicle is a paper work job I thought.

How do they check if your Speedo is km or miles? It's not an MOT check is it?

https://www.gov.uk/importing-vehicle...ported-vehicle

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I haven't registered a 'foreign' vehicle in UK for 25 years now but back then it all depended on the inspector as to how particular they were. Most speedos indicate if it's displaying kms or mph. Most UK vehicles show both but all the French ones I have owned we only kms.

I did come across a very difficult jobsworth at a southern testing station who said he couldn't register my American built Chrysler Town & Country because not all the body radiuses were 2.5mm. I pointed out a Range Rover had the same edges and he just replied "I'm not testing that". Another testing station passed it.

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I haven't registered a 'foreign' vehicle in UK for 25 years now but back then it all depended on the inspector as to how particular they were. Most speedos indicate if it's displaying kms or mph. Most UK vehicles show both but all the French ones I have owned we only kms.

I did come across a very difficult jobsworth at a southern testing station who said he couldn't register my American built Chrysler Town & Country because not all the body radiuses were 2.5mm. I pointed out a Range Rover had the same edges and he just replied "I'm not testing that". Another testing station passed it.

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Who does the testing? I assume that it was VOSA(now DVSA) because I think DVLA do not have anybody who knows one end of a vehicle from another, and also the paperwork


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Mine was Northam near Southampton Geoff. But the full list is here...………………………….

https://www.google.com/maps/d/view?m...9341713131&z=8

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I imported mine about 12 years ago.
Had to take it to local Taxing centre as was not on their list, for inspection.
Did not seem to be interested in anything other than it had a bed, washing facilities, toilet, cooker.
It was plated PHGV. they did nothing else.
When I took it for mot I had a tom tom for the MPH. My MOT station masked the headlights with duck tape so that it corrected the lights, and Ihave done so every year for the mot, but that is because it really only use it abroad. I will mask lights if I use it in the UK but it does reduce lighting.
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