Definition of a kitchen for VRT inspection.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Definition of a kitchen for VRT inspection.

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Posted: 13.06.2018  ·  #1
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would any of you helpful people know what the actual definition of a cooking facilities to satisfy a VRT inspection is, in the hand book below is written which leaves it a bit vague. one mans cooking is microwave another is just a hob? any thoughts ?

1.2.4.2 Motor Caravans/Motor Homes
A motor caravan is a vehicle with an EU Category of MI, M2, or M3 and an EU bodywork
code of “SA” (as defined in EU/678/2011, which amends the framework Directive
2007/46/EC) and is constructed to include living accommodation which contains at least the
following equipment:
 seats and table,
 sleeping accommodation which may be converted from the seats,
cooking facilities, and
 storage facilities.
The equipment must be rigidly fixed to the living compartment; however, the table may be
designed to be easily removable.
Motor Caravans or Motor Homes are charged VRT at 13.3% (VRT Category B) of the open
market selling price of the vehicle at the time of registration.
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Definition of a kitchen for VRT inspection.

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Posted: 13.06.2018  ·  #2
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Hi

would any of you helpful people know what the actual definition of a cooking facilities to satisfy a VRT inspection is, in the hand book below is written which leaves it a bit vague. one mans cooking is microwave another is just a hob? any thoughts ?

1.2.4.2 Motor Caravans/Motor Homes
A motor caravan is a vehicle with an EU Category of MI, M2, or M3 and an EU bodywork
code of “SA” (as defined in EU/678/2011, which amends the framework Directive
2007/46/EC) and is constructed to include living accommodation which contains at least the
following equipment:
 seats and table,
 sleeping accommodation which may be converted from the seats,
cooking facilities, and
 storage facilities.
The equipment must be rigidly fixed to the living compartment; however, the table may be
designed to be easily removable.
Motor Caravans or Motor Homes are charged VRT at 13.3% (VRT Category B) of the open
market selling price of the vehicle at the time of registration.


A 2 ring hob will do you.
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Re: Definition of a kitchen for VRT inspection.

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Posted: 13.06.2018  ·  #3
I would imagine that sprinter is right, but I think that sink may be necessary.
Have a bit of look on donedeal and look at photos of the adds. You would see the most commonly used items in conversions.
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Re: Definition of a kitchen for VRT inspection.

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Many continental MH's only have a two or three burner hob, no grill and no oven. Even some quite large, top of the range, MH's don't have grills or ovens.
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As said above,a 2 ring (camping) hob set into a solid counter top will be more than sufficient.
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Re: Definition of a kitchen for VRT inspection.

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Thanks all, 2 ring hob it is so.
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Re: Definition of a kitchen for VRT inspection.

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Posted: 14.06.2018  ·  #7
My van has a single convection ring and a combi/micro/grill/oven. The ring had to be screwed down and fixed in place but otherwise there have been no issues with cvrt.
I think the sink etc has to be fixed too. In other words the whole kitchen must not be removable so the vehicle can be used as a commercial.

Some folks do try to pull that one to get cheaper tax/insurance for commercial vans. It's the reason so many toll tags produce problems for van conversions.
Camera operators at tolls will retrospectively change a vehicle classification from M/H to commercial if the vehicle looks like a van!
I had to give up on toll-tags for that reason.
I now pay cash at all tolls. All except the M50 where I have a video account that does auto number plate recognition.
(No other toll booth operators do that, which is why your toll bill can be changed to charge 3.90 instead of 1.90.)
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