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Does my driving licence cover me to drive a motorhome?

Last year I turned 70, my driving licence was renewed quickly and without question. However I also own a Ford Transit based motorhome. I am beginning of to wonder if the seemingly unquestioned renewal of my driving licence also applies to the motor home. How can I determine if I’m still permitted to drive the motorhome?

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A full UK driving licence (category B) entitles you to drive conventional, rigid-axle vans that weigh up to 3.5 tonnes, which means you should be able to drive most camper vans with a car licence. If you passed your test before January 1997 then you may automatically be able to drive larger, heavier vehicles weighing up to 7.5 tonnes - the back of your driving licence card will tell you for sure.

For more information on what types of vans you can drive with a car licence, see: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-news/comment/what-type-o.../
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