- Looking to buy
The problem is that the regulations do not mention external look [...]
Probably wouldnt stand up to a legal challenge but too much work
The duty on me to ensure that the V5C is correct is established here: Change vehicle details on a V5C registration certificate (log book).
DVLA gives a body type description based on the vehicle’s external appearance. The evidence required from me to help them do this is established in Government Guidance (Converting a vehicle into a motorhome (Updated 1 May 19)). The Guidance says that the body type will not be changed unless the exterior of the vehicle actually appears to be a motor home, but the Guidance is silent on what criteria proves the appearance is a motorhome.
Hence, I am not able to exercise the duty I have to inform DVLA that the V5C is correct. I have contacted the following, as specified in the Guidance document, to seek clarification of how I comply with my legal requirement to ensure the V5C is correct.
If you require any further information, contact the International Vehicle Standards Team at:
International Vehicle Standards
Department for Transport
Zone 1/34, Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 4DR