Re-register VW T4 as a Motor Caravan

So It comes to the point where the van is pretty much finished in regards to being a Motor Caravan and that time of the year again with an insurance renewal. I had to send of my log book to the DVLA to re-register as a Motor Caravan.

Previously I had been insured as a commercial vehicle which was nearly 5 times what I am now paying as a Motor Caravan and that also includes having an agreed value of what it is actually worth and all modifications declared. As an absolute bonus my new insurance came with full European breakdown cover. So my entire insurance cost with Breakdown cover is less than I was paying for Breakdown Cover with RAC.

There are a lot of recommendations out there for VW T4 insurance but so far I have found the experience with Carole Nash to be great and would highly recommend giving them a try. Also useful for me was that I had not yet received confirmation from DVLA on the change when renewing my insurance so they allowed me to retrospectively insure as a Motor Caravan.

There are a few good guides on the internet detailing the process of re-registering but it is not to hard of a task to read through the details supplied by the DVLA about Registering a DIY Motor Caravan and checking off all the relevant points.

To help you with your re-classification here is the Cover Note that I included with my log book when sending to the DVLA, as you can see I kept it very simple and made sure the pictures clearly depicted the requirements from their guide.

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  1. alder says:

    Really nice conversion!
    Is the double seat in these photos on a swivel base or are you still using the M10 turning clamps? It is such a great idea but wonder how practical it is long term (I’m a single mum with small baby-so practicality as well as budget is key)

    • will says:

      I think both ways are a hassle as its still not simple to spin the seat with the proper swivel and you can be even more budget first and just use a tool to undo the nuts and spin it around to see how you get on.

  2. Aaron says:

    Hi there!
    Nice looking conversion!!

    Mine is very similar, but just wondered how long ago you reregistered ad if they commented on the fact that you haven’t got “motor caravan type graphics’, or a high roof fitted?
    These are down as requirements, but mine, like yours, hasn’t got them?

    • will says:

      Sadly for you, I registered it long before the new requirements were put in place. I do know insurance companies have made adjustments for this now, and you may be able to still register as a van with windows and seats to be able to do 70mph on the motorway.

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