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Camper van mot exemption ?

Postby chrisandmark » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:50 pm

Hi,can anyone give me a definite answer regarding mot of camper vans,searched Google and people are saying you don't have to mot a campervan some say you do,apparently camper van ambulances don't have to be moted,my van is a mk6 transit 04 reg,any help appreciated,thanks.
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Re: Camper van mot exemption ?

Postby dumper » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:21 am

Try putting reg number in dvla web mot checker see if it’s ever had a mot or ring dvla every campervan I’ve had as been mot if it’s still registered as ambulance it is possible that it does not have one
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Re: Camper van mot exemption ?

Postby chrisandmark » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:27 am

Thank you
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Re: Camper van mot exemption ?

Postby imageoven » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:57 pm

chrisandmark wrote:Hi,can anyone give me a definite answer regarding mot of camper vans,searched Google and people are saying you don't have to mot a campervan some say you do,apparently camper van ambulances don't have to be moted,my van is a mk6 transit 04 reg,any help appreciated,thanks.


Campervans need MOTs

An ambulance that has been converted to a campervan, is a campervan not an ambulance.

Neither ambulance or campervan are mentioned as exempt here, which is where I would look first for a definate answer.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... n-from-mot


Categories of vehicles that are exempt:
a
Motor tractor
b
Track-laying vehicle
c
Articulated vehicle that is not a lorry or bus (including bendy buses)
d
Works trucks
e
Invalid carriages weighing no more than 306kg when unloaded
f
Vehicle used only to pass from land occupied by the person keeping
the vehicle to other land occupied by them, and not travelling on the
road for more than a total of 6 miles a week
g
Hackney carriage or private-hire vehicle taxed by local authorities
authorised to check the roadworthiness of this vehicle
h
Hackney carriage (vehicle taxed to carry passengers) getting tax discs
from Transport for London
i
Vehicle provided for police purposes and maintained in an approved
workshop
j
Goods vehicle powered by electricity
k
Tram
l
Trolley vehicle that is not an auxiliary trolley vehicle (auxiliary trolley
vehicles are vehicles that are adapted to run from power provided from
a source on board)
m
Vehicles authorised to be used on the road by a Special Types General
Order
n
Vehicles used only on certain islands that do not have a bridge, tunnel,
ford or other suitable way for motor vehicles to be conveniently driven
to a road in any part of the UK. If so provide the name of the island in
this box
o
Vehicles manufactured or registered before 1st January 1960
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Re: Camper van mot exemption ?

Postby Noctule » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:24 pm

If I remember correctly, ambulances come under the special types group, as do hearses. Neither need an Mot, but only when they are being used for the intended purpose by people in the correct industry, and need the correct documented servicing to qualify, ie our hearse needs an Mot because neither the wife or I are undertakers and we don't go to funerals unless invited. I've seen plenty of ads on ebull saying that the hearses or ambulances being sold on as conversion projects don't need Mot's, it's a load of ebull.

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Re: Camper van mot exemption ?

Postby straydog » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:20 pm

Campervan/ Motorcaravan class 4 MOT.
Had mine done yesterday.
And it passed..... :wink:

As a bynote, I took my Minibus (Campervan in conversion)
to the same MOT station last year
The guy asked me why there were no seats in it.
I said because I'm converting it.
He changed it form a Class 5 to Class 4 because it was no longer a minibus
So even if it's on the V5 as a Bus or Ambulance it could still be classed as a Motorcaravan according to the MOT station

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Re: Camper van mot exemption ?

Postby chrisandmark » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:28 pm

Thanks everyone
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