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SimonM

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Good luck trying to get it changed to a MH from “just a panel van” Considering I know of one which also had an awning and decals rejected because it still looked like a van. Like hell it did but the jobsworths at DVLA weren’t changing it.
 

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100% the bogs dollocks,put a bead of mastic around back of sink to wall which will stop any splash water socking down behind the unit,health to wear. (y)
 

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Good luck trying to get it changed to a MH from “just a panel van” Considering I know of one which also had an awning and decals rejected because it still looked like a van. Like hell it did but the jobsworths at DVLA weren’t changing it.
They (dvla) look for permanently fixed items, as in copper fixed gas pipes , it ain't no good sticking a gas bottle in a cupboard anymore. fixed water and grey waste piping. Fixed seating and a fixed bed whether it is made up or not, it and loads of items need to be fixed. If these are not shown in the photos they just chuck it out.
The taxation class makes a bit of difference in law, they are protecting the genuine people from cowboys and builders from slinging a few bits in the back of a van to get it changed only for it to be quickly removed.them days are gone.
 

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I see you fitted the Truma boiler and inet.
A great system we have used the inet with SIM card and Bluetooth.
When out hillwalking we put the heating on around an hour before our return.
The bluetooth now works perfect with iPhones but not the iPhone 11, but both Apple and Truma are working on a fix. I will keep my old iPhone 7 when I replace it next month until the fix is sorted.

One piece of advice. When using the control panel to set it up up go straight to your power choice rather than the heating then the water as it is laid out. Because if you start it up and it’s set to leccy and your not hooked up, or gas with the supply turned of you may have to do a reset at the boiler, and it’s a pain.
 

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They (dvla) look for permanently fixed items, as in copper fixed gas pipes , it ain't no good sticking a gas bottle in a cupboard anymore. fixed water and grey waste piping. Fixed seating and a fixed bed whether it is made up or not, it and loads of items need to be fixed. If these are not shown in the photos they just chuck it out.
The taxation class makes a bit of difference in law, they are protecting the genuine people from cowboys and builders from slinging a few bits in the back of a van to get it changed only for it to be quickly removed.them days are gone.
All gas and other fixings are to the EC directive and were photographed during build, not hard to understand or build to this directive it is common sense.
 

chrisjones18

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All gas and other fixings are to the EC directive and were photographed during build, not hard to understand or build to this directive it is common sense.
I can see the quality of your work and my comments were not directed at you. They were just general as SimonM said he new people who could not get theirs past the dvla...
Nice build you have done......
 

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If I didn't love my Hymer so much I would be tempted to do something like this because I live on a park home estate and can't have a camper in the drive because lease excludes anything with caravan i.e. Motor caravan as mine states, frustratingly I have a generous plot & could easily park 8 transit vans on the front without breaking terms of the lease,
 

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Changing over via the DVLA do you mean ? I don't think anybody needs to really but when the exterior is finished I might.
I would if I was you. There could be insurance implications if you don't. Unless you have informed your insurance company of all of the modifications you have made.

Also, I believe it would be cheaper to insure as a camper? I could be wrong.
 

Steve and Julie

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Back when my youngest son raced motor cross I bought a lwb sprinter that was converted to a camper with large garage at the back was still panel Van on v5 sent pictures to DVLA to get it reclassified as a motor home insurance was half the price of panel Van with much better cover as every thing in the conversation was now covered so would recommend trying to get your van reclassified
 

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I would if I was you. There could be insurance implications if you don't. Unless you have informed your insurance company of all of the modifications you have made.

Also, I believe it would be cheaper to insure as a camper? I could be wrong.
All the modifications have been sent to insurance broker ie multiple photographs by email, the broker as verified that this is a camper. If you read the DVLA's website you will find that it says that an insurance co can determine whether it wants to insure as a camper or not. My ins quote was splendid thank you. Obviously the ins co realises this is a camper and not an overnight throw a mattress in the back type. I can travel at 50mph on a carriage way rather than 60mph , so what. Regards
 

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