How many MoHos/Campervans?

Fisherman

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Geoff I just contacted my motorhome supplier. They state that you can tow a caravan up to 7m in length exc the A frame. So long as the combined MAM does not exceed 3500Kg. They also state that this has been the case for as long as they are aware. When you think of it Geoff, it makes no sense to apply this to a cat B license. But I will phone my mate with what you state, just to make sure.
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Give your mate a call. If he isn't over that limit, he is probably very close, assuming C class is around 1500KG. Checked online his car 1495kg, caravan 1450kg yes its tight only 550kg payload.
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Page 28 & 29 have weight info plus amended rules 2013. Mark I did the step by step thing on the website. Geoff is spot on about changes in January 2013. But when I put in before and after January 2013 the same applied. there was no diffrence.
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I bet this has been discussed before, but if so I never saw it and thoughts crossed through my wandering mind this morning... (much better than thinking about the chemo I'm due this afternoon!) So, here are some fairly recent stats:- According to figures released by the NCC (National Caravan Council), 12,332 motorhomes and campervans were registered in the UK in 2016, compared to 10,572 in 2015 – a 16.6% year-on-year increase. In the UK, it is estimated that there are in current use: 555,000 touring caravans. 365,000 caravan holiday homes. 225,000 motorhomes. Out of a UK population of approx 65,000,000 that’s only a quarter of a million motorhomes, most of which are probably parked up at home or in storage for the majority of the year (with the exception of hard-core campers like Annie and those who are retired and using their campers a lot. These are not unreasonable assumptions, yes? Think about it - owning a moho/camper it is still a comparatively niche market and there are...
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Checked online his car 1495kg, caravan 1450kg yes its tight only 550kg payload. Is that MIRO/unladen weight or is it MAMs? It's the MAMs that matter (rather, the lesser of the sum of the MAMs or the MTW). For example, according to this rental site, the MAM of the (current?) C220 estate is at least 1930kg. The current Bailey Pheonix 760 has a body length of 6.3m and an MTPLM of 1627kg (and MIRO of 1447kg, which is close to the figure you cite). So add the two together and you get a total of 3557kg, which is more than allowed for any post-1997 category B licence. However, there is another issue here because a quick look around the net suggests that earlier C220 estates have a towing limit of only 1500kg. Your friend might want to check the legality of that outfit...
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Hi Geoff I have informed him about your concerns. His son is abroad right now and he said that they will look into this on his return.
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