Campervan road tax

glasgow taxi driver replied on 07/05/2018 09:13

Posted on 07/05/2018 09:13

Hi everyone 

I contacted dvla to inform them of the conversion of my vw t5 commercial to a campervan which seemed to fall on deaf ears should it make any difference to the price of the road tax

wallacebob replied on 07/05/2018 09:34

Posted on 07/05/2018 09:34

The VED is based on emissions, so should remain the same. I would guess most DIY converters don't change the type, but a quiet check with your local MOT guy will highlight possible problems with them?

Thing to be aware is speeds: commercial is 50mph on single carriageway, 60 on Dual.

Kev155 replied on 07/05/2018 11:13

Posted on 07/05/2018 11:13

Van conversions including coachbuilt are not based on emissions unless the converter issues a certificate of conformity, I dont know of any who do. The ved is based on two rates upto and including 3500kg gross weight and over 3500kg. 

BoleroBoy replied on 09/05/2018 16:25

Posted on 09/05/2018 16:25

agree with the above...

once converted, your V5 should have either PLGV (private light goods vehicle @ 3500kg GVW or under) or PHGV for vans over 3500kg.

if it has an emmisions value, you can get it removed as the DVLA will use that if its present...

perversely, the 'light' group is more expensive to tax than the heavy group...

yet another left over anomalies from the haulage days, no doubt...

bob2421 replied on 03/07/2019 19:23

Posted on 03/07/2019 19:23

Ive just bought a 2005 Autosleeper Duetto  when looking for insurance a question is asked is your motorhome registered as a motorhome? Why is this, when I checked on DVLA it isn't its classed as an LCV is this correct and does it make any difference to the insurance

 

 

DavidKlyne replied on 03/07/2019 21:37

Posted on 07/05/2018 09:13 by glasgow taxi driver

Hi everyone 

I contacted dvla to inform them of the conversion of my vw t5 commercial to a campervan which seemed to fall on deaf ears should it make any difference to the price of the road tax

Posted on 03/07/2019 21:37

Was your VW T5 previously  registered as a car and therefore has a VED based on that clarification? When most motorhomes are registered by the manufacturers without emissions  listed on the certificate or conformity. Maybe the DVLA are reluctant to lose out the money!!!

David