Before buying and using a motor home, check the DVLA rules on doing so. You'll need to check your driving licence and the size of the motor home you intend to drive.
Check your licence and note the category letter. Note: MAM means 'Maximum Authorised Mass' and is the total weight of a vehicle plus anything it can carry safely.
You can drive vehicles with a MAM of up to 3,500kg, eight passenger seats, and a trailer no heavier than 750kg.
You can drive vehicles with a MAM between 3,500kg and 7,500kg, and a trailer no heavier than 750kg.
You can drive vehicles with a MAM over 3,500kg, and a trailer no heavier than 750 kilograms.
The motor home cannot be more than 12 metres long and 2.55 metres wide, unless it has an Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) certificate.
Remember when measuring your vehicle that you don't need to include in your measurements the driving mirrors or the rear-facing projecting buffers made of rubber or rubber-like material.
When you measure the width of the vehicle, don't include the driving mirrors, lamps, reflectors or distortion in tyres due to loading.
Last updated: Friday 22nd July 2011
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