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Old 16-01-12, 15:33
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Default Re: Reclassify to MPV for LEZ

It's all set to change again in 2014 apparently, more LEZ's around the country is inevitable
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Old 03-05-12, 22:39
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Will let you know how I get it on as sent mine off last week. Got the usual two side windows but added double bongo sliding seats which turns into our bed. It's basiclly an 8 seater now so lets see what they say about this one
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Old 06-05-12, 16:05
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I got the dreaded letter like most other people, as my 1.9td was registered as a panel van, I had every intention of changing it to a day van, so I did the usual strip out insulated and plied the interior panels, I then installed 2 captains seats in front and four matching seats in the rear,all of the seats came from a Renault Grand Espace as they can be folded right open to use as an occasional bed as well as this I put a window in each sliding door, after I called DVLA and asked them what I needed to do to get re registered I was told to send in four photos showing the conversion and one must include the number plate, then i sent it altogether with the log book, after about 3 weeks I got a new log book saying my van was now an MPV, I then sent the logbook the photos and a note saying that I now run the van on 100% veg oil, after about 2 weeks I got a letter saying that with the information they had received, my vehicle is now exempt from LEZ duty until 2018 when I suppose there will be some new nonsense issued to van owners.
At this time I feel all the hard work I put in was well worth doing and saved me loads of worry. Regards bighook
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Old 06-05-12, 16:26
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Hello Bighook, still waiting for a decision on mine (DVLA) but fingers crossed I get the MPV classification. Just so I can follow suit who did you send it to the second time and is it just a copy of my V5 plus letter and photos
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Old 06-05-12, 18:05
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Default Re: Reclassify to MPV for LEZ

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It's all set to change again in 2014 apparently, more LEZ's around the country is inevitable
I wouldn't mind some Lezzies round here, just don't tell the missus I've got company

On a serious note, I got my V5 back recently changed to motorhome. I've done a complete conversion, but only put widows in the sliding door & opposite, so the rule that it needs to look like a campervan seems to be dependent on whether or not the jobsworth dealing with your application is in a good mood or not. I sent a copy of every receipt and over 80 photos, so maybe he just gave in under the strain.

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Old 23-05-12, 18:13
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OK no reply to my question from Bighook but...............

Got my logbook back today and it's now classed as an MPV
Checked on the TFL website and it still said Non compliant so gave them a quick call on 0207 310 8998 who checked again and stated it was a panel, after explaining I had reclassed it she checked again (I presume with DVLA) confirmed what I had said and then updated their system all within about 5 mins friendly and easy


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Old 29-05-12, 15:36
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Now classified as MPV.
Here are the pics i sent off. only 4 seatbelts, no questions asked!!


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Old 15-06-12, 09:49
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Default Re: Reclassify to MPV for LEZ

Dan74 did you write some sort of covering letter to dvla?, if so have you got a basic template of what needs to written?
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Old 15-06-12, 11:58
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i recently put a row of 3 seats in the back. with seat belts, and i have rear windows including the tail gate. applied to dvla for re classification to mpy with photos. it came back as a window van with 6 seats on the log book. and explaied to me that if i put a cooker and sink in it they would classify it as a camper van, they would not put mpv on log book, hope this helps.
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