A complete non issue really!

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Following on from a previous topic mentioning the illogical possibility that locals may judge campervans and motorhomes in their area by their registration prefix, as many would likely since have had multiple ownership they could well now live local despite being registered elsewhere. But it made me curious as to just where mine was first registered - it was Brighton about 200 miles away! 🎃 I used to know a few reg prefix towns until they changed the format some decades ago, and have been totally clueless ever since as having no interest at all, so guess that barely many others would likely even know offhand either? So as said a complete non issue really despite the very slight possibility of some inbred local numpty having a bit of a huff? 😂
Here's a good link to look your reg town up if you don't already know it! (y)
 
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Ours is HX so Portsmouth about 180 miles from where we live so could head for South Coast and blend in nicely
 

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Mine is KY so Northampton which is about 35 miles from where I live.

However I bought it from a place in Norfolk about 100 miles from where I live.
 

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Lots of people buy pre-registered vehicles with delivery mileage on - so to assume it is from out of area could be a dangerous assumption for anyone - just how i see it though
 

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At £250 for a cherished plate from DVLA I think it’s a cheap way of getting round this problem if you are worried what people think and makes your van look better imo.
 

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To be fair, I think the post the OP is referring to was saying that it is more likely that CARS are recognised as from different parts as opposed to motorhomes?

Not a point I necessarily agree with, but be it cars or motorhomes it is an unreasonable conclusion for a local resident to make.
 

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To be fair, I think the post the OP is referring to was saying that it is more likely that CARS are recognised as from different parts as opposed to motorhomes?

Not a point I necessarily agree with, but be it cars or motorhomes it is an unreasonable conclusion for a local resident to make.
I would think anyone who decides to base their actions (whatever those actions may be) on what a car registration is are probably starting off with an unreasoned state of mind anyway.
 

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At £250 for a cherished plate from DVLA I think it’s a cheap way of getting round this problem if you are worried what people think and makes your van look better imo.
All you need to know is S is Scotland and L is London, so treat those vans like the plague. ;-)
I bought a plate from the DVLA with my initials on it, TH so I should be ok in Scotland because T is also used there
 

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All you need to know is S is Scotland and L is London, so treat those vans like the plague. ;-)
[/QUOTE Not quite true !

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AABournemouth
ABWorcester
ACCoventry
ADGloucester
AEBristol
AFTruro
AGHull
AHNorwich
AIMeath
AJMiddlesbrough
AKSheffield
ALNottingham
AMSwindon
ANReading
AOCarlisle
APBrighton
ARChelmsford
ASInverness
ATHull
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AVPeterborough
AWShrewsbury
AXCardiff
AYLeicester
AZBelfast
BAManchester
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BJIpswich
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CYSwansea
CZBelfast
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DIRoscommon
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DRExeter
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DYBrighton
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EBPeterborough
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EJHaverfordwest
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EPSwansea
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FVPreston
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GAGlasgow
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GHLondon SW
GITipperary (S.Riding)
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GKLondon SW
GLTruro
GMReading
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GOLondon SW
GPLondon SW
GRNewcastle upon Tyne
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GTLondon SW
GULondon SE
GVIpswich
GWLondon SE
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GYLondon SE
GZBelfast
HADudley
HBCardiff
HCBrighton
HDHuddersfield
HESheffield
HFLiverpool
HGPreston
HHCarlisle
HITipperary (S.Riding)
HJChelmsford
HKChelmsford
HLSheffield
HMLondon (Central)
HNMiddlesbrough
HOBournemouth
HPCoventry
HRSwindon
HSGlasgow
HTBristol
HUBristol
HVLondon (Central)
HWBristol
HXLondon (Central)
HYBristol
HZTyrone
IAAntrim
IBArmagh
ICCarlow
IDCavan
IEClare
IFCork
IHDonegal
IJDown
IKDublin
ILFermanagh
IMGalway
INKerry
IOKildare
IPKilkenny
IROffaly
ISMayo
ITLeitrim
IULimerick
IVLimerick
IWLondonderry
IXLongford
IYLouth
IZMayo
JAManchester
JBReading
JCBangor
JDLondon (Central)
JEPeterborough
JFLeicester
JGMaidstone
JHReading
JITyrone
JJMaidstone
JKBrighton
JLLincoln
JMReading
JNChelmsford
JOOxford
JPLiverpool
JRNewcastle upon Tyne
JSInverness
JTBournemouth
JULeicester
JVLincoln
JWBirmingham
JXHuddersfield
JYExeter
JZDown
KALiverpool
KBLiverpool
KCLiverpool
KDLiverpool
KEMaidstone
KFLiverpool
KGCardiff
KHHull
KIWaterford
KJMaidstone
KKMaidstone
KLMaidstone
KMMaidstone
KNMaidstone
KOMaidstone
KPMaidstone
KRMaidstone
KSEdinburgh
KTMaidstone
KUSheffield
KVCoventry
KWSheffield
KXLuton
KYSheffield
KZAntrim
LALondon NW
LBLondon NW
LCLondon NW
LDLondon NW
LELondon NW
LFLondon NW
LGChester
LHLondon NW
LIWestmeath
LJBournemouth
LKLondon NW
LLLondon NW
LMLondon NW
LNLondon NW
LOLondon NW
LPLondon NW
LRLondon NW
LSEdinburgh
LTLondon NW
LULondon NW
LVLiverpool
LWLondon NW
LXLondon NW
LYLondon NW
LZArmagh
MAChester
MBChester
MCLondon NE
MDLondon NE
MELondon NE
MFLondon NE
MGLondon NE
MHLondon NE
MIWexford
MJLuton
MKLondon NE
MLLondon NE
MMLondon NE
MOReading
MPLondon NE
MRSwindon
MSEdinburgh
MTLondon NE
MULondon NE
MVLondon SE
MWSwindon
MXLondon SE
MYLondon SE
MZBelfast
NAManchester
NBManchester
NCManchester
NDManchester
NEManchester
NFManchester
NGNorwich
NHNorthampton
NIWicklow
NJBrighton
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NLNewcastle upon Tyne
NMLuton
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NPWorcester
NRLeicester
NSGlasgow
NTShrewsbury
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NVNorthampton
NWLeeds
NXDudley
NYCardiff
NZLondonderry
OABirmingham
OBBirmingham
OCBirmingham
ODExeter
OEBirmingham
OFBirmingham
OGBirmingham
OHBirmingham
OIBelfast
OJBirmingham
OKBirmingham
OLBirmingham
OMBirmingham
ONBirmingham
OOChelmsford
OPBirmingham
ORPortsmouth
OSGlasgow
OTPortsmouth
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OVBirmingham
OWPortsmouth
OXBirmingham
OYLondon NW
OZBelfast
PAGuildford
PBGuildford
PCGuildford
PDGuildford
PEGuildford
PFGuildford
PGGuildford
PHGuildford
PICork
PJGuildford
PKGuildford
PLGuildford
PMGuildford
PNBrighton
POPortsmouth
PPLuton
PRBournemouth
PSAberdeen
PTNewcastle upon Tyne
PUChelmsford
PVIpswich
PWNorwich
PXPortsmouth
PYMiddlesbrough
PZBelfast
RANottingham
RBNottingham
RCNottingham
RDReading
REStoke-on-Trent
RFStoke-on-Trent
RGNewcastle upon Tyne
RHHull
RIDublin
RJManchester
RKLondon NW
RLTruro
RMCarlisle
RNPreston
ROLuton
RPNorthampton
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RTIpswich
RUBournemouth
RVPortsmouth
RWCoventry
RXReading
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RZAntrim
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SCTruro (Isles of Scilly)
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SEAberdeen
SFEdinburgh
SGEdinburgh
SHEdinburgh
SIDublin
SJGlasgow
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SMGlasgow
SNDundee
SOAberdeen
SPDundee
SRDundee
SSAberdeen
STInverness
SUGlasgow
SVNON-SUFFIX MARK
SWGlasgow
SXEdinburgh
SYNON-SUFFIX MARK
SZDown
TAExeter
TBLiverpool
TCBristol
TDManchester
TEManchester
TFReading
TGCardiff
THSwansea
TILimerick
TJLiverpool
TKExeter
TLLincoln
TMLuton
TNNewcastle upon Tyne
TONottingham
TPPortsmouth
TRPortsmouth
TSDundee
TTExeter
TUChester
TVNottingham
TWChelmsford
TXCardiff
TYNewcastle upon Tyne
TZBelfast
UALeeds
UBLeeds
UCLondon (Central)
UDOxford
UEDudley
UFBrighton
UGLeeds
UHCardiff
UILondonderry
UJShrewsbury
UKBirmingham
ULLondon (Central)
UMLeeds
UNExeter
UOExeter
UPNewcastle upon Tyne
URLuton
USGlasgow
UTLeicester
UULondon (Central)
UVLondon (Central)
UWLondon (Central)
UXShrewsbury
UYWorcester
UZBelfast
VAPeterborough
VBMaidstone
VCCoventry
VEPeterborough
VFNorwich
VGNorwich
VHHuddersfield
VJGloucester
VKNewcastle upon Tyne
VLLincoln
VMManchester
VNMiddlesbrough
VONottingham
VPBirmingham
VRManchester
VSLuton
VTStoke-on-Trent
VUManchester
VVNorthampton
VWChelmsford
VXChelmsford
VYLeeds
VZTyrone
WASheffield
WBSheffield
WCChelmsford
WDDudley
WESheffield
WFSheffield
WGSheffield
WHManchester
WIWaterford
WJSheffield
WKCoventry
WLOxford
WMLiverpool
WNSwansea
WOCardiff
WPWorcester
WRLeeds
WSBristol
WTLeeds
WULeeds
WVBrighton
WWLeeds
WXLeeds
WYLeeds
WZBelfast
YATaunton
YBTaunton
YCTaunton
YDTaunton
YELondon (Central)
YFLondon (Central)
YGLeeds
YHLondon (Central)
YIDublin
YJBrighton
YKLondon (Central)
YLLondon (Central)
YMLondon (Central)
YNLondon (Central)
YOLondon (Central)
YPLondon (Central)
YRLondon (Central)
YSGlasgow
YTLondon (Central)
YULondon (Central)
YVLondon (Central)
YWLondon (Central)
YXLondon (Central)
YYLondon (Central)
YZLondonderry
 

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Revolving number plates a la James Bond is the way to go. I remember seeing a coating advertised that was supposed to make plates unreadable by cameras. Anyone know if it works
 

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Ours is a northern Ireland reg but Christina is from the south and we live in the Scottish borders. Im christened James but get called Sam, work that one out!
 

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Re the table in post #16
I think that’s been superseded tbh, I’ve not seen PO for Portsmouth for years.
I have a 2019 van with HX and a 2017 car with HN both local to the Portsmouth area.
 

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