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  1. Cost of road tax!

    General T5 Chat
    Good Evening peps.T: Can someone please tell me how much i can expect to pay for road tax for an 08 T5::* T5 Panel van. £ T5 Panel van that will be converted into a combi. (Windows etc) £ T5 factory combi...
  2. LEZ for T4's to be reinstated 2012

    Tax, Insurance & Licensing
    Yes, after I thought Boris saw sense, it was only a delaying tactic to enable tradesmen to buy a newer van... Never mind the hardpressed families who own recycled vans that have driven through their lifetime CO2 emissions "quota"... Never mind the fact that new Cats supplied by VW...
  3. New IVA Test For Motor Caravans

    Tax, Insurance & Licensing
    Currently Motor Caravans are exempt from European Type Approval rules. However this is about to change. As of April 29th 2012, all newly built Motor Caravans (on vans up to ten years old) will need to pass an Individual Vehicle Approval examination. This test has already replaced the SVA test...
  4. New IVA Test For Motor Caravans

    T4 Conversions
    Currently Motor Caravans are exempt from European Type Approval rules. However this is about to change. As of April 29th 2012, all newly built Motor Caravans (up to ten years old) will need to pass an IVA examination. This test has already replaced the SVA test for normal cars (since April 2009)...
  5. ANPR Vans

    The Pub
    Had a little shock this morning as I drove off the drive...a white transit with two guys in it and four cameras on the roof slowly going up my road, caught sight of 'ANPR' written quite small on it. I swear it drove slower past my house, and the two guys were deffo looking on the drive and at...
  6. Certificate of Conformity - FREE

    T4 Articles & Information
    We've now embarked on the perilous route of registering our '98 Velle in France, a tiring task dealing with local bureaucracy :confused: Anyway to get the deed done we needed a Certificate of Conformity, stating that the T4 was up to the normal EU regs. After a quick look at the excellent French...
  7. Attention all forum users +read+

    The Pub
    Hello all, Some members probably already know this, but I just found out and was shocked i didn't already know. Thought it'd be good to warn others who are unaware! For vans over 2000kg there are different speed restrictions to cars and car derived vans (escort van/astra van etc) Single...
  8. LEZ to be dropped for T4's

    Tax, Insurance & Licensing
    No doubt you've already heard... Subject to consultation, Boris Johnson - The Mayor Of London - plans to suspend the introduction of the third phase of the Low Emission Zone plan, due to come into play in October 2010...
  9. No 10 responds to Motor Caravan Petition

    Tax, Insurance & Licensing
    Those of you who registered on the petition website for Motor Caravans to be exempted from CO2 emission taxation and the LEZ should have an email waiting in their inbox... Basically, No. 10 has clarifed what we have already learned about car tax - because Motor Caravans are not type approved...
  10. T4 Taxation 2

    Tax, Insurance & Licensing
    T4 Taxation And CO2 Emissions Guide The new car tax scales that apply to us are as follows: PLG Current (2008) - £185 2009-10 - £190 2010-11 - £205 Tax Band K (CO2 201 - 225g/km) Currently - £210 2009-10 - £215 2010-11 - £245 T4 Models affected TDI - (EU2/3 203g/km =...
  11. Import trouble at DVLA

    Tax, Insurance & Licensing
    Just a little tale if you are thinking of importing a van from europe. I popped down to my local DVLA at Chester (one of the better ones i'm told) today to register and tax my recently imported T4. It is over ten yeats old and therefore needs no "type approval". I had all the documentation...
  12. LEZ - Confused

    Tax, Insurance & Licensing
    Now I have been reading a couple of other threads about the LEZ and I still don't quite understand what I should do - I have a LWB T4 TDI, which is classed as a Motor Caravan on the V5 (It was converted by Bilbos I believe - pop top, etc) My van is non-compliant come 2010, from what I can glean...
  13. LGV to PLG

    Tax, Insurance & Licensing
    Hi Guys, Does anyone know if there are any loop holes around changing the taxation class fromLGV to PLG.......................Reason being, an irritating old lady with nothing better to do with her life is making my man and van life quite difficult!! As part of my lease she has made me aware I...
  14. T5 & taxation - newbie totally mystified please help

    Tax, Insurance & Licensing
    Hello everyone. This is my first post so please remember that what is obvious to you is news to me! I am an old fogie who wants a van as my everyday vehicle but also as a day vehicle - nicely lined, removable kitchen unit etc & above all a toilet - when you reach my age you WILL understand...
  15. All You Ever Wanted To Know About Type Approval

    Tax, Insurance & Licensing
    This is the response from DVLA to Jurasik's enquiry into changing his T4's registration details from Diesel Car to Light Goods Vehicle... "All vehicle licensing and registration in the UK is governed by the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (as amended) (VERA). Before vehicles are first...
  16. 50mph only!

    T5 Articles & Information
    hiy all, sussex police have been stopping commercial vans and asking drivers to fill in a survey to ask them about speed etc. DID you know that all light commercial ( yes Transporters) are only allowed 50mph on single roads and 60mph on dual roads. 70mph is only available on motorways. I do not...
  17. Why are some Caravelles LGV's...

    Tax, Insurance & Licensing
    ... and others aren't? There appears to be no distinction between those that are taxed as light goods vehicles and those that aren't - is it as random as it would seem?... I have assumed that all Caravelles with up to 9 seats are classed as cars, which is great so far as the LEZ is...
  18. German "Umwelt" Zones

    Tax, Insurance & Licensing
    The German Solution From January 2008 all vehicles must bear a windscreen sticker in order to enter Low Emissions Zones or "Umwelt Zones" in Berlin, Cologne and Hanover, with other German cities following this example in due course. Emissions Compliance Euro 0 and 1 vehicles are not...
  19. European Motor Vehicle Emissions Groups

    Tax, Insurance & Licensing
    European Motor Vehicle Emission Groups (MVEG) There has been a European wide consensus that people buy large vehicles out of necessity: large families, child minders and youth groups, which in themselves fulfil society needs (the well balanced young workforce pays for the aging...
  20. Check Your Log Book

    Tax, Insurance & Licensing
    How Can A Camera Tell What This Is? They all look the same, my Gran always said, bless her. So, is this a Caravelle, Transporter Panel Van or Transporter Window Van based DIY camper conversion? Or is it an ex-works California Freestyle? Is it petrol or diesel, does it have 4-cylinders or 5...
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