Buyers Guide

UK Driving License Requirements?

WHAT DRIVING LICENSE WILL I NEED?

You will need to check that your driving licence gives you entitlement to drive the motorhome you are considering, many Winnebago's and American Motorhomes exceed 7.5 tonnes. Therefore you may need to upgrade your licence in order to legally drive the vehicle. The categories shown on your licence allow you to drive vehicles up to certain weights, known as the maximum authorised mass (MAM).

CATEGORY B (CAR) ENTITLEMENT

You can drive vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes MAM, together with a trailer not exceeding 750 kilograms. To tow a heavier trailer you will need category B+E entitlement.

CATEGORY C1 ENTITLEMENT

You can drive vehicles over 3.5 tonnes MAM but less than 7.5 tonnes (with or without a trailer up to 750 kilograms). To tow a heavier trailer you will need category C1+E entitlement.

IF YOU PASSED THE CATEGORY C1+E TEST

Before 1 January 1997 (shown as C1+E (107) on the licence) you are limited to driving such combinations up to a combined weight of 8.25 tonnes eg motorhome 6 tonnes, trailer 2.25 tonnes after 1 January 1997 you are entitled to drive combinations up to 12 tonnes in weight where the MAM of the trailer exceeds 750 kilograms but does not exceed the unladen weight of the towing vehicle.

CATEGORY C ENTITLEMENT

You can drive vehicles over 7.5 tonnes MAM. To draw a trailer over 750 kilograms you will need category C+E entitlement. Motorhomes of this weight cannot be driven on a standard category B (car) licence, irrespective of when that category B entitlement was obtained.

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO GET A LGV LICENSE?

Answer, Easy with Itchy Feet! We have an excellent relationship with Westcountry Transport Training who will teach and test you for your HGV license. Being just a few miles from Carvynick, stay with us in your motorhome whilst you train or if you are a first time purchaser, and have fallen for one of the larger Winnebago's or motorhomes that require a LGV licence; then you are welcome to stay in one of our superb country cottages instead.

For any more advise on this, please contact our sales team who will be able to guide you further. Information as stated on the DVLA website for further information visit WWW.DVLA.GOV.UK