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Posted: 07.06.2019  ·  #1
I'm thinking I'd like to take some C1 lessons and do the test with the possible view to uprate the van to 3850kgs.

Has anyone done C1 lessons in the Dublin/Louth/North East area and can recommend a company?

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I've looked into it before, very few driving schools with C1 vehicles, the logic being you may as well just get the C license rather than restrict yourself to C1.

There's one place with a C1 vehicle in Naas and possibly another by the Airport.
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Irish school of motroring do it - I fou d them great for the motorbike, and will use them if I go for a c1
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It's the best part of €2,000 to prepare and do a C license test.
You might as well get the C license because it costs the same as the C1.
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It's the best part of €2,000 to prepare and do a C license test.
You might as well get the C license because it costs the same as the C1.


I spoke to ISM and they think 2-3 lessons would be enough for the C1 @ €150 for each 2 hour lesson. They said at least double that for C.
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C1 is way easier than C. For C you must do test on 17t HGV and learn how to use a split box ( 8 gears in a single H pattern, eg. 1st. & 5th. are in the same position etc.)
A C1 test can be done in something like a heavy Sprinter or Iveco Daily which have regular gearboxes and are similar to the average motorhome to drive.
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It's the best part of €2,000 to prepare and do a C license test.
You might as well get the C license because it costs the same as the C1.


I had a young lad who used drive a tractor for me in the past who decided to up his driving options and did the test for the Bus, passed it with flying colours and then discovered he could take 52 passengers in a bus to Dublin or where ever and couldn't legally take 52 Lambs to the local Mart in a Truck. You would think a Bus test would also cover a rigid lorry.
I think these Tests are a money racket!
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Quote by Thorn123

It's the best part of €2,000 to prepare and do a C license test.
You might as well get the C license because it costs the same as the C1.


I spoke to ISM and they think 2-3 lessons would be enough for the C1 @ €150 for each 2 hour lesson. They said at least double that for C.


Be careful.
A phone quote with no assessment of your driving ability?
I am not having a go at you.
Between 1998 and 2010, I have done 3 different classes of driving tests, B,C, and EC.
Both the C and EC cost about €1500 each, when you add in things like medical certs, theory tests and vehicle hire for the test.
From my experience, a 10 lesson pack is necessary because there is no longer a specific test route.
Now testers have the ability to change a route or direction during a test.
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Might be of interest to those who have a c and don't really want to ever drive a HGV again .when my licences came up for renewal for the last 10year one I was going to get. My Vet didn't want me to take a stress test after having a stent fitted. but no one could tell me if I could drop the HGV keep the C1 so if I wanted to go for Motorhome over 3500kg I would still have the license.
In the end, all I did was to fill out the application form for what I wanted and the licence came back perfect.
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I needed a C1 for when I got my Euramobil, Found it so hard to find someone in the Dublin area and then who did not want to try and sell me a large block of lessons! After searching for a while, I found Dessie in Kildare Driving School, Based in Naas. I asked him for how much for a block of lessons, He asked why I wanted a block and I explained i thought it was the norm. He told me come down and do 1 lesson to see how I got on. What was brilliant was that Dessie has a 5.5 tonne sprinter which is the same as a standard sprinter only with a double rear axle! Anyway, went down and did the one lesson, Dessie was very happy with my driving and suggested just one more on the morning of my test, He also let me hire the sprinter for the test... Long story short, I passed first time and could not recommend Dessie highly enough! I know after sending people his way he also has rigid trucks too!

Here is a link to his site:
https://www.drivinglessonkildare.ie/beginner-lessons
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I would think anyone driving around in a 4 berth or more 3500kg motorhome with a wider then van body should have no problem getting a C1. Do exactly like Keith or get an instructor to go out with you in your own motorhome for an estimated of your skills and go from there.
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I needed a C1 for when I got my Euramobil, Found it so hard to find someone in the Dublin area and then who did not want to try and sell me a large block of lessons! After searching for a while, I found Dessie in Kildare Driving School, Based in Naas. I asked him for how much for a block of lessons, He asked why I wanted a block and I explained i thought it was the norm. He told me come down and do 1 lesson to see how I got on. What was brilliant was that Dessie has a 5.5 tonne sprinter which is the same as a standard sprinter only with a double rear axle! Anyway, went down and did the one lesson, Dessie was very happy with my driving and suggested just one more on the morning of my test, He also let me hire the sprinter for the test... Long story short, I passed first time and could not recommend Dessie highly enough! I know after sending people his way he also has rigid trucks too!

Here is a link to his site:
https://www.drivinglessonkildare.ie/beginner-lessons


My B license is up for renewal soon, might look at a C1 learner permit at the same time. Naas would be handy enough for a couple of lessons, might give him a call.
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