Motorhomes & Caravans Ltd
The only approved UK importer of Rimor Motorhomes
Stoneferry Road, Hull. HU7 0EG
Phone: 01482 448157
info@mandcltd.com

Motorhomes & Caravans Ltd

Welcome to Motorhomes & Caravans Ltd - the north east's premier dealer for New Hobby, Rimor and Elddis motorhomes and caravans, PLUS we have an extensive stock of quality used Burstner, Swift, Autotrail, Murvi, Autosleeper, Lunar, Compass, Bessacarr, Roller Team, Autocruise, Dethleffs, Mooveo, Homecar, Chausson, and Pilote motorhomes and caravans - call us for more details on 01482 448157

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FAQ

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When buying a new motorhome, there are many options to consider:

  • How many berths do I need?
  • Will it fit on my drive or do I need storage?
  • Can I drive it on my licence?
  • Are there weight restrictions in the areas where I plan to travel?
  • How much will it cost on a ferry?

etc.

There are many more questions and many issues that do not spring readily to mind. But don’t worry; Motorhomes & Caravans Ltd will talk you through the whole scenario and help you buy the right motorhome for you. Call us on 01482 448157 for an informal chat about the best options for you.

Licences issued from 19 January 2013

From 19 January 2013, drivers passing a category B (car and small vehicle) test can tow:

  • small trailers weighing no more than 750kg
  • a trailer over 750kg as long as the combined weight of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM)

If you want to tow a trailer weighing more than 750kg, when the combined weight of the towing vehicle and trailer is more than 3,500kg, you’ll have to pass a further test and get B+E entitlement on your licence.

You’ll then be able to tow trailers up to 3,500kg.

Licences held from 1 January 1997

If you passed your driving test after 1 January 1997 and have an ordinary category B (car) licence, you can:

  • drive a vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes or 3,500kg MAM towing a trailer of up to750kg MAM
  • tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined weight of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg

For anything heavier you need to take a category B+E driving test.

Licences held before 1 January 1997

If you passed your car test before 1 January 1997 you are generally entitled to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8.25 tonnes MAM.

This is the weight of a vehicle or trailer including the maximum load that can be carried safely when it’s being used on the road.

You also have entitlement to drive a minibus with a trailer over 750kg MAM.

Towing heavier combinations

If you want to tow heavier combinations, you’ll have to first apply for provisional entitlement to the new C1+E entitlement. You’ll then have to pass the category C theory test and C1+E practical test.

Once you’ve done this you can drive vehicles and trailers with a combined weight of up to 12 tonnes MAM.

“Source” This information is from the official DVLA site.

Licence requirements

The licence you need to drive a motorhome depends on your age and the vehicle’s maximum authorised mass (MAM). This is the vehicle’s weight plus the maximum load it can carry.

To drive a motorhome with a MAM of between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes, you need a category C1 licence.

To drive a motorhome with a MAM of over 7.5 tonnes, you need a category C licence. But don’t worry as we have a huge variety of Motor Homes to choose from and we are 100% sure we will find the right one for you!