I’m so fed up of seeing people give out duff advice on forums and facebook, and even in person, that I thought I’d explain what the speed limits are for campervans!
Yes, its an easy question – but the answer isn’t as clear as you think
Viewers of the video have already told me they’ve been fined (wrongly) and argued – and both (as of today) were told “sorry the fine is correct and stands”. One of the guys sent off the facts from this video and escalated it – and hey presto – cancelled and an apology
So its not *obvious* even to the authorities and camera partnerships, but lets be fair, its a niche law and there are more important things they need to know!
Watch the video, read the comments
In summary, if you have a panel van under 3.05 unladen, and its a permanent proper conversion (seats, cooking, sleeping, table, storage, water, window) – then you can do car limits. REGARDLESS of what V5 says. And NOTHING TO DO with taxation class, type approval, body type etc.
Of course, my opinion only – do your own research!! 🙂 But only use decent government sources – not Facebook Freddy, or your mate Steve. Incorrect answers are so often repeated they are believed to be true.
Hope its useful
- Speed limits: https://www.gov.uk/speed-limits
- RTA 1984 act: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1984/27/schedule/6
- 1979 type approval legislation: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1979/1092/pdfs/uksi_19791092_en.pdf
- DFT FoI confirmation: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/clarification_on_the_definition
- DVLA requirements for motor caravan: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/registering-a-diy-caravan/converting-a-vehicle-into-a-motorhome