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Mechanical & Technical >> Base Chassis (Fiat/Mercedes/Iveco etc)
Unlicenced for 7500kg
Was just browsing through some MH tech details it seems a lot of the larger coach built MH around 7m length have uprated suspension
eg Fiats camping car upgrade to gvw 3850kg.
As this technically takes the vehicle over the 3500kg weight limit for DVLA
As I understand people who have passed their driving test after 1997 no longer get 7500kg entitlement.
Just wandering how many people are driving around illegally.
I apologise if this has already been covered.
Good point raised whether it's been covered or not!
Another thing to consider is putting a heavy trailer with a car on behind the M/H can also push the weight limit over the top too!
Basically if your M/H is of the 'larger breeds' and up on the weight limit, it's important that all potential drivers have the correct license to do so.
AFAIK there are no contingecy plans to retrospectively apply the 3500/4250kg limit to license holders (pre '97) holders will continue to enjoy that entitlement until 70yrs of age.
So when No.1 son asks "Dad may I borrow the Motorhome this weekend"
the law says no
I suspect that there are a few. Also probably some tuggers out there towing over their limit. And a few farmers.
I think these limits should be more widely publicized.