Category Archives: Self Build Motorhome

Getting my Cat C (Rigid) Driving Licence for our Big Campervan

In a previous blog post I covered everything necessary for me to pass the DSA’s driving theory tests for a big motorhome, and having done this I’ll now share with you my experiences of actually learning to drive a rigid … Continue reading

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Getting a Driving Licence for an Overland Campervan: Step 2 – DSA Theory & Hazard Perception Tests

In the previous blog post in this series we looked at my experiences getting a provisional licence and trying to assess the various truck driving schools, as the first stepping stone towards being allowed to drive the motorhome of my dreams. Now we’ll take a look at what I must do before I’m allowed to take my practical test. The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) rule… Continue reading

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Getting a Driving Licence for a BIG Motorhome: Step 1, Choosing a Driving School

If you’re keeping up with progress towards our new motorhome, you’ll recall that I last left you in August at a point where I needed to get a licence to drive something over 7.5 tonnes … I started off by going for a driving licence medical test … and was rewarded with my first-ever photocard driving licence, replete with new provisional Category C entitlement … now I could go for a driving assessment. Continue reading

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Our Next Motorhome: the legal position in UK

If we can’t buy a suitable motorhome, because there’s nothing on the market that meets our needs, maybe the answer is to build ourselves an overland campervan? In this blog post we look at what’s available, consider the options in the German market, and investigate the UK-specific legal issues of driving a big motorhome that weighs in at more than 7.5 tonnes (which may also apply to some of the bigger imported American RVs)… Continue reading

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What Motorhome Next?

We’ve had our motorhome for a good few years now and been very happy with it. It’s nothing revolutionary though, just a Fiat Ducato chassis cab with a 2.5 turbo-diesel motor and 5 berth bodywork by Hymer of Germany. The problem of course is that as time has passed, so our needs have changed. The inevitable conclusion is that our faithful motorhome has been stretched about as far as is possible, and the time has come to expand into something bigger. The question is what motorhome to have next? Continue reading

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